Macintosh SE HDD Replacement

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Macintosh SE HDD Replacement

Postby lizardb0y on Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:24 pm

I have a Macintosh SE in excellent condition, but with a faulty hard drive. Thanks very much to acsi for the replacement drive - it runs fine now :)

I have blogged about the drive replacement here:

http://www.vintage8bit.com/content/rc20 ... experiment
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Re: Macintosh SE HDD Replacement

Postby tezza on Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:05 pm

Good reading about your repair Andrew. One more SE lives.

I have a broken SE here that defeated me. I've still got most of the parts (minus HD..I used that for something else) and if I ever get an SE junker with a working video board I might have another crack. I'm not too worried though as I've got an screamingly fast SE/30 which satisfies me.

One thing. I'm sure you know about this already but the standard old SC HD Setup doesn't recognise non-apple drives. This caught me out when I was trying to delete At Ease from a Classic II. It was as if the HD just didn't exist! Even Norton's could only see it, it couldn't do anything with it. I was stumped unti I discovered the that it needed patching. Your drive obviously used to boot though so it likely it is stuffed. Is it an Apple-branded drive though? Anyway, just thought I'd mention it in case. You don't want to be throwing away a drive that might be salvagable.
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Re: Macintosh SE HDD Replacement

Postby lizardb0y on Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:13 pm

Yes, I'd read about the HD SC patch, and plan to make use of it one day :)

The dead SE drive is the original Apple marked HD20 SC.

The SE/30 was the pinnacle of Macintosh development in my (horribly biased and deliberately contrary) opinion.
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