William Levak wrote: > You need to remove the keyboard from the computer (there are screws on the > top and bottom edge). [ .. snip... ] That's exactly what I *intended* to do, and how I explained cleaning PET keyboards to a bunch of people by now. However, this beast is entirely different. The numerical pad is a *seperate* construction, for instance, and every key is seperately soldered to the board. The B keyboard seems to be totally different - it has some obscure keys like TAB, ESC and REPEAT for instance. > > The 8050 however is giving me headaches. It worked as a charm when I turned > > it on after some cleaning and a visual check. However, halfway during > > a backup from drive 0 to drive 1, a thick white smoke came out from the > > small shielded area behind the power supply. I've opened it up, but there's > > no visual damage whatsoever, and the unit still works like a charm. So, > > my question is (What's that for an introduction :): > > It was probably dirt or a bug(literally) that burned off as it warmed up. Hmm. I have the habit of thourougly cleaning things like this before turning it on for the first time. The device surely isn't dust-free, but there surely wasn't enough dirt to generate a cloud like that. The device *still* smells, when turned on... -- Martijn van Buul - Pino@dohd.org - http://www.stack.nl/~martijnb/ Geek code: G-- - Visit OuterSpace: mud.stack.nl 3333 Kees J. Bot: The sum of CPU power and user brain power is a constant. - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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