apple Lisa2. Any advice on non-working floppy drives?
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Dec 10 12:53:49 CST 2010
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote=
> > I think this thing uses the well-known Keytonics cpacitive keyboard.The
> > foam pads under the keys can fail with age (resultign in non-working
> > keys), also the metalising on the back of the lower plasic disk can
> > vanish (!).
> Patrick Sch=E4fer has suggested a different material for repair of Lisa
> keyboards, the metal-foil-like wrapping from a crisps/chips/fries
I wonder if those metalised mylar emergency 'blankets' would work.
The origianl plastic was much thicker and more rigid that either of these
alternatives, but that might not matter. But I wonder if something closer
to the original could be found to keep the thing nearer the original.
> pack. I have not tried this yet but I am collecting the packaging.
> Patrick also describes a handy Lisa keyboard tester.
Hmmm... I notice he won';t release the firmware source. I can fully
understnad why the sources for commercial products are often not
available, but my suspicious mind suggests that one reason why they
wouldn't be avaialble for soemthign like this is that the author is
aashamed of the code. In which case I am not sure I'd trust it.
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