I recently got my hands on a Lisa 2/10 in amazing cosmetic condition, but non-working. I repaired the power supply by recapping it and replacing the transformer that's part of the 5V standby and 18V power supply, which was bad. I also disassembled, cleaned, and lubricated the floppy disk load mechanism which was completely seized by hardened lubricant. Anyway, after doing those two things, the machine boots and runs really well!
The only remaining (hardware) problem seems to be incorrect deflection on the CRT. The image is a little too narrow horizontally, and a little too tall vertically, as seen here:
I've had a hard time finding information about what could cause this and possible fixes. Are there adjustments for deflection available somewhere? Components that likely need replacing? I'm quite confident in my abilities (I'm an EE), but like to look before I leap and go in with as much knowledge as I can, so I'd really appreciate advice from the Lisa experts here.
I also have a software question: The Lisa boots into Lisa Office System 3.1 from the internal Widget drive just fine. However, when I go to run any of the Lisa* apps, I get a message along the lines of "this copy of LisaWrite is not licensed for use on this Lisa". I know the Lisa had a copy protection system whereby the first time apps were installed/run, they were modified with a unique serial number for the machine so they couldn't be copied or used on another Lisa. However, as far as I know, this Lisa has the same hard drive that has been in it since 1984 when it was purchased new. I got it from the original owner, who is quite elderly now, and don't have any reason to suspect that anything unusual has been done with it. There are a couple documents on the hard drive, presumably created by him, that won't open due to that error. Any ideas about what could cause this or how to fix it? I did get the original floppy disks for LOS as well as MacWorks (not installed on the HD that I can find) from him.
Thanks for any help. I'm super excited to finally have gotten a Lisa, as it was the last Apple machine I really wanted for my collection.