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  1. Yes, be careful not to go too high, you don’t want quick expansing gasses inside the screen that may crack it. Also vinegar could appear. Bake for longer and if you have it add some dissecant, like silica bags or similar
  2. Well, it may be the case. Even I don't see it in the platter, the seal has turned into some kind of oil. By the way, should I do something on my working Portable drive to prevent it from happening?
  3. It sounds normal, it spins up like usual and doesn't make any strange sound. I'll have a look anyways, it's already broken.
  4. A few days ago I got a good deal on a non working M5120 Macintosh Portable. I recapped it and it works fine except for the floppy and the hard drive. I think the floppy drive may have dirty heads or something, because mechanically it seems to work, but can't read or initialize any disc. I had a strange issue with the hard drive. It was stuck at first, but after insisting on it a few times it finally started spinning and I even could recover the data from it. The owner rejected the data, so I went to wipe it. And here began my problems. Initializing it with Apple SC Utility failed,
  5. It's the most likely, I remember a thread or a manual in The Macintosh Repository explaining how to encapsule old software using Stuffit and then ZIP to avoid this problems
  6. Alright, I could test the drive using Micronet and found out one bad sector (9569), but using Micronet to reallocate it leads to the clicking noise and a couple of errors. I think I'm done here.
  7. Last night I tried a few things and none worked. With Silverlining or FWB at least I could get it mounted, but every formatting option with Micronet led me to an error. Low-level format seemed to work OK all the process until at the end it got stuck on the click-click sector. I'll give it another try this afternoon, but I have low expectations. When you say a firmware syscall do you mean Micronet?
  8. Yes I did. Doesn't matter, I found it elsewhere. Thanks!
  9. I'm struggling to find MicroNet utility. I found this one https://www.macintoshrepository.org/23912-micronet but it's not the right one or I don't understand how to use it
  10. I can't get it to work, what am I missing? The Mac doesn't look at it as an application at all, it tries to fins an application to open it as a document
  11. It's odd, I've tried low formatting with FWB hard disk toolkit, it gives me an error (not specified). Quick format works fine and no bad sectors found, and once mounted it works just fine, I can write and run apps from there, and everything works normally. It's just when the drive initializes, which is when it's switched on or prepared for being formatted when the odd clicking appears. For some reason quick formatting and driver update works OK, but low formatting or Apple's SC Utility fails during the clicking part. The stepper motor works fine, because the drives behave normally
  12. I didn't want to hoard this thread with an extended explanation, so I wrote a new one. If someone could give me any tips I'd appreciate, thanks!
  13. Good afternoon (for me), I decided to write this thread apart from the other one about this device because I don't want to divert the attention from the main thread. So to put you in situation, I have a Macintosh Plus with an Apple 20SC HD that originally came with a 20MB MiniScribe drive. I love the sound of that hard drive and I'm looking to get it back. The original drive has mechanical problems and stopped working many years ago, but I thought the logic board was working. This drives are surprisingly expensive nowadays, so I found this one on Ebay and thought t
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