[RndTbl] sad Mac

Dan Martin ummar143 at shaw.ca
Thu Sep 18 09:32:58 CDT 2008

I have a Mac plus and a number of accessories for it, including a  
printer and 2 external hard drives.

The Mac video display will usually not come on, though sometimes it  
will if left to run for a few minutes - I understand this is a common  
and easily fixed problem for those who knew the Mac, but I really  
don't have the room or use for it any more.

I do have some sensitive information on the external drives.  Is there  
a reliable way to guarantee the info is erased without destroying the  

The ideal solution for me, if such a thing exists, would be to run an  
emulator in a modern machine (Mac, PC or Linux running on Intel), that  
would be able to access the old drives through hardware that connects  
the old attachments to USB.  Emulators may be available, but I don't  
know about the hardware.

I also have a Commodore 64 with external hardware that I would like to  

I also have a crowbar and a sledge hammer, but a more elegant approach  
is preferred.


Dan Martin
GP Hospital Practitioner
Computer Scientist
ummar143 at shaw.ca
(204) 831-1746
answering machine always on

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