I read on the net that drive speed can have an effect on * Money,
the real version, not the magazine version. Using QuickIndex 15, I noticed
that my RPM was constantly at 301. Surely * Money couldn't be thrown
Well, it was. I took the drive apart and tried to lower the rpm with
the potentiometer inside of the drive but * Money seemed to not
notice anything. I checked the drive's speed qith QuickIndex15 again.
Drive rpm still hovered at 301. I guess the pot has a VERY limited
To test things further, I temporarily replaced the drive (Mega computer,
by the way) with an old wheezing Epson mechansim (rattles, bangs, and
thrashes). Weeeeelll, it booted up * Money just fine.
I returned the original drive and decided to fool around with the
idea of placing some sort of weight on the flywheel. Using SuperGlue and
a dime, I glued the dime to one side of the flywheel's center. After only
a few minutes of potentiometer adjustment, I was able to get the drive
down to 300rpm!!! For confirmation, I snapped the dime back off and
tried to adjust again. Nope, I never was able to get the rpm rating down
to 300. Regluing the dime onto the flywheel restored the 300rpm speed.
* Money now boots fine.
Ok, well, that is fine and good, but I'd have preferred an 'electronic'
method. If anyone can suggest another means of correction that is less of
a hack, let me know. Also, can the dime's weight cause undue wear on the