Owing to your generosity, I was able to extract Stuffit Expander which in turn allowed me to make disk images of Disk Tools which I needed to boot the LC580 and format the disk. However...<br><br>This project could quite easily become a very large book. Disk tools was unable to find any evidence of a HDD so I assume the IDE drive is dead. So now I'll have to replace it with a non-Apple drive since I can't imagine that I'll get my hands on a genuine Mac version.<br><br>I have an old 486 PC lurking about in the garage which has a HDD of around the right size (540MB) so I'll try that in place of the dead Apple one - somehow, though, I just know it won't be possible to use it in the Mac. *sigh*<br><br>I could write a 60 page document on the trials and tribulations so far, and I suspect this is only the beginning. Maybe I should give up now and bin the sucker. It has the potential to be the on-going bane of my existence, and source of sorely unneeded angst and despair. (Yeah, I know, there's no such word as unneeded, but there should be )<br><br>Well, that's not your problem. I must go now and obsess some more over resurrecting this gallant little beastie that has performed sterling service for many years and probably needs the rest.<br><br>Cheers,<br>M1.<br><br>
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