mimeo 1 arrived messed up

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I have received yeasterday a mimeo 1 made by Mike unfortunatly someone at the postal service have messed up the mimeo and transformers.1 Capacitor broken at half some capacitor with little brokens the ceramic 6820 broken in a corner the two transformers unwired and the plexyglass case broken. Ps2 adapter with cut on wires. And i hope the cassette intetface works. Now i have to replace the capacitor waiting Mike to send them and check the cause of the video aligned to the right on my plasma tv. Can be its cause its pal or something i dont know. This is my apple 1 adventure. Sad

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Re: mimeo 1 arrived messed up

the question not explained in the post: was the mess caused by poor package with missing airbubblepads or foam and the electronic parts not packed in a own stabil box, or was the whole parcel outside that damaged as result that a drunken forklift-driver dropped some heavy load on top of the parcel sqeezing it down to maximum of the possible compression-factor or was the parcel possibly "dropped off" the first floor to "ground zero" ? Of course everybody linked to some kind of transportation knows that some exress-courier-drivers think they must crack up the record-time on the tour by taking a corner with 55 miles or more - and if they do so - that some parcels start turning out to try to fly within the truck... so of course the main question is up to the point how much care was taken by packing the parcel and taking care of firm and secure
"hit-protection"...

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Re: mimeo 1 arrived messed up

The stange thing is that the piece of the capacitor that were broken inst inside the box, So i think someone have open the package and made all that messed up things.

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Re: mimeo 1 arrived messed up

So it seems that within the transportation system an unauthorized access occured... that´s usualy a case to the U,S Post Inspectors due to the fact that non authorized access is criminal act - compabable to burglqars/vandalism...

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Re: mimeo 1 arrived messed up

I'm guessing US or local customs opened up the box because of how it looked in the X-ray. They didn't repack it well and the rest of the trip by post caused it to be damaged. Mike does an excellent job of packing the Mimeo kits up. He individually packs the transformers and heavy parts and glues them in boxes to main box. I was very impressed with how it arrived at my house, but I'm located in the states.

Did the pcb board arrive un-molested?

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Re: mimeo 1 arrived messed up

I would guess that either the Customs Inspectors, or the Postal Inspectors opened it. This may have something to do with the terrorists sending bombs disguised as electronic parts this last year.
But if they started dismantling it for no reason, then I would call the carrier and find out why and what recourse you have.

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Re: mimeo 1 arrived messed up

Sorry to hear about the shipping damage. It certainly sounds like it was opened by someone at customs and not repacked properly. Everything I've ever received from Mike has been packed supremely well, I know he takes a lot of pride in his work. Unfortunately there's little that can be done about the careless folks at customs...