Although I already have a functional LC, I recently discovered a whole lot of old Mac II's and some others in the basement of my school. As part of a computer club meeting i got to test some out, but sadly it seems that they're dead.
Here's what I found:
*A Mac Plus w/ keyboard (dead, sad mac + garbled display on boot)
*A Mac IIx (dead, does not boot/power on at all)
*A Mac IIcx (dead, same as IIx)
* Two Mac IIsi's. I tested one - first boot it started repeating the startup chime infinitely, then it acted like the IIx. A little later I tried it again and it seemed to boot up more normally.
*A Performa 6300Cd, booted fine, unfortunately
*A Apple IIc, hasn't been touched yet.
*And, for the sake of mentioning it, a IBM PCjr.
I'd like to take a few of them home (probably the IIc, Performa, and either one IIsi or the IIcx), but I'd like to know if this "stone-cold deadness" can be cured w/ a new battery. I heard a lot about these Mac II's having cheap power supplies - could that be the problem?
I also don't have an Apple monitor. I found a VGA converter here on the Headgap store:http://stn2.headgap.com/resale/FMPro?-token=13594679&-db=ProductsC.fp3&-lay=WEB&-format=items.htm&-sortfield=SortID&-Max=40&category=monitors&-find
it's the third item from the top; would that work fine for the Mac II's?
BTW: I ripped the FDD from the IIx, as I prefer the auto-inject drives, and installed it in my LC at home using a rather convoluted install method - I actually had to make a custom drive sled for it. Works fine!
Lost all the Macs to Hurricane Sandy.
The '90's didn't end with New Year's 2000. They ended with the release of 9.2.2.