Here they are, my modest collection.
All work, have had caps replaced, cases retrobrited, and floppies fixed.
The Plus I've had since 97'. The SE since 98'.
My first Mac was an SE. Bought new in April of 87' for $1800. (Great deal) Hot rodded over the years, 45 mg internal HD, 030...
New ROMS installed and all is well. Boots and runs fine. Floppy Emu has a version of system 1! Fun times.
My first Macintosh experience was in 1985 on a similar machine at work. It was an astounding revelation, and this brings all those memories back.
I've scrubbed the pins, they were tarnished a lot. Still no go.
In good news I got the 400k drive working!
I bought a NOS felt pad for the drive off ebay, installed it, and now it works well. The old pad was almost totally gone.
Hi everyone. So my recently acquired 128k with the 512k socketed upgrade won't boot now.
I had the caps replaced and upon return I get no bong on power up and a screen of vertical lines.
Installed a Plus logic board and it boots fine.
So far I've reseated all the RAM chips. Cleaned the ROM...
Managed to get it to boot all the way tonight. Swapped in an 800k floppy since the 400k won't read disks. Using the yellow stripe ribbon cable it worked.
Confirmed it's got 512k of RAM.
Oddly, while it will read the double sided disks it crashes a lot when trying to access it.
A place I worked in 85' had a fresh made Fat Mac which was my intro to the Macintosh Way. Everything I'd used before suddenly seemed like the dark ages.
How much would this upgrade have cost back in 85'?
Here's the whole enchilada. It boots up nicely, no screen issues or burn in. The floppy won't read a disc, no surprise there. Dated in late October of 84 on the case.
Who would have installed such a memory upgrade, owner, dealer?