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Beta’s obligatory thread

BetaC

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As I seem to be finding more and more interesting apple machines as time goes on, a guess I’ll just make an overarching thread. And, well, at least I have a literally white whale to show off this time.
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Yes, I finally managed to find an Apple IIGS, and in obscenely good condition.
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It doesn’t even have corrosion on the inside from the PRAM battery or capacitors, let alone dust, so I think I found something that fell in to a time warp in 1990.

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And much to my surprise, it works without any real issues. Hopefully I’ll get a disk made soon to allow me to do more than just boot the system test, which also passed.
 

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BetaC

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Small update: After some good scrubbing and magical erasing, the floppy drives are looking amazing as well. I can also confirm that the port on the back, and at least the 5.25 drive, works without issue. I don't have any 800k floppies, and what 3.5 floppies I do own are currently states away, and all 1.44MB.
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LaPorta

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Thanks for the photos, i need some reference of that area since i do have a little battery damage to fix.
 

BetaC

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While technically not an Apple Computer, it very much is something designed around a PowerPC Macintosh. I managed to find a working Diamondtron CRT styled after the Graphite G4.
 

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BetaC

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The monitor is in good condition, outside of a taking a bit too long to switch resolutions, seemingly randomly and rarely restarting, and two horizontal lines that might be Burnin, though I am unsure of what would cause burn in that would be completely from side to side aligned with a scanline
 

djhaloeight

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Gorgeous machine. Back in 1997 a friend of mine got a complete IIgs machine from a family friend with software, manuals, Imagewriter II, everything. He ended up ruining it and not taking care of it. I wish he would’ve taken care of that machine better. Didn’t realize how hard it would be to find clean old computers nowadays.
 

Daniël

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The monitor is in good condition, outside of a taking a bit too long to switch resolutions, seemingly randomly and rarely restarting, and two horizontal lines that might be Burnin, though I am unsure of what would cause burn in that would be completely from side to side aligned with a scanline

You're probably referring to the support wires, which hold the aperture grille in place within the CRT. This is normal for any aperture grille CRT, like Trinitrons and Diamondtrons.
 

BetaC

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You're probably referring to the support wires, which hold the aperture grille in place within the CRT. This is normal for any aperture grille CRT, like Trinitrons and Diamondtrons.
I'm used to small production trinitrons, so I have never really noticed them. Thanks for making me aware
 
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