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Surprise in my new Plus

elbaroni

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My brother found a platinum Mac plus somewhere for $100 with a keyboard and mouse. *Buy it at once!* I said.

It wouldn’t go beyond the ram test when we started it and the screen was shaken and too bright in lines, so I figured the analogue board was fried.

Doing an inventory of my compacts tonight and I booted it up. Surprise:

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Hello dolly!

Floppy drive pooched, so I went in to the house to get my floppy emu. Came back to a dark garage — the breakers had been tripped. Very problematic analogue board on this one, which probably means bad things for the logic and accelerator boards. Still, what a find!

I had a go at booting it with the FloppyEmu — it crashed hard at Welcome to Macintosh. Then the circuit breakers again.
 

elbaroni

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According to to this great list of Mac Plus accelerators (that site had some really interesting stuff), it’s a 16mhz 68000. I have a slightly lighter-weight Mac Portable (that’s just as broken as both my portables). Woot!
 

elbaroni

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On the topic of inventories I’ve found Airtable to be a good little iPhone database. The photo importing seems a bit janky, but it’s free for small scale stuff (although I wish these developers would an an optional $10/year or something instead of free — I’d like to support them somehow!). A8CAB60E-2E8E-49B9-88A0-EC3B819F6483.pngAA5A9E6D-D7DB-430A-B755-461519DED1B1.jpeg
 
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