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  1. insaneboy

    Very excited about my $30 vintage Mac haul today!

    sounds like the typical bad solder joints on the analog board, super easy fix.
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    iMac G5

    it's open. have not taken the logic board out... but it boots to a the apple logo, so it is mostly working.
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    iMac G5

    G5 iMac has been rescued from being recycled. turns on, gives me the gray apple screen but just a constant spinning gear. sounds like corrupt data/failing drive? pulled the drive out and realized I don't have an SATA to USB adaptor any more (well just have one for 2.5" drives). next trick, need to find OS 10.5 :P
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    Almost Disappointed They're not G5's

    yeah that's a bit. pulling about 200w on my '13 trashcan, most of that is the monitor, 78w with the display off. still not media server friendly like a mini. the '09 I'm using as a server in the basement is drawing 30w and that includes the smart network switch and external HDDs. But the mini and network run 24/7 the macpro I put to sleep when I'm not using it...
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    Booksale Oddity: M0191 Laserwriter Plus Kit

    Managed to snag a genuine HP 09A for my 8000DN HP has discontinued those as well... but with the volume I print, should last just about forever.
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    SuperMac VideoSpigot, first conquest in forever

    from what I remember(been a while) with the rasterops video card in my IIci, it could play live video on the screen smooth, but recording was highly dependent on the speed of my drives/SCSI bus, not the processor speed.
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    Original iPhone for free

    but not all cities. I live in the biggest city in the state of Maine, and I only have two bars at my house and my new workplace... have to use wi-fi calling at home, cell calls drop with regularity.
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    Software Haul!!

    I always liked WriteNow! Mainly because it would let me write silently with the HDD on my PB165/PB180 spun down. It would only spin up when I saved the file.
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    non-apple conquest. Laserjet

    Have not found anyone to buy the old HP at work(last day at my current job today) so its going to come home with me, kids print enough stuff to be worthwhile if just for the extra toner cartridge, one cartridge will last me years. The score is an HP Laserjet 8000DN B&W tabloid laser printer. Only clocked 147k prints since 1999 (service interval is 350k) includes a duplexer, 16MB DIMM, and jet direct 600N network card. it does not bonjour, have to manually enter the IP. Oh and it sits on a nifty old typewriter cart.
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    EXTREEM EDITION : goodwill and thrift finds !

    goodwill here sells computers and peripherals, one store has most of it, no HDDs generally crappy worthless stuff. That store and others also have small displays with tested/shrink wrapped stuff that's sold at retail prices. anything rare, vintage, of any value goes straight to eBay.
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    Super rare Macintosh II Daystar PDS adapter

    I had a II, I miss it.
  12. insaneboy

    Power Mac G4. What did I find?

    Had a few of those marathon sliding rack mounts for G3/G4 macs. Gave them away some time back. still have the Anthro cart rolling rack that they were in.
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    I bought a pallet of macs

    and it appears the web page was made on the classic II cool.
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    Reddish hue around Color Classic screen

    car ECUs are a PITA. fixed a friend's Audi S6 ECU years ago, sunroof drain clogged and soaked the hell out of the ECU. enough that the harness corroded and pins started to come out of it. nightmare. but replacement was $1200 so it was worth a shot. I got it to work again, so he was happy.
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    PowerBook 180 for 25 bucks

    worth it and then some for the screen alone if there is no tunneling. Think one stuck pixel is fine, even new those might have had one or two.