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#1 olePigeon

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 01:03 AM

OK, so I have to drive an hour and half to pick it up. So that'll cost me $40 in gas, assuming my time isn't worth anything (which it isn't on Sunday.) So a guy is selling all this for $10! So even if I include the $40 in gas to drive up there and back, it's still a steal!

Macintosh LC + Keyboard & Mouse
- Sonnet Presto 040 with FPU <-- OMG! 8-o
- 10MB RAM
- 256K VRAM
- 840MB HDD
- All manuals
- System Disks
Apple Macintosh 13" High Res Monitor
- Printed manual
Apple 600e CD-ROM
- CD + Manual
- SCSI Cable + Terminator
Extra Accelerator Cards
- Applied Engineering FastMath LC
- Applied Engineering TransWarp 4300

Mac OS 6.0.7, 6.0.8 original floppies
Mac OS 7.0, 7.0.1, and 7.1 original floppies
Mac OS 7.7 and 7.5.5 on original floppies & CD
Large box of miscellaneous System 7 games, software, and utilities (all on original floppies.)

To top it off, the system is in pristine, platinum color! No yellowing. Not even on the keyboard. I'll take pics when I get it home. I'm so excited. :lol:

#2 Mars478

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 01:29 AM

Wonderful! Nice job!
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#3 JRL

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 06:14 AM

WHAT! >:( You are SO FRICKIN LUCKY!!!!!!!!1!11!!!!

That is worth it for the upgrades alone.

Would you be interested in organizing a deal for the Transwarp since we live close/semi-close to each other?
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#4 Strimkind

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 06:45 AM

I had to read that a second time. I thought you had missed the '475' on the end of LC. I did not know they even made that upgrade. I wish we had that back when our family had an LC.

Very awesome conquest.

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#5 LCGuy

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:25 AM

Holy hell...as others said - those accelerator cards alone are worth it! Nice haul! :O Good score on all the other bits too :)
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#6 Temetka

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 11:47 AM

Great score.

I miss my old LC.

#7 olePigeon

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:32 AM

I just got back and it's even cooler than I thought. I had trouble keeping my composure when I saw it, and I felt a little guilty walking out of the house with it. :p $10!!!! I'm still giddy over it. :lol:

So what he didn't mention in the description was:

The LC is in its own box, complete with all software, manuals, original cords, keyboard, mouse, and styrofoam inserts. The high res monitor is new (check that, NEW, he only opened the box so he could take a picture of it.) He forgot to mention that the Apple 600e CD-ROM is new as well.

I also got two boxes of software (pictured at top) full of original software including (and this is so awesome) the original Dark Castle!!! :D The Corona box is filled with all the manuals for the software.

OK, OK, here're the pics:

All the boxes. LC, 600e, monitor, and manuals.
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Inside the box. Original system software, manuals, etc.
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Inside of the LC with the 040 upgrade installed.
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Closer picture of the TransWarp 040 + FPU.
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New Apple High Res monitor.
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(Clockwork, left to right): System 7.5 + 7.5.3 + 7.5.5 updates, System 7.0, System 6.0.7 + 6.0.8 update, System 7.1.
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The other two accelerator cards. LC FPU and the 030 + FPU upgrade.
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Games! (Clockwork, left to right): Dark Castle, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Eric's Solitare, Tisirae, Tetris, Glider Pro, Glider Pro 2, Glider Pro 4, Checkmate, Spaceward Ho!, F/A 18 Hornet, F/A 18 Hornet Korea, and Hellcats.
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#8 JRL

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:51 AM

I officially *HATE* you with a passion.

*breaks down into tears*

Would you still be willing to let go of that TransWarp?
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#9 LCGuy

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:10 AM

Niiiiiiiiice :O
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#10 Dog Cow

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:24 AM

Good job.

This is the part where we mob you for disk (and disc) images. :p
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#11 Bunsen

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:04 PM

So what he didn't mention in the description was:

The LC is in its own box, complete with all software, manuals, original cords, keyboard, mouse, and styrofoam inserts. The high res monitor is new (check that, NEW, he only opened the box so he could take a picture of it.) He forgot to mention that the Apple 600e CD-ROM is new as well.


So ... you gonna pull the Presto, and flip that pristine LC collection on ebay or what?
:rambo: $$$ :rambo:

/ETA/ I just noticed this is your first conquest. Sorry, I'm going to have to join in the hating now ></span><img src='https://68kmla.org/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />< ></span><img src='https://68kmla.org/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /><

Well done, soldier |)

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#12 olePigeon

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:44 PM

Oh man, dunno. I have a Color Classic that I did my 640x480 mod on, I could stick my other upgrade card in there. I'm at work so my mind is racing over possibilities when I get home. I got home relatively late yesterday so I didn't have much time to do anything except take a few pictures and rummage through the boxes. :) Coming in from San Francisco on I-80 was a nightmare. Not only did a Giants game just let out, but 3 of the 5 lanes on the Bay Bridge were closed due to some moron who can't drive. Took me about 5 hours to get home in what should have just been an hour and a half.

I think I'm going to hold onto everything. The computer could be worth $500 now, but could be $5000 in a few years when the economy picks up. Plus, ironically, I've never owned a new Mac. So to have an LC in its box and everything is doubly cool for me. :)

If I can find one more vintage Mac, I'm gonna force my friends into a Bolo LAN party. :rambo:

All I have to say about this whole find: Craig's List, baby. Craig's List. 8-)

#13 J English Smith

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:12 PM

Wow! I'm always amazed when people keep their things so nicely. But it's so wonderful when they do, isn't it? Great haul!

I sure wish I'd bought an LC system back when I bought my first home rig in '91. Got an NEC x386 instead. Proprietary everything - very expensive to do stuff to. And a whopping 40mb hard drive and 8mb of ram! Man. I feel old.

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#14 coius

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:48 PM

Don't be. The first computer I remember growing up on was an IBM XT Which was only a few years old. That machine was so slow, it couldn't even play the games that came out just 2 years later. My dad had it sitting down in his basement.

Oh, and a few years after that, my dad got an Apple ][e and had a 20MB SCSI HDD with it, and had a Laser printer(!) for it. That machine rocked. We had Visicalc and AppleWorks as well as 4 floppy drives (2x Dual-Floppies labels 1,2 3,4 and stacked up) Sadly, my dad didn't splurge for the color screen. and since we had a black and white tv at the time, I didn't see any color screens in the house until the Performa 450 my mom got new was bought. After that, we traded in the color screen (I.e. threw out since the tuner went out) and got a brand-new 17" Color TV. A few years later (1997) We got a bose SRS 5.1 system and a 32" Sony Trinitron Color TV with Component/S-Video/Composite/Cable and then got cable internet folllowing that in 1999 and a new iMac blueberry (Went for the 333Mhz Model :D)


Fond memories were on the Performa 450. playing games. even once dialed into the local library, chatted with people and also checked out a book (One of those "How Things Work" books) Man, those were rock'n times. I wish I could go back to that era. Of course, with cable-model speeds :P
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#15 olePigeon

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:03 AM

Oh, I'd be happy to make images of the software. I have to do that again anyway because at one point I had made images of most of my vintage software, then I copied all my images to my OS X machine, which promptly deleted the resource forks. Now the images will only mount under OS X, which is useless to me.

This time I'm gonna binhex them on my classic Mac before archiving. I'll set them up on an FTP. Since they're all abandonware, it should be perfectly legal for you all to snag copies. This will take me a few days.

#16 agg23

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:14 AM

This time I'm gonna binhex them on my classic Mac before archiving. I'll set them up on an FTP. Since they're all abandonware, it should be perfectly legal for you all to snag copies. This will take me a few days.


I know a web host you could host them on with ftp access. It is called Zymic and it is free (though a bit slow).

Please note that I am not affiliated with Zymic in any way, I just wished to share my opinion because I've used it before.

P.S. That is an amazing find!!! :O
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#17 olePigeon

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:16 AM

I have a personal webhost I can put them on.

#18 ~Coxy

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:46 AM

If I can find one more vintage Mac, I'm gonna force my friends into a Bolo LAN party. :rambo:


Nice one. :D

#19 Dog Cow

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:36 PM


If I can find one more vintage Mac, I'm gonna force my friends into a Bolo LAN party. :rambo:


Nice one. :D

Yep, I remember being excited when I found another PhoneNet connector because it meant that I could play Bolo on three machines instead of only 2 previously!
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#20 Bunsen

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:13 PM

abandonware, it should be perfectly legal for you all to snag copies.

Yyyyyeah... that's not exactly true, but who cares. Image away.

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