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#1 snuci

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 01:32 AM

I don't buy a whole lot of Apple stuff these days but I did get a couple of cool eBay finds lately.

 

A couple of Apple Avid AEK II keyboards - Is this the period keyboard for PowerMac 9600 with an Avid-Ready sticker on it.

 

Apple Avid AEK II keyboards.JPG

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331717717620

 

Hitchhiker 80 hard drive - not sure what this fits but will play with it when it comes. Should be a vintage Mac with SCSI like a Mac Plus.

 

Hitchhiker 80 hard drive.JPG

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221955833496

 

An Apple Logo Poster. I can't get enough posters.

 

Apple Logo Poster.JPG

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321949304179

 

 

 



#2 olePigeon

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 06:09 PM

Those keyboards would be Quadra era keyboards.  They stopped making those in 1995, and the PowerMac 9600 came out in 1997 and shipped with the squishy key extended keyboard.

 

However, they're only 2-years apart.  It wouldn't be out of place to see a PowerMac 9600 with a much nicer ADKII, especially if the person didn't want to buy a new Avid key cap set or keyboard.



#3 snuci

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 09:43 PM

Got an Apple IIGS Model A2S6001 that was upgraded from an Apple IIe for $139 plus shipping.  Been looking for one of those for a while.

 

Apple IIGS A2S6001.jpg

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262344700837

 

I also bought some Apple Disk II drives from the same seller.  One has a recent serial number label that I have never seen.  Thought that was interesting but it's a really late serial number (almost 2 million?).

 

Apple Disk II Drives.jpg

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262344669246

 

 

 

 

 



#4 olePigeon

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 09:53 PM

If for whatever reason you get tired of the IIgs, please PM me.  I'd love to buy it from you.  Or trade, if you're interested.


Edited by olePigeon, 20 March 2016 - 09:59 PM.


#5 ScutBoy

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 02:42 PM

Got an Apple IIGS Model A2S6001 that was upgraded from an Apple IIe for $139 plus shipping.  Been looking for one of those for a while.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262344700837

 

Nice! One of those "stealth" upgrades has been a low-grade want of mine for a while.



#6 olePigeon

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:05 PM

It's been at the tippy top of my list.  My eBay alerts never seem to work. :(



#7 snuci

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:13 PM

It's been at the tippy top of my list.  My eBay alerts never seem to work. :(

 

Start Time:  Sunday, 20-Mar-16 19:23:33 UTC End Time:

 Sunday, 20-Mar-16 19:34:46 UTC

 

I don't think Alerts are that quick :)  I was a the right place at right time.  I am unlikely to sell it but I will put you at the top of my list if I do, olePigeon.



#8 snuci

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:30 PM

Having not had anything awesome to report, I did manage to pick up an Apple Lisa Lucite block.  I didn't realize these were that small ( 1 5/8" ?) but it is still a rare find and at a decent price.  I jumped on it.  eBay Auction Link

 

Apple Lucite block.JPG



#9 snuci

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 11:40 PM

I FINALLY caught my Bell and Howell Apple II Plus computer earlier on eBay.  It has an early serial number, raised square power light and an internal board that is a Rev 4 or maybe even a Rev 3 (chips are dated early 1979).  This unit, apparently, was prior to the back pack units so it wasn't an option at this point.  This is my "unicorn" that I've had trouble landing.  I am a very happy guy.

 

BH Apple II plus.JPG

 

Can't wait until it arrives.


Edited by snuci, 28 July 2016 - 11:41 PM.


#10 Carboy7

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 01:25 AM

Can I cry now?


Blackbird, 145B, PDQ, Clamshell, FlowerPower, Blue Dalmatian, LCII, QuickSilver, and a Sun SPARCstation 5!


#11 snuci

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 11:55 AM

I managed to get a couple of deals lately.

 

The first I'm not sure is a deal but it's a Macintosh Portable M5126.  It needs recapping and boots to a sad Mac. I need to figure out who provides recapping service.  Is there anyone in Canada?  The interesting part about this one is that it has the num pad instead of the built in mouse roller ball. I thought $140 plus shipping was a little high but I figured backlit models are not as prevalent as non-backlit?

 

M5126.jpg

 

Also, there's a couple of M0001 Macintosh 128ks.

 

These were on eBay and were cheap.  First is an M0001 that is verified to be an original board.  It said "Blown CRT" so I bought a flyback transformer but haven't yet installed it.  I will replace the filter cap that has smoked (as the owner mentioned) and check the solder joints first.  Got this for $60 plus shipping.

 

128k bad Filter Cap.jpg

 

Second was one I just got today.  I can't confirm if it has the original 128k board but we'll soon find out.  Seller claims that it bongs but no screen.  Tapping the top will make the picture work for a second.  Sounds like solder joints.  Paid $20 plus shipping (which was $75 but I'll live with that).

 

128k no video.jpg

 

You can still find deals out there.


Edited by snuci, 02 November 2016 - 11:55 AM.


#12 Juror22

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 11:02 PM

All three are nice finds - congrats!


The macs are winning...


#13 snuci

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:03 AM

Recently bought a Macintosh 128k with SCSI upgrade.  I was wondering if I could possibly revert it back to stock but the on board memory was removed and 512k of memory was soldered in; quite expertly I may add.  It also had an additional 512k daughter board along with the SCSI/upgraded ROM daughter board.  It was a very nice early 128k that even had a purple ceramic 680000.  Still a nice machine.  Fill pics at: http://vintagecomput...d-extra-memory/

 

Macintosh-128k-SCSI-computer-system-768x

 

Macintosh-128k-SCSI-back-768x512.jpg

 

Macintosh-128k-SCSI-motherboard-with-dau

 

Macintosh-128k-SCSI-ceramic-680000-CPU-w

 

Macintosh-128k-SCSI-on-board-memory-768x

 

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Macintosh-128k-SCSI-memory-daughterboard

 

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#14 Carboy7

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:08 AM

Sweet! Now I've never seen a PURPLE 68k...


Blackbird, 145B, PDQ, Clamshell, FlowerPower, Blue Dalmatian, LCII, QuickSilver, and a Sun SPARCstation 5!


#15 unity

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:31 AM

The ceramic (purple) 68000s are pretty cool. They are on a few 128ks but heavily used on the 512ks. I just love the look of em!

 

As for that 128k, very nice find! You could always swap the entire board to an original I suppose.


• Drexel Macintosh • IIcx prototypes (4) • Don Crabb's Outbound 125 • Macintosh II/x/fx • Macintosh SE/30 • Macintosh SE • Macintosh Classic II Proto • Macintosh 512k • Macintosh 128k


#16 Ferrix97

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:10 PM

It's actually not that hard to turn it back into a 128k, you just need to add a couple of resistors IIRC


Failure is always an option...


#17 olePigeon

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:43 PM

Did the 128k always have the sockets for adding a RAM board?



#18 snuci

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:09 PM

The ceramic (purple) 68000s are pretty cool. They are on a few 128ks but heavily used on the 512ks. I just love the look of em!

 

I also have one or two other ceramic 68k Macs.  The 512ke has one but I find the later ones had clear plastic brackets on the sides.  The oldest ones do not.

 

Did the 128k always have the sockets for adding a RAM board?

 

No, those sockets were definitely put in afterwards.  I have a 128k motherboard with, I think.  one extra resistor pack added to convert the 128k to support 512k.  The memory  is socketted in that one.  This one is done quite well. 



#19 Trash80toHP_Mini

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:05 AM

A stock, original 128K was a next to useless lobotomized pile of poo! Budget cutting the memory made it all but unusable without an external FDD. Why on earth would you ever want to roll back the clock on a useful purse made out of a sow's ear?

 

It's never gonna be a mint, boxed, closet queen 128K. Upgraded like that a 128K is cool as hell as is!

 

 

 

 

edit: forgot to mention, that Centronics 50F connector is SCSI compliant and the only one like it I've ever seen on an upgraded Mac. DB-25 is absolutely SUB-standard, what are the rest of the dates on that board, one is 1986. That's got to be a very early adapter.

 

I say keep that 1M/SCSI upgraded baby the way it is. It's an historical time slice, a powerhouse back at the dawn of DTP.


Edited by Trash80toHP_Mini, 17 February 2017 - 03:17 AM.

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#20 snuci

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:19 PM

I say keep that 1M/SCSI upgraded baby the way it is. It's an historical time slice, a powerhouse back at the dawn of DTP.

 

While I do like to keep my stuff original and restored back to factory specs, my original intent was to restore it back to it's original form.  this one is a time capsule and tells a story. As unity mentions, i can just put in an original board if I want to do that but I have decided to keep it as is.  This is a time capsule from 1987 which depicts a Mac 128k being upgraded to a Mac Plus which just came out the year before.  I imagine this would have been a costly upgrade.  

 

Two things to note:  It looks like the original RAM chips were replaced but not socketed because of the clearance issues with the daughterboard on top.  You wouldn't have been able to slide out the motherboard with that extra socket width.  This also still had the battery in it (with some corrosion) behind the Centronics connector.  The Centroics connector was placed in such a way that it could be taken out with no damage.      

 

I agree.  It stays as is. I'll see what I can do to find this upgrade in old magazines.  






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