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LC III Curb Curbside Find

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#1 travistouchdown

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  • 6502
  • LocationBurlington, Vermont

Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:12 PM

I was walking with the fam a few weeks ago and found a dirty LC III on the side of the road.  

 

The bad:

 

-DIRTY!!

 

-Broken auto-inject floppy (despite a break down, lube, etc, repair attempt)

 

The Good:

 

-160MB Hard Drive

 

-Came with VGA adapter screwed into the back monitor port

 

-32MB Ram Simm inserted

 

-Dirt was just that, machine wasn't banged or scuffed up so it cleaned up really nicely.  Minimal yellowing

 

-Came with Kid Pix installed ;)

 

I am having a blast and a trip down nostalgia row with this machine, because my first mac was a Perfoma 450.

 

So far I have:

 

-Replaced the floppy drive with a working unit from ebay

 

-Added 256k VRAM simm to max out system VRAM

 

-Replaced PRAM battery

 

Future Plans Include:  

 

-Order external SCSI CD Rom drive

 

-Upgrade OS to 7.5.5

 

-Load up with great games and programs of the era from the Macintosh Garden

 

-Overclock to 33mHz

 

-Try to find a "period correct" monitor (using a small Samsung TV with a PC input right now, which works great but looks a little off)

 

 

Any tips or ideas for this great little pizza box mac? 

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#2 Compgeke

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  • 6502
  • LocationFairfield, California

Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:14 PM

Congrats on Kidpix! That's like half the reason I have some old Macs.

 

Just a heads up though, you're going to want to recap the motherboard and power supply on this. Power supply usually goes first due to caps but the motherboard isn't safe either.



#3 travistouchdown

travistouchdown
  • 6502
  • LocationBurlington, Vermont

Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:20 PM

Thanks for the heads up.  Will ask my local soldering wizard to recap it when he is moving that resistor to overclock to 33mHz.  Any good place to buy Cap Kits for these or easy enough to put together by oneself?


Edited by travistouchdown, 13 September 2017 - 07:20 PM.


#4 EvilCapitalist

EvilCapitalist
  • 68000
  • LocationNorthern Virginia

Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:27 PM

Definitely a nice find, especially for the low price of free though I'm guessing someone had put it out for trash/recycling.  Was just up that way last week (other side of the lake from you) and the weather was less than pleasant so it sounds like a stroke of luck that it's fully working apart from the floppy drive you already replaced.  Doubly so because it has an IBM hard drive as opposed to a Quantum or Conner.  I've only had 1 IBM drive go out on me while I've had loads of Quantums and Conners bite the dust.


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#5 bibilit

bibilit
  • 68000
  • LocationParis area -FRANCE-

Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:31 PM

 

I've had loads of Quantums and Conners bite the dust.

 

Yes, so do i.

 

Congrats, the LC III is a nice machine.


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#6 MJ313

MJ313
  • 6502
  • LocationNH

Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:53 AM

Any good place to buy Cap Kits for these or easy enough to put together by oneself?

 

Message trag about kits- he's helped a lot of us out! 


A growing pile of Macs.


#7 Zippy Zapp

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  • 6502

Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:19 AM

Nice!  Sheesh the only thing I ever found on the curb was some boxes with clothes in them.  They weren't even in Apple boxes.



#8 travistouchdown

travistouchdown
  • 6502
  • LocationBurlington, Vermont

Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:21 AM

Message trag about kits- he's helped a lot of us out! 

 

Thanks and will do!



#9 sstaylor

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  • LocationOgden, Utah

Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:27 AM

Can't tell by the photo whether you've already done it, but get the battery out of there.  They're a ticking time bomb.


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#10 Brett B.

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  • LocationSouth Dakota

Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

Nice!  I love curbside finds.  They don't come along very often anymore but they're just that much more satisfying.


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#11 travistouchdown

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  • LocationBurlington, Vermont

Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:32 AM

Can't tell by the photo whether you've already done it, but get the battery out of there.  They're a ticking time bomb.

 

Put a brand spanking new PRAM battery in there just a few days ago.

 

Nice!  I love curbside finds.  They don't come along very often anymore but they're just that much more satisfying.

 

I know right?  One mans trash truly is another mans treasure :)







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