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Hi all,


I figured I should start my own thread given the latest addition(s) to my collection. After noticing a somewhat obscure post on Craigslist the other day, I was able to pick up some vintage equipment from a former marketing professional in my area. Included in the haul:


  • Power Macintosh 9500/120 with 400 MHz Newer Tech MAXPowr G3 processor, 128 MB RAM, 18 GB HD, and 4 MB VRAM. Also included was a PowerLogix PowerBoost Pro 225 604e processor, but I didn't get the machine's original processor.
  • 12" iBook G3 with 600 MHz processor, 384 MB RAM, 100 GB HD, AirPort, power adapter, and a battery that still seems to hold 3 hours of charge
  • External APS 3 GB SCSI HD (tested working)
  • External APS SQ5200 200 MB SCSI SyQuest drive in SR2000 enclosure (as of yet untested, as this requires an external power supply that I unfortunately didn't receive; if anyone has any leads on a compatible power adapter [see attached photos] please let me know!)
  • 2 external APS magneto-optical drives: one is a 640 MB Fujitsu drive, the other is a smaller capacity (and manufacturer unknown). After some quick testing of these, the Fujitsu drive isn't recognized when connected to a computer, while the other drive is recognized but seems to have some power issues (power seems to cut in and out when trying to access a disk [which ultimately doesn't ever mount])
  • SyQuest, MO, and ZIP media
  • 1 empty APS SCSI external hard drive enclosure
  • Various accessories including an AEKII, a Pro Keyboard, ADB and ADBII mice, a PowerKey Classic, SCSI cables, and a UMAX SCSI scanner
  • Lots of software on CDs and floppies


The Power Mac is in great condition; I'm fairly certain the only (minor, internal) plastic case damage was due to my disassembly of the machine for cleaning (I had some Plastruct Plastic Weld on hand and was able to return any pieces to their rightful location). I had to resolve some internal SCSI ID / termination issues with the machine, as the hard drive installed was apparently a secondary drive that was initialized and the originally installed / startup drive was removed entirely, but was ultimately successful in getting a fresh install of 9.1 on the machine.





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7 hours ago, travistouchdown said:

Wow; nice haul!  very clean case on that 9500 also. 


Pics of the ibook?

Yes! It's in good condition as well; I need to do a small paint touch-up inside the battery compartment (visible through the clear plastic from the the front bottom exterior) and polish the entire case, but that's it!



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15 hours ago, EvilCapitalist said:

...even more surprised to see an iBook in that good of condition.

And more surprising still is the fact that it appears to actually work!


I'm not sure if this particular variant of iBook G3 was prone to GPU/logic board failure, but almost all of the later revs were (I think it's rather rare to find one that actually works now because of that). The iBook G4s were much more robust, it seems.



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