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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:27 am 
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Long video, but kind of cool. This guy bought what was listed as something like "Vintage Mac, unopened." Even the seller claimed to not know what was in it. It turned out to be a brand new 11 year old 20th Anniversary Macintosh, and it worked perfectly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaOyJ5FU ... re=related

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:38 pm 
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Very very nice indeed!

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 2:25 pm 
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Very cool.

I like this; however....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVmrX6L ... re=related


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 4:43 pm 
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ESprung wrote:

Now that was good!!


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:13 pm 
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Oh I hated to service those things!


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:13 pm 
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Oh I hated to service those things!

I never got to work on one at CompUSA or at Apple. I only saw one once, when my friend and I drove to Atlanta for some minor event Apple had in a mall there (they had some eMates too - kind of neat, yet pointless).

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:28 pm 
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nice one. i think it was also the first machine to have a cd player that wasn't flat

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:59 am 
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I rarely encountered them - theoretically they had never been sold in Canada, the last time I worked on one would have been the Fall of 2001 and by that time the entire supply of replacement parts had been exhausted. The TAM used a (poorly) modified Performa 6400 logicboard and the sub that was also the power supply would make strange noises and it wasn't like you could just unplug it like the iSub.

The inverter boards were also problematic.

Back around 2000 Apple launched a couple of lemon programs taking back problematic models in exchange for deeply discounted contemporaries, the TAM was among them.

Why they built it around a Performa as opposed to say the Powerbook 3400 is beyond me.

Although this story reminds me of unboxing a NIB Apple IIe in 1999 that had sat forgotten for more than a decade. No crash test dummy included though.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:54 am 
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I saw a recent post somewhere about a new in-box Apple //c. It also powered right up and, surprisingly, the included floppies were all still readable.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:00 pm 
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i used to teach my classmates how to do the chimes of death in the LC lab in high school. it was some combination of power and command right after rebooting. we used to do it all at the same time to piss our teacher off hahaha


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:31 am 
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Command-Option-C-I, when held down at startup on a Macintosh IIci whose date has been set to 20-Sep-89 (the machine's introduction date), produces some sort of graphical display.

A different display appears if you hold down Command-Option-F-X at startup on a Macintosh IIfx with the date set to 19-Mar-90.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:21 pm 
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BDAqua wrote:
Command-Option-C-I, when held down at startup on a Macintosh IIci whose date has been set to 20-Sep-89 (the machine's introduction date), produces some sort of graphical display.

A different display appears if you hold down Command-Option-F-X at startup on a Macintosh IIfx with the date set to 19-Mar-90.
looks like an image of the dev team http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_IIci

probably something similar for the IIfx


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:33 pm 
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Ah, bet that was/is it. :-)


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