Another Mac 128k...

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Another Mac 128k...

Postby mrad01 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:12 pm

Just picked this up off trade me: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =576275217

The internal 400k floppy drive sounds like it is a bit sad. The 800k floppy from the Mac Plus *should* work I think? Does anyone know?

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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby mrad01 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:15 pm

Common as muck! Just as I win a 128 - here is another!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 761232.htm
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby tezza on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:25 pm

Wow. Three within a few months of each other. Interesting.

I don't know if a 800k internal floppy works without some board hacking.
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby mrad01 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:44 am

Just picked it up - very nice. Looks like it'll need some work! I'll open a "restore" thread soon...

Just in case anyone has a 128 or 512, here is a set of 400k floppies which have an OS, MacPaint and MacWrite from eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Classic ... 1208628824
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby mrad01 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:24 am

mrad01 wrote:Common as muck! Just as I win a 128 - here is another!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 761232.htm


Seems like this is a "v2" of the 128k because of the extended keyboard. We will know once he posts a photo of the back of the case. The original Mac 128k had "Macintosh" on the back. The v2 had "Macintosh 128k". They had different motherboards. The original Macintosh had 64k ROMs, the Macintosh 128k had 128k ROMs. It had the same motherboard as the 512.

Interesting read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_128K
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby mrad01 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:08 pm

This Mac 128 just went for $850 to gcg (trademe name)

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =578761232

Geez, I bought my Mac 128 earlier in the week for $151 off TradeMe, and it goes, and it included an external floppy. So up & down.
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby lizardb0y on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:17 pm

Yep, yep yep yep.
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby Carcenomy on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:29 pm

Macs are fickle things. Hells, my Plus was the princely sum of... $1.
Should probably get around to starting it, but all these stories of them releasing their magic smoke concerns me a little :)
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby mrad01 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:38 am

Carcenomy wrote:Macs are fickle things. Hells, my Plus was the princely sum of... $1.
Should probably get around to starting it, but all these stories of them releasing their magic smoke concerns me a little :)


They are really easy to fix!
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby tezza on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:29 am

I've found magic smoke is good. There is no problem finding the component that needs replacing and it's usually pretty easy to replace.
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:54 am

tezza wrote:I've found magic smoke is good. There is no problem finding the component that needs replacing and it's usually pretty easy to replace.


If magic smoke were the only faults I found I'd be a happy man :)
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby mrad01 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:33 pm

I'm sure everyone has seen the nice 110v Macintosh on Trade me at the moment.
Looks mint! From what I can see on mine, the analogue board should be pretty easy to take to 240v - I could be wrong.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =583167582
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby caluser2000 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:36 pm

That is quite a neat package.
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Re: Another Mac 128k...

Postby tezza on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:59 pm

Looks in excellent condition!
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