Obviously in this case I can't test it (fully), I don't have an Apple 3 or Lisa handy, I don't know of anyone local who has one to plug it into ?
I did power it up and it seemed ok, (admittidly not much of a test, but best I can do in this case)
The Monitor owes me $400 believe it or not, it was from the "bugs and spiders" auction, I had to drive to timaru to pick up, to all day, the
trader had lied about the computer on the auction, it was a complete and utter right-off (I suspect he got his mate who cut through the
PSU wiring and bodged it also played around with the motherboard)
All I can say if it doesn't go it will make a great display piece, I afraid i'm going with the "untested" clause / disclaimer, the one I also buy under myself on every last auction I bid on, of which a reasonable percentage of items get binned from lack of testing and lack of disclosure from sellers just keen on the money.Anyone who is not willing to take the chance, should not bid, and wait for the next Monitor /// and Profile + mint manuals + floppy disk software and connecting cable to come up.
everyone here knows the rediculous money I have paid to win TM battles, as I say any amount I make is hardly a profit.
Hope that doesnt sound rude, but im taking a big chance on a $1 auction, bidder will have to take a small chance also
So testing is as follows, powered it up, light blinks and then stays on, (according to the manual this is what is supposed to happened) but beyond that no warrantees expressed/implied or otherwise.
Yes its a bit of a stress for me selling 30 year old hard drives, OMG ,I would like to only sell verified equipment like past auctions. And we all know how crappy old DOS era hard-discs where like !
Very sorry if that sounds rude, but the Acorn auction nearly did my head-in, glad to see that thing gone (never again! I feel like I was being pushed around and told how much to list it for, and what a fool I was etc, then (eventual) buyer lectured me on price, value etc like as if it was his computer and how dare I say how much im going to sell it for. HE EVEN PHONED MY HOME NUMBER ??? to verbally lecture me on pricing / value etc ?)
What I have read suggested in several threads is "bid as if its not working, and if it goes then its a bonus", keep in mind this could be my biggest lose on TradeMe ever.
Sorry just under a bit of stress with a leaky roof problem and asbsestos dust in my home, should be moving soon