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Not Trade Me but its a Mac for free

Postby WelshWizard on Fri May 25, 2012 5:52 pm

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Re: Not Trade Me but its a Mac for free

Postby tezza on Sat May 26, 2012 9:39 am

Too modern for me. Old, free but not vintage.

Actually was offered a Mac PowerPC free just yesterday. Again, too modern. If I took it I'd just be hoarding. :)
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Re: Not Trade Me but its a Mac for free

Postby SpidersWeb on Sat May 26, 2012 12:23 pm

I'm after a single PowerMac, like that, but local and cheap.
Either desktop or built-together like that one. Not a G4/G5/iMac/eMac though.
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Re: Not Trade Me but its a Mac for free

Postby Carcenomy on Sat May 26, 2012 1:09 pm

Wait, so you want a PowerMac that isn't one of the last decent PowerMacs? :)

I have three here, but they're all kinda gutless. A stock 7200/100, a 7300/200 and a 7600/200 with a G3 board in it. Only the 7200 runs, the other two have blown power supplies.
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Re: Not Trade Me but its a Mac for free

Postby caluser2000 on Sat May 26, 2012 1:12 pm

Terry powermacs are in the era I'm interested in. Any any possible chance I can make contact with the owner? I'm bit partial to the look of the eMacs myself. Of course Apple made the right choice of switching architecture with their later offerings ;P
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Re: Not Trade Me but its a Mac for free

Postby SpidersWeb on Sat May 26, 2012 1:24 pm

Carcenomy wrote:Wait, so you want a PowerMac that isn't one of the last decent PowerMacs? :)

I have three here, but they're all kinda gutless. A stock 7200/100, a 7300/200 and a 7600/200 with a G3 board in it. Only the 7200 runs, the other two have blown power supplies.


Yep! Basically want a machine with colour that isn't painstaking slow but not so new that it feels like just another modern computer.
7x00 series would be ideal. I spotted one on trademe in working condition for next to nothing but was pickup only in Auckland.
No rush to get or anything, just have been keeping my eye out.
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Re: Not Trade Me but its a Mac for free

Postby Carcenomy on Sat May 26, 2012 3:39 pm

Personally I'd like a nice Power Mac 5500/275. Black 5x00 AIO chassis, nice fast 603e, the old 5x00 bottlenecks removed, running anything from old fashioned System 7 to OS 9... mmmmmmm.

I've actually been looking at schematics for repairing the 7300 as it was originally the wife's computer when she was a teenager - a hand-me-down from her uncle. Would be nice to have it up and functional again. Trouble is Apple being Apple didn't do anything normally - the power supply is a custom form factor, with custom connectors and a back-to-front power on trigger system, so modifying an ATX power supply takes a little more work than anticipated. I'll get it done though.
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Re: Not Trade Me but its a Mac for free

Postby tezza on Sat May 26, 2012 10:43 pm

caluser2000 wrote:Terry powermacs are in the era I'm interested in. Any any possible chance I can make contact with the owner? I'm bit partial to the look of the eMacs myself. Of course Apple made the right choice of switching architecture with their later offerings ;P

I'll PM you about this.
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