Gibsaw wrote:I see you bought that set of manuals from bwwiki... I was going to grab them, but got stuck away from my computer at close of auction.
Probably best. It looks like you already had a bit of competition. One of us would have ended up paying through the nose if I had joined the auction as well.
tezza wrote:A good crop of apples, albeit a little past their best. It looks like the number of fully restored units you might get from this haul will be limited by keyboard availability. Still, you'll have lots of spare parts. Keep up posted on what happens when you fire them up!
Gibsaw wrote:Wow. Well, the good thing about Apple IIe's is that they're eminently repairable. Not much in the ASIC department. You generally don't find yourself being forced to cannibalise. You could probably have 5 or even all 6 working if you wanted (Keyboards notwithstanding)
I pity people restoring C64's. It's pretty much cannibalise or stop once that PLA gives up... and god help you if you want a SID. (You can end up paying silly money because the remaining stock is being rapidly nabbed by people making "boutique" synthesisers.)
Yeah no kidding. Finding spares for the Commodore 64 is a real nightmare now. I was given four dead units as part of my late uncle's estate which have provided enough componentry to get at least a few working but had I needed to order in, I'd have problems. I do however need spares for my 1541s... that, I'm not looking forward to.
WelshWizard wrote:Carcenomy trying to find one that's working let alone stuffed on Trade Me is Ni on impossible at the moment, don't even see any listed very often, and when they are people want silly money for them, yet in the UK or the states they are still cheep, they way it going it will be cheaper to buy overseas and ship them in.ey way it going it will be cheeper to buy overseas and ship them in. even worse for Apple stuff
Gibsaw wrote:Actually the thing I find amazing is the almost total lack of IBM clones.
The 286's, 386's and 486's. It's like they disappeared off the face of the earth and they must have outnumbered these 80's classics 100 to 1.
Try buying a working vanilla clone 386 these days. You're far more likely to get a working C64 or Apple IIe.
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