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Old Jul 29, 2009, 03:24 PM   #51
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Old Jul 30, 2009, 11:58 AM   #52
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I ran into this Flickr user that restores old Macs. Looks like he's very thorough.

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Old Aug 4, 2009, 10:13 PM   #53
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I have consolidated (sold) part of my collection on eBay. I tend to only keep Macs around now that are super-rare and 100% working.

Some of that I have now include:

Macintosh Portable M5126 backlit model, working with reconditioned battery

Macintosh Portable M5120 non-backlit, working with reconditioned battery

PowerBook 100 - working with NEW battery

Mac Color Classic with case, working with keyboard

Newton MP 2000 - working with case and keyboard

Clear Newton 110 developer's edition - on the way (shipping) as I speak

Pismo 500MHz PowerBook

Mac LC II - I kept my first computer

PowerMac G3 Beige 233MHz (don't know why I bought this)

PowerMac 6500/225 (don't know why I bought this either)
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Old Aug 4, 2009, 11:52 PM   #54
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Yeah, I'm the same way, I don't have the slew of performa machines and stuff, I just kept or gathered the ones I thought were most interesting to me in the make timeline. I'd love to get a 20th, need to pick up a cube...
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Old Aug 7, 2009, 01:57 PM   #55
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The date your Mac was born on is easy to find out. Look at the serial number for example 3R550115SWZ ignore the first two characters, the third is the year of build, in this example its 5 for 2005 (you need to guess the decade, shouldn't be too hard!) the fourth and fifth digits are the week of build, in this case 50, so second week in December - easy.
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Old Aug 8, 2009, 01:47 AM   #56
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my collection is pretty small...

PowerMac 7600 120/96MB Ram/1.2GB (donated to charity)
PowerMac G3 Rev.A 384MB ram/20GB (upgraded with Sonnet G4 400)
PowerMac G4 Quicksilver 800/1.25GB/40GB (current)

monitors/externals
Apple MultipleScan 14 Display (now on the G3)
Apple 2.1GB external HD

other
iPhone 3G 8GB
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Old Aug 9, 2009, 01:54 PM   #57
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Ive never owned more than 2-3 Apple's at a time and I only remember the year of purchase on some of the newer ones but I have gone through:

Performa 550
iMac G3
iBook G3 (both clamshell and the other design)
PowerBook Pismo
PowerBook G4 Titanium 15" 2003
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 2004
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 2005
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 2006 (nice late run model )
MacBook 1st gen
iPod 1st gen
iPod Photo
iPod Video
iPod Nano 1st gen
iPhone 3G 2009

Don't even get me started on the PC's I've owned. (30+)
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Old Aug 11, 2009, 05:36 PM   #58
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Il post mine from slowest to fastest.

PowerMac G3 300Mhz
PowerMac G4 450Mhz
iMac G3 DV 500Mhz
MacBook 2Ghz C2D < - I'm planning to swap this for a Powerbook G4.
Mac Mini 2Ghz C2D


Others:

Apple keyboard & Puck Mouse
Apple Pro Keyboard & Pro Mouse
Apple Aluminum Keyboard & Lexma mouse
Apple 17" Studio Display (it almost runs 1080p, very impressive)

and i have 2 PCs acting as servers, a 500Mhz PC for managing the printer.

and a 2.6Ghz Homebuilt PC running Windows Home Server.
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Old Aug 14, 2009, 06:20 PM   #59
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A very small collection...

Computers:
Macintosh
Macintosh Plus
Preforma 6300
Preforma 6500
iMac (1999)
eMac (2002)
Mac Mini (2006-7)
Macbook (2008)

PDFs:
2 Newtons, from 1991-2

iPods:
1st Gen. ipod, 15gb.
1st Gen, ipod mini, 5gb (?)
1st Gen, ipod nano, 2gb
3 1st Gen, ipod shuffles, all 1gb
1st Gen, ipod touch, 20gb(?)

Other Mac stuff:
Os'es from 8.0 to 10.5
3-4 Mac Monitors from the Preforma series.
Loads of old mouses and keyboards, and old floppy drives and storage.

Other computers:
Built-by-hand 1993 Linux/Sun split OS computer.
1998 VAio laptop
2003 VAio Laptop

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Old Aug 18, 2009, 11:15 PM   #60
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 01:32 PM   #61
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Old Aug 20, 2009, 08:59 AM   #62
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Old Aug 20, 2009, 11:15 PM   #63
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Oldest to Newest:

Macintosh:

iBook Clamshell 3G Blueberry - Working, Needs charger, Dead battery

PowerBook G4 15" - Using this for school and it needs a new battery or it's a dead DC IN board and I need to fix in the display video cable or get a new one.

MacBook Pro 17" 4,1 - My Main Computer I use for Video Editing, Photoshopping, Coding (Some but little).

iPods + iPhones :

Had: 1st Gen Touch - Gave to Dad
iPhone 3G - Still main phone, Jailbroken for video capabilities and editing capabilities
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 10:13 PM   #64
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This is my only Mac for now. I actually use it a lot for things like games, IM, typing papers, space heater, etc. The built-in speakers sound awesome so it's sort of become my full-time internet radio, too. It's a 600mhz/1gb RAM/DVD model, and I replaced the noisy stock hard drive with a laptop one so it's really quiet.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 07:21 PM   #65
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iMac G3 233 Mhz.(One of the first,date says it was built 2 weeks before it was first introduced at Macworld.)
iBook G3 Clamshell 300Mhz.
PowerMac G4 quickSilver 867Mhz
Black Macbook 2.0Ghz.


other Apple Stuff:
iPod Shuffle 1GB 2nd Gen
iPod Touch 1st gen 8GB

Soon to own:15in Macbook Pro 2.8Ghz.
iPod Touch 3G 32GB
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 08:24 PM   #66
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Oooooh, there it is again - one of the most awesome collectible Macs ever...

(runs off screaming...)

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Old Jan 2, 2010, 01:11 PM   #67
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My current and post collections...:apple:

Over the years I have had the privilage of obtaining several "apple" products....some good and then some not so perfect but memorable...

Laptops:

PowerBook 165
PowerBook 170
PowerBook 180
PowerBook Duo 230 with Minidock
PowerBook 5300c
PowerBook 3400/200
PowerBook 3400c/240

PowerBook 3500 "Kanga" - the first G3 PowerBook (very rare)

PowerBook G3 Pismo - G3 500Mhz (daughter's computer)
PowerBook G3 Pismo - upgraded to G4 550 MHz

PowerBook G4 15" Aluminum 1.25GHz
MacBook White 2.4 GHz 2GB RAM
MacBook Pro 15" 2.33 GHz 2GB RAM
MacBook White 13" 2.4GHz "Penryn" 6GB RAM
MacBook Air 13" 2.13GHz 4GB RAM

Desktops:

Apple IIe
Macintosh SE
Macintosh SE/30
Macintosh IIci
Macintosh IIfx
Quadra 800
Quadra 840AV
PowerMac 8100
PowerMac 8500/150 - upgraded with Sonnet Crescendo G3 375Mhz CPU
PowerMac G4MDD - Dual 1.25 GHz G4 CPU
PowerMac G5 - Dual 2.5 GHz G5 CPU, 8GB RAM
Mac Pro Quad 3.0GHz Xenon CPU, 6GB RAM

Others:
Original iPhone 8GB
iPhone 3GS 16GB
iPhone4 32GB

AppleTV 160GB

iPad WiFi 64GB

Systems that are highlighted and underlined (some with pics attached) are systems I currently have. Not all of them are used but I retain them primarily for sentimental reasons.

On Laptops I still use my Pismo for internet/email since my daughter snags my MBP. The Macbook is my current project so it's not in use at the moment - future travel laptop

On Desktops I use both my Mac Pro and PowerMac G5 towers. Mac Pro primarily for video and entertainment with my TV and my PowerMac G5 serves as my backup server for my laptops...
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Old Jan 2, 2010, 01:16 PM   #68
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MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2009)
iPhone 3G
Airport Express (n)

Have previously had a Mac Pro G3.
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Old Jan 2, 2010, 02:44 PM   #69
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Desktop,(Main)PowerMac G4 Quicksilver,867Mhz PPC G4,1.5GB ram,2 120GB HD,256MB Nvidea Geforce,Superdrive,10.5.8
Laptop(Main)PowerBook G4 Ti 1Ghz,PPC G4,1GB ram,80GB 5400rpm,superdrive,10.5.8
(secondary)iBook Clamshell G3,466Mhz,576MB ram,80GB 4200rpm,superdrive,10.4.11

Other laptops:iBook Clamshell G3 466Mhz PPC G3,576MB ram,40GB 5400rpm,CD drive,10.4.11
iBook Clamshell G3,300Mhz PPC G3,288MB ram,10GB 4200rpm,CD drive,10.4.11
iBook Clamshell G3 366Mhz,320MB ram,40GB 5400rpm,CD drive,10.4.11
PowerBook G4 Ti,1Ghz PPC G4,768MB ram,60GB 4200rpm,Superdrive,10.4.11

Other Apple Stuff:
iPod Touch 8GB 1G
Airport Extreme Express

Future Plans:

MacBook Pro 13in,2.53Ghz C2D,4GB DDR3 ram,320GB HD.
iMac 27in.3.06Ghz C2D,8GB DDR3 ram,1TB HD.

iPod Touch 64GB 3G
Time Capsule 2TB
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Old Jan 2, 2010, 04:36 PM   #70
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ok not many
but they are still in daily use
eMac 1.42
iMac G3 600mhz


had 2 powermac g5 quad 2.5 ' s but sold them as i simply could not justify keeping them as the emac and the iMac g3 do what i need a computer for ,
so they had to goto make space for a

Power Mac 5500/275 (tv ,europe only model) which has now connected a freeview (dvb-t) box with aerial feed and in daily use as a tv and for playing some old os9 games
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Old Jan 2, 2010, 10:28 PM   #71
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My Current Collection: (in order of when I got them)

MacBook 2Ghz C2D (dead Superdrive, currently resides in a closet)
Mac Mini 2Ghz C2D Early 2009 (Given to my Grandmother)
PowerMac G4 450Mhz (Naked, no case)
iMac G3 500Mhz
PowerMac G3 300Mhz Rev. A w/ Keyboard, and Mouse
PowerBook 165 (naked, no case)
PowerMac G4 400Mhz Yikes w/ Apple Studio Monitor
PowerMac G4 466Mhz (sold)
PowerMac G4 733Mhz (Now my main computer)
iMac G4 17" (Sold it today)

MacGeek, I always enjoy your posts, IMO you have a much better collection than I do.
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Old Jan 3, 2010, 08:20 PM   #72
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My Current Collection: (in order of when I got them)

MacBook 2Ghz C2D (dead Superdrive, currently resides in a closet)
Mac Mini 2Ghz C2D Early 2009 (Given to my Grandmother)
PowerMac G4 450Mhz (Naked, no case)
iMac G3 500Mhz
PowerMac G3 300Mhz Rev. A w/ Keyboard, and Mouse
PowerBook 165 (naked, no case)
PowerMac G4 400Mhz Yikes w/ Apple Studio Monitor
PowerMac G4 466Mhz (sold)
PowerMac G4 733Mhz (Now my main computer)
iMac G4 17" (Sold it today)

MacGeek, I always enjoy your posts, IMO you have a much better collection than I do.


Hey thanks,lol you have a not so bad collection yourself.



(Recent addtion:iPod Nano 1G 4GB)
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Hey thanks,lol you have a not so bad collection yourself.



(Recent addtion:iPod Nano 1G 4GB)
Thanks, I stopped collecting for now since I need to stop spending money on things I don't need, I hope to turn the whole thing into this:

i7 27" iMac
12" PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz
PowerMac G4 Cube
PowerMac G4 733Mhz
PowerMac G3 B&W 300Mhz

I don't want to have a huge collection, only a few highlight computers (12" PowerBook.etc) and a 27" iMac, but that is far off in the distance.
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Thanks, I stopped collecting for now since I need to stop spending money on things I don't need, I hope to turn the whole thing into this:

i7 27" iMac
12" PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz
PowerMac G4 Cube
PowerMac G4 733Mhz
PowerMac G3 B&W 300Mhz

I don't want to have a huge collection, only a few highlight computers (12" PowerBook.etc) and a 27" iMac, but that is far off in the distance.


I plan on selling a ton of my iBooks for a 12in PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz.I really like the 12in screen since my everyday portable is a 466Mhz iBook Clamshell Graphite.I have a PowerBook G4 Ti 1Ghz,now with dead screen.But I like the 12in screen,the 800x600 res is a killer though.I should buy a Powerbook 12 soon because I like them a lot and need a VGA/DVI port for a projector at church.
I would kill for a Cube,I would use it as my media center instead of a PowerBook.
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I plan on selling a ton of my iBooks for a 12in PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz.I really like the 12in screen since my everyday portable is a 466Mhz iBook Clamshell Graphite.I have a PowerBook G4 Ti 1Ghz,now with dead screen.But I like the 12in screen,the 800x600 res is a killer though.I should buy a Powerbook 12 soon because I like them a lot and need a VGA/DVI port for a projector at church.
I would kill for a Cube,I would use it as my media center instead of a PowerBook.
When or if you replace the backlight of your PowerBook, be careful as the case for the screen (the titanium) is glued to the actual LCD assembly using Epoxy and you could damage the LCD by opening it.
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