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Old Jan 11, 2010, 09:08 PM   #101
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I have a 2002 See-through blue iMac G3 600MHz and a 2.8GHz Hackintosh from the local dump running Leopard

Also, the other day I was at the dump and I found the remains of a very old grey mac, if someone could identify it that would be great as I only have the mainboard, harddrive (250MB), connector cables and front button PCB.. The case was too wrecked to keep but it looked like an Macintosh TV.. I can't find any other model that matches the case design, but the specs don't match up..

I can draw a picture of what it looked like if that's needed

The power and screen PCB was at the dump too but it looked too wrecked to be of any use..
I would really like to get this old thing going if that's possible, I LOVE old macs.
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 09:44 PM   #102
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I have a 2002 See-through blue iMac G3 600MHz and a 2.8GHz Hackintosh from the local dump running Leopard

Also, the other day I was at the dump and I found the remains of a very old grey mac, if someone could identify it that would be great as I only have the mainboard, harddrive (250MB), connector cables and front button PCB.. The case was too wrecked to keep but it looked like an Macintosh TV.. I can't find any other model that matches the case design, but the specs don't match up..

I can draw a picture of what it looked like if that's needed

The power and screen PCB was at the dump too but it looked too wrecked to be of any use..
I would really like to get this old thing going if that's possible, I LOVE old macs.
If it was black, then yes it is a Macintosh TV.

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Wow, some people in here like to hoard! I used to own a whole lot of Apple things at one point, until recently my OCD kicked in and i started selling or throwing away things. Over the years (since I was 11), I've probably owned around 50 Macs and more Apple items.
OCD blows, It sucks not being able to use things especially some of my computers. Excessive hand washing = annoying.
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 09:48 PM   #103
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Internet went screwy and double posted, disregard this.
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 09:56 PM   #104
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If it was black, then yes it is a Macintosh TV.
Nope, it was grey.. I'll see if the case is still in the bin and take pics..
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 02:39 AM   #105
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Yeah, the minis are pretty cool, but not enough horsepower for me and not enough expandability.

I got her up and running on it about an hour ago, she gave me her old 1.83Ghz Intel C2D 17" iMac with the infamous line problem (will call Apple support later to get that resolved)

Pretty nice, it only has 512Mbs of RAM so no Snow Leopard for me but it will be fine until I get enough to buy my i7 iMac. When I was at Bestbuy looking for a Monitor, I went and demoed the 27" iMac and it is HUGE, I am convinced already =]

Congrats on the iMac C2D!I should be buying one soon,or a base line Mini,one of those.My G5 is fine for now though.
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 04:33 AM   #106
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I want to see some Power Mac G5 Action. I'll show you my setup either wednesday or thursday, I just need to wait for my wireless keyboard and the the mighty mighty magic mouse
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 06:48 AM   #107
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I want to see some Power Mac G5 Action. I'll show you mine either wednesday or thursday, I just need to wait for my wireless keyboard and the the mighty mighty magic mouse
Isnt the Magic mouse Intel Only?

Ah nvm, I read you just need 10.5.8
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 07:33 AM   #108
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Isnt the Magic mouse Intel Only?

Ah nvm, I read you just need 10.5.8
All my macs are intel, I guess you thought I had a g5, sorry / I been a nob and used mine instead of I'll show you my setup, BTW is this ur youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/Archongold#p/u BTW whats the specs of that plastic white intel box I picked up on tehe
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 01:13 PM   #109
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Hey Archon,I like your youtube video's and just to let you know,I have an account with a few vids that aren't the best but you can blame it on my web cam.Check me out it's the same user name as here on the forums.
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 02:31 PM   #110
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Just called up Apple's support line, I explained my iMac's problem and basically they are going to fix it free of charge! I was talking to the Supervisor on the repair help line and she was very helpful and nice.

Score!

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Hey Archon,I like your youtube video's and just to let you know,I have an account with a few vids that aren't the best but you can blame it on my web cam.Check me out it's the same user name as here on the forums.
Sure, Il go do that now

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Nope, it was grey.. I'll see if the case is still in the bin and take pics..
then it was a Performa, The Macintosh TV's were only black.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 06:18 PM   #111
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I have a 2002 See-through blue iMac G3 600MHz and a 2.8GHz Hackintosh from the local dump running Leopard

Also, the other day I was at the dump and I found the remains of a very old grey mac, if someone could identify it that would be great as I only have the mainboard, harddrive (250MB), connector cables and front button PCB.. The case was too wrecked to keep but it looked like an Macintosh TV.. I can't find any other model that matches the case design, but the specs don't match up..

I can draw a picture of what it looked like if that's needed

The power and screen PCB was at the dump too but it looked too wrecked to be of any use..
I would really like to get this old thing going if that's possible, I LOVE old macs.
Could this be it?



you should try to gather all the pieces and rebuild it...
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 06:47 PM   #112
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Hi my collection (which is slowly growing) includes:

Performa 630CD (LC630)

and...

Performa 6400/180

My collection is still (but slowly) growing. !
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 06:49 PM   #113
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Just called up Apple's support line, I explained my iMac's problem and basically they are going to fix it free of charge! I was talking to the Supervisor on the repair help line and she was very helpful and nice.

Score!



Sure, Il go do that now



then it was a Performa, The Macintosh TV's were only black.
Way to go on the free iMac!
And yes, the computer in question is almost certainly a Performa.
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 02:48 PM   #114
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just picked up my iMac from repair, Also bought a griffin elevator for my PowerBook.

Alas, no more lines on the iMac's screen!

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All my macs are intel, I guess you thought I had a g5, sorry / I been a nob and used mine instead of I'll show you my setup, BTW is this ur youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/Archongold#p/u BTW whats the specs of that plastic white intel box I picked up on tehe
yes that is my youtube account.

By white box, do you mean the Mac Mini I used to have?
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 10:36 AM   #115
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Alright... I've been truly 'collecting' Macs since about 1999, when I dug out my old PowerBook 5300c, and a friend gave me an SE/30. That brought back nostalgia from middle and high school, so I started collecting. Early on, I was just being given Macs by friends/family members who were getting rid of old ones (a family member was responsible for throwing away his company's old computers - he wasn't allowed to donate them to schools, but he could give them to me for some strange reason.)

Before I remodeled my basement, I had them lining one wall, an old web page detailing them available here..

Since the remodel, a large percentage of them are in storage; although I've been slowly digging them out and testing them. I have also started collecting other vintage computers, such as a NeXT and a couple IBM PowerPC "Personal Computers". My newer page is here.

I am a member over at 68kMLA, and have a fairly detailed Wiki Page detailing my collection.

The latest addition is an original "Macintosh". Whose serial number states that it was made in 1983. I can't find a single other reference to a 1983-manufactured original Macintosh, other than prototypes. (68kMLA thread on the find.)

So I now have in my collection the first 680x0 Macintosh, (and a very early example of it, at that!) the first portable 680x0 Macintosh (although I have the backlit model,) the first 680x0 PowerBook (both a 100 and a 140,) the first PowerPC desktop (both a 6100/60 and a 7100/66,) the first PowerPC PowerBook (a few 5300s, including one of each model,) and the first Intel portable (ordered on day of release.) Now I just need to get an original Intel iMac.....
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 01:18 PM   #116
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My current colection includes,
Unibody White MacBook 2.26Ghz C2D,2GB DDR3,250GB HD 10.6.2
PowerMac G4 Quicksilver,867Ghz PPC G4,1GB SDRAM,250GB HD,10.5.8
iBook Clamshell G3 Graphite,466Mhz,576MB SDRAM,80GB HD,10.4.11
iPod Touch 1G 8GB
15" Apple Studio Display


That's all I have left of all my old stuff.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 05:11 PM   #117
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Along with the two Macs in my sig which are in use (dual 867 is a file server/OS 9 machine and the MacBook I use along my main custom built PC) I have these two other G4s, a powerbook G4 and a G3:

15" PowerBook G4 1.5GHz | 1GB RAM | 80GB HD | ATI 9700m | OS X 10.4.11
MDD Dual 1.25GHz G4 | 2GB RAM | 250GB HD | ATI 9000 64MB | OS X 10.4.11
Quicksilver Dual 800MHz G4 | 1.5GB RAM | 120GB HD | ATI 8500 64MB | OS 10.4.11
Yosemite Blue & White G3 350MHz | 512MB | 40GB HD | ATI 7000 32MB | OS 9.2.2
also have a 17"ADC display thats hooked up to the dual 867 and I have a first revision DVI apple display 20" that I use as a second display on my PC.

Gave the PowerBook G4 to my mom a while ago, she still uses it daily. In the process of selling the dual 1.25 to a friend, don't really use it and it takes up room. Keeping the dual 800 and the G3 for pure nostalgia reasons (yeah im a nerd if you haven't already guessed).
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 11:57 AM   #118
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My Collection has been slowly growing, and has just about reached the point where I am being threatened with eviction by my parents, or at least made to pay electric bills:

MacBook 2.1Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 120GB HD, 19" External
PowerBook G4 1.67Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, 80GB HD, SuperDrive
PowerMac G4 450Mhz, 1GB RAM, 120GB HD, 1.6GB HD, SuperDrive
PowerMac G4 400Mhz, 512MB RAM, 60GB HD, ComboDrive (sold)
iMac G3 500Mhz, 384MB RAM, 20GB HD, CD-RW

soon to be added:
eMac G4 1Ghz, 128MB RAM, 40GB HD, CD-RW (I think)
some kindve iMac or Mac Pro to bring me into this decade desktops wise.

I also have a collection of Wintel Boxes and Various Screens, Gadgets and bits of retro junk.
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 12:20 PM   #119
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My (very short) Mac Collection

I Have a Macintosh performa 630CD

and my mom has a Macintosh Performa 6400/180 PowerPC
so that counts to cause it's in my house.

And That's about it.
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 01:15 PM   #120
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and my mom has a Macintosh Performa 6400/180 PowerPC
so that counts to cause it's in my house.

And That's about it.
Nice retro collection you have there - maybe you should try and obtain a iMac G3 or similar (they can often be gotten for free).
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Old Mar 12, 2010, 02:05 AM   #121
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I have a working Apple IIgs. Has the 3.5" and 5.25" drives. Probably no working software though.

That's my only vintage Apple Computer. The rest consists of boring modern stuff...Mac Pro, Apple TV, 3GS, soon to be iPad.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 04:53 AM   #122
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My Collection i slimmed down a bit.

Titanium PowerBook G4 500Mhz (The Mains)
B&W G3 350 (oc'ed to 500 :P) (Server)
iBook G3 300mhz (Blueberry)
PM 7500/100
Mac Classic
Mac Plus
Newton eMate 300
iPod 1st Generation (2001) 5GB (Main until battery died, will be again when battery replaced)
iPod 2nd Generation (2002) 10gb
iPod 3rd Generation (2003) 20GB *Main iPod*
iPod 4th Generation (2004) 20GB
iPod 5.5th Generation (2007) 30GB
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I have a working Apple IIgs. Has the 3.5" and 5.25" drives. Probably no working software though.

That's my only vintage Apple Computer. The rest consists of boring modern stuff...Mac Pro, Apple TV, 3GS, soon to be iPad.
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My collection...

Starting with the computers:

Macintosh Quadra 650 (1993)
Blue and white PowerMac G3 (1999)
PowerMac G4 (1999)
PowerMac G5 (2003)

iBook G3 Clamshell (1999)
iBook G3 (The white plastic one) (2001)
PowerBook G4 (2001)

iMac G5 iSight model (2005)
27-inch Intel iMac (2009)

Now with the iPods:
Original iPod - 5 GB (2001)
4th Gen. iPod - 20 GB i think (2004)

iPod Nano 1G - 4GB (2005)
iPod Nano 4G - 16 GB (2008)
iPod Nano 5G - 8 GB (2009)

Boy I am an Apple fanboy .
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 12:40 AM   #125
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My Mac collection has changed so much,I'll do a list of what I had in the order of having it.I sold a lot to get what I have now.

1.iBook Clamshell Blueberry 300Mhz/160MB/3.2GB/9.2.2(sold)
2.PowerMac G4 QS 867Mhz,1GB/1 120GB's/10.5.8/10.4.11/(still have it)
3.iMac G3 233Mhz/160MB/4GB/10.1.5(gave away)
4.iBook Clamshell Indigo 466Mhz/576MB/80GB/10.4.11(sold)
5.iBook Clamshell Graphite 466Mhz/320MB/40GB/10.4.11(sold)
6.eMac G4 1Ghz/1GB/120GB/10.5.8(sold)
7.PowerBook G4 Titanium 1Ghz/1GB/60GB/10,5,8(sold)
8.PowerBook G4 Titanium 1Ghz/1GB/60GB/10.4.11(sold)
9.PowerMac G5 2 1.8Ghz/1.5GB/1.5TB/10.5.8(sold)
10.MacBook Unibody White 2,26GhzC2D/2GB/250GB/10.6.2(my current main system.)
11.Macintosh Performa 636 33Mhz/20MB/250MB/7.5.5(just got for free)

That's all what I've had in the last year,I'm very blessed.Sold all the iBooks and PB's and the G5 for my MB.
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