Stack 'O' Macs

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by barnett25, May 5, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    I got all this (except the PowerMac All-In-One [goodwill $10]) for $15 from a guy selling stuff he got from my University. I have no clue what I'm gonna do with this stuff, but I'm still convinced I got a good deal. I'd love to hear what you guys think about my collection. Also, the Performa 6115CD has a strange video out, it almost looks like the modern digital out, does anyone have any idea what that is?

    The computers are, from the top.
    Macintosh Classic 2mb RAM, 40mb HD
    PowerMac 5260/100 16mb RAM, 100mb HD
    Macintosh LC 10mb RAM, 40mb HD
    Centris 660AV 4nb RAM, 80mbHD
    Quadra 610 8mb RAM, 250mb HD
    Performa 6115CD 40mb RAM, 2gb HD
    Quadra 610 8mb RAM, 250mb HD
    Macintosh II 8mb RAM, 40mb HD
    Macintosh II 16mb RAM, 40mb HD (with 2 video cards, is this unusual?)
    Macintosh II 8mb RAM, 40mb HD

    Is this stuff worth selling on ebay?
    I think it all works but since I don't have a monitor I can't really tell.
     

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  2. macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    Whoa that is a lot of stuff. I'm sure you could turn a profit off selling them on eBay, If you look there is a classic going for $26 and I'm sure the others would sell for more. You got a good deal!
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    carpenter38

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    I bet they're taking up quite a bit of room in your place... :rolleyes:
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    too bad you weren't around when i was cleaning out my apartment... I received quite a few old macs when i started getting interested in buying my first mac.

    It was fun to put Apple Unix on a few, but i really don't have the time for em.

    I ended up putting them in the stack of old comps at work where noone noticed an adition of 7 macs :p.
     
  5. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Not enough Macs for a couch, but definitely enough for an end table, coffee table, and/or chair.
     

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  6. macrumors member

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    Ooh... lots of good old stuff :) I had a couple of those machines, I'm particularly fond of the Quadra 660AV, which IIRC is just a different name for the Centris 660AV you've got there. The Mac II's seem unusually souped up.

    I would recommend (once you get bored) donating them to an inner city school. You can probably pick up some localtalk networking equipment really cheap on ebay and make a decent computer lab. I volunteered to do this in our local schools and it was really appreciated. Old computers (especially with plenty of RAM and a reformatted hard drive) can make perfectly find machines for word processing, netscape, old-school music composition software, all sorts of fun stuff. In Hartford, where I volunteered, teachers were still hoarding ancient performas - the IT department didn't want to buy new ones. The sad thing is that when the IT people found out that a teacher is hoarding an old Mac they'll take it away and throw it in a dumpster, and then not replace it so we would volunteer to do repairs.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    I would really love to see if these machines work and maybe play around with them some, but I don't have a monitor. I'm sure I could get one on ebay, but that would cost a furtune in shipping. I found this
    on ebay but I don'd know if it will work with my lcd monitor. The auction is almost over so if anyone knows anything about this I would appreciate a reply.
    Thanks.

    Or is this just as good/better? It is cheaper, so if it works I'd rather use it.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Splitter keyboard

    Ooh. I'd take that splitter keyboard off of your hands in a second. Email me with an offer.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    I sent you an email
     
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    vollspacken

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    keep the Classic, max it out with RAM (8MB) and the 250MB HD from the other machines... keep the splinter keys and the best looking regular keys and two mice. maybe keep one of the Quadras


    ...sell the rest on eBay

    vSpacken
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Strange Video out on performa....

    video out on the performa is probably one of the odd proprietary video ports that Apple was using in the performa line. I have only seen them on the pancake performas but could easily have been used in other machines at the time. You need an Apple video adapter to use the performa with normal vga monitors. The adapter is a 6" long cable and I think Apple was the only company that ever made it.

    Why Apple did that is a mystery.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Performa 6115CD

    Hi Barnett,

    Thanks for posting the thread. That was an excellent deal, and you got all those systems for the cost of a single machine, or less than one machine. Hehee.

    The odd display connector you reference on the back of the Performa 6115 CD is called an ADC, or Apple Display Connector. It is a proprietary monitor port on older models of Macs, but I can't say I know the reasoning behind them having a proprietary port. Perhaps it was the early inkling of the "Think Different" campaign? Only kidding. I used to own a Performa 6115 CD, and if I remember correctly, my Apple monitor had a VGA-to-ADC adapter. Stores that sell old or refurbished Mac parts should still have those.

    Also see this URL from Apple's website for further details on the Performa 6115 CD:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112279

    Speaking of which, it looks like Apple also referred to the ADC Port as HDI-45.

    By the way, the Performa is upgradeable...I popped in 128 MB RAM (over the 72 MB RAM Apple's specs say is the maximum), popped in a 120 MHz NuBus Sonnet CPU accelerator card (I think the original CPU was 60 MHz, and I'm pretty sure the accelerator card had about 1 MB L2 Cache), replaced the 2x CD-ROM Drive with a 32x CD-ROM drive, and replaced the 350 MB internal hard drive with I think a 2 GB drive. And people say you can't upgrade a Mac. ;)

    I hear even the earliest Macs, like the SE/20, can still be used as Mail Servers. :)

    Hope this helps! Good luck!
     
  13. macrumors G5

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    Thanks for all the info regarding the video out on the Performa. When I first got these computers I had considered selling them on eBay. But I have never sold anything on eBay before, and the task seems kind of daunting. At this point I really need to get these computers out of my girlfriend's apartment (see the post above by carpenter38 ;) ). I think I will probably end up giving most of the computers to goodwill but I want keep the classic and maybe one of the others. So if anyone in the southern WV area wants to come and pick the others up your welcome to it. :)
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    This is my "Stack 'O Macs".

    [​IMG]

    I bought most of them on eBay 4 or 5 years ago to make aquariums. I still have most of them, wrapped in plastic and stored in my shed. I'm bored with the aquariums but can't bring myself to get rid of the old Macs.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    The Performa 6115CD uses the adapter found here: link . I think this video connection was only on the Power Macintosh 6100, 7100, and 8100 models and Performa 61xx. The Performa 6115CD is basically the same as a Power Macintosh 6100.
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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    OMG!!! That literally looks like my wall a few years ago. I bought 17 of those suckers for $5 at my university auction. I was thinking of making aquariums too or a giant mac robot sculpture...I am not joking lol. Of course I didn't do anything with them. I sold one on ebay for $30 and threw the rest away except (kept the best one).

    Like the first guy I wasn't sure what to do with them but I was sure I got a good deal lol.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    You probably got an answer already…but re: 6115CD

    1. I used to own a Performa 6115CD and loved it. The VideoOut SHOULD BE, if memory serves, the ADC (Apple Display Connector). Might think of it as a predecessor to HDMI, where the video signal and the power share the same cable. You can verify by checking MacTracker, a very handy freeware (donations accepted) app that gives you info and specs on all of Apple's products over the years. Actually I checked out MacTracker as I was composing this and it lists it as "Display Connection HDI-45"

    2. Is it worth selling on eBay? You'll want to do searches on some of the machines. You might find some old-school collector who'd be interested in them, but I wouldn't expect more than $50-100 per working system.

    3. Find yourself an affordable SVGA CRT monitor. Actually you should be able to find a decent LCD monitor for $150-200 with VGA connector. For the older Macs you may need to find a VGA to ADC adapter.

    Good luck!
     
  19. macrumors 603

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    Helpful advice to be certain, but I reckon the OP has already long decided what to do with these; it's quite an old thread. ;)
     
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