Anyone still have old 1970s and 1980s apple equipment.

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by wellander1, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. wellander1 macrumors regular

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    I am wondering if Anyone still have old 1970s and 1980s apple equipment?
    And do the still operate?
     
  2. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Apple II Europlus, but it's in storage and whilst it worked last time I used it (maybe 20 years ago), I have no idea if it would work today.
     
  3. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    My oldest, an Apple IIe date coded end of 1984 still works perfectly. The equipment back then were built top notch in USA (computer), Japan (drives), South Korea (monitor), etc.
     
  4. weckart macrumors 601

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    I have a couple of MacSEs from the late 80s that I restored and both are working. They can run System 3.3 onwards although they shipped with System 4.0.
     
  5. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I have an Apple IIe, two IIc, and a IIgs and they all work great. It’s the late 80’s to early 90’s Macintosh models that tend to die because the internal battery leaks or the caps leak. I have a Mac Classic that no longer works because of bad caps.
     
  6. sittnick macrumors member

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    There is a natural supplements store in Madison, Wisconsin, where the proprietor still boots his aged Mac Plus off of floppies to run his business. He has NO concern of malware.
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 604

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    Plenty of 80s Macs here, including a 1984 "Macintosh"(not good for a whole lot) along with some newer but working fine Compacts and some higher end Macs like the Mac II.

    I'd still like a IIfx and SE/30, but don't want to pay the crazy prices they seem to bring.
     
  8. tpivette89 macrumors 6502

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    Have a IIe platinum (complete), a IIGS (complete), a SE/30, and a IIci (complete)... all functioning> I grew up with the 80s Apple computers in grade school and love them to death. It's great firing up old school games on the IIe or IIGS.
     

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