Best use for a Working Mac Plus

boatofcar

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Nov 17, 2004
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NO MACAQUARIUM! :)

I have a Mac Plus that's begging for some use. It's working fine, but I had to replace the internal disk drive with an external one after the internal one gave up the ghost. Any ideas for something practical I can do with it that won't cost me a whole lot of money?



John
 

zap2

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Mar 8, 2005
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when every you main mac is not work they way you want turn it on and say Look at that Mac still running all these year im sure my( your Mac now) can work just fine :)
 

quackattack

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I had a working one for a while too. I finally got rid of it. Games were about all that I could still do on it that I couldn't do on my new computer. Dark Castle, Kings Quest, Hardball, some of those were a blast!

It was a very sad day, I loved that old computer!
 

840quadra

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Sad but true

A friend of mine made his into a Door bell.

It is booted all the time into a program (he wrote) to cause the Mac to play a sound and flash "door" on the screen whenever a mouse button is pressed in a box on the screen.

He dissected (sp?) a mouse, and were the location of the normal mouse button would go on the mouse's board, he soldered in long wires and attached them to a normal Door bell button. The mouse is positioned on top of the screen that activates the sound and screen event.

When the person outside presses the doorbell button, it is the same as clicking the mouse on the screen.

All I can say, is at least his plus is seeing regular use. I hope the CRT lasts though!!
 

5300cs

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How about for word processing? Or doing your books? I've heard of people using Quicken on old Macs ...
 

840quadra

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5300cs said:
How about for word processing? Or doing your books? I've heard of people using Quicken on old Macs ...
I am one of those old Quicken users.

My trusty old LC does great for this. I am to cheap to buy a new personal accounting software package, so I am still using an old version of Quicken that is located on my LC.

works great, and I believe it would run on my SE as well!

840
 
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