I got a Lisa

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by slb, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. slb macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    New Mexico
    So, one of the teachers at the local college had a Lisa she was getting rid of, so she gave it to a friend of mine, who gave it to me. The keyboard even comes in the original Apple box, a Profile, the original mouse, and there's a second motherboard I'm told is intended as a replacement. It's the second model Lisa with the smaller floppy drive.

    When I hook the machine up and press the power button, there's this weird looped chirping sound that's made and nothing happens until I let go of the button.

    I'm about ready to try the second motherboard, but I was wondering if anyone with Lisa experience knows just what else might be the cause? It would be neat to get the thing running.

    It's also neat to browse the box of old software--including old Microsoft software. LisaWorks and more. Just thought I'd share!
  2. JDar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    No experience with the Lisa except remembering coveting it year ago. What was the retail price when Lisa was new? Congratulations on adding her to your collection.
  3. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    According to apple-history.com they cost $9,995 back when they were new. And still demand $100's of dollars for examples in good working condition.
  4. 5300cs macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Wish I had a Lisa ... it's the one elusive machine I really want to add to my collection.

    Unfortunately they almost never surface in Japan, and when they do they're really expensive. Case in point I found one a few months ago on auction but the ending price was over $1000 :eek:

    I wish you the best of luck in getting it to run :)

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