I love being able to fix Macs because......

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RedCroissant, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Today a friend of mine and her husband gave me a PPC Mac treasure trove!

    1. 3 Pro keyboards
    2. White wired Apple keyboard
    3. 6 unopened boxes of 5.25" floppy disks
    4. 1 5.25" floppy disk cleaner
    5. 3 unopened boxes of 2HD 3.5" floppy disks
    6. 3 AVerKey300 Gold (1 unopened and shrink-wrapped
    7. 2 HP JetDirect 300Xs
    8. 6 serial port male-female adapters
    9. tons of educational software as well
    10. a 120MB Imation Super disk
    11. 11 unopened white Apple remotes

    AND...I've been promised more as well including more mice and power cables and adapters, etc...

    And all I have to do is clone a 2008 MBP to a 2012 and then get the 2008 running properly. It's awesome.
     
  2. 996085 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like someone is dumping their trash on you and calling it a gift ;)
     
  3. RedCroissant thread starter Suspended

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  4. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    I know how you feel lol, people just give me their broken iDevices. I have a drawer full of iPods and iPhones
     
  5. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    5 1/4" disks are getting tough to find these days-I'd be quite happy :)

    Granted, Macintoshes never used 5 1/4" drives(save for the IIe card that could be fit to the LC and some others) but if nothing else they're good trading fodder for stuff like DD 3 1/2".
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I still have 5.25" disks for my long gone Commodore 64/128.

    Licensed holder of The All American BBS for Commodore 64 and 128. Reg. #0222.

    :D
     
  7. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa there. There was a card and external drive available to make a II or SE able to read/write PC floppies. I have the SE version. Long since past being useful.
     
  8. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Are those not all Apple II drives, though? I know Apple made 5 1/4" drives, but plugging one into the floppy port on a Mac was a good way to fry things. You can plug an Apple II drive into a IIe card, but that's the only way I know of to use one of those with a Macintosh.

    I wasn't aware of this-I'd be interested in finding one for no other reason than curiosity.
     
  9. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    They're Apple II drives...

    Bunn is correct - some 68k Macs could used those linked via an Apple II compatibility add in card.

    EDIT : beaten to it!
     

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