I *LOVE* the 20th Anniversary Macintosh!!!

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  1. ClassicII macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys!

    We have plenty of *LOVE* threads here but I really think we need one for one of the most amazing mac's ever built. The 20th Anniversary Macintosh!

    Ever since I saw this computer over 10 years ago I knew I wanted to have one. I could never afford it though, so over the years I would always keep an eye out for the perfect deal. I was lucky enough last year to get one that was broken but in real great shape for a perfect price. It would turn on but not chime and the LCD would not turn on. Luckily I was able to fix it!! It turned out to be a bad 4.5V battery!

    The best thing is I use my TAM every day! I hooked a coax cable to the back and use it to watch DISH network. I tune in to the SIRIUS Satellite radio tv stations. I can then utilize that fantastic BOSE sound system!!!

    [​IMG]


    Anyway lets hear about your stories or post a picture of your TAM!!!! :)
     
  2. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    This was my old signature!! I got mine off ebay for around $200. Its a bit scratched but its not noticeable. Its a 500Mhz G3 upgraded and has the full 128Mb (OMG) of ram :p i love to listen to cd's with it. even though i have better speakers theres just something lovely about using the TAM. I used to watch T.V. on it sometimes too

    ill post pics later

    P.s. My TAM has a problem where the keyboard types in all symbols. I have tried to change settings but nothing happens. I think its something to do with key caps (setting) but i dont know. I tried a different keyboard and it worked fine so im a bit upset. I opened up the TAM keyboard and it was all clean in order too. Anyone know?
     
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Sounds like the Option key is stuck. Open the Key Caps Apple Menu Item to see if it shows Option always held down.
     
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Add me to the list of TAM lovers - unfortunately I havent found one I can afford yet - but theyre truly beautiful machines, and I hope to have one someday - It would be the crown of my Mac Collection next to a prototype 128K or 512K Macintosh.
     
  5. ClassicII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bumpo just found a nice cover to protect my TAM. :)
     
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    Ever seen one in person?
     
  10. ClassicII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    He probably hasn't, as it is really amazing in person.

    People forget that this was designed 15 years ago.


    At that time this is what a computer looked like.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. ClassicII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes!!! it came with the original shipping box and 3 internal boxes.

    It also came with the apple invoice and Bose recall letter.

    It was sold for $1999 if i remember right. That was the final clearance price before they were discontinued.

    Sadly it was missing the cd's and case, pen and pencil. I am going to keep an eye out for them though.
     
  12. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    i got mine a month ago, , it came with everything that was originally in the box , found my Tam in austria, then i sourced a G3 upgrade card for it too , these upgrade cards are getting harder and harder to find ,but was lucky , i found one in chile
     

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