Power Mac 6100

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  1. apalahwei macrumors newbie

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    My girlfriend was helping her sister clean out the back room and we came across this 6100. I'm not sure if it even works, but everything looks like its there; keyboard, mouse, monitor, CPU, cables and even a SCSI scanner.

    Any idea if its worth anything ? Or if it could be just stripped for parts ?

    I've actually got some photos, and would be more than happy to share them. Just drop me a mail at lu_kenn(at)hotmail.com

    Thanks.
     
  2. selena12321, Aug 5, 2008
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    The Power Mac 6100 was the first computer of Apple Computers.
     
  3. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Huh?
     
  4. mr.666 macrumors member

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    ^^^ hahaha!! thats great! first Apple 1994 hehe.

    http://www.mac2sell.net/

    i wouldnt expect to get even $25 for a 6100. sorry.

    Edit: mac2sell dosent go back to pre G3. oops.
     
  5. apalahwei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh well.. gonna check it then :(

    Thanks for your replies...
     
  6. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I've got a Performa 6115 running as my localtalk bridge so I can still use my LaserWriter 360. They're basically the same machine. You can get a Sonnet G3 upgrade for them cheap these days if you want. I like the low profile case, so it was a natural server for me. As far as value, I don't think its worth anything to sell.
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    The PowerMac 6100, along with the 7100 and 8100 were the first PowerPC based (RISC) Macs sold by Apple. They were also the first systems to move away from a simple beep at startup to using a chord. Their chord sounds like a large bell.

    TEG
     
  8. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Well, the simple beep went away with the introduction of the Mac II line, and the Quadras had a chord similar to what my G4 plays. But the first PowerMacs did introduce a new type of chord.
     
  9. lpp71 macrumors member

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    My first Computer was a floor model Best Buy Performa 6115cd, still works to this day, found VERY RARE chips and its got 256mb (2 128mb chips!!!) and 264mb total, 500mhz G4 Upgrade, with Video Card, 18gig 10k RPM SCSI Hard Drive, 24x4x4 CD Burner... Over $900 of money invested into this make. And it still blazes fast in 7.6.1 or 7.5.1 or even 8.1/9.1... I knew a guy SOMEHOW made one Mac OS X compatible but kept getting errors, and no doubt its NuBus :)

    So there is some usefulness in these computers. Just make sure you have the monitor adapter or video card... If not DOS card is fun too.


    He meant first PowerPC, I think
     
  10. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I have one of these.

    I stuck it under my laser printer to make it sit up off the floor for easier access to the paper tray. :D
     
  11. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I have a 6100...It's too old to run any version of OS X. It will run OS 9 and you can play MP3s on it....

    One of the Quadra line was the first with the signature startup sound...I might be wrong, but I believe the Quadra 700 and 900 were the first to officially have the now-ubiquitous "startup bong".
     
  12. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  13. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    They were also released 18 years after Apple started manufacturing computers.
     
  14. 840quadra Moderator

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    If memory serves me correctly, the Quadra AVs (840 and 660av) were the first and only 68k systems with the similar Chord to what we currently hear on startups. Only difference being that the key was slightly different.
     
  15. colourclassic macrumors member

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    Don't know if anyone mentioned this, but the Power Mac 6100 was the first Apple computer to use the PPC chip architecture as opposed to the motorola 68k.

    Still, they aren't worth much.
     
  16. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    Right. For a while there, you could almost tell what kind of Mac it was by the Startup sound. My SE had the straight beep, when upgraded to the SE/30 it got the chord.

    Actually here is a site with many of the startup sounds digitized. As stated above, the chord started with the Mac II, and has been refined over the years.

    And the BEST system crash sound... From early PowerMacs

    :apple::apple:
     
  17. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    That's a NuBus machine. Since neither of my G3 cards will work on it mailing one to you would be useless.

    As others have mentioned, it has no real value other than as a museum piece.
     
  18. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    I used to have one of those, had a second Nubus graphics card with S-Video and VGA Out, used it to play classic games on the TV. I don't see them being worth much, 5 years ago I picked it up for free.

    As I recall they had those proprietary Apple display connectors which had super chunky cables, meaning you can only connect a limited selection of displays to it (unless you've got the Nubus card). You could use it as a web server though.
     
  19. mcdermd macrumors regular

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    Mactracker includes the startup and post fail noises in the myriad of information it displays.
     
  20. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    I had a 7100/80 once which was basically a roomier 6100. Ended up using a Nubus 266 G3 upgrade that had a video adapter on another card in the adjoining slot attached to it by a ribbon. It was a Newer Tech product, if I remember correctly.
    Now that I think about it, it would probably require a full height case.
     
  21. F. Hopper macrumors member

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    The only things I have from around that era are a PowerMac 5260/120 that i've fully speced out and a powerbook 1400cs/117. Old though they may be they still outperform any pc of the same spec..
     
  22. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    There were two types of NuBus G3 upgrades, the full height ones and then the slimmer ones for 6100. I have an example of both if anyone wants pictures.
     
  23. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    Ah but my quadra 650 makes a chord at startup. But it was released at the same time. Twas a beautiful day for macs: October 21st 1993. And my grandmother spent over 3 grand on it.
     
  24. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    PowerBook 190s also has the current startup sound.

    All Macs have a startup sound of some sort. Your 650 makes the older "Quadra" style.

    Here's most all the sounds in a row.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By1Jb13QYb8

    The last three are various renditions of the current one. I really liked the fifth one which my 5200s do. I'm not sure what other models (if any?) do that.
     

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