Prototype eMac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by johnqh, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. johnqh macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2008
    I mentioned that I have a prototype eMac in the Macbook Air prototype thread. I don't think this eMac is worth much, just something interesting to keep around.

    Someone asked for pictures. So here they are


    The label says:
    Apple Prototype Development Support
    408-974-50XX (I don't know if I should post the whole phone #)


    System Profiler shows a regular eMac/700.
    Serial number G82403JLNMV

    It looks just like a regular eMac. As far as I can tell, there is no exterior difference.

    It doesn't have an Aiport slot (tried to install one).
  2. iGrant macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2006
    Dude that is awesome how much did you buy it for if you don't mind me asking?
  3. three macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    Washington State
  4. adamvk macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
  5. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    apparently its fake/copy/clone/verbatim. etc
  7. rs7 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    You know there's only 100 numbers that need to be tried to get the right one now. ;)
  8. johnqh thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2008
    Heehee, if you PM me, I will send you the last two digits so it will save you some time.

    I doubt it is fake, because the seller didn't mention it is a prototype, and I didn't notice it is a prototype. I only figured that it is not a regular model when I tried to install Airport and couldn't. Then I looked up the serial number and got "unknown model". Only after that, I noticed that medimac sticker.

    I think it was produced in October 2002, so it is not the prototype for the original eMac. It is probably a testing machine for between 1st gen and 2nd gen.

    I probably should do more research on it, and use a real digital camera (instead of iphone) next time for better photos.
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    I think some of the eMacs had Airport Extreme before the switch from the PowerMac chipset over to the iMac chipset.
  10. johnqh thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2008
    Yes, according to the specs on everymac, 2003 eMacs and later have Airport Extreme.
  11. johnqh thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2008
    I am actually posting from this eMac right now.

    Some new observations

    1. It has a Combo drive (stock has CD-ROM). PHILIP CDD5101. Under burning support, it says "Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)"
    2. The serial number on the sticker, behind the drive door, matches the one in system profile.

    So, so far, the differences are:
    1. Serial #.
    2. Airport slot.
    3. Optical drive.
  12. macalec macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2012
    emac prototype

    Do you still have this??

    If so I am interested..


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