Should I buy?

128keaton

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I have no idea if it works. TEMPTING!

I think it is a Macintosh Classic II, but does anybody know for sure? (I know it says on the front!)
Okay, never mind!
Here is the Mactracker stuff:
 

Apple fanboy

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I have no idea if it works. TEMPTING!
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I think it is a Macintosh Classic II, but does anybody know for sure? (I know it says on the front!)
I'm no expert but it will depend on price, if it works and your ability to fix it if it doesn't. Also what would you actually do on it? Even floppy disks are getting harder to come by.
 

128keaton

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I'm no expert but it will depend on price, if it works and your ability to fix it if it doesn't. Also what would you actually do on it? Even floppy disks are getting harder to come by.
If I do go by, Ill plug it in, see if it works. You can download System 7, and I have a floppy writer + floppies. And if that does not work, I have a friend who has System 7 floppies, which still work (Performa!)
 

havokalien

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Gonna need work

From experience with its age the capacitors on the motherboard are leaking and are failing on the analog board. If your handy with a soldering gun you can get it working again fairly easily. Hope you get it cheap. Good luck.
 

128keaton

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From experience with its age the capacitors on the motherboard are leaking and are failing on the analog board. If your handy with a soldering gun you can get it working again fairly easily. Hope you get it cheap. Good luck.
$75 dollars. Uh yeah, I solder in my free time (Arduino!)
 

havokalien

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Up to you

If it works at the moment 75 might be ok. I'd be careful as eBay prices are pretty cheap on the classics. The classic II is what the classic should have been but it still not quite an SE30.
 

128keaton

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If it works at the moment 75 might be ok. I'd be careful as eBay prices are pretty cheap on the classics. The classic II is what the classic should have been but it still not quite an SE30.
Okay, I'd rather buy on the 'Bay anyway.
 

Anonymous Freak

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Yeah, $75 seems high. The Classic II was the SE/30's crippled replacement. Low maximum memory capacity, no expansion (so no Ethernet without one of the hard-to-find SCSI-to-Ethernet adapters.)

I'd say no more than $30 fully functional - not worth anything broken. (Maybe $5 to turn into an aquarium.)
 

128keaton

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Yeah, $75 seems high. The Classic II was the SE/30's crippled replacement. Low maximum memory capacity, no expansion (so no Ethernet without one of the hard-to-find SCSI-to-Ethernet adapters.)

I'd say no more than $30 fully functional - not worth anything broken. (Maybe $5 to turn into an aquarium.)
I got a Classic I for $30, so I got my classic mac fix :)
 

havokalien

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Classic 2

With a classic 2 motherboard , which would need recapped as much as the original classic motherboard you can really make it a classic II. Just watch The bay a little, search for the part number and you could get it really cheap sometimes.