What to do with IIcx and Duo 210

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Le Big Mac, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I have an old IIcx and Duo 210 lying around. They've really been lying around, and I have no idea if they would even boot (I suspect not).

    Is there any reason not to trash them? Can anything be done with them or are any of the parts worth more than the postage it would cost to send them somewhere?

    I'm not soliciting offers here. I'm looking for good ideas, if there are any.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The Mac IIcx is an excellent machine. If anything, the PowerBook Duo 210 is even better. To trash them would be sacrilege. If you don't know what to do with them, there are people who do.
  3. tilman macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2006
    At least consider bringing it to a computer recycling center instead of just throwing it into the trash. I don't know what the situation is in DC, but here in California, such places have mushroomed recently.

  4. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    Use them to play old games or something but don't throw them away, they might be worth tons of cash in the future as a collector's item.
  5. kered22 macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2006
    Torrance, CA
    The IIcx is a bit historical too, from that era when the people at Apple felt they were working on pieces of art rather than just computers. Inside (under the motherboard I believe) there is a laser etched piece with all of the autographs of the people who worked on it.
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
  7. Le Big Mac thread starter macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Rest assured, I'd dispose of properly if I did.
  8. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    There are plenty of collectors that would pay for the Duo, working or not. (If it's really dead, they might only be willing to pay the cost of shipping, but you'd still find people to send it to.)

    The IIcx isn't quite as desirable, but you would probably still find someone willing to pay shipping.
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    This would be my advice as well. :)
  10. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004

    Of course as a parts system the IIcx is also nice... the power supply of the IIcx works in a number of later models (I used a IIcx power supply to fix a 7100 a few years back). Shipping for that system would be less expensive than the cost of the power supply from most places.

    Same goes for the Duo. The case and keyboard as parts are worth something even if the logic board and hard drive keep the total system from being that useful. I know that some people would rather have the top of the lower case and track ball rather than the track pad on the 2300c (the Duo's track ball/buttons were the best of the early PowerBooks in my personal opinion).

    There is always something that can be done with them.

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