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#1 2014-05-24 02:54:00

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Uniserver's Machines :-)

Place Holder, I will throw some up soon smile


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#2 2014-07-07 21:20:25

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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

holi  moli,  my sick obsession with the LC-III has allowed me to score 5.    offered the guy 60 bucks. and had to drive an hour and a half one way to meet up with him.

Dont have any pictures,  but 4 of them have batteries that have not leaked yet.
1 of them the battery has leaked… might be able to clean it up though?

He said 2 of them work, they boot up and everything.

They are Yeller!

They all are complete, HD's and Floppys,  Ram… I think 2 of them  have network cards.

not too shabby.  More junk—— I mean Awesome vintage Mac stuff for the pile smile

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#3 2014-07-08 00:33:43

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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

Well, The extra LCs you should sell restored. Basically recapped/deyellowed. Might get some decent money out of the spares? Unless you absolutely need 5 of them. I have an LC3 myself, but I havent decided whether to keep it or not. Kinda on the fence as this dinky apartment I am in, I might as well live in a single wide trailer. lol.

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#4 2014-07-08 16:25:10

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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

Wait - you've seen how many iMacs Uniserver has, right? There are some of us here that could do a pretty interesting episode of Hoarders. wink


Daily Drivers: 27" iMac 2.8 GHz Quad-Core i7 (Late 2009), 21.5" iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 (Late 2013), 11" Macbook Air 1.6 GHz i5 (Mid-2011)
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#5 2014-07-08 19:37:28

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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

^Guilty as charged?  lol (it's all good)

-J


modern: Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8-core 6GB/500G/DVD-RW, Mid-2010 A1286 MBP
PPC: G3/400
Pre-Mac: //e
other: iPhone 6s 128GB Space Gray

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#6 2014-07-08 20:33:54

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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

Coming from Mr: "I’m not sick, I’m a collector…"
The Apple Fool - http://applefool.com/applefool/Welcome.html

HA HA.

Wait - you've seen how many iMacs Uniserver has, right? There are some of us here that could do a pretty interesting episode of Hoarders.

Yeah its been kind of an emotional roller coaster with these 80 or so iMac's I have in my garage.
I mean it would be a blessing if they were not there… because i could totally use the space.
but i have no were to put them. - literally….   I just refuse to pay for a self storage unit.
if i am going to do that then I should just lease a Retail Space, in any one of these MANY vacant Strip malls
all over the freakin place… but you call these retards and they want like 1600 a month on a 3 year lease.
I think the ass has to fall out of the economy some more for these assholes to get real and realize,
Using these vacant properties year after year as a (loss) tax write off, is only going to get you so far.

anyways, so i have 6 or 7 g3 aio's left.
I had 14, when I bought all 14 they all worked, because i tested them…
i will admit they were packed with filth. and I didn't blast them out… too lazy..
but anyways, all that filth now has now collected moisture, and its causing the 7 I have right now to not work.
I guess that is what you get with cold storage.

those g3 AIO's are DUST Collectors… its freaking nasty.

I sold a G3 AIO, the other day and had to go through all 7, yep,  Pulled a Hard drive from one….   Pulled the CPU tray from one… and used the Monitor enclosure from another, to make one working unit… dammit.  so was able to get one working …

if i had extra time… ( witch i don't )  i'm sure i could go through and carefully clean the G3AIO's i have left and probably get them all to work again.  or at-least most of them.


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#7 2014-07-09 03:45:01

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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

I've limited my computer collecting to two rooms in the house (the office and the server room). The rest go into storage.


Machine room (updated for 2019!): http://www.floodgap.com/etc/machines.html

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#8 2014-07-09 14:18:43

jt
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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

I'm not a hoarder, I'm a collector.

I'm not a collector per se, I'm more of a hardware hacker  .  .  .  with way too many project boxes open at any given time. wink

<  .  .  .  can still walk past the donors to get through the apartment  .  .  .  most of the time.  >

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#9 2014-07-09 16:18:47

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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

So you're a parts hoarder wink


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#10 2014-07-09 18:51:17

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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

Interface Cards, Adapters, Cables and 21"+ CRTs too  .  .  .  smile

< .  .  .  omits mentioning tools, cameras and lenses.   hmm  >

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#11 2014-07-09 21:05:02

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Re: Uniserver's Machines :-)

ok so i went all through the 5 LC-III,
3 of them have those really good 80mb black IBM HD's
1 of them has a prodrive and it works, for now.
1 of them has a prodrive that works but has stiction.

All 4 work, I had to recap one because it was dead.

So i have 4 machines that fully work/bootup. with 4 working HD's too..

1 machine.. the battery explosion one… Yeah… i did my very best, and was hopeful with it…
but the battery explosion was just too bad.  The mainboard is not fixable…  There were legs falling of the cpu
and the pads just got hit way to hard.   but its just that one… 4 out of 5 aint bad at all.
The psu/floppy/speaker/fan/ram/case are all still good. so a nice parts machine indeed.


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