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#26 2015-02-10 22:00:17

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Re: Unity's uncovered Apples

Picked up a regular IIcx. So now I have a PVT(2), DVT and regular. Would love to find an EVT, but the odds of that are remote - if any even exist anymore. Also picked up a IIx to complete my big box II series. While my IIfx is not in a proper IIfx box (II box with IIfx decal on bottom) at least I can say I have all three for now. Now I just need a IIci. Not sure if I will pick up a IIvx or IIvi.

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#27 2015-02-20 04:59:30

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Re: Unity's uncovered Apples

Re-conquests of sorts:

I picked up a Macintosh Portable motherboard for my demo unit. Its not perfect, but it works and is in prime shape. So its heading out for a re-cap at MacCaps.com -  Once I rebuild the battery, I will FINALLY have a full operational Portable! This thing has been a pain in my side for far too long!

I also started work on my SE/30s. I have five. Two have mobos that need extensive work. But three are now operational and refurbished. These three still need re-caps, but for now I halted any cap corrosion. Two are very early socketed board versions. Odds are I will keep one and sell the other two working units. The dead ones, not sure.

And finally with the SE/30s worked on, the Portable on hold until the re-cap, I started on my Tempest SE. Its a dual 800k version with no large capacity drive installed. From a pic I found online, it may be missing a large box that goes under it. Not sure since there are no ways to secure one to it. But that box would contain a removable drive of sorts. The motherboard had some issues I could not resolve, so I used a matching spare and transferred the modifications to it. Everything works so now I am refurbishing the parts. I have a few new parts on the way and should have this wrapped up late next week.

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#28 2015-04-02 22:50:45

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Re: Unity's uncovered Apples

Picked up what appears to be another IIcx proto. No name stamp on case, case revision matches PVT I have on hand. Oddly even though the case revision is the same this one has signatures - but lacks one of them. Weird. Power supply is some unbranded off unit that is not auto voltage switching. I think its a very late PVT and the case is textured, unlike my others. If so that makes 2 DVT and 2 PVT that I now have.

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#29 2015-07-29 19:25:33

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Re: Unity's uncovered Apples

Doing a little digging on Don Crabb and his OutBound 125 I have, I found a little tid-bit. Its not often we find history of our machines like this. Its been to Aruba! smile

"Crabb said he has written magazine columns on a beach in Aruba with his Outbound, and it worked fine. ``The only drawback is you have to choose between a hard drive or a floppy drive. If you have the hard, you have to plug in an external floppy to load programs. But the external floppy is small.``"
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991 … -hard-disk

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#30 2015-07-30 12:57:34

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Re: Unity's uncovered Apples

unity wrote:

Now I just need a IIci.

I have a sneaking suspicion you picked one of those up... smile

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