Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The Latest News ! The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Click here to loginLogin Click here to send a link to this page to a friendTell a FriendTell us what you think about this pageRate this PageMistake ? You have mr info ? Click here !Add Info     Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse console museumBrowse pong museum









 

Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Pixel Deer T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details




A > APPLE  > MACINTOSH


 

This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Apple  MACINTOSH computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

  Click Here to add a message in the forum

 

Monday 28th November 2016
Paul Fed (Toronto Canada)

HI I am looking for an affordable apple Macintosh


Monday 22nd August 2016
David Lowry

It''s amazing how much the price gap is on these old macintosh computers is. I have seen systems that turn on and ONLY come with the computer for more than $600, but i has also seen systems that turn on but just have a few more scuffs on them selling for less than $5.


Saturday 7th February 2009
Mark Powell (UK)

I had the misfortune of blowing up one of the first Mac''s in the UK. Working for (what was then) one of the biggest dealers in the Country, I was told to get the new Mac out the cupboard and power it on. No-one mentioned the 240/110V converter.
Bang - puff of smoke $ dead Mac. Oops.


Thursday 27th March 2008
tomswift (usa)

a ? disk icon on the screen of mac performa 550 probably means dead HD. replace HD. download os 7.5 from apple.com (free) onto floppies. will take 16 floppies for whole os. good luck...


Tuesday 11th December 2007
jewel king (Molalla, Or.)

I have a (vintage) Mac Performa 550 that needs a system 7 utilities disk to get it back up and running again. When I turn it on, the screen comes up with an icon of a blinking disk with a question mark in it. I don't have a system 7 back up disk and was wondering where I could get one?

If I can't get the old Mac.hine running again, I am planning to sell the entire works. I have lots and lots of programs , 2 printers, a Suma Graphics drawing tablet, Original manuals , an extra extended key board and more , more , more. Am just wondering if some one in the vintage Mac field could give me an estimate on how much it's all worth before I put it on the market. But, before I do that, I'd rather see if I could get it fixed. Thank you


Tuesday 11th December 2007
jewel king (Molalla, Or.)

I have a (vintage) Mac Performa 550 that needs a system 7 utilities disk to get it back up and running again. When I turn it on, the screen comes up with an icon of a blinking disk with a question mark in it. I don't have a system 7 back up disk and was wondering where I could get one?

If I can't get the old Mac.hine running again, I am planning to sell the entire works. I have lots and lots of programs , 2 printers, a Suma Graphics drawing tablet, Original manuals , an extra extended key board and more , more , more. Am just wondering if some one in the vintage Mac field could give me an estimate on how much it's all worth before I put it on the market. But, before I do that, I'd rather see if I could get it fixed. Thank you


Wednesday 24th January 2007
Carlos (Ilheus - Bahia - Brasil)

I would like to receive details of the original mac case (cabinet). The sizes, the angles. A CAD project/drawing would be fantastic! I want this to try to build a clone. Thanks in advance. Kind regards


Monday 5th June 2006
Oliver (Berlin)
www.myoldmac.net

Where and when was your Mac born ?

Decode following facts about your old Mac from its serial number:

* Manufactured in,
* Year of production,
* Week of production,
* Production number,
* Modell ID,

http://myoldmac.net/FAQ/Mac-Serialnumber-decoder-e.php


Monday 19th December 2005
Chris (Vermont)

how much are these things worth? If anyone can e-mail me a rough figure it would be appreciated!


Wednesday 3rd August 2005
Renzin (usa)

Another great computer! Compare the price of this mac to the latest power mac g5. Some people, sadly, have gutted their old mac and used it as a computer case with a window.


Friday 25th March 2005
qwerty (mars)

Well Dave, I think you might have a bit more luck on the mini-fourm for the lisa, since that's what you need info on.
hope I was helpfull Dave.
Sincerly,
Qwerty


Friday 21st January 2005
Dave Catherman (CT)

How is a Manufacture Date code deciphered on a Lisa 2 Model A6S0200? The date code I have is 4300 and the serial number is A4300021. When was this machine born? Thanks! Dave.


Saturday 15th January 2005
qwerty (canada)

I absolutly love these little brown macs.i currently have a lage colection of them.does anyone know where i can find a orignal 128k to help my colection?if so, please e-mail me


Saturday 13rd November 2004
Tim Wilson (Fiji)

Yes, "Macintosh" is a kind of apple. The Mac computer was the dream of Jef Raskin, who wrote the manual for the Apple I, and he named it after his favourite type of apple.


Saturday 13rd November 2004
Tim Wilson (Fiji)

Exact time the Mac was introduced? The stockholders meeting began at 10 am. By 9:45, all 2600 seats were filled, and there were still over 100 people trying to get in. The reason for that is that the "George Orwell" 1984 ad had been screened on Sunday, early in the 3rd quarter of the Super Bowl, and had left everyone stunned.

(Info from "West of Eden - The End of Innocence at Apple Computer", Frank Rose, 1989)


Wednesday 10th November 2004
mortb (Sweden)

I've heard somwhere that Macintosh is a kind of apples. Don't know if this is correct though.


Thursday 20th May 2004
Rami (Binyamina, Israel)

Does anyone know the origin og the name MAC(intosh). is it just the codename for the project. The Apple computer names (i.e. Apple and Lisa) had meanining.

Thanks in advance.
Rami.


Tuesday 27th January 2004
Terry (Oklahoma)

does anyone know the exact" time " that the Macintosh was introduced on January 24th, 1984? If you look back on a calendar to Jan. 1984, that day is a Tuesday. If you think about it most major introductions have taken place on a Tuesday, but at what time.???


Sunday 26th October 2003
Jon Jarmon (Tacoma Washington U.S.A.)

I found 2 of the original Macintosh computers.The First Mac's just say Macintosh on the back of them.
Apple computer only sold around 120,000 to 150,000 of the original Mac's between Jan 24 1984 and Sept 22 1984.After that period of time Apple changed the roms a little bit and renamed it the Macintosh 128k to differentiate it from the released Macintosh 512k,both released after Sept 22 1984.The serial numbers on both of mine are #2336 and #5132 indicating that they were sold after the first week of introduction.I believe that only around 1,500 are still around today in operational condition.The ones that I found needed repair and I had to replace their power transistors on the analog boards.I had to repair one of the sony 400k drives but both are working fine now.The extremely early released Macintosh computers have a date code of 1983 Apple computer on their logic board.Apple sold 6,000 Mac's in the week after introduction,72,000 Mac's by day 100 and reached the 100,000 sold mark after 6 months of time.I still haven't found the exact number sold so I just made an estimation.





Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about old-computers.com | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -