Searching for a lost Macintosh TV (Texas)

Ian Finder ian.finder at
Mon Dec 5 21:18:43 CST 2016

They sold 10,000 Apple TVs. That's a lot.

You lost track of one ten years ago, and have given no real methodology for
discerning it from any other- the number out there with OS 7.6 or 8mb of
ram will be significant.

Perhaps you should go door-to-door, or hang flyers. It would probably yield
better results.

On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 6:49 PM, Tothwolf <tothwolf at> wrote:

> I'm not really active in any of the classic computing communities apart
> from classiccmp, so I would appreciate it if others could pass this message
> around and see if this computer ended up in the hands of a fellow collector.
> A good friend of mine who lived in Spring, TX (north of Houston) owned a
> black Macintosh TV (1993 vintage). During a move many years ago (late
> 2010), it mistakenly ended up turned in as ewaste. I only found out late
> this year (2016) that this had happened.
> Given how rare/uncommon these machines are, chances are very high that it
> ended up resold on eBay or similar instead of being scrapped. I have no
> records of the serial number of the machine, but according to my archives,
> I installed Mac OS 7.6.1 on it on May 5, 1998. It was also upgraded with an
> 8MB SIMM but still had the factory hard drive.
> If by some chance a fellow collector ended up with it, and if it still has
> its hard drive and files intact, my friend would really like to obtain a
> copy of her files (a disk image of the hard drive would be ideal). I
> happened to still have a backup of the machine on a zip disk from May 24,
> 1998, but she had continued to use the machine off and on for many years
> after that. I would also just like to know that the machine didn't end up
> scrapped.

   Ian Finder
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