FTGH for pickup in So Cal: PDP-11/44, Macs, Atari ST, RiscPC, ...

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Mon Jul 5 21:30:22 CDT 2021

Well, the pandemic turns everything upside down and we're looking at new
employment, a new place and probably having to slash a few things. First on
the chopping block is to consolidate and downsize storage.

These systems and peripherals are all free to a good home; all you have to
do is pick them up. Pick up any and all, with priority given to those who
are interested in multiple units. I've tried to describe them as
completely as possible. A few items have "on your honour" conditions. I'm
also giving priority to classiccmp readers before I post public elsewhere.

The items are in various places over the Riverside-San Bernardino area in
Southern California depending on where and when I acquired them, so send me
an off-list E-mail and we'll figure it out based on their location.

extra time, we can work something out; I'd rather not scrap what someone
has an interest in, but obviously with a likely move approaching, the
sooner the better.


PDP-11/44 with at least four disk packs and lots of paper tape and 8" floppies,
sitting on top of what I think is a TU58. I never got the chance to fire it on.
You will need a truck, probably a cart and definitely a hernia belt. There is
also a big Kennedy disk next to it but I don't know if they originally went

DEC VT100. This got bashed around a little and the case is a little loose,
and I don't know if it works, but it's an honest to Ford VT100.

Alpha Micro S-100 system. I got this when I had more money with the
intention of rehabilitating it when I had more time, and now I have less
of both. It will work for other S-100 cards. Whatever cards and devices
are in there are all yours. They are heavy steel drawers and it can take
big cards. There are two boxes; please take both.

Acorn RiscPC 700 and Castle Iyonix PC. Like the AM S-100 system, I got this
when I had more money but not enough time, and now I have neither. They
need specialist restoration as neither system powers on, and it doesn't
appear to be (just) the PSU. In particular, the RiscPC came to me with a
leaky board battery which may have something to do with it. Both systems
appear heavily upgraded but I don't have any inventory. If you are
interested, it is expected you will be restoring the systems and not just
turning around to part them out; there aren't that many of these machines on
this side of the Atlantic (on your honour). Please take both units; you
will get a big box of software and RiscPC artifacts from the previous owner
as well.

Snow iMac G3 (600MHz, 512MB RAM). Works fine, comes up in stock 10.3.9. Needs
a new PRAM battery but in good shape otherwise. Add your own USB keyboard and
mouse. This was a gift from a good buddy, so it goes to you with the
understanding you will try to find it a home if you don't want it instead
of trying to sell it (on your honour). Everyone should have the joy of an
original iMac.

Atari STacy, disassembled. I was working on the system to replace the
hard disk and one of the power headers got shifted which put 12V on a 5V
line. Guaranteed this liberated some magic smoke from the motherboard or
a yet-to-be-detected fuse somewhere, but the keyboard, RAM card, screen
and such were all functional at the time I effed up and probably still are.
You will get it in a fabulous Office Depot box with "STacy" written on it
using a half-dead Sharpie.

Mega ST4 with Megafile 60 and SC1224 and SM125 monitors. These are a bit
yellowed and the keyboard is thrashed. Also, the TOS is on a separate card
with two leads that got loose and I don't know where they go (probably to +Vcc
and a select pin). Thus, can't test the monitors or the hard disk, but the
system does power on, and the hard disk does power up and makes happy hard
disk noises. No idea what's on it. The SM125 puts on a power light and does
appear to try to make a picture, though its previous owner separated it from
its stand for some reason. The SC1224 sounds like the flyback is bad but may
be serviceable. Includes ST mouse and hard disk cable. No manuals or
software. If you want this unit, you need to take everything including the

Breadbox NTSC Commodore 64, in original box with power supply. Last time 
I powered it up, it generated a garbled display that suggested either bad
RAM or PLA. You get to find out.

Tandy Color Computer 2, in original box. Was working when stored.

Quad G5 2.5GHz x2x2, 8GB RAM, Nvidia 6600. Got whacked in shipping and one
side of the case is damaged. No hard disk. Does power on and starts Apple
Service Diagnostics fine, but the fans roar like the MGM lion and while there
is no obvious leak you will need to service the liquid cooling system -- you're
not thermal calibrating your way out of this one. Has the wireless card.
Aftermarket optical drive needs "help" when you eject it. Add your own USB
keyboard and mouse.

Macintosh SE/30 (marked "Lake Washington"). 8MB RAM. Powers on and bright
display on the monitor but Simasimacs immediately. Probably fine with a recap.
Case yellowed as hell. I think I removed the hard disk, but if not, hey,
free hard disk. Add your own ADB keyboard and mouse.

Macintosh SE/30 (marked "Clover Park"). Also used to be my file server but
then Simasimaced and now doesn't put a picture on the screen at all.
Undoubtedly needs a recap and may need other repairs based on the funny
pulsing of the system fan when connected to power. I think it had 4MB of RAM,
don't recall exactly. I think I removed the hard disk, but if not, hey, free
hard disk. Add your own ADB keyboard and mouse.

Sawtooth Power Mac G4 450MHz. No RAM, no video card, no hard disk. Used to
be my file server but had issues with one of the PCI slots. Has optical drive
and ZIP with matching Apple bezels. Does power on, but obviously without RAM
or a video card (AGP) will not pass POST. Add your own USB keyboard and mouse.

Quad G5 2.5GHz x2x2, 16GB RAM, Nvidia 6600. This is in better physical
condition and does power on and bong but shortly afterwards puts on OVERTEMP
and CHECKSTOP lights, so you definitely will have to service the LCS and
possibly the processors (no obvious leaks but I haven't checked thoroughly). No
wireless card, no hard disk, OEM optical drive, add your own USB keyboard and

Single G5 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, GeForce 5200. The previous owner seemed to have
had a disagreement with the front panel connector and the front panel
connector lost. I received it stripped to the chassis except for the
processor and the logic board, but it does have the fans, video card, wireless
(with T-antenna), power supply and panel cable. Because the front panel
connector is busted I can't test it. You get to replace the front panel
assembly and put it back together. This unit is air-cooled, but probably
could benefit from reapplying thermal compound while you're at it. Has optical
drive (disconnected), no hard disk, add your own USB keyboard and mouse.

Various other items:

Newtek Video Toaster 4000 and Video Toaster Flyer boards with a whole
mess of cables (looks like SCSI and some other internal pin header-type).
Don't know if these are complete and no way to test. No software.

Apple II Super Serial card with DB-25 670-0020-? (uses 6551 ACIA) and
Apple IIe 80 column 64K memory expansion 607-0103-K. Can't test them but
both look intact.

Kurta Penmouse. Serial and PS/2 connectors. Seems to have a power supply
jack (9V) but I don't have the power supply and I don't know if it needs
it. Can't test it, no drivers, physically intact.

Sun model 411 SCSI CD-ROM. Requires caddy. Won't mount discs, might need a

UMAX Astra 2100U flatbed USB scanner with power supply. Powers on. Works
with classic Mac OS but probably most systems. No driver disc.

Pair of Telular SX5 GSM terminals. These were the server room's backup
communication system. They work, but no GSM network to connect to anymore.
Might be fun if you set one up. Real serial ports! Real GSM modem! Full
kits with power supply.

Visual UpTime Select T1 CSU/DSU. Has a Cisco V.35 cable connected and
jacks for Ethernet, serial, DSX-1 and T1. Powers on, obviously goes
right into Red Alarm since there's no network. You telco nerds will love it.

Various complete external modem packages ranging from 14.4 to 33.6K.

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