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

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Tue Jul 6 18:06:00 CDT 2021

I'm now four reservations deep on the DEC stuff, so I think we can consider
that to have a home, and a couple for the S-100 and CoCo, and the STacy is
going to someone who might be able to restore it. However, the other systems
are still available! List reposted below minus reserved items.

Also, adding on a Solbourne S4100 (untested). I haven't looked to see what
is in it, can do that for someone who is interested.

> 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.
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> 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.
> 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
> monitors.
> 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.
> 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
> mouse.
> 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
> recap.
> 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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