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Mac SE booting to question mark
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Hi all, I just picked up a Mac SE that is booting to the question mark. I've done some research and see that some of these were shipped with two disk drives and some with 1 disk drive and a built in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Merrill Sep 2, 2017.

External drive for iMac G4
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It's been a while since I've been here and a while since I used my iMac G4, I'm sorry to say. When I was using it last I had an external drive hooked up to it with 40,000 tunes on it. Unfortunately,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Merrill Mar 27, 2017.

Retro Macs on old TV shows
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I think everyone is aware of Macs appearing on Seinfeld, but lately I've been watching an old show that has a lot o retro Mac appearances, Dawson's Creek. In particular, Season 4 episode 15 shows the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by davekill Nov 10, 2015.

Mac SE Superdrive

I thought I'd let you guys know I'm selling a Mac SE Superdrive on Ebay for parts or repair. I was going to mess with it myself, but I don't seem to ever get around to it. I thought it would be…Continue

Started Jul 16, 2014

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When did you get your first Mac?
1994 Performa 630 cd
How many Macs do you own?
7 I think
What is your website?
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
I've changed my mind. My new favorite is my 15 inch G4 iMac 800 MHZ. What a cool machine!
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
I was searching for retro info to get an external drive for my Lime Imac to make it into an iTunes stereo system

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Mac G4 cube brochure

I was cleaning my office at work yesterday when Icame across an old Apple brochure about the G4 cube. What a great surprise!

Posted on January 21, 2012 at 8:51pm — 4 Comments

Ebay find

Over the past few months I've been looking at my Blueberry iBook and wishing it had, at various different times, more ram, more drive space, a firewire port to hook up my external drive, a dvd player to watch movies, OS 10 and a faster processor. I had bought a new third party battery for it, but it didn't recognize the battery. The seller re-imbursed me and told me to keep the battery.

So, I started looking at auctions for 366 mhz and 466 mhz iBooks. I discovered the 466 mhz machines…


Posted on December 31, 2011 at 2:26pm

iBook G3 Blue Clam shell

Welcome to my first bog post! I thought I would share about the new addition to my Mac family!


I have definitely been stung by the Mac collector bug.I've always wanted a clam shell iBook. So, since I joined retromac, I've been watching them on eBay. Well, one came up that sounded pretty decent and looked pretty easy to win because, while the price was high for a starting bid, it wasn't half bad for a final bid. So, I waited until the last 6 seconds to place my bid. At the…


Posted on February 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 6:15am on February 12, 2011, Scott said…
Hey David
Thanks for the comment on the sealed factory IIc in the box. Talk about bank account, it cost me a fortune, but I doubted anyone else had one- so I grabbed it :)

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