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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.

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.

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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