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A Left Handed Macintosh?
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Hummm, I don't have the heart to tell him... …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Finkmac Jun 21, 2012.

Retro 1 or what to do with the IIe part glut

Howdy, I don't even know where to start with this thing.  It may be prue brillance.  Look for yourself. …Continue

Started Apr 20, 2012

Formatting a non Apple HD
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Howdy, Now as you may know, I’ve been working on some Mac Portables off and on during the year.  The last project I had planned was the Hard Drive on my 5120.  The Conner CP-3045 that came with it…Continue

Tags: Drive, Hard, CP-3045, Portable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powerusin MacMac Jan 27, 2012.

Macintosh Portable not charging battery

Howdy,      So, last week I had planned to put a new Trackball into my Mac Portable.  I was going to repair the one that was already there, it would move left and right, but not up and down.  So I…Continue

Tags: charge, MP, repair, Motherboard, Portable

Started Jul 10, 2011

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Patrick Spera commented on Scott's photo
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"So, I am guessing these are tall notepads with Mac printed on the side?  Or ar these dehydrated computers, just add water?"
Dec 21, 2013
Patrick Spera replied to Lim Thye Chean's discussion Non-working Newton
"I would say, yes.  Which why they made the comment about waiting a day instead of 15 minutes. Since you to look for a BUB anyway, lock that puppy down."
May 6, 2013
Patrick Spera replied to Lim Thye Chean's discussion Non-working Newton
"You are draining the capacitors of any remaining charges to hard reset the PRAM.  Of course, I'm not entirely sure about the PRAM, I am sure about the capacitor drain."
May 6, 2013
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Nov 4, 2012
Patrick Spera replied to ctb's discussion Newest portable to supports 800k disks?
"Hummm,   Well, I know my Mac Portables will boot off of 800K disk with 6.0.8 on them.  I tried to boot a model 190cs with the 800K, but it kicked it out and continued with the HD boot. It did read and write to it.  So, my guess…"
Sep 1, 2012
Patrick Spera replied to JJ's discussion Macintosh Commercial I have never seen before!
"Hummm,   Yeah, I remember that one. "
Aug 22, 2012
Patrick Spera replied to Lim Thye Chean's discussion Apple 1 processor?
"Hummm,   Here is where English can be slippery. Did the book say that it was designed to USE a 6800, or was it designed ON a 6800.  In other words, he designed it on a machine USING a 6800 microprocessor.  I really don't…"
Jul 29, 2012
Patrick Spera commented on maxheadroom's photo
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"Huh?    OH WAIT!    Yeah there IS a computer there!  It was blocked by the vase....  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.   <Evil Grin>"
Jul 8, 2012
Finkmac replied to Patrick Spera's discussion A Left Handed Macintosh?
"That you can move the keyboard?"
Jun 21, 2012
Patrick Spera posted a discussion

A Left Handed Macintosh?

Hummm, I don't have the heart to tell him... The left Hand of MacSee More
Jun 21, 2012
Patrick Spera replied to Larry G's discussion working IIc Flat Panel Display Model A2M4022
"Hummm,   Well, it would  be nice to have one, see as I currently do not have one.  But with bidding over $100.00 already, I will pass and wish those bidding well.  Stinking filthy rich geeks they are...  Opps, did I say that…"
Jun 9, 2012
Patrick Spera replied to Derek's discussion CBC News: Retro Macs = physical inactivity = high healthcare costs
"Humph,   Every time I stumble across one of these, the power supply is fried.  Make dang fine boat anchors, though,,,   <grin>"
Jun 8, 2012
Patrick Spera posted a discussion

Retro 1 or what to do with the IIe part glut

Howdy, I don't even know where to start with this thing.  It may be prue brillance.  Look for yourself. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-1-System-Real-Apple-e-Retrograded-Apple-1-Computer-IIe-/270940308394?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f154d03aa My head hurts when I think about this.See More
Apr 20, 2012
Patrick Spera replied to Mindstage's discussion Powerbooks Everywhere!
"I got a rock."
Apr 18, 2012
Patrick Spera replied to Nicholas King's discussion Apple Computer Collection- 100 computers, 300 monitors, & more
"Hummm,   It is not so much of a collection as it is a warehouse full of garbage that MIGHT turn out to be useful. Usually devices that have had their cords cut off are declared scrap for tax purposes.  This nominally prevents them from…"
Apr 16, 2012
Patrick Spera commented on Oliver at myoldmac.net's blog post Vintage Computer Festivals March On | KansasFest and VCF East, 2012 Editions
"Sweet!  Since I'm not going overseas, I can make the one in NJ."
Apr 7, 2012

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When did you get your first Mac?
Back in the 80s
How many Macs do you own?
30? There abouts.
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
The next one I get.
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
Word of mouth

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At 10:23am on May 27, 2011, James said…
What sorts of Macs do you own?

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