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Based in Wellington, New Zealand, I maintain a collection of over 170 vintage computers and games consoles with a focus on those sold commercially in New Zealand in their time. Most of the popular brands are represented, from Apple, Atari, Commodore and Sinclair to less well known such as Osborne, Sord and EACA.
At the time of writing I have been focussing on Apple, particularly early Macintosh computers. So far I have these in the Apple exhibit:
I'm always looking for old computers to preserve or restore.
I'm occasionally known to use a BlackBook for modern computing tasks, but don't tell my friends.
I have successfully created a System 4.1 boot floppy on an old Powerbook 160 with an external Iomega Zip drive. This let my copy files from my Linux PC onto the Powerbook for subsequent writing to floppy.
This worked a treat, and I now have a fully booting, boxed 240V Mac 512Ke.
Posted on April 11, 2011 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments
Over the past couple of months I have been spending a small amount of my little spare time trying to repair a Macintosh 512Ke. I have got it to the point that the Mac turns on fine and seems stable, but I have no System disks to boot it on. I've been preparing for this moment and have followed a convoluted path to get me closer to my goal.
The 512Ke, Plus and SE all have 400K/800K floppy drives, so I can't make boot disks on my PC. I had a Powerbook 160 which had a dead…Continue
Posted on April 4, 2011 at 7:38pm — 2 Comments