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I finaly got to pick up my TAM today! I had an awesome day haning out wth my mom, and a great frend from Rogers, Arkansas!! We drove over to Eureka Springs, and picked up my TAM. We went back to Rogers, Nd had a wnderful evening! Mom and I got home around 1:45 am. I imediatly setup the TAM where my iMac was only yesterday.

Shortly after I started it up, a hum started in the left speaker, and not matter that I set the balance to 100% right, it kept on. After about 15-20 minutes, it went away!! Been listening to music through both the cd player, and SoundJam MP, it hasn't come back yet!!!! This sounds so awesome!! First song was the Fray's How To Save A Life! Followed by a great piano play named George Winston. Next was most of the Queen's Greatest Hits Album! Then I tried the love theme from the Godfather! Been rocking out to the original London cast recording to The Phantom of the Opera for abot 30+ minutes!! I think next I will get into my mom's CD's to get The Eagles Hotel Calfornia!! Best $100 I've spent so far this year!!

My Mac collection is off to a great start!! No it's not perfect, but I can get the perfect one latter!! There are a few scratches on the sub woofer, and the keyboard has a few small places. The main unit is in pretty good shape! I was surprised that it did come with 2 sub woofers, and a spare set of cloth covers for the main speakers! What rePly shocked me after I left were I bought it was what was printed on the bottom of one sub woofer!!

"Prototype Unit Apple Computer, Inc. Attention: This device has not been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold until the approval of the FCC has been obtained."

Holy Cow!! Does that mean I got a rare prototype sub woofer as a "spare" unit?? Can anyone elaberate on this for me? Other than the print on the bottom of the unit, it is identical to the other sub woofer. I know a lot of Apple prototypes are mde of clear plastics, but would they have done that with a sub woofer, particularly one made by Bose??!! I will post pctures as soon as I can. With my iMac in the shop, I don't know how long that might be?? I'm not sure I have any photo capably software on the TAM? Also I'm not sure I can upload from my iPhone?? And with out iTunes, how would I get picks from it to the TAM???? I promise pics as soon as I can!!!! :-) :-)

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Comment by MJJ on March 19, 2010 at 5:44am
You may be on this already, congrats on getting a TAM and a special spare Sub.

http://appletam.ning.com/
Comment by Gavin on March 20, 2010 at 1:22am
Does the sticker look like this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonnyhung/2755883369/in/set-7215760668...

If you have a date on that, the TAM was released on March 20, 1997. I do not own a TAM myself and cannot say whether the FCC warning is common or not. Also, if there is a regular Apple serial number in the general format of LLYWWNNNFFF where L is location made, Y is the year, WW is the week made (the week of Jan 1 is 01, etc.), NNN is the base-16 number for which number it was off the production line that week and FFF is the family identifier, you can tell when it was made accurate to seven days.

Oh, and to transfer pics, you can simply save them as .pict, .gif, .jpg or most others and move them over via floppy or other network. If you have QuickTime 5 on 7.6 at my recommended minimum you should be able to view them at least. As for uploading, it doesn't appear that a TAM has ethernet as a factory installed port, so you probably need to have some sort of network card installed to upload from it. If by chance you do, you can _probably_ use the Classilla browser under OS 8.6 to upload to the RMC. Have fun with those awesome speakers!
Comment by applefreak on March 20, 2010 at 10:13am
the "buzz"
caused by the subwoofer
Fixing_the_buzz.pdf

not caused by the subwoofer
Static noise

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