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Macintosh 512K #2 - Now With More Rust!

I scored another 512K on eBay for $36 bucks. All I really want it for is for the 400K floppy drive. This one looked pretty beat up in the auction. I figured I’d take my chances. If the floppy works, then everything else is a freebie.

The guys said it turned on and asked for a disk, so I figured it “works”. Well, it does turn on, but the floppy doesn’t work. Bummer.

This thing is pretty rusted out too. The guy failed to mention water damage in the auction, but in his defense, he did say he got it at an estate sale. So he’d have no idea of the conditions in which it had spent the past 25 years. It’s probably been sitting in a musty old basement. I can’t really complain. You get what you pay for.

Anyway. I’ll see what I can do as far as cleaning it up and making it purr again. Maybe I’ll just throw it back up on eBay. We’ll see.

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The case is really scratched up. This one’s not for looking at really. I think it’s going to be “for parts only”.

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The battery cover is missing and there’s green corrosion on the battery contacts. All the ports are rusty. The case is filthy.

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I popped the cover off and all this crap fell out. Dead bugs and all.

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It’s pretty rusty.

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Did I mention the spider webs?

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There’s a lot of corrosion on the board too...

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.. as well as rusty ports.

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Yikes!

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It’s just all bad inside. I don’t get a “bing” either when I turn it on. Then again, it’s amazing that it even turns on at all.

There’s really nothing salvageable at all. Maybe the CRT, but that’s about it.

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