the Original Macintosh
During the 14 years I was in the Macintosh business, I bought, sold and repaired many of these 128K's ,512K's, and Pluses. The one thing they all had in common was an underdesigned analog board, the lack of a fan, and frequent failures in the video circuitry as a result. I kept this one because of the condition of the analog board and the fact that it has all original parts with no heat damage. This one is in the best condition I have ever seen in any of the early compact Macs. Those of you who are familiar with these computers are well aware of the problems with them. The typical life span of one of these analog boards is about 18 months. This one had a few cracked solder joints that could be seen under magnification, which is where the failures begin, but no other damage. This is very unusual and means the computer had very little usage. It has the original type flyback transformer which was only used on the 128K, so this is likely the original analog board. Later models (512K, Plus, etc.) and repaired boards had a revision B or C flyback that is distinctively different in appearance. This computer works 100%, the floppy drive works, and it is very nice cosmetically, a real collectors item. This computer was manufactured during the last week of April 1984 (based on the serial number) .
I will consider reasonable offers for this computer, but don't expect a reply if you make some lowball offer. Recent eBay sales of Mac 128K computers in good condition have been in the $500-$700 range. This one is undoubtedly better. I also have other items to go with it including original System and MacWrite/MacPaint disks, original Macintosh manual, Apple backpack carry bag, various brands of external fans (systemsaver, etc.), and a brand new beige keyboard with the numeric keypad.
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