Macintosh (128k – Restored)

The Original Macintosh, released on January 24, 1984.

Narrative »

  • This unit was purchased primarily for its rear panel, so that I could use said panel to restore my Mac Plus 1MB “Upgrade” unit back to original 1984 spec. However, during the process, I found out that this unit is older. I decided to restore this unit to original instead.
  • This unit came to me with a modified 128k board. Onboard RAM was upgraded to 512k, with a Hayotronics, Inc MEGAPLUS RAM board and a Dove MacSnap SCSI board added – essentially making the machine a Mac Plus. Several original board components were removed to add the RAM board.

Vital Stats »

  • Model Number: M0001
  • Serial Number: F4090DNM0001 – The 464th manufactured during the 9th week (February) of 1984 in Fremont, CA

Acquisition Data »

  • Acquisition Date: November 2023
  • Acquisition Method: eBay Purchase

Physical Condition »

  • Condition: Good. No PRAM Battery.
    • 5 December 2023: Logic board restored to original unit. Analog Board capacitors replaced. Floppy drive cleaned, lubricated and gear replaced. Needs to have 800k Floppy drive restored to 400k in the future.
    • 26 November 2023: Repaired original 128k Logic Board for installation in this machine (Bad traces under CPU caused by rodents.)
    • 15 November 2023: Acquired machine.
    • 25 August 2023: acquired original 128k Macintosh Logic Board from eBay based on a lead from “FrodoJedi”
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