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Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: March 18, 2006 02:55PM
I just trashed my old Nubus Macs. A 6100/60 and a 7100/66. Just freaking tossed them in the trash. Along with all the various ADB keyboards, mice, SCSI cables and other detritus.

I pulled the Sonnet G3 cards out of them and I may try to move them on eBay. No idea if anybody wants them, but I have the original boxes and instructions... And I pulled the hard drives and wrecked them before tossing them. Also, I kept a couple of Farallon ethernet transcievers. But everything else is gone.

I still have a beige G3 on line, but it spends most of its time powered off.

Then there is the stuff that gets used a lot; PM G5 2.5 Dual, iMac G5 isight 20" amd a Pismo 400. The Piz will certainly be the next to go, but it is still doing what I ask of it just fine.

Seems really odd tossing old electronics that were so expensive when new. I tossed an old Panasonic VCR last year. New it was like $1000.





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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 18, 2006 03:11PM
I know what you mean. I still have a couple of old Perfomas sitting in the closet. They both power up and work just like when they were new, but nobody wants them. I still can't bring myself to just toss them, but someday that is probably what will happen to them. It is sad when things like that become obsolete. sad smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: tronnei
Date: March 18, 2006 03:19PM
Thanks for adding more toxic waste to our landfills.
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: March 18, 2006 03:38PM
I covered'em in used motor oil first.





Don't ask who the bell's for, dude. It's you.
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 18, 2006 04:06PM
LOL, sscuthen. Dang, everytime I read about someone tossing their Macs I get reminded about the macs I have in the garage. Quadra 700, Quadra 650, PowerBook 120, PowerMac 7500, PowerMac 8600 in my garage collecting dust, along with a 17" Apple CRT and a 13" Apple CRT. Nobody wants them. sad smiley, when I move, they will get lost.

Carm
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: March 18, 2006 04:16PM
I've tried donating Macs to various schools and been turned down -- even iMacs.
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: March 18, 2006 04:44PM
> Just freaking tossed them in the trash.

You suck.

I know audio guys that still use 'em for SDII with NuBus audio cards.

And they run Flowfazer.
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: March 18, 2006 04:55PM
When my mom graduated college in 1998, I gave her my old Performa 6400/180. She used the darn thing for 7 years!. She used it for the very basics, email mostly. Last year I bought her a G4/400. She is in heaven. I ended up getting the Performa back. I think I should just throw it out because it is so underpowered.

I understand what you mean when you say it's kind of hard to throw out something that cost so much new. I paid around $2k for the Performa back in '96.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 18, 2006 05:28PM
hey MacArtist,
Want to make it a pair? I can send you the 6400 I've got in the closet then you can make a book shelf or something out of them . grinning smiley

The 6400 I have was originally bought ny my mother-in-law. She gave it to me to give to my dad when she got her iMac. My dad used it till he got his iMac. Then, he gave it to me for my daughter to use. My daughter used it until she got her clamshell. And now it sits idle in the closet. It has had a full and useful life and lived in three houses. It just seems like such a waste not to have someone use it.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: honu
Date: March 18, 2006 06:01PM
Did you try looking if there are any local technology recyclers?



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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: March 18, 2006 06:04PM
rgG,

Better not winking smiley I am still trying to figure out if I am going to turn my old 20" Studio Display CRT case into a large Mac Aquarium. Hmmm...

I do hope newer Macs can live up to the reliability that our older Macs had.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 18, 2006 06:11PM
I have a dead Bondi blue iMac under the eaves just wanting to be a MacQuarium, but I am a little afraid of trying to take out the CRT. It is the only one of our macs to outright die. It had the dreaded "pops and won't power up syndrome" that was fairly common to these iMacs. It was replaced with an eMac which my husband is still using.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/18/2006 06:12PM by rgG.
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: March 18, 2006 06:19PM
rgG,

If it has sat for a long time unplugged, the capacitor has dissipated enough that you don't have to worry about getting zapped. I worried about the same thing when I fixed a slot load iMac for a friend a few years back. The PAV board went out in that one.

If the old Studio Display case wasn't as big as a Volkswagen Bug front end, I would do it.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: March 18, 2006 06:39PM
Don't laugh, but I would have taken that VCR off your hands...




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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 18, 2006 06:43PM
MacArtist,

Thanks for the info about the CRT. It has sat for a loooooong time. If I do get the thing apart then I may be able to finally get the HD out of it too. I don't really need anything off of it, but I didn't want to throw it away with the info still there.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 18, 2006 10:33PM
I'm still using my 6400. I don't need a scanner often enough to replace my Mustek, which is scsi, so I keep it around for that if no other reason. It's got a G3 upgrade card in it, a 10 gig hard drive with 8.6 installed, an ixmicro video card, ram doubler, and a scsi drive in the bay on which I installed 7.6.1 so I could play an old word game that I am fond of. I had so much fun upgrading that machine that I really can't bring myself to part with it.
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: Joey Cupcakes
Date: March 19, 2006 12:55PM
Well, instead of "just tossing them out," one could find a place to recycle them, give them to someone who just does email & word processing, or deposit them in a place that puts them somewhere other than in a landfill...
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: kap
Date: March 19, 2006 03:40PM
You could donate your unused working Macs to the [freecycling.com] in your state/town. When time permits I fix up Windows machines given to me by friends and family to donate to the members. Most adults want a computer to connect to the internet via dial-up. Most parents want a non-internet computers to their young children for games and typing or drawing. I am sure someone will make use of your old but reliable Macs.

Kap



SoCal for now.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/2006 09:05PM by kap.
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: March 19, 2006 03:41PM
Looks like we could start a seperate thread on Performa 6400 users. It was the first computer I ever bought for myself when I went out on my own. If I had known then what I know now, I would have gotten something more powerful and expandable but it was on sale at the local Circuit City with a 6-months no interest deal.

The first time I bought extra RAM, I was terrified to open it up and had a friend come over and do it for me. By the time I gave it to my cousin, I had tricked it out in every way possible, including adding the AV package that let me watch TV on it. It was a great computer and served me well. Unlike many of the other Macs available at the time, there's no way to get OS X on it, so that's the death knell for everyday usability. My cousin actually doesn't want it any more so I'll probably get it back one day. There's no way I'll be able to just toss it out though. Too many fond memories.

If anyone's still interested in this antique, Tom Koons still has his great 6400 site up: [www.zone6400.com]
I used to live for his weekly updates.
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Re: Well, THAT Felt Weird...
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: March 19, 2006 04:07PM
Mike Sellers Wrote:
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> Looks like we could start a seperate thread on
> Performa 6400 users.t deal.

Not to offend anyone, but I have always thought the Performa 6400 was one of the ugliest computers that Apple ever made. At the other end of the scale I would put the G4 Cube (what a gorgeous computer, I am looking at it right now). :-).



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