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Reply 27880 of 34168, by blurks

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25 USD for all that? Hell yes, take my money!
Power Mac G4 "Windtunnel" (1.25 GHz DP, 2 GB RAM, GF4 MX) + Apple Studio Display 17" + Keyboard/Mouse

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Reply 27881 of 34168, by brostenen

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badmojo wrote:
Good times incoming! The breadbins are magic. […]
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This for just under 94 Euro. Comes with a Datasette drive, two Joysticks and some tapes.
I know it is a bit yellow, so the seller knocked off some of the price.

Good times incoming! The breadbins are magic.

I’m rarely happy with my paint jobs but I was happy with how this very yellowed C64 came up with an off the shelf spray pack:

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It’s still looking great years later and was an easy job.

True that. And it is a real C64, and not the 64-c. It will go through all the tests and I will sure be comparing it to my 64-c that I have recapped and now put up for sale. So hope it is working. Need to recap it once I recieve it.

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Reply 27882 of 34168, by Intel486dx33

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blurks wrote:

25 USD for all that? Hell yes, take my money!
Power Mac G4 "Windtunnel" (1.25 GHz DP, 2 GB RAM, GF4 MX) + Apple Studio Display 17" + Keyboard/Mouse

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I have the same setup but it cost me more than $25.
Good deal.

Reply 27883 of 34168, by blurks

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Intel486dx33 wrote:

I have the same setup but it cost me more than $25.
Good deal.

It was initially offered for around 100 USD. A few days later the seller dropped the price to 25 USD to gain some interest.
It needed around 2 hours of cleaning. Especially the gross keyboard was a challenge but it is a really capable machine (well, within its limits). I still need to figure out whether I like the mouse behaviour of Mac OS X or not. While you can set the mouse speed very precisely to your liking it still feels very weird for some odd reason. I can't really put my finger on it (pun intended) but it feels different compared to a Windows PC.

Reply 27884 of 34168, by Intel486dx33

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blurks wrote:
Intel486dx33 wrote:

I have the same setup but it cost me more than $25.
Good deal.

It was initially offered for around 100 USD. A few days later the seller dropped the price to 25 USD to gain some interest.
It needed around 2 hours of cleaning. Especially the gross keyboard was a challenge but it is a really capable machine (well, within its limits). I still need to figure out whether I like the mouse behaviour of Mac OS X or not. While you can set the mouse speed very precisely to your liking it still feels very weird for some odd reason. I can't really put my finger on it (pun intended) but it feels different compared to a Windows PC.

Yeah, Take a photo of the Keyboard key layout and then take it apart. The keys pop off.
This way you can clean it real good. Soap and water and a wash cloth is all you need.
I need to get back to work on my Mac's I have been neglecting them.
They need better graphics cards.

Reply 27885 of 34168, by brostenen

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blurks wrote:

25 USD for all that? Hell yes, take my money!
Power Mac G4 "Windtunnel" (1.25 GHz DP, 2 GB RAM, GF4 MX) + Apple Studio Display 17" + Keyboard/Mouse

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That setup are beautiful... That I must say. That said. I did have a blue G4 some years ago (sawtooth) , and I had two complaints about it. One is that in blue colour that design are but ugly. And the second complaint is that these cases are taking up way too much space. Yet they are old computers and that is why I think they are cool. 😜

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 27886 of 34168, by yawetaG

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blurks wrote:
Intel486dx33 wrote:

I have the same setup but it cost me more than $25.
Good deal.

It was initially offered for around 100 USD. A few days later the seller dropped the price to 25 USD to gain some interest.
It needed around 2 hours of cleaning. Especially the gross keyboard was a challenge but it is a really capable machine (well, within its limits). I still need to figure out whether I like the mouse behaviour of Mac OS X or not. While you can set the mouse speed very precisely to your liking it still feels very weird for some odd reason. I can't really put my finger on it (pun intended) but it feels different compared to a Windows PC.

Just hook up a standard USB mouse (Logitech mice works very well, and depending on the model there might be special version of Mouseware for OS X for PPC). Apple's mouses are not ergonomic and not pleasant to use in my experience.

Reply 27887 of 34168, by Predator99

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Ahhh NOOOOooooo....

Bought this pile for 20€ as I saw some intersting cards on the photo. Was the only photo therefore it was a surprise-buy.

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Was not disappointed, several VLB-VGAs and ISA-VGAs with an Et4000, all looking very good.

But as I saw this I starting crying...:

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He broke the 2 EMS card apart to fit in the box 😵 😵 😵 😵

Dont know what to say...didnt see these cards on the sellers photo therefore there is nothing to complain about...would have paid at least 100€ for these cards 🙁

Reply 27888 of 34168, by yawetaG

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Wow, that's a new low in shitty packing. That's like smashing a rare vase so it can be shipped in a smaller box. What the F... was that seller thinking (did he think?)?

I'd neg that seller right away, even if the cards weren't shown in the picture.

Reply 27889 of 34168, by schlang

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Also a great reason to get your money back

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PC#3: 386DX-40 | 32MB | CL-GD5434 | SB Pro | GUS MAX | PAS16

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Reply 27890 of 34168, by cyclone3d

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schlang wrote:

Also a great reason to get your money back

Bet it was sold as SCRAP. Therefore not even remotely a reason to get money back. On top of that, those cards were not pictured.

Yeah, it sucks, but that's how it is sometimes.

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Reply 27891 of 34168, by schlang

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paypal will see that differently especially if the stuff was just broken to fit the box

PC#1: K6-III+ 400 | 512MB | Geforce4 | Voodoo1 | SB Live | AWE64 | GUS PNP Pro
PC#2: 486DX2-66 | 64MB | Riva128 | AWE64 | GUS PNP | PAS16
PC#3: 386DX-40 | 32MB | CL-GD5434 | SB Pro | GUS MAX | PAS16

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Reply 27892 of 34168, by Predator99

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cyclone3d is right. I didnt expect these cards and you can see they must already been broken on the photo.

Anyway, dont want to have my money back, all other intact cards and the spare RAM-chips from the EMS cards are worth much more than 20€. Was a great deal in overall...

But I contaced the seller and told him he destroyed cards worth about 200€...

Reply 27893 of 34168, by wiretap

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cyclone3d wrote:
schlang wrote:

Also a great reason to get your money back

Bet it was sold as SCRAP. Therefore not even remotely a reason to get money back. On top of that, those cards were not pictured.

Yeah, it sucks, but that's how it is sometimes.

One could argue that items sold as scrap (especially electronics) should remain intact for the client in order to gracefully depopulate boards and sell components, including the PCB. However, it was not pictured, you really don't have a way to prove it was in one piece when in the seller's possession and they purposely broke it.

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Reply 27894 of 34168, by schlang

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that idiot should get punished either way for breaking the cards, no matter what the cards were pictured or not

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Reply 27895 of 34168, by Cyrix200+

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We have to remember that scrappers are in a different business than we are.

They sell the materials that happen to be in the form of old electronics that some people (like me) in the world care for, but are pretty useless otherwise.

Recycling is a good thing.

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Reply 27896 of 34168, by Predator99

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To show you what else was in the box for 20€...all looking OK and not visible on sellers photo. No basis for a negative rating or return...:

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VLB Ark1000
VLB Combo VGA / IDE?
VLB Diamond Stealth 64
Jazz 16

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2x TSENG ET4000
Chips PCI VGA - didnt know they made such modern chipsets

But best parts would have been those EMS cards...

Reply 27897 of 34168, by brostenen

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I give Cyrix200+ right. It is a different bussiness, and they just happens to see old electronics as a source of raw materials for stuff like new flatscreen tv's and iPhones. On the other hand, it is a shame to destroy something if it is working. This hobby is a kind of recycling on it's own. Things get a second chance of life, and not just dismanteled for the metals and other stuff. It goes two ways. And we can not really complain about recycling can we?

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 27898 of 34168, by brostenen

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Predator99 wrote:

But I contaced the seller and told him he destroyed cards worth about 200€...

What did the seller reply? What I would not give to be a fly on the wall. A bit like that youtube clip, were a boy figures out that it is not the best idea to hit a new iPhone with a big hammer.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

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Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 27899 of 34168, by cyclone3d

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Are those cards even more than dual layer (are any traces running in any layers besides the front and back of the cards)?

If not, then they should be repairable. Won't be pretty, but they should work.

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