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Archive for 'Pre PowerPC' Category

Lisa OS & OS X Lion 10.7

Feb 25th, 2011 by Atelier | 2

In 1983, Apple released the Lisa computer system. It ran on it’s own operating system called the Lisa OS. Fast forward to 2011 and Apple is preparing OS X 10.7 Lion for release. So what else is new in OS X Lion? Marketing materials tout a new feature called Resume that allows applications to resume […]

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Apple Lisa First Look

Mar 18th, 2010 by Atelier | 2

As promised yesterday, here are the pictures of the Apple Lisa. When I purchased it from eBay, the seller posted under item description as faulty for it could not be turned on. Due to the scarcity of the Apple Lisa outside of USA, a bidding war broke out minutes before the auction ended. Fast forward […]

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Apple Lisa Arriving

Mar 17th, 2010 by Atelier | 0

Yesterday I received a call saying the Apple Lisa has arrived and delivered by the shipping company. 2 years ago, I bought this Apple Lisa on eBay and it has been sitting in storage. The cost of shipping it back was too expensive and so it was with someone I knew in Sydney. Approximately 2 […]

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Apple Lisa

Jan 20th, 2010 by Atelier | 0

Two years ago, an Apple Lisa 2 that could not be powered on was listed on eBay. As it was located in Sydney and not halfway across the globe in USA, a frantic bidding war broke out during the last few minutes and we won the auction for the Apple Lisa 2. The seller dropped […]

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Moving to a new home

Aug 12th, 2009 by Atelier | 0

At present, all the Macs are scattered everyone. A few of them are displayed on a shelf while the rest are tucked in the store room and around the house. The metal framing of the shelf was bought from ikea and the timber shelves salvaged from a shop that closed down. As we are moving to a […]

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20th Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)

Jun 9th, 2009 by Atelier | 0

While surfing the net, I came across a new website created for owners of the 20th Anniversary Macintosh or TAM for short. The original site can be found at tam.axon.net and is no longer maintained. This new site looks promising and there was a lot of interesting information and links that I have never seen […]

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5 steps to open TAM subwoofer/ powersupply

Nov 17th, 2008 by Atelier | 1

The following guide is based on information from the now defunct tam.axon.net forums for the 20th Anniversary Macintosh. Special thanks to Philippe for providing the information. The TAM subwoofer is held together by the ‘cap’ on the top and screws below. Removing the screws at the bottom is the easy part. The ‘cap’ has to […]

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What causes the infamous buzzing/ humming issue on a TAM?

Nov 17th, 2008 by Atelier | 1

Many people have pointed the buzzing/ humming sound from the speakers are caused by a bad contact in the subwoofer. Inside the subwoofer is a large connector where all the audio is routed. Overtime, the metal pins in this connector oxidise causing bad contact leading to the irritating hum. Purchasing a new subwoofer solves the problem temporarily for in time, […]

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Virtual Vintage Macintosh

Oct 31st, 2008 by Atelier | 0

For people who do not have much storage space for old macintosh computers, there are alternative ways to experience older operating systems.  Computers like the Apple Lisa are a good example where it is difficult to find one in working condition. When a limited run and hardware failing over time, creating an emulator is one […]

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Restoring a Macintosh SE/30 Part 2

Oct 25th, 2008 by Atelier | 0

Over the weekend, I had a closer look at the SE/30. As it did not come with any mouse or keyboard, I had to use a set from my PowerMac 8500 AV. Both computers use an ADB port keyboard and mouse.       As I happily plugged in everything, I was disappointed to find […]

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