Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to Yakatori_san)
You should spend some time browsing Everymac. Their view of 'by year' goes all the way back to 1984:
The system you describe could be aboslutely anything going all the way back to the Macintosh II. Here's one random one I pulled up, an LC III, that might jog memories - if not, keep browsing:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 3:37 AM (in response to Yakatori_san)
Colour Classic? If it was, it is worth a lot of money now (even if broken). Did it look like this?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to Yakatori_san)
I have, and currently use & love, a Macintosh Performa 6360 . It had the separate HD with Floopy Disk and Disc Drive . Because of a programme I was using, I never upgraded to the System 8 but it is my understanding that it was capable of running 8. Since I also have an iMac 17 " Flat Panel that someone wants to buy, I purchased a 21.5" iMac - Big mistake - the 21.5 doesn't have the flexibility of the screen, no more Appleworks, etc . so I go back to the iMac 17" Flat panel. Rarely use the iMac 21.5" as I think its geared more to business whereas the others were for everyone. You can find info on the Performa 6360 at http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_year/index-macs-mac-clones-by-year.html. Before the Performa, I was using the Mac Classic II but sold it because of the tiny screen.
Hope this helps you find what you are looking for.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 11:36 AM (in response to edex67)
Is there any great Value to a Macintosh 6360 running System 7 capable of running 8 ?. I've been trying to find a connecting cable to connect to a newer more energy efficient Monitor the HD has pins and of course the newer Monitors are USB .
Performa is still in good working order and still used along with 2 iMacs - one 17 " LDC that I like and a newer 21.5" purchased a year ago that I don't like other than it has a bigger screen for my aging eyes..
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to malfan)
Newer monitors are not USB. Many are either DVI or HDMI which cannot connect to an old Mac without spending a lot of money, but many monitors still have VGA inputs and can connect to an old Mac with it's 15-pin connectorwith an appropriate adapter. Such adapters are getting hard to find but can still be tracked down.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to Yakatori_san)
Just happened to stumble on this thread - because I clicked without reading too carefully! Happy I did because I too am a fan of vintage macs.
Take a look at this site - it's a great resource for collectors:
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2013 1:30 PM (in response to Yakatori_san)
it could have been a a powermac g3 graphite
or it could have been a apple lisa (would have been rare)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2013 1:44 PM (in response to Yakatori_san)
Mac SE, 1987. Hard drive was an option.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to Yakatori_san)
In 1992 I bought A Macintosh llVX because it was the first mac available with a CD drive. The CD disk was placed in a caddy (a container about the size of a CD storage case ) which was pushed into the CD slot located below the floppy slot..
The IIvx was aimed directly at the mid-range market. It introduced a new case design (the first case built with an internal CD-ROM), and ran on a 32 MHz 68030 processor with a 68882 FPU. However, the 16 MHz bus made it roughly equivalent to a 25 MHz IIci. The IIvx cost $2,950 U.S.