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Where to find old monitor for Apple IIcx

1236 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2013 9:01 PM by neomislocreative RSS
simonatanner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 2, 2013 3:59 PM

I recently got an old Apple IIcx that belonged to my grandfather, but I don't have the monitor for it. As far as I can tell, it boots up and runs just fine; I've opened it up and cleaned it all out, and it seems to be in good shape. I'm interested in finding a monitor for it, but I don't really know much about this older technology and it's hard to find information. Unless I can find the exact same model of monitor that was with it previously, I supose I need not only a monitor but also the corrisponding video card, right? The video card in the computer says "Radius MacII Full Page display" and "630-0009", which seems to match my recollection that the monitor was in a portrait configuration. I guess what I need to know is what exactly the video technology is in the IIcx so I can look for the right minitor type, and also where are good places to find them (without paying an arm and a leg, since there is a very practical limit to what I'm willing and able to put into an old computer). I know the basics about the current Mac technology, but this older gear is out of my league. Any pointers yo ucan give me would be greatly appreciated!


Hopefully I'm not duplicating a question that has already been asked previously. Thanks in advance for your help.

  • cjbriare Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 12:00 PM (in response to simonatanner)

    If you do a search on ebay for Nubus video cards for Macintosh II, you should get several cheap alternatives.



    Only issue is most of them use the older apple display port, so you'd either need an older basic apple monior with the same type of connector or get an adaptor that switches it to basic VGA.

  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,445 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to simonatanner)

    Apple II or Mac II?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,930 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to simonatanner)

    I may be misremembering, but my recollection is that the Radius Full Page Display card had a proprietary connector and protocol, with rather unique frequencies and resolution, and so would not work with a standard monitor. You might find more information here:




  • Appaloosa mac man Level 5 Level 5 (4,300 points)
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    Sep 9, 2013 11:32 PM (in response to simonatanner)



    Our family closed down the last used Macintosh store in Spokane, WA in 1999.  We still have several hundred used macs and accessories.  We host a technology team downtown Spokane.  We are also putting on a display at Gonzaga later this month.  We also have several nubus cards that can take care of your needs. Monitors, cables, adapters and the works.  The next closest option is RE-PC in Seattle. 


    The IIcx did not have onboard video so as to cut costs.  The IIci had onboard video.  We have several IIci computers available, as well.  The best vga monitor for the day was the NEC multi-sync.  Needs an adapter, though.  We also have the Radius displays, too so you could just use the video card that you have.


    At the store, we had a Quadra 950 with five nu-bus cards so that we could demonstrate five different screen resolutions at the same time.  The mouse would travel six feet across the counter.


    Click on my profile, get my email address, send me an email and we can get you a monitor or a IIci to work with.



  • neomislocreative Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2013 9:01 PM (in response to simonatanner)


    I had a IIcx that I bought  with a 21" apple monitor. I still have the monitor and have been looking for someone who could give it a good home. If you are interested, let me know. Come up with a fair price,  incuding shipping from Central Coast of California and I we can make arrangements I can send you a photo if you would like. I also have a G4 Tower if you know anyone.




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