powermac 9600 salvage
I usually have good luck at my university surplus and today yielded a Powermac 9600/300 for $1. At a whole dollar, I didn't bother to try and boot it, I just picked it up and paid for it. When I got it home and opened it up, I see that it has had a few items removed.
a hard drive
a few DIMMs (I assume the nice ones were pulled)
the video card
the ROM SIMM ??
Am I reading the service manual right, that the 9600 logic board has a ROM SIMM?
What is left in the box:
some RAM (3 pairs of unknown size)
a NewerTech G4-450 processor card
the logic board
the power supply
So, my dilemma is, given I spent a dollar on the machine and that it has a CPU upgrade, is it worth trying to find a few parts for it? I have in hand everything but the ROM. I can't see anyone having an extra SIMM, but if I'm reading the manual right, it looks like someone took this one. I assume that I'd have to get another logic board. I've googled some up for around $30, but is a 10 year old non-collectible machine worth that?