I got a mac se/30 and...

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I got a mac se/30 and...

My first macintosh (that I owned) was the Mac Powerbook 520c (040 25mhz, 36mb ram, 162mb hd). Then I got a Mac LC (in about perfect condition, except the speaker squeals and makes noises some times)(030 16mhz, 2mb ram, 40mb hd).

Yesterday we went to the thrift store and we found a Mac SE/30 for $25. I brought it home and it turned on, had system 7.5.3 2.0, and nothing else. I installed some of my software, and its a great little mac. Not very yellow, not a lot of dents, scuffs, sticker goo, no burns in the screen, and the CMOS battery works! I talso has the little reset/hacker button thing.

Specs are:
030 25MHz processor
20mb memory
~40mb HD (38.7mb)
Sytem 7.5.3 v2.0
(here is a list of stuff that I installed)
MS Word 5.1 (nice version)
MS Excel 4.0 (nice version)
Glider 4.04

And last but not least: It has a Radius monitor card! (for 2page display) Has drivers and one BNC connector. My Dad says that cost used to cost a ton (still does?)

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opps It is acctualy a 030 50M

opps It is acctualy a 030 50MHz (50.19mhz)

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Huh?

Hey,

50Mhz in a 16Mhz Mac? Smells like Daystar to me. How did you measure the Mhz? If it is indeed 50Mhz, you have not only a great accelerator but you also have the pass-through adapter allowing for that BNC NIC. If that's what you have, you got a great deal.

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I have some program called Cl

I have some program called Clockometer.
Here is a picture:

It's a BNC connector for a monitor.

here is the link for the image:

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2240/nstuff0178gb.jpg

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Sweet. That's a nice box the

Sweet. That's a nice box there. I'd pull the Radius card and save the drivers some where. Then slap in an ethernet card and you've got a nice low-end browser box, or with some work, a speedy little 68k UNIX box (Linux or BSD)

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Very nice score there - get a

Very nice score there - get a iifx rom simm and a ethernet card, then slap in a daystar turbo 040 card (the se30 pds adapter is the hard-to-get bit, and you've already got that) and you'll have close to the awesomest se30 you can get (discounting the micron xceed).

Probably wouldn't run unix on it though.. totally kills the point of having a 68k mac IMO.

PS: crack the case open and find out for sure what is inside it! it's like opening buried treasure.. arr!

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