[vcf-midatlantic] I guess another Apple 1 is up for Sale

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 13:33:27 EDT 2017


"Fortunately most aged parts can be electronically restored if you catch
them early enough and know what your doing."

That sounds like a great VCF session :)

-J

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 1:26 PM, corey cohen via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Actually I have found a great degree of reliability issues if the
> restoration does't check all the boxes.  The original design is pretty
> marginal and when stuff ages or drifts out of spec, the boards won't work
> as well as a replica with newer components.  Fortunately most aged parts
> can be electronically restored if you catch them early enough and know what
> your doing.
>
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
>
> > On Mar 16, 2017, at 9:55 AM, mike willegal <mike at willegal.net> wrote:
> >
> > The date code component thing is sort of like worrying about having a
> numbers matching car, it matters to some people a lot more than to others.
> > Once it is debugged, the computer operates exactly the same way if it is
> built with all 80's era components or all 1976 era components that were
> originally stuffed into the board by Steve Job's sister.
> >
> > regards,
> > Mike Willegal
> >
> >
> >> On Mar 16, 2017, at 12:25 PM, corey cohen <coreyvcf at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Well some original components are still available, not all.  Some
> similar replacement parts are avail, but non date correct are avail.    It
> is still exactly like a vintage car because you may have to sacrifice a
> less rare model to get things up and running.
> >>
> >> Going forward it's more about originality for a running unit and what
> original accessories are with it.  Too many of the known working Apple-1
> have replacement electrolytic big blue caps with date codes in the 80's.
> >>
> >>  Also we are starting to see some of the "Apple" defective boards
> coming out.  Some of them never ran.   I'm helping someone out with one of
> those now.  It's a lot more than simply replacing components.
> >>
> >> corey cohen
> >> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
> >>
> >>> On Mar 16, 2017, at 9:08 AM, mike willegal via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> When I first started the registry, remarkably few Apple 1s had been
> powered up in any recent timeframe.    Since then, a lot more have been
> turned up, so to speak.  I started just logging the most recent time each
> one had been known to be operated.  Since replacement components are still
> available, I currently consider the number kind of meaningless, since with
> little to a lot of effort, any one of them could be operated.  It's not
> like some vintage airplanes or cars, where some key components may not be
> available to repair a broken unit.
> >>>
> >>> regards,
> >>> Mike Willegal
> >
>



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