Herb's Mac II and LC Series Systems


Most recent revision of this page June 11 2010. These systems are among Apple's oldest 68030 products: yet a number of people still use them. Unfortunately, from age and to some extent from use, they are simply "wearing out". The parts I can obtain which work, however, are priced above what some sell their old Macs for - working or not, or arriving not working as often happens. This makes it hard to stay in the "parts" or "systems" business.

Here are the various Mac II's and LC's systems I describe on this page, and links to older systems pages. Contact me for your parts or systems needs as noted.

My Mac home page is at this Web link.

When ordering, please follow this link for ordering information, terms and conditions, and info about orders outside the USA.



Mac LC, LC II, LC III systems


[Mac LC]

Mac LC systems: classic 68030 systems (the LC is a 68020). They are very compact, with a 12-by-14-inch "footprint" and only a few inches high. The "LC" PDS slot will hold network cards, modem cards, and other add- ons. Follow this link to parts and upgrades for these systems.

The Performa 400, 405, 410, 420, and 430 are ALL THE SAME as the LC II, except they were sold with different hard drive capacities. The Performa 450 is the same as the LC III, and the Performa 460, 466, and 467 are LC III+ systems (33MHz processor instead of 25MHz). Check with Apple and other Mac sites for details about these various systems.

We have a number of LC, LC II, LC III's still in stock - ask for prices. Shipping weight 15 lbs.

Mac LC, LC II, LC III : system with or without hard drive and floppy drive, ask if available

We offer power supplies, motherboards, drives for these models, please be specific. Follow this link to parts and upgrades for these systems.

When ordering, please follow this link for ordering information, terms and conditions, and info about orders outside the USA.


Mac II, IIx, IIfx series systems


[Mac II]

Mac II-series systems: 68030 systems (except the II is 68020). The II, IIx, IIfx have a large footprint, support TWO floppy drives, and many NuBus cards. All of these systems were produced with a hard drive, memory and an 1.4M "superdrive" floppy (except the II). They require a monitor, keyboard and mouse to be used as a personal computer. they need a NuBus video card which can also add more colors or resolution, and speed up the system. Also NuBus network cards were available. Follow this link to parts and upgrades for these systems.

The Mac IIfx was the top-line 68030 system for several years. People still use these to support scientific applications! These use special 64-pin memory SIMMS: my supply of them is limited so I will give preference to IIfx system purchasers.

Because of their age, these Mac models are starting to appear less often as surplus, and in poorer condition. It's very difficult to offer a "system".

The Mac II, IIx and IIfx are large NuBus systems with six slots in identical cases. They support TWO floppy drives as well as a hard drive (other Mac II's only support one). The IIvx is a sleeker case which supports 3 NuBus slots and has room for a CD-ROM drive. Wt. 35 lbs

Mac II: 68020 w/FPU, 800K floppy, NuBus slots, with NuBus video card. Price will depend on condition and availability, ask and specify cosmetic condition acceptable. Shipping will add to cost. These use 30-pin SIMMs, check my memory section for prices. Shipping weight 35 lbs.

Mac IIx, 68030/16 and FPU, rarely found! 1.4M floppy, with NuBUs video card, Six NuBus slots. Cannot price due to rarity, ask for price and availability, specify if faded case is acceptable. Shipping weight 35 lbs.

Mac IIfx, 68030 and 68882 40MHz processors , 64-pin RAM, can have two 1.4M floppy drives and one hard drive, can run System 7.0 or better. Cannot price due to rarity, ask for price and availability, specify if faded case is acceptable. Shipping weight 35 lbs.

Follow this link to parts and upgrades for these systems.

IIfx SCSI internal terminator

In Feb 2006 a customer was kind enough to explore the Web on the subject of the Mac IIFX and its internal SCSI terminator, possibly part number 590-4515. This is an odd little black board which is on the end of a SCSI cable, It provides passive SCSI termination. These are hard to find. Information about this item is at these Web sites:

Apple Developer Note:
and the following:
Apple Service Manual
These sites say that a IIfx without an internal hard drive requires that a "SCSI Termination Block" be installed. We don't have this part at this time (Feb 2006) but it's possible we may another time, so ask and encourage me!

Another customer, in 2007, gave me this information:

External SCSI Terminator (that Black one only used for the Mac IIfx and some LaserWriter setups).
Internal SCSI filter (Apple P/N 590-4516) with Internal SCSI termination Block (Apple P/N 590-4515) that was placed between the cable connector and the hard drive, with the other end of the internal SCSI cable going directly to the logic board.


Mac IIsi, IIci. IIcx, IIvx series systems


[Mac IIcx] The IIsi, IIci and IIcx are 68030 processor systems which have a 12-by-14-inch "footprint". These all support three Nubus cards, except the short IIsi which supports one with a Nubus adapter. The IIvi is an 68030 at 16 MHz, the IIvx is a 68030 at 32MHz, both in a 7100 or 630 type case. Follow this link to parts and upgrades for these systems.

The IIsi and IIci have an "030" PDS slot (like the SE/30) which will take some cards including processor cache, accelerators, or NuBus adapters. All of these systems are available with a hard drive, memory and an 1.4M "superdrive" floppy. They all use 30-pin SIMM memory. They require a monitor, keyboard and mouse to be used as a personal computer. Some of these systems have internal video, some need a video card which can also add more colors or resolution, and speed up the system. Also network cards are available. These are a great step up from the Compact Macs (Plus, SE, SE/30) yet you can use the same software!

[Mac IIvx] Mac IIvx Also known as Performa 600: 68030/32 MHz with FPU and cache, mike input, 3 Nubus slots. Uses 30-pin SIMM memory. Looks like a PowerMac 7100. Can include CD-ROM drive.

Mac IIvx or Performa 600: after several years of offering a few as motherboards, I scrapped them out. Months later, someone asked about them.

The Mac IIvi was mostly sold in Europe and has a 68030 at 16MHz, I never had one myself here in the USA.

Follow this link to parts and upgrades for these systems.

[Mac IIcx] Mac IIcx, 8 Megs RAM, hard drive bracket but no drive, NO 1.4M floppy, NuBus, without video card. Price depends on condition and availability, ask; plus shipping.
Hard drives, more memory, are available, the IIcx will take 8 30-pin SIMMs!
Shipping weight 15 lbs.

Mac IIci, (like IIcx but with internal video) 8 Megs RAM, hard drive bracket but no drive, NO 1.4M floppy, NuBus. Priced similar to IIcx, ask for price and availability based on condition. Plus shipping. Shipping weight 15 lbs.

Mac IIci cache card for PDS slot, speeds up programs a bit. $5 with system.

[Mac IIsi] Mac IIsi, 5 Megs RAM, no hard drive but hard drive bracket, NO 1.4M floppy, internal video, no NuBus slots. Ask if systems avaiable. Wt. 15 lbs.

Mac IIsi CPU cache, math coprocessor, and NuBus slot adapter. Use to add add a NuBus card, for network or video or ?? . $10 plus shipping.

Follow this link to parts and upgrades for these systems.

When ordering, please follow this link for ordering information, terms and conditions, and info about orders outside the USA.


Parts and upgrades for II-series, LC-series systems

Most parts for these systems are available in our parts section, or ask for parts by description and Mac model. Some parts are priced below.
For additional memory, check our memory page.
For NuBus and other internal cards,
we have a page for those.
For Ethernet networking, check my network cards section
For hard drives, see the section on other Mac hard drives

For processor accelerators, and faster CPU chips, we have moved them to this linked page. Elsewhere on that page are NuBus expansion cards. If you are looking for a 68020 or 68030 or 68040 processor or coprocessor, go there. I need to know what speed you want, and what system it will go into.

We offer 68882 coprocessors for many of the systems on this page. Typically they use a PLCC package (square, pins wrapped around the edge) for the chip, and the chip is inserted in a socket. Most times the socket is in a network card, so check our network card page for the network card appropriate to your system. Go to the accelerator/processor section of the Web page mentioned above for coprocessors.

When ordering, please follow this link for ordering information, terms and conditions, and info about orders outside the USA.


Herb Johnson
New Jersey, USA
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