Herb's Mac Parts


This page was most recent revised date Feb 21 2024.

If you don't see a part here, look for the system it works with, or a Web page which lists a specfic kind of part, by checking the links and categories on my my Mac home page. Or describe to me the part and the system and ask for price and availability. But a little searching on my Web site may find it.

All parts are used and tested unless noted. I have some UNUSED parts, check my unused parts list for specifics. Also, consider buying a stripped system for the parts: it's a better deal!.

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

Parts on this page are:

For parts not on this page:


Floppy drives and diskettes

please include your Mac system model and floppy drive capacity (800K, 1.4M, etc) when ordering; and any other considerations, as I describe below. YOu can read information below to look for the floppy drive model number. The number on the metal case around the drive is for the bracket or carrier, not the drive. External floppy drives come in different looking cases, those cases are in various cosmetic conditions. Some customers care about these considerations, and some of these are technical and will effect your use of what you buy. I sell parts - these are described as parts.

I have some UNUSED parts, check my unused parts list for specifics. All used floppy drives sold will be cleaned, lubricated, and tested. This is required due to their age. Even a drive rarely used, will get gummed up from the age of lubricant plus the years of dust. Prices for these drives reflect the time and effort I've put in.

As of 2021, some information on Apple floppy drives is on this Web page, a private Web site. Yet another link on the FIRST 3.5" drive is at this private page .

Can I hook up a Mac floppy drive to a Windows computer? No...and it won't do you much good if you could. Read this tech note of mine for details.

I want a 1.4M floppy drive for my Mac Plus, or SE, or 128K, or 512K. Sorry, but adding a 1.4M floppy drive to those "classic Mac" models, won't make it read or format 1.4M floppy disks. There are some SE models which do support 1.4M drives. Please be sure to order the appropriate floppy drive for your vintage Mac.

1.4M (2MB) floppy disk drives

The 1.4Mb (2.0MB) floppy drive comes in several different models, and external or internal. But the physical floppy drive itself is one of two general mechanisms: auto-inject (older) and manual-inject (newer). Apple has part numbers for these which may not appear on the drive. But the drives usually have brand and brand model numbers. Many are labled "2MB" as that is the UNformatted capacity of the diskette. Approximate shipping weight 1 or 2 lbs per model. The older drives cost more, as they are harder to find in good condition, and require more work to test and clean.

There's also metal brackets or carriers or plastic sleds which hold the drive to some frame. These are sold separately, follow the link for details.

"black door" 1.4M manual-inject floppy

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Apple part 661-0121 or 661-1390, 1.4Mb (2.0MB) "black door" manual-inject floppy was made by Sony or Mitsubishi or Panasonic, such as this image of a 1.4Mb Mitsubishi MF355 drive. These have a black-painted metal horizontal "door" at the front of the drive, where the diskette is inserted. It's typically used on PowerMacs, and in later 68K models of Performa and Quadras. Specify your Mac model when ordering a replacement.

To my knowledge, all these brands and models of this general configuration, operate the same and are interchangable. If you want a particular brand and model, some are scarce to me and I'll have to charge more.

1.4Mb (2.0MB) "black door" floppy drive, I choose brand and model from list below. Used, cleaned and tested, $35 plus shipping.
Mitsubishi MF355-592MA, $39 plus shipping
Sony MPF52A, $45 plus shipping
Panasonic JU-268A016C or Panasonic JU-268A026C, scarce, $49 plus shipping.
Other brands and models, ask if available and price.

auto-eject 1.4M drive

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The Apple part 661-0474, 1.4Mb (2.0MB)auto-inject drive is a Sony model MP-F75W-21G or MFD-75W-01G as in this photo, or variations of those model names. The identifying F75W blue lable is under the drive, and on one side, as in this photo. The label says "2MB" because the unformatted diskette capacity is 2 megabytes. The Mac formatted capacity is 1.4MB.

This drive was used from the SE FDHD and SE/30, through the Mac II's, early Performas and Quadras, and other 68030 and 68040 processor based systems. It does not have a "door" on the front, and it looks like the older 800K floppy drive. This drive was also used in Apple's external 1.4M "FDHD" floppy drives. If this will be a replacement drive, specify your Mac model when ordering.

older auto-eject 1.4Mb (2.0MB)floppy drive, older Sony "75W" drives. Used, cleaned lubricated and tested, $89 plus shipping.

External 1.4M floppy drives and cases

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An external floppy drive, is simply an internal floppy drive in an external case. We show more external cases (by Apple with 800K drives) in the 800K external drive section.

For the 1.4M floppy drives, the external drive model is G7287, "Apple Superdrive" or "Apple FDHD", (photo on left) in a "manual eject" case with ridges from front to back, a manual eject button and LED. The same manual-eject case was relabled for use with 800K floppy drives. The 800K "auto eject drive" case was a flat case with no eject button or LED. Apple apparently did not offer a 1.4M auto-eject cased drive. I offer to put a 1.4M floppy drive, in an 800K external case, manual or auto-eject. Let me know if that is satisfactory.

About use of the manual-eject external floppy drive. On later-model Macs, one can push the floppy-drive case button and the diskette will eject. It's not a mechanical eject button - it's an electrical switch, so the Mac itself has to "respond" not the drive. But on the earliest "compact Macs", I'm not sure they can respond to the "manual eject" ext. floppy push-button. The Mac Plus and earlier do not. The SE may not, the SE/30 may, the Classic and Classic II may. Find out before you order.

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Case prices depend on model of case and cosmetic condition. Cases in better cosmetic condition, as in a light grey/platinum color, cost more; the manual-eject case costs more. The photo on the left shows two manual-eject cases. One is faded to yellow and shows a grey patch where a lable was removed and so the lable prevented fading. We may have some in that condition at a lower price. The other is light grey and relatively unfaded. The photo on the right shows other ridged manual-eject cases. Again, we can put 800K drives or 1.4M drives in these cases. For more information on cosmetic condition, consult "cosmetic condition" information on my collectables Web page.

We price external 1.4M drives at the price of the 1.4M floppy drive, plus a price for the case and installation. All floppy drives are cleaned and lubricated and tested. Case prices depend on model of case and cosmetic condition. Cases in better cosmetic condition, or "superdrive" cases, or in light grey/platinum color - may be scarce or unavailable and cost more. Consult "cosmetic condition" information on my collectables Web page. Shipping wt. 5 lbs.

Mac Laptop drives, 1.44MB (not USB)

For floppy drives for Mac laptops, check my Mac Laptops accessory section.

800K floppy disk drives

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The 800K drive (1.0MB) was only in the Macintosh 512KE, Plus, SE, and some Macintosh II-series systems; and in the 800K external drive. There's slight differences among the 800K drives and the cables used in the Mac 512KE and Mac Plus. Pay attention to the following information.

The 800K drives all look about the same. But if you look at the SIDE of the floppy drive mechanism, you should see a RED-LETTERED or a BLACK-LETTERED label. Drives stacked in the photo on the left, show on bottom the RED lettered side lable MFD-51W-03; or the BLACK lettered MP-F51W-10. (I believe the Apple part number is 661-0345). There's another lable on the bottom of most drives which says "Sony" and a variation of M51 that probably represents various production variations.

The BLACK-text labled MFD-51W-10 drive often appears inside Mac Plus or Mac 512KE computers; it's used with a red-striped cable. (The stripe marks the cable for the pin 1 wire.) The cable is usually marked "590-0167". The RED-text labled MFD-51W-03 drive often appears inside external 800K Apple floppy drives (i'm unsure how often BLACK-text drives appear). If used inside a Mac Plus or 512KE, it's used with a yellow-striped cable. (I didn't check Mac II 800K drives.) The yellow cable may not be marked with a part-number; Apple documentation identifies the number as 590-0437. In a few cases a red-striped cable has a paper lable "590-0437". Actual measurements of cables by me in 2021, tells me yellow / 590-0437 cables have pins 9 and 20 NOT connected; red / 590-0167 cables have ALL twenty pins connected.

I've not determined if these two models of 800K drives operate differently. In my experience the 800K drives appear to be interchangable. But Apple technical documentation recommends to associate drives and cables as I've described. Here's some notes on the subject.

Brackets or carriers or sleds which hold the drive to the frame are sold separately, follow the link for details.

800K (1.0MB) internal floppy drive RED lettered lable, "MFD-51W-03" or "-10". Used, cleaned and lubricated, tested and working, supply limited, ask if available and priced above $79, ship wt. 3 lbs. Operates in 512KE and Plus with yellow striped cable which may have no number.

800K (1.0MB) internal floppy drive BLACK lettered lable, "MFD-51W" . Used, cleaned and lubricated, tested and working, supply limited, ask if available and priced above $89, ship wt. 3 lbs. Operates in 512KE and Plus with red striped cable numbered 590-0167.

Yellow/590-0437 cables and red/590-0167 cables are available from me, ask. Provide part number and/or length.

800K disk ejection motor and gear assembly As of Nov 2019 I no longer offer these but ask if needed. These can be removed from a drive as one unit.

External 800K floppy drives

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An Apple external floppy drive, is simply an internal floppy drive in an external case. For descriptions of these cases, please review my section on External 1.4M floppy drives.

800K (1.0MB) external floppy drive: sold with cleaned and working drives. These came in two models:
A9M0106, labled "Apple 3.5 Drive", case top (left image) has ridges, manual eject button and LED, has "red nameplate" drive inside
AM0103, labled "Apple 800K drive", case top is flat (right image), “auto-eject” drive with "black nameplate" drive inside
-- external model A9M0106, 800K manual eject drive, ridged case, wt. 5 lbs.
-- external model AM0131, 800K auto eject drive, flat case, wt. 5 lbs.

Also, Apple sold a special 800k manual-eject external drive for the Apple II line, the "Unidisk 3.5" Drive" (A2M2053). They are generally in a white case. These are a little scarce. I can't advise you about use of these drives on Apple II's; and they may be different from Apple's 800K manual-eject drive the A9M0106.

We price external 800K Mac drives at the price of the internal 800K floppy drive, plus a price for the case and installation. Cases are described for the 1.4M drives. The external cases for the 1.4M drive and the 800K drive are the same but have different model labels and numbers. The 800K case labels and numbers are listed above. All floppy drives are cleaned and lubricated and tested. Shipping weight for external drives is about 5 lbs.

Mac floppy drive yellow packing disks, protective disks

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Apple sold modified Sony 3.5" drives supplied to Apple by Sony. The 400K and 800K drives as sold, often included a yellow device sized like a floppy diskette, inserted in the drive like a diskette. Presumably these were produced by Sony and inserted at the Sony factory. These inserts protected the heads during transport of the drive by separating the heads with a .002 inch thick plastic barrier (my measurement). These have been called "transport protector", "packing disk", "drive insert". Check my floppy drive reference page for more details.

I have a small number of these available as of 2024, ask about price.

400K floppy disk drives

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The 400K drive was only used in the 128K and early 512K Apple computers. Possibly the Lisa or Mac XL?
Here is a link to a photo of a 400K drive.. There may be a model number on the drive itself, "661-76156". These drives were also sold as EXTERNAL drives in a case. This drive is a rare and "collectable" item for early Macs; it needs repair and cleaning before selling; and some parts for it are unavailable. Please look for prices and availability on my Mac collectables page.

Floppy drive carriers, brackets, metal frame

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Floppy drives often are inside a a metal frame or carrier or bracket, a number is on the top. Some Mac floppy drives (and hard drives) are on a "sled", a plastic flat piece; again, a number is stamped on these. Check my hard drive page for such sleds. Read below about metal frames and carriers.

Most Mac 1.44MB drives are in a carrier 805-0961. A few are in different carriers, with different model numbers, unique to one or a few Mac models. We sell the drives without these carriers. If you want a carrier, please specify the Mac model, the capacity of the drive (800K, 1.4MB, etc) and the number on the carrier.

1.4MB drive carrier 805-0961 is available for $10 plus shipping. We have many of these
LC model 1.44 drive carrier 805-5111 is very scarce, slightly different from 805-0961. Ask for details.
For plastic carriers, check my hard drive Web page.
Carriers for 800K and earlier drives vary by Mac model; prices depend on condition.

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3.5" cleaning diskettes

Unused old stock 3M brand Head Cleaning Diskettes for 3.5-inch floppy drives. Diskette with special cleaning material instead of magnetic media. Uses alcohol to clean the heads. PUt a little alcohol on the diskette. Put diskette in the drive, it runs, drive rejects. The head is cleaned. $7 for one cleaning diskette, I can't send alcohol through the mail, just go to the drug store and get 90% isopropyl alcohol (uncolored).

Floppy diskettes

New 1.4M Mac diskettes can still be bought at office supply stores, as PC/Windows formatted diskettes. You can reformat these for your Mac - reformat them or the Mac will either use them as PC disks, or older Macs may insist on a reformat. We have some used and unused stock avaiable, but frankly you can get them cheaper elsewhere.

New/unused 800K and 400K Mac diskettes are not available from us currently.

Used 800K and 400K diskettes not available: we reserve these to provide software. An 800K diskette can be init-ed, formatted to 400K; some but not all 400K diskettes can be formatted to 800K.

IOMEGA ZIP disks are in my ZIP section of my drives page.

Logic cards, motherboards, shields /shrouds, CPU cards, ROMS

Logic cards are also called the CPU card or motherboard. For PowerMacs there may also be a seperate processor card. Some Macs have removable CPU chips. ROMS or ROM SIMMS are included with motherboards, but not RAM. Sometimes I'll include VRAM or cache, ask to be sure. CPU chips are listed in our cards page on accelerators and caches.

If you need a logic/CPU card/motherboard for a Mac system, ask for it! I often price motherboards on the same pages as their systems, so look there first. But many of these need "recapping" depending on model and I may not sell nonworking boards. Check my Mac home page to look for links to my Mac systems by model and type. Ask for details and prices but please NAME THE MAC MODEL AND SPEED (like PowerMac 9600/233). I have some UNUSED parts, check my unused parts list for specifics.

Shields or "RFI shrouds" are cardboard, plastic and metal sheets under logic boards motherboards.They look like these or look like these, from some classic Macs. I have a number of these as used, in various conditions and quantities. Ask for one for a specific Mac model as listed below. Price depends on cosmetic condition.

Mac 128K, 512K: mobo shroud 805-0577, analog shield 725-0011
Mac Plus: mobo shroud 805-5047, analog shield 725-0011.
Mac SE : mobo shroud 805-5060, analog shield 725-0020
Mac SE/30: mobo shroud 805-0969, analog shield 725-0020
Mac Classic, Classic II shroud.

Programmer's switch or reset button, & power or startup button

The "programmers switch" or "reset switch" is that little plastic device on the side or front of your Mac which lets you manually reset the computer. THIS IS NOT THE POWER BUTTON, that's another button elsewhere on the chassis. On the oldest of Macs, these fragile plastic assemblies become brittle, so they are harder to find intact with age. But many PowerMacs of the 1990's have broken programmer's switches.

128K or 512K or Plus, tan or grey: see our collectables section
SE and SE/30: used available, some unused ones available at higher price, ask
Mac II models, large cabinet (II, IIfx, etc.): used available, ask for unused
IIci, IIcx: used avao;ab;e. Unused, ask
later models, ask and please specify your computer model.

The power switch on some Macs turns the Mac on and off. In some early Macs it is part of the power supply, and so is sold with the power supply. In other Macs it's the button on the front or back which you press to start and shut down the Mac. Tell us the model of your Mac and we'll probably know what to offer. Note: if your Mac does not power up, make sure your AC cord is OK and that you have AC power where you plug in that cord. Also check your internal Mac PRAM battery as some Macs will not power up unless the battery is good.

power supplies & shields

Power supplies for many early models of Macs. Specify the Mac model, and the power supply model number if you can. The power supplies below are tested and working used. We replace some parts that are failed or marginal. We re-test and verify before any final quote. They are all "as available" and as described.

For laptop "A/C cords" (which are actually power supplies), check my Mac Laptops page. I have some UNUSED sealed-box Apple power supplies at MUCH higher costs but I cannot test without opening the box. Check my unused parts list for specifics.

The following "classic Mac" power supplies are often called "analog boards" or "power/sweep boards". Apple included an insulator shield; a plastic sheet with printing mounted on the back. Those are listed seperately if that's all you need. Generally I include these with power supplies.

128K/512K/Plus compatible analog or power supply cards. Used working, some parts replaced as needed, starting at $79 plus shipping. shipping wt. 4 lbs
- analog cards in better condition or of a specific date, model as customer selects at higher cost
- we don't likely have the international version 110-220 VAC model but ask
SE, SE/30 "analog" (high voltage) AND switching DC power supply, $89. Good HV supply, no arcing! Ship. wt. 6 lbs.
Classic power supply, 10 lbs ship. wt, ask if available. - note: describe or photograph the connector from the CRT's "yoke", there are two kinds of connector, see this note in progress for details.
Classic II power supply, ask if available, 10 lbs ship. wt.

Insulator shields are sold without mounting pins, we simply don't have enough of them, but ask with your shield order.
Insulator Shield 725-0011 for the Mac 128K, 512K, and Plus power-supply card. $15 or higher plus shipping.
--Please note if your desired shield was mounted with black plastic pins or taped yellow squares.
Insulator shield 725-0020 for the Mac SE, SE/30 power-supply card. $15 or higher plus shipping.
Insulator shield 815-1216? for the Classic or Classic II power-supply card. $15 or higher plus shipping.

The following power supplies are in metal cases:

Mac LC, LC II, LC III power supply, 699-0153, 5V at 3.25A, longer cable than supply below. $65, shipping wt 1.5 lbs
Mac LC III, Quadra 605 power supply, 699-0003, 5V at 3.75A, slightly shorter cable than supply above. $59, shipping wt 1.5 lbs
Mac II, IIx power supply, 699-0389, Astec AA13780, Sony CR-45S. each $85. Ship wt 7 lbs.
Mac IIfx power supply, 699-0393, Apple labled probably. Ask for price and if available.
-- Same DC power as -0389, larger temperature controlled fan, less noise. Ship wt 7 lbs.
mac IIci, IIcx. 661-0467, 699-0392, Astec AA15830, lower current than PowerMac 7100. each $69. Ship wt. 6 lbs.
Mac IIsi power supply, *OUT* Ship wt. 4 lbs

Mac 620 and 630 systems (630, 31, 635, 636, 637, 638, 640) power supply, OUT Aug 2006

PowerMac 6100 series, Quadra 610 power supplies: $59 each. Ship Wt. 4 lbs
PowerMac 6200, 6300 series power supplies: 614-0037 $ OUT
PowerMac 7100, Centris 650, IIvx, IIiv power supplies: 614-0009, Astec 16870. Higher current than IIci, IIcx power supply. $69 each. shipping weight 5 pounds
PowerMac 6400, 6500 power supplies: Apple number 614-0060
---Astec AA19360, Delta DPS-150GB. $59 plus shipping, ship wt. 10 lbs

PowerMac 7200, 7500, 7600 power supply: DPS-150GB A, 614-0039, 22 pin connector to motherboard
.. $49 plus shipping, shipping wt 10 lbs.
PowerMac 7300 power supply: DPS-150GB E, 614-0069, 24 pin connector:
.. $55 plus shipping, shipping wt. 10 lbs.

PowerMac 8100, Quadra 800 840av, power supply: 614-0012, 200 Watt. $69 plus shipping. OUT Nov 2021
PowerMac 8100/100 power supply, 225 watt: 661-0228. $69 plus shipping. OUT NOv 2021
PowerMac 8500, 9500 power supply: 614-0038, Delta model DPS-225AB Rev:B0, 22 pin female socket. $75 plus shipping.
PowerMac 8600, 9600, G3 tower: 614-0062, Delta model DPS-350FB A, $69 plus shipping, ship wt 10 lbs.

Beige/grey desktop G3 (233, 266, 300 MHz) power supply 614-0077, DPS-150GB H, 20-pin connector: $39 plus shipping.

iMac, B&W G3 and grey G4 power supplies: check my iMac G3 G4 Web page

For power supplies from other Mac systems, you can always ask. Most of my parts stock are from G3 and EARLIER Mac systems. Check my Mac home page for links to systems and see what systems I stock, from which I can offer power supplies.

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

Mac PRAM batteries

(Any vintage Mac laptop batteries would be in our Mac Laptops Web page; but we aren't likely to have them.)

[3.6V battery]Your Mac computer uses an internal battery to provide power to what Apple calls the "PRAM", and to run the date and time clock, even when your computer is turned off. PRAM holds data about your computer's basic features and setups. If your battery is dead, most Macs will not even power up! If your date and time are radically incorrect, that's a sign your PRAM battery is dead. Worse, after several years these batteries leak fluids and vent corrosive hydrogen gas WHICH WILL DAMAGE YOUR MAC ELECTRONICS AND CASE Remove any PRAM batteries from any Macs in storage, and check your working Mac's batteries at intervals for leaks or corrosion!!!

This is what the 1/2 AA sized battery often looks like in your Mac. Most but the very oldest Macs use what is called a "1/2 AA" battery (see below for other Mac batteries). It's shorter than an AA battery, but with a voltage of 3.6 volts. If the voltage drops below about 3.2 volts, it's getting old: often they will read ZERO volts when they stop working. You can use a voltmeter to measure the voltage; if you remove it from your Mac you may have to "reset your PRAM" afterward, and the date and time. Mac "PRAM" memory also stores a few user settings. For a few vintage Macs, they apparently won't start up without a working battery (but most models do).

For most Macs, there is also a battery cover which holds the battery in place. it's a plastic frame surrounding the battery which snaps out. Apple number 520-0344. It might break from age when you remove the battery. It's not essential but if you want one, it's $3 plus shipping.

Mac PRAM battery, 3.6V 1/2AA, most Macs. Part numbers TL-5101S TL-5101/S 742-0011 922-1262. Battery manufacturers have their own brand and part numbers. Due to postal regulations and the fact you can buy these "on the Web", we no longer stock these batteries. We have a few old-stock batteries we can ship as installed in equipment only. Ask for for availability and price. Do NOT store your Mac with battery in place, it will CORRODE and LEAK!

Mac PRAM battery for Mac Plus, 128K, 512K - 4.5 V AA 4.5 Volt, AA sized. Brands include Panasonic PX 21, Eveready 523, ANSI 1306AP, IEC 5LR50, NEDA 1306AP, Varta V21PX. Look for suppliers of these on the Web, and compare prices. For instance, here's one brand/model: Dantona® 4.5V/600mAh Alkaline Photo Battery, Model: TR133A. Any model that provides the correct voltage and is the correct size is adequate. Do NOT store your Mac with battery in place, it will CORRODE and LEAK! We may have old-stock, for sale in equipment only, ask.

An alternative to the 4.5V AA battery may be a 3.6V AA-size Lithium battery which is a little easier to find. We may have old-stock, for sale in equipment only, ask. Do NOT store your Mac with this battery in place, it will CORRODE and LEAK!

Mac PRAM battery, square Some Mac systems use a square or rectangular 4.5V battery, with a short black and red cable which connects it to the motherboard. We don't stock this at this time; check with local computer stores, office supply stores, or electronic parts stores, and take it along so they can determine if they have a compatible battery.Do NOT store your Mac with battery in place, it will CORRODE and LEAK!

CRT's, picture tubes, video boards for 9-inch Macs

CRT's, picture tubes, for compact Macs

CRT (picture tube) for Compact Macs, including yoke (the coils around the neck of the CRT). YOur analog card may need some slight adjustment to orient or size the screen display: we don't provide "how-to install" descriptions. Prices listed below are for working used CRT's with yokes, with no to very slight screen burn. Shipping weight per CRT will be near 6 pounds, double boxed to protect them; and boxed under 12 X 12 X 12 inches *if possible* to reduce shipping cost. Typical weight under 6 pounds packed.

Clinton brand CRT & yoke for 128K, 512K, Plus. $39. Shipping as above.
Clinton brand CRT & yoke for SE, SE/30, (same CRT as Plus, different yoke) $49. Shipping as above.
Ask price and availabity of Samsung brand CRT, see note below.

CRT & yoke for Classic or Classic II, revision A yoke connector or the revision B yoke connector. Click on the links to see the connector. Look at YOUR Classic or Classic II. I believe these are mostly Samsung. Price $55.

Clinton vs Samsung CRTs: I came across this comment about old compact Mac CRT's: "The Clinton [brand] CRTs have nothing wrong with them but they have no anti-glare coating, which makes staring at them in a bright area an eye-straining experience. The Samsung [brand] units, on the other hand, are anti-glare.". I will charge more if you request a Samsung CRT for older compact Macs which may not have come with them.

We don't offer CRT's or picture tubes for the large "all in one" Macs, or for any Apple monitors. Too much work and risk and cost of shipping. Get one local to you and pick it up.

Video boards, "CRT tube sockets" for Compact Macs

On the compact Macs (128K 512K Plus SE SE/30 Classic), there's a small video card or cable at the end of the CRT. That carries the "video" into the CRT. We have these, as used pulls, for all those Macs. For instance, the Mac SE and SE/30 uses board with part-numbers 630-0169 and 820-0207; 630-0146 and 820-0205; Apple replacement part numbers are 982-0024. ON the 128K 512K Plus, it's just a socket on a cable. If you want one of these, please describe your Mac model and describe the part by part-number. I'll see what I can provide. I don't get many requests for these.

Cases and parts

Shields and shrouds for Classic Macs

[Classic]

Shields or shrouds are cardboard, plastic and metal sheets under or around logic boards motherboards or power supplies / analog cards. They look like these or look like these, from some classic Macs. I have a number of these as used, in various conditions and quantities. Ask for one for a specific Mac model, they may vary.

Compact Mac cases, cases in general

As of 2022, I'm rarely selling Mac cases for the 128K, 512K, Plus, SE, SE/30, Classic, Classic II. Simply put: too expensive to ship, too hard to pack against damage, too much work to photograph and grade, too cheep to buy elsewhere. "Why pay you $X for a case, when I can spend $X plus something and get an entire Mac?". Sorry, that's what customers consider.

I've generally found, I can't provide a "compact Mac" case or other small Mac cases, at a price many customers hope for. Some seem to think, I have these "laying around" and I can toss them in a box and mail 'em with some air-bag packing. No. Doesn't work that way. Here's some guidance about what it really takes to provide a compact Mac case - if you don't want it busted up.

About value: If I talk about value, that becomes a price, so I won't. I'll just say, for all the trouble and fuss to offer a case (cleaned, photographed, described, priced, packed and shipped) I'd just as soon sell it as a system. Or if it's not good enough for a system, I won't get enough for it sold as a case.

About shipping: A Mac SE case, with metal frame, nothing else - weighs just over 7 pounds. That case, will need a box 17 X 14 X 14 inches, to ship with enough padding around it to protect the case. A box and padding - let's say it adds 4 pounds to the package. I should double-box the SE because of safety and because of the large hole where the CRT was removed. Other classic Mac cases may weigh a little less. A CRT adds pounds and is more fragile. Go to usps.com with weight and box size, your ZIP code and mine at 08618. It will tell you postage. In 2022 10 pounds shipped costs $20-$50 postage, depending on distance. And I'll charge several dollars to pack it.

About condition: I show some Plus or SE cases by condition at this Web page. I likely won't bother to sell a case in the worst condition, or a busted up case. As I said, for my fuss of it and your SAME cost of shipping, you should get something better than that. As for my "best" cases, I'll likely keep them to make a "nice" system.

Another complication: Many Mac models have very very fragile plastics. After 30, 40 years, the plastics lose flexibility and will shatter or snap off pieces with any stress. Some models are particularly fragile. The classic Macs will simply crack or chip on their corners.

Unfortunately, When someone buys a "cheap parts" Mac from "that auction Web site" it sometimes arrives busted, due to poor packing. But: that low prices set my customer's expectations.

external Mac cables, terminators

This section is for external cables: if you need internal cables, tell me what Mac model you have and what kind of cable you need. For external SCSI drive (hard drive, CD-ROM) cables and terminators, see the Mac hard drives cables section. Video cables are in my monitors section. Internal laptop cables are in my laptop section. Any Appletalk or Phonenet or items will be on our networking page.Technical information on modem cables may be found on my Mac modem page.

I also have some UNUSED parts, check my unused parts list for specifics.

cabling terminology

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[connector] "AUI" or"AAUI" is a really small D-shaped network connector used on some old PowerMacs and Apple printers with Ethernet.

[connector] RJ-45" is the connector used for 10bT (twisted pair Ethernet) networking. It looks like a slightly larger version of the RJ-11 connector for Phonenet products running Appletalk.

[connector] RJ-11 is the wired telephone connector used for modems and for PhoneNet. Older Mac computers and printers also use Appletalk networking, mostly with PhoneNet.

[connector] "DB-15" is a D-shaped 15-pin connector, like the Mac video connector: this is used for thick Ethernet (thick coax cable). It has rows of 7 pins and 8 pins, 15 total, numbered on the pinned connector as shown.

[connector] "13W3" is a D-shaped connector for some Mac video. It has 2 rows of 5 pins, and one or three "coaxial" pins (large round), numbered on the pinned connector as shown.

[connector] The modem/printer female connector called "miniDIN-8", is also connected to Appletalk/Phonenet and other adapters. miniDIN-8 cables have a male connector.

[connector] "DB-25" is a name for the 25-pin connector that many older Macs used for SCSI. In the serial world it is sometimes used for modems. The Apple Imagewriter (1) used it also. The DB-25 connector is a D-shaped connector with two rows of pins, up to 25 pins total.

The Mac Plus, 128K and 512K used DB-9 connectors: this is D-shaped with two rows of 4 and 5 pins, 9 total.

Macs have used "ADB" connectors for keyboards and mice since the Mac SE, and until USB; check the keyboard section for ADB cables. (Cables for networks are described in our networking section.)

Mac video cables:

Please name monitor and videocard (or Mac model). Or name the Apple part number molded onto the cable ends. We have Apple branded DB-15 to DB-15 or DB-15 to 13W3 cables. We cannot guarantee your results with these cables; just connecting a Mac to a monitor doesn't guarantee you'll "see a picture".

Available Mac video cables include the following, we have others, ASK:
590-0621-A - 13W3 with ONE coax connector, to DB-15. weight 11 ounces, 6 foot long
590-0615-A - 13W3 with THREE coax connectors, to DB-15. weight 14 ounces, 6 foot long.
590-???? - DB-15 to DB-15.

VGA and Mac video adapters

The VERY oldest Macs and video cards (Mac IIci, IIcx, IIsi, II, LC) may simply not provide correct video signals for any VGA Windows-type or LCD monitor. We previously offered older Apple monitors for these systems in this linked section. Technical details of monitors are at this link. For later Macs, they can often use a VGA type monitor if you provide an adapter to connect your Mac's video signals to a VGA type connector. Here's a link to a LOT of explanation about these little adapters, and I also provide expanation below.

Here's a description of physical connectors used for video. The DB-15. is an older Apple video connector with a row of 8 pins and a row of 7 pins.
The HD-15 is a newer Apple and PC/Windows video connector with three rows of five pins, for VGA type monitors.
The HDI-45 is a video/audio connector for Apple's 6100 7100 and 8100 systems.

PowerMac systems (and some Quadra/Performa and older Mac systems) can operate with some "PC Windows" superVGA (SVGA) CRT monitors and LCD monitors which have a "VGA connector", if you provide a DB-15 male to HD-15 female (Mac to VGA) video connector adapter (with limitations). Also, many of the Mac 17", 19" and 21" monitors will work with Windows PCs with a DB-15 female to HD-15 male (Mac to superVGA) video connector adapter.

Here's a photo of typical Mac to VGA adapters. These simple adapters have a DB-15 connector for the Apple side, and a HD-15 (VGA) connector for the monitor or Windows system side. "Male" connectors have pins, "female" connectors have sockets for the pins, my apologies for this traditional description. Here's a link to MORE explanation about these little adapters.

We have an assortment of these adapters. Some have switches on them (in photo) to select multiple screen resolutions at startup, (800X600, 1000X1200, etc). Adapters are offered AS IS, in part because the ability to display at a resolution (horizontal and vertical frequencies) IS WITH THE MONITOR, NOT THE ADAPTER. Adapters with switches often have instructions are on the device.

Some adapters have NO switch settings (in photo), they provide ONE fixed screen resolution when you start up. Generally, you can control screen resolution and scanning frequencies via the Mac operating-system Control Panel's "monitors" settings. But not all Macs and not all Mac OS's will let you do this; and each Mac or video card has its own limits on screen resolutions.

PLEASE NOTE AGAIN: all these adapters do is provide "rewriring" of the cable, they do not provide any video signal conversion whatsoever! You are limited by whatever video your computer or monitor can provide or accept. Generally, you can control screen resolution and scanning frequencies via the computer's Control Panel's "monitors" settings; monitors will adjust to these frequencies within their limits, or display nothing. VERY OLD VGA monitors cannot make such adjustments and may be damaged by some scan rates. All use of these adapters are sold AS IS, we offer no warrenties or guarantees because of all these limitations. But we've sold a lot of these without complaints. Here's a link to MORE explanation about these little adapters.

Mac video & VGA adapters:

[connector] DB-15 male (to Mac computer video connector) to HD-15 female (to VGA LCD monitor cable) adapter, no switches, $15 plus shipping. These vary in the resolution they are set to. I've tried to explain how that works on this Web page.

[connector] DB-15 male to HD-15 female adapter with switches to "set" video resolution, $25 plus shipping. There are many kinds of these, we generally provide documentation about setting the switches.

HD-15 male (to PC/Windows computer video) to DB-15 female (to Mac/Apple monitor cable) adapter, $12 plus shipping.

PowerMac high-density A/V video connector (HDI45-M) to Mac video (DB-15) cable or adapter, for PowerMac 6100, 7100, 8100: $35 plus shipping. If you want to connect this to a VGA type monitor, add one of the Mac to VGA adapters above.

Video cables and adapters are listed and priced in this linked section.

Mac serial printer modem cables:

Apple System/Peripheral-8 M0197 Cable, in opened box. 590-0552-A cable.

Apple IIe Modem-8 cable, A2C0132, in sealed box. 942-1551-A

Mac miniDIN8 printer/modem cables to miniDIN-8. For Apple printers, modems, or Apple-compatible products for printing and modem.
----- 6 foot, non-Apple, $12 each. Apple 590-0552A, $15 each.
----- 10 foot, non-Apple, $20 each

Mac miniDIN-8 printer/modem port to DB-25 serial cables,
good for external non-Apple modems. For printers using serial connections to IBM-type PCs, or with Imagewriter I's, you will need a "null modem" adapter.
----- 3 foot and under, $5 each.
----- up to 6 foot, $8 each.
DB-25 null modem adapters, $10 each.

mini-DIN-8 to DB-9 cables and adapters:
male mini-din-8 to female DB-9, short cable 590-0553 (grey) $15 or 590-0341 (tan) $10, same wiring
male mini-din8 to female DB-9, longer cable, $15
male mini-din8 to male DB-9, very short cable. $10. longer cable, $15.
If you want an original Apple cable, check our
Mac collectables page for more info.

Mac 128K/512K (DB-9) to Imagewriter I (DB-25) ORIGINAL APPLE cable 590-0169. Check our Mac collectables page for details and price.
Mac 128K/512K (DB-9) to modem (DB-25), non-Apple manufactured, lengths as available, $10 each.
To use with a printer like the Imagewriter I, you may need a DB-25 null adapter, $10.

power cords, AC cords for Apples in the USA. $1 each only with other purchases, not sold seperately. These AC cords are very common and used for many non-Apple computers, so they are only available if you are buying something else. If you want an original early Apple A/C cord, check our Mac collectables page.

Internal cables for hard drive, floppy, power: Ask! be specific, tell me your Mac model, and what the cable is used for. More information is better.

Any Appletalk or Phonenet or Ethernet or items will be on our networking page.

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

Keyboards and mouse for Plus, 128K, 512K

These are now listed on my Mac collectables Web page.

If you are looking for individual keyswitches to repair these keyboards, check this Web page which shows details of keyswitches

ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) Keyboards, mouse, trackballs, cables

[ADB mouse] Apple Desktop Bus or ADB keyboards and mice are usable on almost all Macs, from the SE to Power Macs to early G3's (except the Mac Plus, 512K, 128K). The cable and connector is what Apple called the ADB port: the small connector with four wire pins and a small plastic pin near the center. Use the images, keyboard name, or keyboard model number to select which keyboard you wish. You may need to order an ADB keyboard cable, if it's not part of the keyboard.

If you are looking for individual keyswitches to repair these keyboards, check this Web page which shows details of keyswitches

Cosmetic condition

Apple Macs and products from the 1980's and 90's are often faded from their original grey to dark grey to yellowed. We have a detailed description of cosmetic condition and fading at my "collectable Mac" Web page. All keyboards and mice are sold tested and working. "excellent or Minimal fading" means almost original light grey platinum. "Good" means slight or modest but uniform fading, not yellowing, a darkening of the grey color. We generally don't offer keyboard and mice with pale color patches from old lables. or with excessive yellowing.

Apple ADB mice and related

[ADB mouse]

Mouse shipping weight about 1 lbs. Cosemtic conditions are described at this link. These ADB and ADB II mice are sold tested and working, with sliders underneath intact. That's a lot of work and cleaning. I don't sell very cosmetically or physically damaged mice.

ADB "square" mouse, model G5431 or A9M0331 or other mice of the same size and shape.
Price varies depending on cosmetic condition: all of them are physically intact, tested
-- $no! very yellowed/faded/patchy color mice and physically damaged mice are not for sale.
-- $29 dark grey or slightly yellowed, uniform color
-- $39 and up for ADB mice with less or little fading. If you ask for "best", price starts at $49 and goes up!
-- If you need a specific model by number, let us know; price may be higher accordingly.
[ADB II mouse]

ADB II "teardrop" mouse, model 2706 661-0104 or similar
Price varies depending on cosmetic condition: all of them are physically intact, tested
-- $no! very yellowed/faded/patchy mice and physically damaged mice are not for sale
-- $19 faded to dark grey but not strongly yellowed, uniform color.
-- $35 and up for ADB mice with less or little fading. if you ask for "best", price starts at $49 and goes up!
-- If you need a specific model by number, let us know; price may be higher accordingly.

Non-Apple brand ADB mice, good cosmetics. One button or two/three button $25. Not many available, describe what you want.

For other pointing devices - trackball, pads, three-button mice, etc. - see our collectables Web page.

Apple ADB keyboards

"I want the keyboard and mouse that goes with the [some model] Mac." I get this question all the time, but there's not a "list" of keyboards by Mac model. I give up - here's my guess from looking at pictures of old Macs - no guarantees, you make the final choice.

128K, 512K, Plus - not ADB Macs.
Apple II GS - ADB Square mouse, Apple Desktop Keyboard A9M0330 or 658-4081
Mac SE, SE FDHD, SE/30, Mac II - ADB "square" mouse, Apple Keyboard M0116
Mac Classic, Classic II, Color Classic, LC - ADB II "teardrop" mouse, Apple Keyboard II model M0487
Apple Extended Keyboard M0115 and Apple Extended Keyboard II M3501 were sold as options
Apple Design Keyboard model M2980 were probably sold with later 68K and Power PC Macs

Please note the following about buying keyboards: All keyboards are tested before sale, all keys checked and repaired if not working. Keyboard prices depend on COSMETIC condition; photos may be of best-condition keyboards, look at the text description for condition and price. Better-condition keyboards at higher prices may be available. Ask about those or check the collectables page. We will charge more, if you request specific features, cosmetic condition, etc. Keyboard SHIPPING costs are more than most packages, because the boxes are unusually long for their weight. Also: many of these keyboards are desired just for their removable keyswitches; that sets a minimum price.

ADB keyboards are listed below. Click on the links to see photos.

The Apple Desktop Keyboard for the IIgs, the first ADB keyboard, came in three versions, with different keyswitches identified by color of keystem. The A9M0330 made in Tiawan has a white keystem. The A9M0330 from Japan has a salmon (pink) stem. The 658-4081 made in Japan has a red stem. These are desirable due to size and quality of keyswitches. Lower price for Tiawan/A9M0330 models; higher prices for "made in Japan" models, and for better condition. Ask what I have available in these specific models and state desired condition. As of Oct 2020 I only have ONE 658-4081/Japan model, the rest are A9M0330/Tiawan models.

If you are looking for individual mechanical keyswitches to repair these keyboards, check this Web page which shows details of keyswitches. I offer used tested keyswitches.

Non-Apple branded ADB keyboards

Non-Apple branded ADB keyboards may be available. Most do NOT have mechanical keyswitches. Be specific as to what you want. If you want low price, get a yellowed Apple Design Keyboard.

ADB cables

Here's some images of ADB cables. Note there are two lengths of ADB coiled cables for keyboards, and there's an uncoiled ADB cable. See the above description of ADB, it's a connector with four pins and a small plastic "key" for Apple keyboards and mice. Apple part numbers below are molded on the cables, there may be other numbers for similar cables. Some lengths may vary, specify an unstretched length to get a specific length at extra cost.

ADB coiled keyboard cable, SHORT straight end about 18 inches long, short-connector 590-0361, $15
ADB coiled keyboard cable, SHORT straight end about 18 inches long, long-connector 590-0616, $19
ADB coiled keyboard cable, LONG straight end almost six feet long, , 590-0152-A $25
ADB straight cable, male/male, about 6 feet long, 590-4501 $19
ADB straight extension cable male/female, 3-4 foot long, $15; longer available
other ADB cables available, odd lengths

USB Keyboards, mouse, trackballs, cables

USB keyboards for Macs

We have a number of USB keyboards for Macs. Some are yellowed from age, some not. Various models of Apple, also MacAlly. It's hard to offer these at a low price due to cost of shipping, cost of storing and testing. These tend to be bought on "low price" or "looks". I can't sell one for less than $19 plus shipping, so go elsewhere for that $9.99 keyboard. "Give me your best one" is no less than $35 plus shipping due to work needed. And due to size, shipping ain't cheap. These are minimum prices, I can't price every keyboard. So tell me what you want and where to ship, and I'll give you a price and shipping. OK?

MacAlly brand iKey, USB keyboard. Large keyboard for Macs from the 1990's or so. Translucent cover. Used, tested and working - these are $19 plus shipping in working condition but faded/scratched, $29 for nicer condition.

Apple A1048 model white USB keyboard. As sold with Macs, year 2002 with USB 1.1, not sure I have USB 2.0 models. Used, tested and working.

Apple USB keyboard, M2452 model. As sold with Macs around 1998. Various colors available, cheapest is graphite/black. Used, tested and working.

Apple Pro M7803 model USB keyboard. As sold with Macs, around year 2000. Black keys (ask about white). Used, tested and working.

USB mice for Macs

I have some, various Apple models and cosmetics. I don't think I can sell these cheaper than [auction site] does, so ask for one of these to buy with a matching keyboard, if I have one that helps both of us.

Laptop keyboards

See my Mac Laptop accessories section for laptop keyboards and for external Numeric Keypads.

Non-Apple, Mac keyboards

I have other keyboards described or linked-to on this keyboards Web page.

How to order

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

Mac fans

If you need an internal fan for a Mac, give me the model and I'll see what I can find as a used fan. Each model of a Mac has some kind of fan, usually. But many of them are the same. Almost all of them are 12 volt DC vans. Please tell me two bits of information. One bit is the width of the fan. The other, the distance between the MOUNTING SCREWS, not the width of the fan which is slightly bigger. This will help A LOT THANK YOU.

Fans inside the power supply are a bit tricky, I'd rather just sell the power supply, and we have those. [Kensington fan]Kensington fan: Kensington fans for the 128K, 512K, Plus and SE. These are inserted in the handle atop the Mac. They also provide an AC power switch and an AC outlet for your external drive or printer. Classic add-on to cool your compact Mac! Hard to find today.

for 128k/512K/Plus, $55 each.

G3 or G4 fans: check my iMac G3 G4 Web page

Mac carrying bags

These Compact Mac carrying bags are now in my Mac Collectabables Web page.


Mac Monitors

INTRODUCTION, please read: Old Mac computers which used external monitors, can be divided into "not VGA compatible computers" and "VGA compatible". It depends on how old those Mac computers are. Those Macs with "VGA compatible" video, can be operated with non-Apple VGA-type monitors, with a simple "Mac to VGA" adapter, which simply rewires the Apple DB-15 video connector to the VGA type HD-15 connector. I'll explain in technical notes which describe connectors and their wiring, and video signals. I'm sorry this is complicated, but this is about using 1980's and 90's computers in the 21st century.

[monitor] Here's a typical older Apple monitor. Some early Macs like the Mac II, IIsi, IIci, LC, used small Apple brand monitors, 12" or 13" or 14" or 15" (diagonal measure). These monitors cannot be replaced with VGA type (Windows computer) CRT monitors or old LCD type monitors, because the oldest Apple Mac's video scanning frequencies (horizontal and vertical frequencies) are NOT COMPATIBLE with frequencies available from VGA-type monitors.

Later Macs used video scanning frequencies, which were also supported by the VGA type monitors sold with IBM and Windows computers. Apple also made 14-inch and 15-inch "multiple scan" monitors which support both VGA type frequencies as well as the older Apple video frequencies. Some older Macs could use both kinds of monitors. And, some older Macs only use VGA and LCD type computer monitors.

Some old Macs used "video cards", which were either NuBus or LC slot or PDS slot. Those describe a kind of standard connection scheme for computer cards; some of those cards supported video. See if your Mac uses video cards, you may have more choices. Check my Web page for Apple cards for possibilities.

More monitor technical information follows the listings below. A list of Apple monitor models and specifications of frequencies is at this link.

We don't sell VGA-type or late model Apple monitors. We keep a small stock of the earliest non-VGA Apple monitors, as listed below; but they are too old and fragile to ship. They are fragile, because of decades of operation; they produce high voltages which create ozone which busts plastics; UV light also busts plastics; and so does heat. Also, electronics fail with time. I'm sorry, these were not built to last 30 years. Please consider this information, if you choose to buy and ship an old Apple monitor.

Instead we offer some Mac DB-15 to VGA HD-15 adapters, so VGA-type (Windows-system) monitors can be used with some older Macs as noted above. Follow the Web link for information about these "adapters", which are simply wires to rewire connections. They are not "magic" to convert video from one frequency to another.

We also offer some Apple video cables with various connectors.We only have a few of these monitors left. I list them for reference, most are not for sale, they will bust if shipped.
Contact us if you have a very old Mac which cannot use modern CRT or LCD monitors, but look at the resources I've described above first. I have a list of Apple II monitors I have on this linked Web page, they are less fragile.

Here's brief model descriptions for early Apple monitors for Macs.
Apple 12-inch monochrome Display monitor. Small, non-VGA, DB-15.
Apple multiple scan 14 inch monitor 14", DB-15
Apple Color Plus 14 Inch display 14" monitors, non VGA, DB-15, model M2346LL/A.
Apple Multiple scan 15 Inch display 15" monitor model, DB-15.
Apple Multiple scan AV 15 Inch display 15" monitor w/speakers, DB-15.
Shipping weight for 15" and 14" monitors is about 35 lbs, but some weigh more. 12" monitors shipping wt about 20 lbs.

Mac video monitor cables: are listed above. Other video cables may be available, ask! Monitor details are below.

Mac video to VGA adapters are described and priced at this link.

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

Monitor Technical Details

For general remarks on Apple monitors, see the remarks above our listings and prices. PowerMac systems (and some earlier Macs or Apple video cards for them). can generally operate with superVGA (SVGA) monitors with a DB-15 male to HD-15 female (Mac to superVGA) video connector adapter but with limitations, as we describe below..

""VGA" or SuperVGA" refers to the monitors used on Windows-type computers, and on recent Apple computers. As these are common systems, the term "VGA" is not often used for these monitors today, they are simply called "computer monitors". Also, LCD or "flat panel" displays support VGA type operations.

A list of Apple monitor models and specifications of frequencies is at this link. Also look at my info file on monitors for scanning (horizontal, vertical) frequencies. For video cards, see the see our Web page on cards and look for NuBus, PCI, or other video cards to match your system. An Apple Tech Note on monitor and VGA connections is provided on this Web page.

Many of the Apple 17", 19" and 21" monitors will work with Windows PCs if you use a DB-15 male to HD-15 female (Mac to superVGA) video connector adapter. Some Apple monitors already come with a HD-15 VGA connector. Check above for prices, below for details.

PowerMac 6100, 7100, 8100 systems provide video on high-density A/V video connector (HDI45-M). An adapter cable from that HDI45 connector to a DB-15 connector lets you use standard Apple monitors. Add another adapter, from DB-15 to HD-15, to connect to some VGA monitors. Both adapters are offered above. Details on the DB-15 to HD-15 (Mac to VGA) adapter are below.

Mac "Portrait Monitor" monitor and video cards use a 13W3 connector. The 13W3 has one or three large coaxial (round) connector pins and several small pins. Prices for cables are listed above. Video cards for these monitors are listed on my Mac cards page.

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

Miscelaneous parts and items

Mac apple rainbow badge, label, logo, pin, thingy

[mac rainbow badge]

(Note: Apple II's and some early Macs, included a sheet of plastic-paper and adhesive Apple decals, each a few inches in diameter. That's not what I'm talking about here, I don't have those sheets except by happenstance or as part of other Apple documents.)

Early Mac products included a small colorful apple-shaped rainbow-colored badge or label or logo or pin. I'm not aware there's Apple noemclature for them, I will call them "badges". They are found on the front of some Compact Macs. They are on the upper-left corner of some ADB keyboards. These are metal pins that were glued into a corresponding hole in the case. Over time, people pulled them out to make tietacks, earrings, lapel pins and so on. Or they fall out.

So: vintage Mac owners sometimes need these badges. They were not available from Apple as service parts (that I'm aware of). So they don't have an Apple part number in the Apple Service manuals. They did not have Apple part numbers upon them (two different numbers in Apple's schemes). They come in a few sizes. (I've been asked) how these can be removed. In some Mac products, the back of the case has a pinhole. With a FLAT pin of size, you can WITH CARE push the badge out.

I extract some of these from very damaged Apple Mac cases and keyboards and other products. Ask me if I have any available - but also tell me which Macintosh product they "fit". I generally charge a few tens of dollars each plus shipping and fees, as of the early 2020's.

SCSI scanners

AGFA SnapScan 1236 - flatbed scanner with SCSI interface. With CD's for Mac and PC software (Windows 98, System 7). Ask for details

I might have an Apple brand flatbed scanner, it's SCSI also. No docs.

[mac feet]

rubber, plastic feet for Macs

Due to numerous requests, I offer "feet" for the various Macs. Most of them, are the rubber pads underneath various early Mac model; most are light grey but some are white. Later Macs used brittle plastic assemblies. Tell me the Mac model you want feet for. This photo shows some typical rubber feet for the IIci, IIcx, II, etc. Plastic handles and feet for the G3, G4, etc. are listed as "handle parts" on my Mac G3 G4 G5 Web page. Check my other Macs by model Web pages for parts like handles or feet.

The flexible rubbery feet come in different shapes. The plastic feet may be brittle from age. My supplies are limited, but I may have unused old Apple Service parts. Prices depend on what I have available, their scarcity, and their condition.

[mac feet]

White feet for 3.5 Unidrive The Apple and Mac "3.5 Unidrive" are unique in color and shape. First, the silicone "rubber" is an ivory white and not a light grey. While they have the same dimentions as the grey rectangular feet, there's a carved-out trench on the bottom which leaves a pair of ridges along the length. These fit the grooves on top of the drive, so two drives can stack snuggly. The length and width seems to be the same for both feet, possibly the white is slightly shorter in the long dimension? And until I obtain a removed Unidrive foot, I don't know what the mounted side looks like.

[mac feet]

new grey: I'm working on producing new-stock rubber feet. These are not Apple produced or sold; these are from new-stock rubber, cut to size. Displayed is a photo of a new-stock grey foot, next to a lighter-color old stock Apple foot. Here's another photo to compare new-grey with old-Apple feet. I've not established a price or availability yet, but they will be cheaper than stock used or unused Apple-produced feet. Of course, I will identify them as "grey non-Apple new-production".

Torx drivers

The compact Macs from the 128K to the Classic II all use a special screw to hold their cases together. The star-headed screw requires a Torx size T-15 bit to be turned; and the depth of the handle requires that bit to be on a shaft at least FIVE INCHES long.

We carried these for some time, but as of Oct 2001 we do not have Torx T-15 tools in stock. Web search for these tools at hardware stores may find them at modest prices.

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Herb Johnson
New Jersey, USA
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