Herb's Mac Parts

This page was most recent revised date Oct 30 2014.

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 Mac system model and floppy drive capacity (800K, 1.4M, etc) when ordering. 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.

I have some UNUSED parts, check my unused parts list for specifics. As of 2007, all used floppy drives sold will be cleaned, lubricated, and tested. This is required due to their age and use. 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 2008, some information on Apple floppy drives is on this Web page, a private Web site. Here's a link to another Web site which has a history of Apple floppy drives. Here's a Web page on external Apple drives. Yet another link on the FIRST 3.5" drive is at this private page but it may not persist.

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.

1.4M or 2MB floppy disk drives

The 1.4Mb (2.0MB) floppy comes in several different models but in two general mechanism: 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 under 2 lbs. The older drives cost more, as they are harder to find in good condition.

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

Apple part 661-0121, 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-F drive. The Sony model number is MPF52A and looks similar, with the same black front "door". It's typically used on PowerMacs, and in later 68K models of Performa and Quadras. (The later PowerMacs used a ZIP drive and no floppy drive.) Specify your Mac model when ordering.

G3's and some PowerMacs used an Apple 661-1390, 1.4MB (2.0MB) black door manual-inject floppy made by Juki or Panasonic or Sony or Mitsubishi. We have some of these too.

1.4Mb (2.0MB) "black door" floppy drive, Sony MF355-F or MPF52A. Used, cleaned and tested, $29 plus shipping.
1.4Mb "black door" floppy drive, Panasonic JU-268A016C or Panasonic JU-268A026C . Used, cleaned and tested, $35 plus shipping.

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-inject 1.4Mb (2.0MB)floppy drive, older Sony "75W" drives. Used, cleaned and tested, $49 plus shipping.

1.4Mb external (2.0MB) floppy drive with auto-inject type drive.
This is an internal 1.4M drive in an external case. One model was G7287, "Apple Superdrive" or "Apple FDHD", in a case with ridges from front to back. But sometimes a 1.4M drive was put in A9M0106 case used for a 800K drive but labled "FDHD" on the front. Ask for availability and price. We have more 800K cases than 1.4M cases. Minimum price is $59 plus shipping and packing, for cleaned and lubricated and tested drive in a case in cosmetically poor condition. Cases in better cosmetic condition will cost more, ask for a price for a specific cosmetic condition.. 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

The 800K drive (1.0MB) was only in the Macintosh 512KE, Plus, SE, some Mac II systems.
If you look at the sied of the actual floppy drive mechanism, you should see the following numbers on a label:
661-0305 on BLACK-lettered lable, "MFD-51W" OR
661-0345 on RED lettered lable, "MFD-51W-03" or "MFD-51W-10"
Both models look like this drive; the identifying F51W lable is under the drive and on one side. The label says "1MB" because the unformatted diskette capacity is 1 megabyte. The Mac formatted capacity is 800K. If this will be a replacement drive, specify your Mac model when ordering. We'll charge more than for the 1.4M drives because I'm running low on these older drives, they are breaking down more, etc.

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 "MFD-51W-10". Used, cleaned and lubricated, tested and working, $59 plus shipping, ship wt. 3 lbs.

800K (1.0MB) internal floppy drive BLACK-lettered lable, "MFD-51W" . Used, cleaned and lubricated, tested and working, LIMITED STOCK, ASK , ship wt. 3 lbs.

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 has ridges, manual eject button and LED, has "red nameplate" drive inside
AM0103, labled "Apple 800K drive", case top is flat, “auto-eject” drive with "black nameplate" drive inside
-- external model A9M0106, 800K manual eject drive, ridged case, wt. 5 lbs.
-- external model AM0103, 800K auto eject drive, flat case, wt. 5 lbs.
-- Price of external drive is price of internal drive as above plus no less than $20 for case in faded condition.
-- price is higher for case in better condition, ask for what is available.

400K floppy disk drives

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

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.


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. $5 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, 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 from a system I have for sale, ask for it! I often price motherboards on the same pages as their systems, so look there first. Prices will often be about half the price of a minimal system, but this varies: the fastest processor speed of a model series usually costs more. 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.

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: see our collectables section
Plus, grey: $12; some unused ones available at higher price, ask
SE and SE/30: $15; some unused ones available at higher price, ask
Mac II models, large cabinet (II, IIfx, etc.): $20 as available, due to age
IIci, IIcx: $10
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 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

Power supplies for most models of Macs. Specify the Mac model, and the power supply model number if you can. The power supplies below are GOOD USED PULLED from working Macs. Prices are modest, but these are anywhere from several to 15 or more years old! If we have better parts at a higher price, we'll advise when you order.

For laptop "A/C cords" or power supplies, check my Mac Laptops page. I have some UNUSED Apple parts, check my unused parts list for specifics.

128K/512K/Plus compatible analog or power supply cards, $59. Good HV supply, no arcing! shipping wt. 10 lbs
SE, SE/30 "analog" (high voltage) AND switching DC power supply, $49. Good HV supply, no arcing! Ship. wt. 14 lbs.
Classic power supply, 10 lbs ship. wt, $39. - 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, $39, 10 lbs ship. wt..
Mac LC, LC II, LC III power supply, 699-0153, 5V at 3.25A. $35, shipping wt 1.5 lbs
Mac LC III power supply, 699-0003, 5V at 3.75A, slightly shorter cable than supply above. $39, shipping wt 1.5 lbs
Mac II, IIx power supply, 699-0389 Astec AA13780. each $49. Ship wt 8 lbs.
Mac IIfx power supply, 699-0393, Apple model CR-45S, each $49. Ship wt 8 lbs.
mac IIci, cx. 661-0467, 699-0392, Astec AA15830, lower current than PowerMac 7100. each $39. Ship wt. 6 lbs.
Mac IIsi power supply, $35. Ship wt. 4 lbs - *may be out Aug 2012*

Mac 620 and 630 systems (630, 31, 635, 636, 637, 638, 640) power supply, $39. OUT Aug 2006

PowerMac 6100 series, Quadra 610 power supplies: $29 each. Ship Wt. 4 lbs
PowerMac 6200, 6300 series power supplies: 614-0037 $39 each. OUT Aug 2006
PowerMac 7100, Centris 650, IIvx, IIiv power supplies: 614-0009, Astec 16870. Higher current than IIci. $49 each. shipping weight 5 pounds
PowerMac 6400, 6500 power supplies: Apple number 614-0060
---Astec AA19360, Delta DPS-150GB. $39 plus shipping, ship wt. 10 lbs

PowerMac 7200, 7500, 7600 power supply: DPS-150GB A, 614-0039, 22 pin connector to motherboard
.. $29 plus shipping, shipping wt 10 lbs.
PowerMac 7300 power supply: DPS-150GB E, 614-0069, 24 pin connector:
.. $35 plus shipping, shipping wt. 10 lbs.

PowerMac 8100, Quadra 800 840av, power supply: 614-0012, 200 Watt. $39 plus shipping.
PowerMac 8100/100 power supply, 225 watt: 661-0228. $45 plus shipping.
PowerMac 8500, 9500 power supply: 614-0038, Delta model DPS-225AB Rev:B0, 22 pin female socket. $45 plus shipping.
PowerMac 8600, 9600, G3 tower: 614-0062, Delta model DPS-350FB A, $39 plus shipping, ship wt 10 lbs.

Beige/grey desktop G3 (233, 266, 300 MHz) power supply 614-0077, DPS-150GB H, 20-pin connector: $29 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, if I have the system I probably can offer the power supply. 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 Mac laptop batteries would be in our Mac Laptops Web page.)

[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. Sometimes these batteries corrode and leak; check this if your Mac is several years old, and remove batteries from Macs that will be stored for years, ESPECIALLY IN HUMID CONDITIONS.

This is what the 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. As of 2005, it's harder to find these batteries in stores; some will charge up to $18 AND it may be a special-order item! Also, some models of this battery are TOO LONG by a few millimeters. We offer the correct sized battery.

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 $2 if you order with the battery, $4 otherwise.

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. NEW stock, not used. As of Sept 2012, we have these in stock for $8 plus shipping. Minimum shipping charge for battery only is $4 by first class mail anywhere in the United States. We suggest you order with other items to save on shipping. Our stock on these may be intermittant so don't delay.Do NOT store your Mac with this battery in place, it will CORRODE and LEAK!

Mac PRAM battery for Mac Plus, 128K, 512K - 4.5 V 4.5 Volt Panasonic PX 21, Eveready 523, ANSI 1306AP, IEC 5LR50, NEDA 1306AP, Varta V21PX.. Contact us if you need one of these, but we won't stock new ones due to low demand. 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 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. (Removing the battery from your Mac will erase the PRAM and stop the date/time clock: do this at your own risk.)Do NOT store your Mac with this battery in place, it will CORRODE and LEAK!

CRT's, picture tubes for 9-inch Macs

CRT (picture tube) for Compact Macs, including yoke (the coils around the neck of the CRT). They may need some slight adjustment to orient the screen display: we don't provide "how-to" descriptions. Prices listed below are for working used CRT's with yokes, with slight but not excessive screen burn, our choice of compatible CRT brands. Better condition screens or specific brands/models or other requests may be at higher cost - BE SPECIFIC. Shipping weight per CRT will be under 6 pounds, boxed 18 X 13 X 10 (size will determine shipping cost due to low weight).

CRT & yoke for 128K, 512K, Plus. $35. Shipping weight 6 lbs
CRT & yoke for SE, SE/30, (same CRT as Plus, different yoke) $39. Shipping weight 6 lbs
CRT & yoke for Classic or Classic II, revision A or B yoke connector. Ask for details when ordering, be prepared to examine YOUR Classic or Classic II. $39. Shipping weight 6 lbs

We don't stock CRT's or picture tubes for the large "all in one" Macs. Just too expensive to ship, too much risk for damage, and no requests for them.


If you need a replacement case PART, or a whole case, for your Mac system, first check my Mac home page and look for that system's Web page. Then see if I list parts there. Some case parts, including laptop parts, are listed with my new or unused Mac parts.

Also consider buying a "stripped" system (no RAM, drives) and get some spare parts as a result AND the case you want. Shipping costs may not be much more.

Cases for the "Compact" Macs (with 9-inch CRT's) will be sold sparingly unless you can accept a case with some cosmetic fading. We reserve our better cases for complete machines. Those cases or systems may be listed in our Mac collectables section.

For G3 or G4 cases or case parts, check my iMac G3 G4 Web page

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

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.

Here is some cabling terminology. "DIN-8" or "miniDIN-8" are the names of the connector used by most Macs for their (serial) printer and modem connections; it's round and has 8 pins. "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 some DB-9 connectors: this is D-shaped with two rows of 9 pin 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.)

Apple has a list of Macintosh port pinouts (cable pinouts) at this link as of 2005 titled "technical note HW19 Pinouts" in their retired TechNotes section.

Mac DIN8 printer/modem cables to DIN-8. For Apple printers, modems, or Apple-compatible products for printing and modem.
----- up to 6 foot, $8 each.
----- more than 6 foot, $15 each

Mac DIN-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.

Din-8 to DB-9 cables and adapters:
590-0553 or similar, male din8 to female DB-9, very short cable. $10. longer cable, $15
male 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.

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

[ADB mouse] These 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). These are connected to 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. Keyboards include cable.

Please don't ask me for "the keyboard or mouse which goes with my Mac". I have no list of keyboards or mice by Mac system model. If you want a specific choice, we have in good condition several of the "teardrop" mouse (2706) and the Apple Design Keyboard (M2980).

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, no local color patches from old lables. "yellow or faded or patchy" are like this mouse, faded to yellow-grey. Some have patches of grey where lables were removed. We will not sell excessively yellowed keyboards or mice.

ADB mice and related

Mouse shipping weight about 1 lbs. Cosemtic conditions are described at this link.

ADB "square" mouse, model G5431 or Apple M90331 mouse.
Price varies depending on cosmetic condition: all of them are physically intact
-- $10 working but yellowed/faded/patchy color
-- $19 with good uniform color, not yellowed, but noticably faded.
-- $OUT minimal or no fading of color

ADB II "teardrop" mouse, model 2706 661-0104 or similar
Price varies depending on cosmetic condition: all of them are physically intact
-- $8 working but yellowed/faded/patchy color like this
-- $17 with good uniform color, not yellow, but noticably faded.
-- $25 minimal or no fading of color

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

ADB keyboards

Please note the following about buying keyboards: All keyboards are tested before sale. 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. Better condition costs more because they are scarce and cleaning takes time. Keyboard SHIPPING costs are more than most packages, because the boxes are unusually long for their weight.

Non-Apple branded ADB keyboards are available for $19 each generally in good condition. These are typically similar in size to the Apple Design Keyboard, and have similar keyboard layouts.

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 one foot long, 590-0616-A, $5
ADB coiled keyboard cable, LONG straight end three or more foot long, 590-0152-A $8
ADB NON-coiled cable, about 3 or 4 feet long, 590-0541-B $8

Laptop keyboards

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

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, video cables

[14Here's a typical older Apple monitor. Early Macs like the Mac II, IIsi, IIci, LC, used small Apple brand monitors, 12" or 13" or 14" or 15". These monitors cannot be replaced with A type (Windows computer) monitorsause some video scanning frequencies (horizontal and vertical frequencies) of those older Macs are NOT COMPATIBLE with frequencies available from VGA-type monitors. 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.

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 generally too old and fragile to ship and sell today. 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. We also offer some Apple video cables with various connectors, specifics below. More technical information follows the listings below. Technical details about monitors are at this link.

We only have a few of these monitors left. Minimum price $59 plus shipping & packing, packing cost $15 for double-box and styrofoam packing. USA only.
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. Currently (2013) I'm trying to keep a list of Apple monitors I have on this linked Web page.

Here's brief model descriptions for 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:
Mac video monitor cables, DB-15 to DB-15: 2-3 foot, or 5-6 foot - ask for price and availability.
Mac video monitor cables with 13W3 connectors (apple portrait monitor); ask for price and availability
Mac DB-15 to 4 or 5 BNC-type connector RGB monitor cables: ask for price and availability
Other video cables may be available, ask! Details are below.
Mac video to VGA adapters are described and priced at this link.

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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.

Check Apple's Web site for "retired" tech specifications of all their old monitors, via my Web pointers page. 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.

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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 the proper adapter to connect your Mac to a VGA monitor. Here's a link to a LOT of explanation about these little adapters.

Here's a description of connnectors 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 systems) can generally operate with superVGA (SVGA) monitors with 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 a LOT of explanation about these little adapters.

We have an assortment of these adapters. Some have switches on them (as in this photo) to select multiple screen resolutions at startup. (800X600, 1000X1200, etc). Adapters are offered AS IS, in part because the real limitation is with the VGA monitor, NOT THE ADAPTER. Adapters with switches often have instructions are on the device. Some adapters have no switch settings (as in this photo), they provide one fixed screen resolution when you start up. Generally, you can control screen resolution and scanning frequencies via the Control Panel's "monitors" settings.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 up to you, 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 a LOT of explanation about these little adapters.

Mac video & VGA adapters:BR> DB-15 male (to Mac computer video connector) to HD-15 female (to VGA LCD monitor cable) adapter, $12 plus shipping.
DB-15 male to HD-15 female adapter with switches to "set" video resolution, $19 plus shipping.
HD-15 male (to Windows computer or late model Mac computer video connector) to DB-15 female (to Mac monitor cable) adapter, 10$ plus shipping.
Apple DVI video card to VGA monitor Display Adapter, like 603-3342 or M8754G/A, $10 plus shipping.

PowerMac high-density A/V video connector (HDI45-M) to Mac video (DB-15) cable or adapter, for PowerMac 6100, 7100, 8100: $19 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.

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

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Miscelaneous parts

rubber feet for Macs

I really can't afford to offer these, but I have a thought. Get a bicycle inner tube repair kit. That includes rubber cement and a number of rubber patches. Cut those patches to size, stack up as needed for more thickness. Please don't cut yourself and blame me. Hope this helps, but if you must you can contact me and ask for rubber feet by Mac system model.

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. There is a tool at Sears for several dollars, the description above will help you find it.

Herb Johnson
New Jersey, USA
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