Apple Macintosh Quadra 800 68040 CD-ROM ??MB RAM NO HDD NO BOOT, Plays Song 1993


Does not boot – plays the Macintosh sound then a little melody – see video. Some scratches on the case, bits of broken plastic on the feet, corrosion on the battery, motherboard looks as if something was spilled on it – LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND WATCH THE VIDEO!

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Please read the item description in its entirety and examine ALL OF the pictures BEFORE you make your decision to purchase this item.

Up for sale is an old Apple Macintosh Quadra 800 from 1993. This old desktop Mac has NO hard drive and will not startup or display anything on the screen. When the power button is pressed, it plays the Macintosh sound, then it plays a little melody which ends with some dissonance – this probably means something to someone? Watch the video to hear the sound. To troubleshoot the issue, one of the internets says to try re-seating the RAM, so we removed the motherboard and reset the RAM – however, the two SIMMs that are installed both say ‘LASER PRINTER MEMORY X4’ on all of the chips and re-seating the RAM seemed to have no effect. The battery has significant corrosion on it – SEE PICTURES. AND, it looks like something has been spilled on the motherboard – ALSO SEE PICTURES. So, we’re offering this old project on the internet to see if perhaps someone needs some parts or is willing to try and resurrect this old Mac. Good luck!

So, to recap:

  • Apple Macintosh Quadra 800
  • Model M1206
  • ??MB RAM – 2 x 72-pin SIMMS labeled ‘LASER PRINTER MEMORY X4’ on all of the chips
  • AppleCD SCSI CD-ROM – unknown condition – requires a CD caddy – NOT INCLUDED.
  • Floppy drive is installed – unknown condition as the machine will not boot.
  • The plastic on the case is pushing 30 years old and is quite brittle and yellowed.
  • Broken plastic on two of the feet – SEE PICTURES!
  • Dents in the plastic on the back – SEE PICTURES!
  • NO HARD DRIVE or HDD Caddy!
  • NO Power Cable – You will need to provide your own.
  • NO Keyboard or Mouse – you will need to provide your own ADB keyboard & mouse
  • Battery on the motherboard has significant corrosion – SEE PICTURES!
  • Motherboard looks as if something has been spilled on it – SEE PICTURES!
  • The case has scuffs / scratches / yellowing / other cosmetic defects – LOOK AT THE PICTURES!
  • Other defects / problems not obvious??
  • Assembled in USA in 1993

    Because this is a bit fragile and heavy, $30 has been added to cover hiring the local UPS store to professionally pack this item for shipment to you. You’re welcome to save on the shipping (the shipping cost calculated by your address plus another $30 discount) by making an appointment and stopping by to pick it up, or we make regular trips to Manassas, VA and Williamsburg, VA (2-3 times per month) and can bring it along for you to pick up there.

    You are purchasing an old broken Mac that is 30 years old on the internet! This is sold AS-IS for a parts / repair / a collectible only!

Additional information

Weight 29 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 20 in


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