Im not bowing out...Id love the challenge! But
apparently Jim has been overwhelmed with responses.
Havent heard from him *wink wink nudge nudge*
> Wow, I humbly bow out of contention for this one.
Requires far more work
> than I'm capable of right now.
> However I can offer better driving directions. LOL,
I have a good friend in
> the same area Jim describes. (Jim: my friend's in
Brookfield, where are
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> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Lisa to a good home
> Hello everyone,
> I've had a surprising number of responses to my
offer so here is more
> information. I just took a look at the Lisa which
has been hidden in my
> basement, unmoved, for 10-12 years. It has one 3.5"
floppy drive so it is
> the original Lisa model. Beyond that, I have no idea
as I do not remember
> ever opening it up (although Chi-Chi's web site had
some good clues). All I
> saw just now was the main unit. The keyboard and
mouse are somewhere, but I
> will need to dig. No, I didn't turn it on - I'm not
crazy. You can do that
> after you clean, inside and out.
> Now, the following are my recollections (from 10-12
years ago) of my first
> (and last) testing of the Lisa: it did seem to boot
and tried to display the
> desktop but you could barely see it. The video was
bad then, so you can
> imagine what it's like now. Bad in this case means
jittery and weak. This
> thing is far from pristine; you should expect that
mice have lived in it.
> Have I made this sound grim enough? While someone
might be able to resurrect
> this thing, I truly doubt it. If you want this to
start your Apple
> (as I did), then I suggest that you look for another
machine in better
> If you have several Lisas and need parts to fix or
improve them, then this
> might help.
> I live in western Connecticut, north of Danbury. It
took me 3 1/2 hours to
> get to TCF last weekend after allowing for the fact
that I went to the wrong
> location. Probable route from NJ - Jersy Tpk/I-95
north over GW to I-287
> to I-684 north to I-84 east to Rt. 7 north. There
are variations, of course,
> using the Tappan Zee. You might want a map.
> --- Jim Scheef <jscheef@...> wrote:
> > Bill's description of halting his Commodore
project has convinced me that
> > need to be more realistic about my collection. I
will never be able to
> > the Lisa work, but someone can probably use the
parts to good advantage.
> > Like
> > the ADM 3A, the Lisa is free to a good home if you
come and get it.
> > There are probably other machines that I should
give away as well. I need
> > to
> > do an inventory.
> > Jim
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