Cube sold for $75 on eBay local pick up!

Started by Rob Blessin Black Hole, May 03, 2019, 01:43:47 pm

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Rob Blessin Black Hole

Wow this was a really screaming deal , that looks like a Turbo Cube from the later model box from the position of the motherboard it might have had a pyro accelerator making it a 25Mhz . http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/index.php?action=post;board=4.0good deal! https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEXT-Cube-Computer-with-some-accessories-/283468634004?hash=item42000c1794%3Ag%3AUT4AAOSwVotcyKgd&nma=true&si=hlC8YoauKIetgJj1A1e%252FSQ6MCm0%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557   ,anyone out there the lucky buyer?
Rob Blessin President computerpowwow ebay  sales@blackholeinc.com http://www.blackholeinc.com
303-741-9998 Serving the NeXT Community  since 2/9/93

barcher174

Holy crap I wish I would have seen this one!

Rob Blessin Black Hole

Hello Brian: If I would have seen it in time I would have just bought it and had you pick it up , I'm sure we would have worked out something on it lol. My guess is it sold in minutes.
Rob Blessin President computerpowwow ebay  sales@blackholeinc.com http://www.blackholeinc.com
303-741-9998 Serving the NeXT Community  since 2/9/93

OldStaph


Rob Blessin Black Hole

Hello: You got a screaming deal, Curious as to what is under the hood ?
Rob Blessin President computerpowwow ebay  sales@blackholeinc.com http://www.blackholeinc.com
303-741-9998 Serving the NeXT Community  since 2/9/93

barcher174

Congrats and welcome to the forum!

OldStaph

Thank you! I could only dream about Next computers and didn't believe my eyes when I saw this listing on eBay. Under the hood: internal drive and floppy are missing. CPU board, power supply and MO drive are there. When I turned the Cube on monitor played strange noise and computer started smoking 😡 I disconnected MO from power and was able to get into ROM monitor showing 25MHz CPU with 16MB memory. Since there is no floppy drive, I'm thinking to add HDD + CD-ROM and bootstrap from network. Will try to upload photos later.

barcher174


OldStaph

Quote from: barcher174 on May 07, 2019, 04:26:40 amSmoke from the monitor or the cube?
Smoke from the computer. Smoke gone when I disconnected optical drive from power.

Rob Blessin Black Hole

Hello OldStaph: Yes that happens frequently with the Optical Drives. The Capacitors are usually the culprit and replacing the caps on the motherboard is recommended, we offer the service for $65 , I also sell plug  in and go preloaded miicrosd's or hard drives and new old stock floppy drives. I would recommend blowing out all the dust bunnies with compressed air, what are your plans for the Cube?   You are in it so cheap a lot of forum members will be envious , right place at the right time. I'll give you a fair shake on pricing as well , I'm computerpowwow on eBay .
Rob Blessin President computerpowwow ebay  sales@blackholeinc.com http://www.blackholeinc.com
303-741-9998 Serving the NeXT Community  since 2/9/93

OldStaph

Rob, thanks for the information and suggestions. I collect old computers and definitely going to restore this one.
Will start from reading/learning about NeXT HW/SW as never had one before.
Looks like this forum is exactly the place I need now!