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Clear prototype Apple Macintosh Portable M5126 vintage laptop computer backlit For Sale


Clear prototype Apple Macintosh Portable M5126 vintage laptop computer backlit

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Clear prototype Apple Macintosh Portable M5126 vintage laptop computer backlit:
$16,225

Description

Up for sale is one of the rarest Apple computers you'll find. This is a prototype/clear Macintosh Portable (M5126) backlit. I've been collecting for many years now and only know of four of these left in the world. All of which, based on my knowledge, exist in private collections i.e. Lonnie Mimm's, an individual in Europe, this one, my personal collection. This is one of my favorite Apple computers and the fact this is a clear prototype make is unbelievably rare. The chances of one of these coming up for sale again are very low.

What's special about thePortable:

- Clear shot case [see photos 1-9]

- Missing serial number[see photos 1-3]

- Keyboard labeled K176 [see photo 8]

- Clear rear cover and battery tray [see photos 5, 9]

- One tab on the rear that holds the top case down is broken and unable to belocated [see photo 5-9]

Work performed to Portable:

- Fully (professionally) recapped

- Battery rebuilt

- Removed all plastic components to clean thoroughly and removed any/all debris from unit

- Mouse trackball removed/cleaned

- Macintosh Portable specific carrying case

- Macintosh Portable specific (not PowerBook 100) charger

History of the unit

The engineer I bought this from worked on the Macintosh Portable project. Another buddy of his, who also worked on the project and was leaving the Apple, said he planned on throwing this prototype out. The person I bought this from literally found it in his buddies trash before he left Apple. The engineer I bought this from kept it in his office until he left Apple and kept it safe for 28 years.

Shipping

Shipping in theUSis free and will be fully insured. International shipping is also through FedEx but is a flat fee and will be fully insured.I will refund any amount over $5 USD for international shipping. In my experience, it's easier to refund shipping rather than ask for more money after a sale. Because of the value of the item, its size/weight, I want to be sure I cover all shipping costs to ensure this very special machine makes it to it's final destination.

Returns

No returns are accepted on this unit. All sales are final. I have described this item to the best of my ability. Please ask any/all questions prior to placing an offer or purchasing; do not assume ANYTHING. Should any issues arise, please contact me and I will do my best to resolve them.

All import/duties are the responsibility of the buyer; they are not included in the price of this item.

Note

This is a vintage computer. I've tested it to the best of my ability and it's been restored where necessary. This is an as is sale, for a 28 year old computer. Please understand I cannot control what happens during shipping. Believe me, as a collector, I will do everything in my power to make sure this item ships as safely as possible. This Portable was tested with the original hard drive.


Please only offer on this item if you intend on paying for it, should you win. This item is being relisted because of non-paying buyer(s). Should someone not finalize this transaction, after placing a winning offer/offer, I will file a non-paying buyer case with .



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