A Reddit user has shared his recent unboxing of an original 1984 Macintosh along with an unused transport bag, which he claims to have bought from a retiree in his area for $200. Unfortunately, the machine doesn’t boot as one of its RAM chips seems to have gone bad over the years.
I’ve always wanted to own one, so I was thrilled to learn that he took excellent care of his Mac and kept pretty much everything that came in the original box… except the manuals. (“It’s a Mac, who needs the manuals?“).
I decided to document the unboxing, because I have never seen an original Mac unboxing posted online. I also took some shots of product and packaging details that I found particularly striking.
When he powers it up, it shows the “Sad Mac icon” with a code indicating a memory problem. He’s now looking for someone in the Norfolk, VA, who can help him identify and swap out the bad chips.