Macintosh Model M0001

M0001

12 years ago I acquired this old Macintosh from Otis, the Art School I was attending to at the time. I used to work part time at the computer lab there and this little machine was sitting in a closet collecting dust until I asked to take it home. Since then I have never been able to use it for lack of an Operating System. It turns out, the OS, the applications and it’s documents all get saved to 400k floppies, something virtually impossible to find nowadays. And I was never really sure what model exactly this computer was since it just says Macintosh on it. I eventually gave up on the quest of finding floppies and the Mac was stored away in a closet. Going from apartment to apartment and finally to our current home’s garage. Last week I decided, after many years of retirement, it was time to open it up and see if I can pull a Serang by replacing the innards with that of an iMac SE and a flat display from an IBM ThinkPad.

To my surprise I found all these signatures inside the box and realized this was no ordinary vintage Mac, this was model M0001, the very first Macintosh model ever built. So now I have a dilemma, do I continue the original plan of hacking it? or do i restore it back to it’s 128k glory?

NOTE ADDED: When I say the very first Mac model I am saying the first generation of the Mac not the very first individual unit.

Got LOTS of pictures!

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Macintosh M0001 front Macintosh M0001 side Macintosh M0001 back Macintosh M0001 logo on back Macintosh M0001 ports Macintosh M0001 label Macintosh M0001 fruit logo Macintosh M0001 front closeup Macintosh M0001 angle dismantled Macintosh M0001 side warning Macintosh M0001 monitor closeup Macintosh M0001 side dismatled Macintosh M0001 case Macintosh M0001 case inside Macintosh M0001 signatures Macintosh M0001 signatures Macintosh M0001 signatures Macintosh M0001 signatures Macintosh M0001 signatures Macintosh M0001 crt discharge Macintosh M0001 side board removal Macintosh M0001 side board Macintosh M0001 front case Macintosh M0001 front case back view Macintosh M0001 lower board Macintosh M0001 board logo Macintosh M0001 board logo Macintosh M0001 board logo Macintosh M0001 side board Macintosh M0001 bottom board Macintosh M0001 floppy drive Macintosh M0001 floppy drive Macintosh M0001 floppy drive Macintosh M0001 screws

54 thoughts on “Macintosh Model M0001

  1. Art

    Guys You can use the regular 3.5″ floppy disk.

    But you need to tape over the hole on one of the corners . Not the write protect , but the opposite side.

    I used to convert the 400k floppy dicks to 1.4k with hole puncher in that corner.

    BTW I wish i could get one of this old Macs