1974 Altar 8800 S100 S-100 MITS Microcomputer Computer
Good Condition Untested See Description
This is a good condition Altar. It comes with a lot of original documentation. Even an original Micro-Soft & MITS catalogs. The case is in good shape with only a few very minor nicks here and there. New feet added to the computer. The computer has been cleaned of all dust and dirt, and looks to be in good condition. This particular computer looks to be a home hand assembled edition. The wiring looks okay and nothing appears loose. Visible solder joints look good. It only has a CPU and Memory card. The front panel connector is attached to the CPU card for shipping so it does not fly around the case. You will need to verify position and orientation. The outer case has been thoroughly cleaned. The front silver badge still has the plastic cover in place!
The On/Off, Protect/Unprotect, & Bit 7 switches are broken. The Stop/Run switch leaver is bent to the right. There are many switch labels that have been worn off. There is a notch cut out of the top cover on the left side and sharp edge covered with old duct tape. There is old masking tape on the back side inside and out. I did not want to totally dismantle the unit to get the back panel in water to fully take it off. The power cable has come out of its strain relief ring but has been cleaned. The top over came to us loose, I added generic case screws to hold it in place.
The computer comes with all the documentation you see in the photos plus the warranty card that came with this computer.
This computer is being sold as-is and in untested condition.
Please see photos for content and physical condition.
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policies leave me with no choice but to mark each of my sales with a “no return” policy. This is being done to protect me against returns such as (buyer’s remorse). After using the item for days and weeks, the buyer can submit a return and is not obligated to reimburse the seller for shipping charges and I have to pay for shipping charges back. Even though it is marked a “no return, “a buyer can still submit a return if the item was not as described or the item was damaged during shipping. Also, I do not need an policy to do what is right and accept the item back if it wasn’t as described or damaged during shipping. Keep in mind, that I mainly sell vintage computers and vintage computer accessories. That said even though the box/item may not show damage, the internal mechanism may have been damaged or jarred from a rough truck and/or plane ride. I will work with ALL my customers to resolve the problem. Recently, I have had to take back items where the buyer didn’t check with mom/dad, husband/wife, or God prior to buying and did a return. forced me to take the item back. Personally, I do not think that this is an acceptable way to return items. Many of the sellers on here are just trying to provide for their families and this kind of previous return is not fair to the seller. We are not Walmart or Costco that cannot absorb these financial damages. Again, I will work with all my costumers to ensure that they are happy with the item they purchased. Thank you for your patronage.