Quadra 700

My Macintosh Quadra 700 fulfilled a dream of mine since I was a kid. This was the computer I wanted my family to get when my parents were shopping for our family’s first computer. Instead, we got a Packard Bell.

I got this off eBay for around $200. It was pretty scuffed up, but after a cleaning and a magic eraser, it was in great shape. While it didn’t come with a hard drive or any peripherals, it did have max 2 MB of VRAM (max) and 20 MB of RAM (standard is 4 MB, max is 68 MB) as well as a Macintosh II video card.

Original Specs:
  • CPU: Motorola 68040 @ 25 MHz
  • Memory: 20 MB
  • Hard Drive: None
  • Operating System: None
Work Done:
  • Cleaning
  • Refurbished the floppy drive
  • Removed the Macintosh II card
  • Added a SCSI2SD v5.1
  • New PRAM battery
  • Purchased a Mac DB15 to VGA adapter
  • Installed Macintosh System 7.5
TODO List:
  • Max out the RAM
  • Re-cap the system
  • Purchase a period correct monitor