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Altair 8800 S/N 223095K

Regular price $5,999.99

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Altair 8800 S/N 223095K

This Altair 8800 system is fully restored to museum quality condition.  The case is nearly perfect, with only minor scuffs in discrete places.  The front panel is as-new.  All lights are bright and consistent and all switches work.  This machine has been rigorously tested and is fully operational.

It includes:

* 8080 CPU Card (white chip)
* FDC+ All-in-One board (RAM, disk controller, I/O controller, PC-as-disk drive function) 

Other card configurations available on request ($150 credit for FDC+ board if you choose not to include it).  We have an extensive collection of S-100 RAM, PROM, I/O, Disk Controller, and Bytesaver boards -- please inquire.

Condition

This unit is in as-new condition.  It's truly a museum quality, fully functional Altair 8800.  Minor scuffs around side of face plate, rear of computer, and some small air vents drilled into the bottom (which wasn't a terrible idea), but none visible from the front of the machine.  All switches and lights are fully functional.  Power supply is producing stable voltages with very little "noise".  

NOTE: This item is available for local delivery in the Chicagoland area only (within 60 mile radius of Aurora, Illinois), or pickup in Aurora, Illinois.  Shipping these is very problematic as we cannot insure them against damage in transit.  You may arrange a freight company or UPS store in the Chicago area to work with if you would like to arrange your own transport, and we'd be happy to drop it off there for you.  Another option is to pick this item up at the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest expo on September 9-10, 2023. 

Because shipping is not available for this item, the Bonus Life Computers charge for local delivery is waived for this item.  After ordering, we will contact you to arrange delivery or pickup.  

ADM Terminal NOT included.

All of our systems are graded based on cosmetic condition, relative to how they came from the factory.  Pluses and minuses may be assigned when a system is slightly better or slightly worse than the three grades we offer.  

The grades are as follows:

Grade 1: System is as new, with no more than one or two minor blemishes in places not visible when placed in the traditional position a desk.  Yellowing must be non-existent or barely observable.  Cases have no cracks, no nicks, and no deep scratches.  All chips are original or OEM replacements. System will be fully operational. For software, all manuals and disks are present and the case has very little sign of age, wear, or use.

Grade 2: System is very presentable, with few blemishes in areas visible when placed in the traditional position a desk.  There may be some level of yellowing but not to the extreme.  Cases have no cracks.  Cases may have some minor scuffs or light scratches in visible areas.  Cases may have nicks or dents in places not apparent when looking at the unit from the traditional operating position.  White keys may have some yellowing.  Chips may be original, OEM replacements, or third-party reproductions (ex: ArmSID or SwinSID replacements for SID chips). System will perform all key functions normally, except where third party reproduction chips may alter functionality slightly (for example replacement SID chips may sound slightly different than original chips).  For software, check the item description to determine if manuals and disks are included.  The packaging will be very nice, with some signs of age (rubbed spots, slight creases or tears, some fading).

Grade 3: System may have cracks on the case, significant blemishes in visible areas, missing trim pieces that do not affect proper operation, or significant yellowing.  White keys are probably fairly yellow.  These systems are discounted significantly and intended for people who want a system but don't care that it doesn't look great on a desk, or would like to do a more extreme restoration on their own (ex: painting cases).  Chips may be original, OEM replacements, or third-party reproductions (ex: ArmSID or SwinSID replacements for SID chips). System will be fully operational, except where third party reproduction chips may alter functionality slightly.  For software, check the item description to determine if manuals and disks are included.  The packaging will have significant signs of age or abuse (many rubbed spots, creases, tears, or heavy fading).

NOTE: If you order a Condition 3 unit, please keep an eye out for an email from us confirming that you intended to do that.  We won't ship until you confirm you wanted a Condition 3 and it wasn't just a mistake of picking the lowest cost option in the store!  Hope you understand.

Ungraded: Non-working parts machines, non-working components, or items that obviously can't be graded (such as cables or disks).