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Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories

Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories

Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories    Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories
It was the first battery-powered Mac, and although "luggable" might be more accurate than "portable, " it was a smash hit. I kept this last one for my personal collection, but at 75 I have to downsize.

This 5120 is serial number F3031MKDM59. It has been upgraded from the stock 1MB of memory to 5MB of memory and it has the Apple modem installed, an original Conner hard drive, and the high-density floppy drive.

The logic board was professionally recapped several years ago, so no leaking or bad capacitors. Please see photo 5 for full specifications. I ran the full set of Apple diagnostics on this Portable and it passed them all (see photo 6).

The screen has good contrast and no dead pixels. All the 5120 Portables need good illumination to be readable because there is no backlight, but this one is as good as any of them. Cosmetically there are no chips or cracks in the case and no yellowing (see photos). Best of all, this Portable comes with a recently rebuilt battery.

The Mac Portable was designed so that it must have a good battery to run; the AC charger cannot supply enough current. I know how to rebuild these batteries and have done over a hundred. You'll get the battery, the AC adapter, and a LIND external battery charging stand (see photo 7). The external charging stand is a big plus, because it allows you to keep the battery charged outside the computer. These batteries use sealed lead/acid cells which run down even if not used.

If not charged regularly they will be ruined. I have found that charging the battery about every 4 to 6 months will keep it healthy. Also included in this listing are a set of manuals, tour and demo software, paperwork, and the official Apple Portable carrying bag with luggage tag. Everything comes in an original Apple Mac Portable box with original styrofoam inserts (see last two photos). The serial number on the box does not match the one on the computer, which is not uncommon: Many of these Portables went out of the Apple store in the wrong box.

As I said, I've restored a lot of these 5120 Portables. This is the best one I ever came across, which is why it stayed in my collection. I won't have another one later.

I have been collecting and restoring vintage computers for a long time. Please see my other auctions for vintage Macs and Mac parts, plus occasional other vintage computing items. I don't have a lot of silly rules for buyers: Pay for your item and I'll send it you.

I'll trust you and you can trust me to do right. This is a vintage computing item.

It worked for me as described when I tested it, but I cannot guarantee how long or how well it will work for you. The item "Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories" is in sale since Sunday, January 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Computers & Mainframes".

The seller is "xj3" and is located in Bend, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Model: Apple Macintosh Portable 5120
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Type: Laptop
  • Vintage: Yes
  • MPN: 5120
  • Brand: Apple


Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories    Vintage Apple Macintosh 5120 Portable Near Mint Working with BOX & accessories