FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Hello! Thanks for visiting my website, this page has some answers to some frequently asked questions. It also contains information on how to contact me via email. Please read the full page before contacting me. Thanks!

What other social media platforms are you on?

You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Patreon. Others may be added in the future. I’m also a member of the MacYak video podcast, which goes live on YouTube every Thursday at 8:00PM Eastern.

How do I send you an email?

Please read this entire FAQ, then email me at: mac84tv@gmail.com

Why is your username sometimes Mac84tv and not Mac84?

Since the Macintosh debuted in 1984, the name Mac84 is sometimes taken. Also, sometimes Mac84 is too short of a name for handles and usernames. Therefore, where possible I use Mac84, where this is not possible, I used Mac84tv.

Can you fix or repair *insert item name* for me?

While I would love to, I don’t have all the tools and setup needed to perform work that is worthy of being paid for. This may change in the future, but for now I’m not accepting repairs. I sometimes make an exception, but it’s not something I do often.

Can I donate *insert item name* to you?

My collection is quite full, however, please feel free to email me and we can discuss this further. Who knows, maybe it is something I can use or need a replacement of.

How can I support your channel or activities?

Thanks for asking! One of the best ways is to support me on Patreon [link here]. My support tiers start at $1 USD and some tiers include special perks.

How can I get one of those Mac84 or PowerPC buttons I saw?

Thanks for asking! Currently, the best way to get a button is to become a Patreon supporter. If you have any questions about obtaining a button otherwise, or want to request additional buttons, please email me.

Will you be appearing at any events or conventions?

All events I was scheduled to attend were postponed or canceled due to COVID-19. Be sure to follow @Mac84tv on Instagram or Twitter for updates.

Are you selling anything or can I buy anything from you?

My collection is full of half-working or non-working items. While I am currently not selling anything, if I do I will post about it on Twitter and Instagram.

How did you get into computers, or when did you start collecting Macs?

I was drawn to computers at an early age. I grew up with Macintosh IIcx computer and as the computer was upgraded or replaced I became more fascinated. I started collecting Macs as a way to fill the void of wanting some of the (then very expensive) machines I saw in magazines and ads when I was younger. Most of my collection was acquired 15 to 20 years ago, when nobody wanted to hang onto an old computer, let alone an Apple Computer. My how things have changed…

What is your favorite Apple or Macintosh product?

I love a lot of products, but if I broke it down by category, the following would be my favorites:

Apple series:
Apple IIgs
Apple IIc plus with matching 9″ CRT monitor (Have one for sale? I’m currently looking for one!)

68K Compact Mac:
Macintosh Color Classic

68K Portable:

PowerBook 540c

68k Desktop:
Quadra 840AV

PowerPC All-In-One Mac:
Macintosh G3 All-In-One (Have one for sale? I’m currently looking for one!)

PowerPC Laptop:
iBook G3 Clamshell – Key Lime Special Edition
PowerBook G4 12″

PowerPC Desktop:
G3: Power Macintosh G3 MiniTower
G4: Power Mac G3 (Mirror Drive Door)

iOS Device:
iPhone (original) and iPhone 4
iPad (original)

Accessories/Other:
QuickTake cameras
Apple Blueberry 15″ LCD Studio Display
PowerBook Duo Dock II
PowerCD & matching AppleDesign Speakers
iPod Socks
Any green Apple product or accessory

Tips on sending me emails:

I have a full-time job and sometimes it may take me a while (maybe a few days or a few weeks) to respond to emails. Plus, I’m human, sometimes I forget. Please follow these guidelines below when sending me an email. If you do so, you’ll increase your chance of a response:

– Please try to compose your message so that it contains sentences and correct use of punctuation. Messages which appear to be sent from a Nokia 3210 such as, “R U GONNA $ELL ANY FR33 MACZ”, will likely be ignored.

– Don’t send messages without a purpose or that is very long in length.

– Please don’t send me technical support messages. It’s very hard to diagnose things over the internet. You are much better off finding an appropriate Facebook group, message board, or Discord chat that can better help you.