Re: Question about 1 vs 2

From: Rick <lisa2_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 10:40:59 -0500

> Sorry to hijack this thread a bit, but I have a Mac XL which seems to have a
> bit of an identity crisis. The front panel matches that of a Lisa 2, but the
> set of ports on the back include a parallel port, akin to a Lisa 1 (also, the
> unit came with an original-style Lisa mouse). The internal 20MB hard drive
> connects to this parallel port via a ribbon cable which sticks out of the back
> cover. The backside of the front panel has the word "PROTOTYPE" molded into
> the plastic, as well as some shoddily-cut plastic here and there. Might this
> mean anything? Thanks in advance.
Apple only made MacXL's with a 10 meg internal drive. Sounds like you have a converted Lisa2 (maybe an early prototype) with a later SunRem 20 meg widget drive. Since Lisa's have no internal parallel port, they had to run the cable outside the case to use the external port. Rick
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