Reply to post: I would imagine at that age bitrot would be a problem, no?

Apple 1 goes on sale, expected to fetch £300,000 to £500,000

Ogi

I would imagine at that age bitrot would be a problem, no?

I had that happen to a 286 motherboard that I kept in storage (it was new in box, only powered up upon purchase and kept as a spare for a production system). Powered it up a couple of years ago to find the BIOS chip was corrupted, and it could not finish POST.

Still looked brand new from factory though.

I would imagine that even if the apple was in perfect working order, it would not be bootable until the BIOS equivalent was reflashed.

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