The Model 100
Club 100 offers completely reconditioned Model 100 and 102 computers for resale (Model 100: $250, Model 102: $350). Many people question our pricing, sighting that they can sometimes pick up a Model 100 for $5 to $50 from individuals, at a flee markets, swap meets, or garage sales. My reply is that we cater to those who don't want to take chances and those who want multiple units ready to go to work in the field as soon as they arrive.
The following pictures and captions explains our process. Please click any of the small pictures to see the full screen version. The picture to the left is a small portion of our 1,000 plus inventory. The Model 100s and 102s in the picture are machines recently pulled to complete an order, along with some disk drives and Model 200s that we are still evaluating.
The usual process starts with an order for 5 to 20 machines. We pull a set to meet that order then proceed with the work. The machines are all taken apart, pre-tested, cleaned, repaired and adjusted, put back together and application tested. The process takes time and care. The picture to the right is my nephew, Tommy, hard at work in a corner of the Club 100 warehouse/shop area.
Component testing is the major step in the process. We check all the ports, the RAM, and various known areas in the system for all the typical stuff we've become accustomed to finding. Here you see a Model 100 motherboard with 32K RAM attached to a LCD and keyboard undergoing testing. The soldering iron is used to address typical cold solder joint areas. When finished, the motherboard and components will function like new for years to come.
The following 12 photos show the process of completely disassembling a Model 100. Click on the thumbnails to see the full screen pictures.
The following 7 photos shows the cleaning process for keyboards. Click on the thumbnails to see the full screen pictures.
The following 2 photos shows the cleanning process for bases. Click on the thumbnails to see the full screen pictures.
The following 11 photos shows the cleanning process for top plastic and screen buffing. Click on the thumbnails to see the full screen pictures.
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