Macintosh 128 with Dove Upgrades
This is an original Macintosh 128, the first Macintosh model, manufactured in 1984 in Fremont, CA.
This system was upgraded with two Dove products. The first is a Dove MacSnap memory board (pn 680-1000). The second is a MacSnap SCSI board (pn 680-5381). The upgrades were created and sold in 1985. The most innovative feature was the way the memory board attached to the motherboard using sockets and spring loaded pins. Installation of the board did not require any soldering. It was possible to remove the board completely without affecting the original motherboard. The SCSI upgrade was also very innovative. It installed in the ROM sockets, with the ROMs relocated to the MacSnap board. A good feature was that the external SCSI connector attached at the battery door. A replacement battery door came in the kit that contained a cutout with the DB-25 connector and a flat cable attached.
Dove Computer Corporation was based in Wilmington, NC. They started with the release of several innovative Macintosh upgrades. They produced products that either upgraded or enhanced the Apple Macintosh before eventually going out of business.