Due to a Long, Painful Story™, I recently received my household goods from when I was discharged from the Army in 2006, and now I'm trying to sell most of it to both get it out of the way and avoid going more broke.
One of the things in this stack of stuff is the original Mac 128k that my dad bought in 1985. All I have is the Mac itself, and I was hoping it would work well enough that I could get a couple hundred dollars for it. Unfortunately, instead of getting a flashing question mark icon when turning it on, I get this screen
after ~10 seconds, then this screen
(a scrambled version of the first one) after about ten more, then back to the first screen, etc.
The 4.5V battery seemed to be the original one from 25 years ago so I pulled it out, but from what I can find a dead battery shouldn't prevent startup.
Are there any things I can do to fix this and increase its value? Is there any way to gauge how much it would be worth unfixed? How much would it be worth if I could fix it?