Macintosh Plus Easter Egg - Image of Designers in ROM

This works any time you have the Mac powered on.

1) Hit the interrupt button on the programmer's switch. A window with a ">"-prompt will open.

2) Type in the following, without the quotes:
"G 41D89A" (or is it "G 81D89A"?)

Ta-daa! A few scanned-in photos of the entire Mac Plus crew right there on you screen, directly from the Rom.

3) Hit the interrupt again and type "G FINDER", or just reboot the Mac. BTW, you can use "G FINDER" any time you want to reboot the OS shell.

I think this works on the Mac "Nothing" (Fat Mac) as well, but not later versions.

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Contributed By: Jan Gundtofte-Bruun on 09-12-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Mac Plus with programmer's switch (reset+suspend button)
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The first code bombs in a Plus. The second code crashes the emulator (the real Plus crashes also?) It Works On a SE ROM
The first code bombs in a Plus. The second code crashes the emulator (the real Plus crashes also?) It Works On a SE ROM

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Comments

Callie21V writes:
The other repliers are right; this only works on SEs, not Pluses. Would it be possible for the moderators to move this thread to a Mac SE section? Taken from: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=161 "A little trivia: the ROM uses only 89 KB on the 256 KB, so to fill the chip, Apple put the photos of the development team into the ROM, to see these photos, press the debug button then type: G 41D89A."
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Josh Santos writes:
If you can't find the programmer's switch block on your Mac SE, look through the grilles on the left-hand side of the computer toward the rear; there are two round black switches there. The one closest to the front of the computer is the SUS/INT (interrupt) button and the one closest to the rear of the computer is the RST (reset) button. You may have to press the buttons with a push pin.
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Maddestman writes:
I tried this on my Mac SE, and it worked perfectly. I wonder how much ROM space that took up???
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Maddestman writes:
I tried this on both a "Macintosh Classic" & a "Macintosh Classic II", and it doesn't work on either of them. The classic gave me a slideshow of garbage, and the classic II crashed :(
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Inanis writes:
I have a Mac Plus 1MB, and all it does when I try these eggs, is crash. If I even try G FINDER, it crashes.
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Zarek writes:
This dosen't work on my Mac Plus, it just crashes with an error saying "coprocessor not installed".
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Nevyn writes:
They probably just had some memory over in the ROM and put the image in there to 'fill up'
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