Some Apple //e’s that came from trade-in

Like i’d need more of Apple II’s?

Made an trade with some Commodore stuff that i didn’t need to some “project condition” Apple //e’s. Still kind of need those parts for the “Stealth GS” (Apple //e->IIGS) modification i have planned, so these come in handy.. so i’ll use one of these for that project and maybe sell the other two. Good justification isn’t it?

All of them were really dusty and dirty with spiderwebs and god know what else (please wear gloves when cleaning such “barn finds”!). Got some compressed air, lots of IPA, took all of them to parts, washed everything and put together again for testing. Fun stuff.

One of them was of of those “early” models, different case material and design, reminds of ][ plus. Never have too many of those!

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Pickup and way to home..

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So all units taken to parts, washed and put to dry up in a sauna.

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Bought some more IPA. This is 99.9% clear stuff, liquid and in spray form.

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That was lots of keys 🙂 

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One set of keys were shaped slightly differently. I had not personally seen such before.

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The “early” model had again these handwritten date codes. Why? Stamped “2083” but handwritten “8336”.

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Quite a bit of rust in those connectors. Glassfiber pen is good for removing that rust. Those are cheap in ebay if needed.

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Interesting video mod (?) of some sort made. There were Taxan RGB card installed but this wire didn’t go anywhere.

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The color switch was different type i had seen before.

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The other two //e’s were both from week “8450”. The other one had some corrosion on the bottom pan.

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..so i painted it black. Looks better!

The results?

Apple //e 6502 “early” 
Board date: 2083, 8336 written in board
Serial : 2A2S2-128111
Board : 820-0073-B (c) 1982 B-607-0264-
Board stamp: R8314
CPU = R65C02P3 8439
CD ROM = 342-0135-A
EF ROM = 342-0134-A
Video ROM = EPROM
Keyboard ROM = EPROM

Cards:
+Disk II – Interface card (made in ireland)
+Kaga Taxan II EV8 – 80col RGB card 

-Basic cleaning for the case, keyboard caps removed and washed etc. 
-No retr0bright treatment
-New keyboard cable made.
-Hardware test (diagnostic card) run and everything OK!
-Original power supply not tested.

-Still needs the Apple //e logo repainted.

 

Apple //e 6502, non enhanced, PAL, Swe/Fin
Board date : 8450 
Serial : 2A2S2-342311
Board : 320-0073-B | B-607-0264-F 
Board stamp: R8449
CPU = R65C02P3 8439
CD ROM = 342-0135-B
EF ROM =  342-0134-B
Video ROM = 341-162-A 
Keyboard ROM = 341-0152-A

Cards:
+Disk II interface (made in ireland)
+Apple 64k/80col (607-0103-J)

-Basic cleaning for the case, keyboard caps removed and washed etc. 
-No retr0bright treatment
-Bottom pan have corrosion > painted black
-Case ok. Marking “A” on side.
-Corrosion on motherboard connectors > removed.
-Resistor blown at R43.
-New main logic boad swapped with swe/fin rom and 6502 CPU
-Hardware test (diagnostic card) run and everything OK!
-Original power supply not tested.

 

Apple //e 6502, non enhanced, PAL, Swe/Fin
Serial : 2A2S2-342223
Date on board : 8450
Board : 320-0073-B | B-607-0264-F 
Board stamp: R8448 
CPU = R65C02P3 8439
CD ROM = 342-0135-B 
EF ROM = 342-0134-B
Video ROM = 341-162-A
Keyboard ROM =341-0152-A
Long original power supply

Cards:
+Disk II interface (made in ireland)
+Apple 64k/80col 

-Basic cleaning for the case, keyboard caps removed and washed etc. 
-No retr0bright treatment
-2 x new 3M legs swapped.
-Corrosion on motherboard connectors > removed.
-Original long power supply not tested

 

 

FinApple 2019 (c)
Apple II Forever.