This Apple II Plus clone i got in 2018 : https://finapple.hho.fi/finapple/index.php/2018/11/20/once-there-were-apple-ii-clones but actually never started working, cleaning and testing on it untill now.
“Made in Japan” Is printed on the motherboard but this style board can be seen used in lots of different “branded” clones and cases. I had the original NTSC/60Hz 14.31818 crystal i.e. not been modified to european 50Hz usage.
I was also modified with 3 wires to slot 7. I hoewever removed those, but documented it carefully if for some reason that needs to be recovered.
With the wires still attached i could not get correct colors out of it. The display i used does NTSC so it wasn’t the display issue.
After the wires removed i got the correct colors.
With the wiring removed i could see odd patterns (boxes) instead of “lines” as it should be. What is going on here?
The colors look ok with Samsung LCD/TV with composite/scart adapter. Slight waving color inference on screen specially on BLUE color as well with white balance etc. Looks like inteference of somesort.
No colors with my JVC 9″ PVM monitor either.
The white is dispayed oddly.
The keyboard was cleaned and the spacebar fixed. One out of two small plastic holders for the spacebar metal bar wes brolen and replaced from another clone keyboard. Luckily i had kept that. The keyboard is quite good guality and easy to write. Much better than some of the clone keyboards used with Europlus’s.
Borrowing parts from an another clone keyboard.
Swapped some chips… but it’s always good to use correct chips 🙂
Added a own label to the lid “Chipper”. It was computer shop back in 80’s in Finland. I though it would be proper and period perfect. Even in reality most likely some cheaper general electronics store would have sold such clone over here like Bebek.
FinApple 2020 (c)
Apple II Forever.