Another II+

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Recently acquired very dirty non-functioning Apple II+ was was heading to the dumpster. Its A2S2-79197 with a motherboard date of 8021.

The really cool thing (to me at least) is that the original invoice for it was taped to the inside of the lid!

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So this particular system was originally sold October 27, 1980 to a Mr. Vance Alquist for the tidy sum of $1800.00 for the base 48k computer and 1 floppy disk drive. (All the serial numbers match the equipment btw).

There is also a nifty metal "tag" on the lid from Computerland as well:

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Here's the serial number:

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Motherboard date: (excuse the dirt and grime, this was pre-cleaning)

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Keyboard date stamp:

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Applesoft ROMs with correct date stamps:

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And weird do-hickus under the keyboard on the motherboard which I think is a lowercase adaptor:

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Everything has cleaned up nicely so far, the power supply (also original) is shot and will need to be re-capped - and 1 of the keys on the keyboard is "mushy" (is that a technical term?) and sometimes sticks. I've tried the Isotropy Alcohol trick with no success. So i may have to remove that keystalk and solder another in if I can even find one.

Its an awesome feeling bringing one of these back to life!!

Jennifer

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Re: Another II+

Jennifer,

Looks like you have another project.

Watch out! You'll get hooked. lol

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Re: Another II+

gsmcten wrote:

Jennifer,

Looks like you have another project.

Watch out! You'll get hooked. lol

Steven Smile

Y'know to be honest... I think it's too late!

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Jennifer

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Re: Another II+

Yea!!!!

Another Apple ][ Saved....

SpeedyG has a lot of Apple Knowledge to share on repairs..

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Re: Another II+

Good catch!

Neat to have the receipt!

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Re: Another II+

Jennifer,

It is also way too late for me to be redeemed from my
wicked ways. I started out a strictly Apple IIc guy in the '80's
and now I have my own Apple Orchard in my house. lol

Steven Smile

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