Picked up Apple II Plus, Apple IIe and two UniDisk drives; asking for valuation and identification

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Hi everyone. I recently picked up an Apple II Plus with the raised power switch, Apple IIe, and a couple UniDisk drives as the previous owner was going to throw them away. I don't know much about earlier Apple computers. Either way, I took them home to see if they worked.

While I don't have any diskettes to test the UniDisk drives, they did do the normal floppy seek. Both models power on and display as normal.

Apple II Plus gallery: https://imgur.com/a/qOyWn

Apple IIe and UniDisk gallery: https://imgur.com/a/Q8V3b

The cards inside the IIe are a GraphiCard by Practical Peripherals rev 1.20, 64K expansion, and a disk controller. Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/R1OCJ

As for the II Plus, I'm not so sure. There's an interface card, but that's all I know. The first card has an EPROM on it with a switch, which toggles some software stored on it. However, it requires a disk to boot but I don't have it. The second card I have no idea. Then there's a Disk ][ Interface Card. Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/ckyvV

Turning the II Plus on with the first expansion card brings you to a screen saying 'DICOMEDIA MICRO SYSTEMS', and resetting brings you to 'INSERT MICROMEDIA MASTER DISKETTE IN DRIVE 1 AND PRESS RETURN.' I, unfortunately, don't have the disk for it. Flipping the switch will make it boot up as normal. There's also a couple problems with the II Plus. The power light is broken, and looks crushed. And a couple of the keys don't work (4, 5, 8, Q, R, U, O, A, F, K, L, V, [,], an [.]. Is it possible to fix it?

What would everything be worth? I'm not really sure what these could go for and would like some help. Thank you!

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Re: Picked up Apple II Plus, Apple IIe and two UniDisk ...

interesting lot.

Just a comment on your 2plus based on the photo's - it's a bit of everything..

apple 2plus case/lid
apple 2 base & label & keyboard
much later RFI board
aftermarket power supply

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Re: Picked up Apple II Plus, Apple IIe and two UniDisk ...

Dicomedia seems to be an old company which was based in Minnesota...

Take a look here:
http://www.cbi.umn.edu/resources/mncomphist-d.html

Both cards.... the Dicomedia as well as the Micrographics seems to be related to Hi-Resolution graphics... the later one is mentioned as Higraph-Apple II card... but I do found only one internet entry for that card but nothing about the Dicomedia.

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Re: Picked up Apple II Plus, Apple IIe and two UniDisk ...

The micrographic interface is a simple plotter and tablet interface. So little value there except to someone that wants to complete their setup. Very niche. Easily reconstructed.

The Apple //e + 2 drives would probably get you $125-$175 on ebay.

Each drive would sell quickly for $35 each.

The II+ maybe $100 - $150. If you broke it down into parts you'd get more. The keyboard is easily fixed. And depending on the revision might be worth that alone because of the raised power light.

GraphiCard or Disk II interface, $10 - $15 each.

The card with the switch is a standard memory board, $25 - $50 tops.

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All in all pretty much run of the mill material. If you emphasize clean and tested and show pics of it all working you could bump the price higher.

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Re: Picked up Apple II Plus, Apple IIe and two UniDisk ...

alexlatham wrote:

Hi everyone. I recently picked up an Apple II Plus with the raised power switch, Apple IIe, and a couple UniDisk drives as the previous owner was going to throw them away. I don't know much about earlier Apple computers. Either way, I took them home to see if they worked.

While I don't have any diskettes to test the UniDisk drives, they did do the normal floppy seek. Both models power on and display as normal.

Apple II Plus gallery: https://imgur.com/a/qOyWn

Apple IIe and UniDisk gallery: https://imgur.com/a/Q8V3b

The cards inside the IIe are a GraphiCard by Practical Peripherals rev 1.20, 64K expansion, and a disk controller. Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/R1OCJ

As for the II Plus, I'm not so sure. There's an interface card, but that's all I know. The first card has an EPROM on it with a switch, which toggles some software stored on it. However, it requires a disk to boot but I don't have it. The second card I have no idea. Then there's a Disk ][ Interface Card. Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/ckyvV

Turning the II Plus on with the first expansion card brings you to a screen saying 'DICOMEDIA MICRO SYSTEMS', and resetting brings you to 'INSERT MICROMEDIA MASTER DISKETTE IN DRIVE 1 AND PRESS RETURN.' I, unfortunately, don't have the disk for it. Flipping the switch will make it boot up as normal. There's also a couple problems with the II Plus. The power light is broken, and looks crushed. And a couple of the keys don't work (4, 5, 8, Q, R, U, O, A, F, K, L, V, [,], an [.]. Is it possible to fix it?

What would everything be worth? I'm not really sure what these could go for and would like some help. Thank you!

So the Apple II/II+ - since it has the "A2S1-24354" label underneath on the bottom pan, its a II and not a II+. Having said that, it does have an aftermarket power supply and a very late model RFI era motherboard. Both of these things affect the value - if it was all original you might get $1000-1500 for it.

Since it's not all original, I would guesstimate a value between $300 and $500 - you could (as another poster pointed out) sell it for parts, as an early keyboard like this just recently sold for > $200.00.

Best of luck!

Jennifer

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