Reborn Early Apple II Rev 0

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Hi guys!

So I just put together my early Rev 0 and wanted to share...

I got the system with original toggle power supply, early light green expansion slot motherboard from a seller who found it at a garage sale and paid a very small price (lucky dog) who then sold it on ebay. I was fortunate enough to be one of the first folks to see it and make an offer which the seller accepted far below his asking price. (He still made a substantial profit)

The only problems with it was that the power supply was non-functional and it had a later style keyboard. So off on the hunt I went and about 2 months later, I found another auction on ebay for a Rev 2 (or Rev 3) Apple II which had for some unexplained reason the early style keyboard that my Apple II needed.

I was successful in purchasing this one and have cleaned up the keyboard and case, and now have a "correct" early Rev 0 Apple II which is my prized possession.

I also had the correct motherboard for the second Apple II I bought, so it is now correct as well and after I've gone through it and cleaned it up and verified it works 100% will be selling on ebay to any interested party.

Here's my new pride and joy:

Early keyboard, all cleaned up:

Early Keyboard.jpg

Keyboard installed into case:

Keyboard Installed.jpg

Motherboard and Power supply:

Motherboard.jpg

And all assembled:

Assembled.jpg

Although I would dearly love to have a ventless, I think that is beyond my means for right now - plus I have to recoup some of the $$ I spent getting this one together before I consider buying anything else.

Jennifer

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Re: Reborn Early Apple II Rev 0

Congratulations on your acquisition. You got the 'holy grail ' of the Apple II collectors. I was one of the bidders on this last auction (sorry for biding up the price for you).
Do you plan to parcel out the stuff that you got but not necessarily need? I know there is at least one member of this forum that wants the music related hardware.

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Re: Reborn Early Apple II Rev 0

mi2k wrote:

Congratulations on your acquisition. You got the 'holy grail ' of the Apple II collectors. I was one of the bidders on this last auction (sorry for biding up the price for you).
Do you plan to parcel out the stuff that you got but not necessarily need? I know there is at least one member of this forum that wants the music related hardware.

Yes, that’s the plan. He and I are already discussing.

Jennifer

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Re: Reborn Early Apple II Rev 0

At least 2 other people were bidding to get the Keyboard Smile

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Re: Reborn Early Apple II Rev 0

Hi Jennifer,

this is really an awesome Apple II - love it! Congrats to that wonderful piece of history!

I hope that I will also find my Apple II Rev. 0 during the next year ...

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Re: Reborn Early Apple II Rev 0

Nice Jennifer!

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Re: Reborn Early Apple II Rev 0

Very nice Jennifer!

Do you have a couple of Shugart Disk ]['s with the rainbow cables, and a 13-sector interface card to match?

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Re: Reborn Early Apple II Rev 0

rittwage wrote:

Very nice Jennifer!

Do you have a couple of Shugart Disk ]['s with the rainbow cables, and a 13-sector interface card to match?

It came with 1 early Shugart drive II with rainbow cable and a pristine 13 sector interface card.

However another member here at Apple Fritter snapped it up!

Jennifer

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Re: Reborn Early Apple II Rev 0

This is so cool! Could you please post a pic with the lid on too?

Jason

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