Apple Presents:Introduction to the Keyboard

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I have a copy of the Apple Presents: An Introduction to the Keyboard. However, sitting around for decades, this no longer works. Anyone having a copy of this on DSK?

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-RocketScientists

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There are several "Apple Pres

There are several "Apple Presents... Apple" images on asimov. Were you looking for a particular one? I *think* they started with the IIe, but I could definitely be wrong. That's the first one I remember seeing, though, and the images on asimov start there too.

Digital Dinos has a physical specimen for sale (see the bottom of the page):
http://www.digitaldinos.com/DigitalDinos/Pages/ForSale/AppleII/docAppleII.htm
(no relationship, just passing that along)

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Apple Presents: series

Hi David,

This specific title: "Apple Presents: An introduction to the Keyboard"I believe was for the APPLE II PLUS. I could be wrong. It came with the APPLE II+ system. It was the family Christmas present in 1979/1980. I looked on Asimov mirror site. I didn't see any Apple Presents series. Which sub category is it under?

The "Apple Presents" titles were labeled under the "Diskware" brand, like the Appewriter and other Apple titles.

Let me know where those images are.

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-RocketScientists

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Re: Apple Presents: series

rocketscientists wrote:

I didn't see any Apple Presents series. Which sub category is it under?

http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/masters/model_specific/
Looks like that mirror is a little behind the times - there's more IIe versions (1982, 1985, 1986) on the real FTP site.

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Just checked these out.. No luck

Thanks David.

No luck though. The "Apple Presents" series started with Apple II/II+ not the IIe. I suspect there aren't too many copies of the titles I have. Perhaps it is because I had my Apple II+ before it caught on in the mainstream, and therefore the disk titles I am looking fore are rarer... I hope to crack this disk and maybe if I am lucky enough to fix it. Otherwise I plan to keep looking.

Thanks again for your time
-RocketScientists

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Re: Just checked these out.. No luck

rocketscientists wrote:

I hope to crack this disk and maybe if I am lucky enough to fix it.

Is there any chance your drive is out of speed spec? I'd go for some things I could poke at first, like cleaning the head and checking the drive speed. You'd be able to cut your own disks from virtual to real with drive speed being way off, but disks cut on an in-spec drive would appear bad. A long shot, but you never know.

I've also rescued some gummy disks by slicing them apart and cleaning the internal mylar disc with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol, re-inserting it into a freshly emptied jacket.

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A good thought.

That's a good thought, I did run APTEST on the drive and it appears to be 40% slower from the nominal but within the 100% slow range of the test. Maybe a clean up before adjusting the speed. Rubbing Alcohol? I probably would use the oil free isopropyl used for cleaning tape heads. Or I'll check the ingredients of my rubbing alcohol to make sure its nothing more than water+alcohol.

A long shot that has a high possibility of being fixed!
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clean and adjust

I too , on my IIC PLUS , clean the drive head with alcohol and cue tips , and when it came down to adjusting the drives drive speed , I put in a blank disk and set it to the proper speed using either APTEST or COPY ][ PLUS . both do a nice job on getting you in the neighborhood and what not. It's amazing how with just a little cleaning and adjusting how things seem to run the way they should Shock)

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Re: Apple Presents:Introduction to the Keyboard

Did the OP ever find the disk image he was looking for? Because I have the II+ version, and the keyboard is II/II+ layout. I remember working through this lesson as young child. It was quite long. And a terrific confidence builder.

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Re: Apple Presents:Introduction to the Keyboard

Keatah wrote:

I have the II+ version, and the keyboard is II/II+ layout.

Can you upload that to Asimov? I've never seen one that was pre-IIe.

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Re: Apple Presents:Introduction to the Keyboard

Sure.

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