I am considering buying an Apple II which has a serial number in the 5000s and was last used in the 90s.
When switched on the machine beeps but there is no monitor or software present to test further.
Is there any way of testing the basic (pun intended!) functions of the machine through some keyboard commands (for e.g. a command that produces a few beeps) without using a monitor and without attaching the disks?
I just want to avoid buying a expensive doorstopper. Any suggestions will be helpful.
Exact type written commands and sequence of steps from switching the computer on would be most helpful as I will relay this to the seller who is not a computer expert (but is basically literate & helpful)