Ok to rest a color monitor IIc on an Apple IIe case?

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Ok to rest a color monitor IIc on an Apple IIe case?

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I just received my very first Apple IIe today. I couldn't find a color monitor IIe so I settled for a color monitor IIc. It works like a charm but I'm a little concerned about how heavy it is and how it sits on the computer case. From pictures I've seen it looks like the monitors made for the Apple II have a wider base than the color monitor iic that I have. Mine is narrow enough that all of its weight is resting between the ledges that hold the computer case top from either side. Thus I'm worried it will damage the plastic case and eventually crack it. Anyone have experience with this?

 

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Most people do it. But in

Most people do it. But in truth Apple made a monitor stand just for this purpose: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-II-Computer-Stand-Shelf-for-Apple-Monitor-III/163986614229?hash=item262e5d27d5:g:lroAAOSwSq1d8r6j

 

Disregard the high price, it can be had for $50 to $60 dollars when haggling with the seller.

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Verault wrote:Most people do
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Most people do it. But in truth Apple made a monitor stand just for this purpose: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-II-Computer-Stand-Shelf-for-Apple-Monitor-III/163986614229?hash=item262e5d27d5:g:lroAAOSwSq1d8r6j

 

Disregard the high price, it can be had for $50 to $60 dollars when haggling with the seller.

 

No, that is for the Monitor ///. The Colour Monitor //c stand was designed so that the //c slid under it. There was never a stand for that monitor for the //e, but there is no problem standing it on the case.

 

Just be sure that you have all four rubber block feet under it so that it has ventilation. |right now, you have it hanging off the back, and the rear feet are not lifting it up. If you care not comfortable with it sticking a bit out at the front so that all four feet are on top of the //e, then you should put a piece of wood under it so that it rests on all four feet. 

 

The Colour Monitor //e and //c were virtually identical other than their design language. 

 

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Thanks for the replies

Thanks for the replies everyone, I'll do as you suggest!

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I am well aware of what the

I am well aware of what the stand is Timelord.. The suggestion was someting that fits his IIe and alleviates weight/stress on the computer. So in that regard the stand works fine.

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Verault wrote:I am well aware
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I am well aware of what the stand is Timelord.. The suggestion was someting that fits his IIe and alleviates weight/stress on the computer. So in that regard the stand works fine.

 

Insofar as redistribution of weight, aye, it would, but he'd need a different desk. :)

 

One issue is that the Monitor /// stand is not really much deeper than the lid is, and in fact, although I would need to measure it, it may provide less surface depth than the //e lid does, so the Colour Monitor //c might still hang off the back. I have never in my life placed that monitor on that stand, to be certain, and the monitor leaning like that is more troublesome than anything else. 

 

Adding two more feet in front of the present pivot point is probably the best option.

 

As to the weight concerns, the AppleColour 100 monitor weighs more than either the Colour Monitor //c or either model of Colour Monitor ][e, and I have had one on my //e for ages. In fact, I have my DuoDisk on top of it, and it doesn;t bother it in the least. I recently saw a forum post with a photo of someone's old set=up with a DuoDisk, Colour Monitor 100, and Monitor ][ all stacked in a column. The //e case is rather rugged and unless it is already cracked or otherwise deformed it can easily handle the weight of any Apple ][ or /// series monitor.

 

Insofar as distribution of weight over the centre, I have had double 9" studio scanners on my ][ series systems for years, too. The typical, display to one side of a stack of Disk ][ type setups. but stacked tall. This puts the majority of their weight near the top lid midpoint, and it has never been an issue.

 

Again, if your system has some sort of physical defect, was sunbaked for years in the desert, has existing weak points, or the like, that is when you need to worry. Other than that, there is no reason to fret over it causing damage to that lid. You should absolutely make sure it has four rubber block feet touching the case lid, whether by adjusting its position, or by adding more feet.  

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I think I would rather have

I think I would rather have the weight on the case than the lid. Something homemade might be ugly, but very functional.

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Here2Learn wrote:I think I
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I think I would rather have the weight on the case than the lid. Something homemade might be ugly, but very functional.

I suppose I should mention that the feet of the Colour Monitor 100 all rest on the LID, and not on its shoulders, as I recall. Been a while since I lifted the bugger, as it weighs twice as much as any other monitor for the system, but I seem to recall that its feet are more toward the centre of its mass, so it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the inner portion of the lid. 

 

I'll try to verify this when I can. It is going to be a busy weekend. 

 

As a fun anecdote, I had to re-enforce the shelf on which the system sits with a piece of steel plate, as the system is heavy enough to crush the shelf, but the monitor does not affect the lid. 

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Verault wrote:Most people do
Verault wrote:

Most people do it. But in truth Apple made a monitor stand just for this purpose: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-II-Computer-Stand-Shelf-for-Apple-Monitor-III/163986614229?hash=item262e5d27d5:g:lroAAOSwSq1d8r6j

 

Disregard the high price, it can be had for $50 to $60 dollars when haggling with the seller.

 

Would that fit my IIGS? My PVM monitor is slightly too big to fit on my IIGS, so I have to put it on top.

 

 

 

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Polybius wrote:Verault wrote
Polybius wrote:
Verault wrote:

Most people do it. But in truth Apple made a monitor stand just for this purpose: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-II-Computer-Stand-Shelf-for-Apple-Monitor-III/163986614229?hash=item262e5d27d5:g:lroAAOSwSq1d8r6j

 

Disregard the high price, it can be had for $50 to $60 dollars when haggling with the seller.

 

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I have that exact SONY PVM scanner on one of my ][+ machines, and it sadly does not handle 80-column text, so I have it stacked above, and daisy-chained to a monochrome PVM of the same size. The //c monitor stand might stack on the //gs. I recall a monitor stand for the //gs that allowed slotting two 3.5 drives under it.

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