I'm new in this forum and I want to say hello to all and sorry my bad english!
I'm trying to repair an Apple II c computer that was stocked in my house for many years. When I stocked it, like 15 years ago, it works without no problem but few days ago I have reconnected it and I have discovered two big problem:
- First was a strange behaviour of the keyboard: all the special characters like "( ) , ; -_ " and numbers works great but all the other letters don't come on screen (same for the number "5" only): when I press the keyboard button the cursors on screen flicks, so I think something happens... but without letters I can't put any command
- Second problem was that every disc I use, give the message "Check Disk Drive": I have tried many disk, most are Official Apple Disc coming with the PC, other are old games and similar but I have the same result
I have disasseble teh PC, make a faster clean from dust, check the keyboard buttons and cable and all appear ok but first problem remains
For the second problem, I tried to clean the disk reader parts, and also, I have tried to use another disk reader getting it from the extenral drive (I have also the external driver but I can't use it directly because can't put commands to active it) but the result is the same.
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How can I do for trying to repair it? I need a new keyboard? Where I can buy it? You think both disk reader are broken or ALL my 5 inches disk are unreadable? Where I can buy a disk that I'm sure it's work to understand if is the disk reader or the 5 inches floppy? Other ideas?
Glad of your help