My cousin was cleaning up his attic and came across a very old external hard drive case with IDE hardrive (formatted for use with prodos). He told me that he used it for his Apple //e when he was in college (1988). From his recollection, it was working fine right up until he plugged it into a friends PC, and from there on it never worked. The case has its own power supply and comes with a serial or parallel cable (not familar with these cables, sorry). I've tried just powering it up without hooking it up to the //c but no lights come on or hear sounds of hdd revolving. I then also plugged the cable into the back of the //c and still the same result. I'd like to get this working, and im thinking there may be a blown capacitor or resistor, but dont know how or what to check. If anybody can help me out i'm willing to take pictures of anything on the circuitry if that would help me restore this hhd. Just curious, how common were these Harddrives used with the apple ii computers? maybe i can source a parts kit. anyways any help would be appreciated.
btw, i checked all fuses and they are good.