I've had a couple of Apple IIe computers in the closet for a while. About 2 months ago I had a craving to get an Apple IIe up and running. I hooked everything up and plugged in a uni-disk drive and everything ran like a champ. I only had a few floppies but I found the extra cool utility c2t that turns disk images into wave files which I'm able to play through the tape drive jack and write back to floppy. I have plenty of blanks so I was able to build an instant software collection quick.
I played around with the Apple for about a week and had no problems.Then I got busy on another project for a few weeks. a couple of days ago I turned on the Apple ][e and everything seemed OK, but then I started having disk problems. First I started getting the can't load prodos message. I only have 64k of ram so I using older versions of prodos. Then the computer would boot sometimes and sometimes it wouldn't. Sometimes the drive will just spin forever. I cleaned the head on the drive I was using but it didn't seem to help.
Then it got to where the computer hardly boots at all, the drive just keeps spinning and nothing happens on the screen. I followed some instructions on the web and checked the RPMs of the drive and it was where it was suppose to be. I also tried a couple of different drives without and changes. The last thing I tried was swapping out the disk drive card with a disk II card and I plugged in a disk 2 drive. Same issues.
I'm really frustrated about this. It feels like every apple item I touch dies. Can anyone recommend some other things I can try? I would really like to get it working reliably.