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Apple II raised power light

I'm looking for the raised power light "keycap" for the Apple II computers with the very early keyboards. Anyone have a spare to sell?

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This is what we call a "unicorn" item. They only exist in legends on their own. Your best bet will be to watch for keyboard sales on eBay because I think you'll have to buy a whole keyboard, which would give you plenty of spare datanetics switches for the future to replace any that go bad and aren't recoverable. The last one I noticed with a raised power indicator, if memory severs correct, was about $450 plus shipping.

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Yes, I'm aware of how rare they are. It's actually just the white top of the key missing, but if no spares exists I guess I eventually have to buy a complete keyboard.
So I'm interested in buying a complete (early type) keyboard too, and it doesn't even have to work.

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Jepple,

" In accordance with the Law; thou shalt forfeit thy First Born Male Child,
Two Breeding Horses, A Ewe, and two and one third Virgins."

"Thou shalt dance around the Maypole whilst chanting verse from old Monty Python shows"

[b]"Thou shalt then; as a final act of penance, sit in Steve Jobs garage for Five Days chanting 'AWOZ...AWOZ...AWOZ'
subsisting on only small slices of bread and a little water."

"In this way, Thou may appease the Original Apple II Keyboard Gods and have your wish."

"So sayeth the Law."
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Either that or spend lots of money. LOL

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Or for about $5000 you can have tooling made in order to make new ones.

Regards,
Mike Willegal

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Mike,

Yes, but that is a lot more money than sitting in Steve Jobs garage for Five Days chanting 'AWOZ...AWOZ...AWOZ'.

LOL

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Got the message Wink
Guess I have to continue spending time on ebay trying to catch the holy grail of keycaps then...
/Jesper

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Hi Jesper
This has the raised power light:
http://www.classiccomputershop.eu/Webwinkel-Product-27739873/Apple-II-A2S1-genuine-week-21-1979-rev.-4-board-fully-working-rare-vintage-retro-70s.html
You probably have to buy the entire machine though.
A Little expensive for a power light cap Smile

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Well, even if I get an Apple II with it 4000€ seems a little high!
From your answers I do get this piece of plastic is worth its weight in gold. But you have a point...there are some early II+ which also got the raised power light keyboard. However, it just doesn't feel right to tear it from a an early II+ keyboard even if it's going to a rev0 Apple II. Maybe a worst-case scenario.
/Jesper

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Jepple,

I know we're having a little fun with you, but I also
know that this is a serious issue.

The raised Light caps are extremely hard to come by.
You basically must by an Original Apple II to get one.

Like you, I have seen (although very few) of the II + units with the raised light cap.

Yea verily...'tis a pain.

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Well, I actually saw one on eBay (just the keycap, not anything else) a while back. Think it was this year. However, I didn't need one at that point although I did bid something just to have a spare for my other original II, but didn't win.
That's why I thought there might be more spares out there but it seems this was an odd occasion then. Anyway...if anyone would have a spare to sell I'm aware I won't get it for free...
And to be honest...I kind of enjoy the "detective work" needed to complete these early machines. At least when there's a happy ending!

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