Apple IIe On Board Test Results

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Apple IIe On Board Test Results

When I start up my screen is filled with Lines of gobbly gook I do not understand.  I click the "Control" and "Reset" keys and I get som information.  But, I have no information what it is.  Any ideas?

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For The Grandkids

By the way, this machine which launched my career has been in storage for 35 years.  Grandsons saw it and wanted to get it going.  Guess it's better than Xbox :-)

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Also just saw that the floppy

Also just saw that the floppy disks do not work.  Light on front only goes on when I turn computer off.

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First thing to do is  remove

First thing to do is  remove all the cards and check the power supply and see if you are getting the right voltages.  Before that even I'd open the power supply up and replace the RIFA caps.  Once you've established good power then start troubleshooting.  At this point it could be a lot of things although one of the most typical failures on a //e is RAM, especially if yours has the dreaded MT (Micron Technology) chips in it.

 

 

If you're not comfortable with soldering and electronics repair including proper procedures for dealing with high power circuits though, the power supply work may not be something you should tackle on your own.

 

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Check for Loose Connections:

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"Safe mode"?  Uh...  looks

"Safe mode"?  Uh...  looks like that was written for Windows PCs, not for the Apple //e.  Basically 2 and 4 don't really apply.  2 because there really isn't such a concept on the //e and 4 becauase well, there haven't really been any updated drivers in nearly 30 years.

 

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softwarejanitor wrote:"Safe
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"Safe mode"?  Uh...  looks like that was written for Windows PCs, not for the Apple //e.  Basically 2 and 4 don't really apply.  2 because there really isn't such a concept on the //e and 4 becauase well, there haven't really been any updated drivers in nearly 30 years.

 

 

This is a link injection bot, I already PM'ed Tom.

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"Safe mode"?  Uh...  looks like that was written for Windows PCs, not for the Apple //e.  Basically 2 and 4 don't really apply.  2 because there really isn't such a concept on the //e and 4 becauase well, there haven't really been any updated drivers in nearly 30 years.

 

 

This

Interesting.  I just noticed what you are talking about.  I wonder if they're actually trying to get people to click that link (DON'T of course, it very probably contains somethhing malicious) or whether they're trying to just boost it's rating on search engines...

It seems like Applefritter is very actively targeted by these kinds of bots and spamvertisers.  I wonder if that is because Applefritter has soon good content that it seems like it gets towards teh top of search engine results for a lot of retrocomputing queries.

 

 

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smell the doughnuts

The users who copy the thread into ChatGPT—and then copy its response into a forum post—infest every online forum. That is their job: spreading links around the internet is a form of SEO. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with retrocomputing, since the PageRank algorithm just counts any link from a highly-ranked site.

Some forums fail to delete these posts if they don't see any obvious spam link, even thanking the poster (!). But like any other antisocial activity, it requires practice to use skillfully. The users can practice their GPT posts on one account, learning each forum software, and then add marketing links as time permits, especially if editing posts is allowed. Eventually bots can be written to automate the process (since it involves no human thought).

Drifting further from the topic, this type of enshittification isn't limited to obvious forum spam. In a survey of corporations last year, McKinsey found 30% of companies were using "AI", and the Conference Board reported 56% of workers now use "AI" at their jobs. Since most office work is bullshit anyway, this apparently isn't a problem for their employers, although it relates directly to the massive layoffs in the journalism and tech sectors over the past twelve months.

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