writing from Italy, so sorry for my typo's...
I own an "Apple IIe" which I bought from a French guy.
By switching it on, the computer beeps and I get a strange "Apple §°" or "Apple $*" something message with nothing else (attached the pic, by now i'm able to use the only TV out which isn't vivid at all).
By opening up the chassis, removing all the expansion cards (there is a "Z80" card (for CP/M I assume), a "Le Chat Mauve" (graphic card) and a "Super Serial" card) and switching it on again, I get the same: beep and the 'usual' weird "Apple §°" message.
The kernel test works "KERNEL OK" (only once it said IOU FLAG: E1), and also the 'Control-Reset" goes to basic.
Is it possible that these two weird chars instead of the "][" is due to the French keyboard layout? It's strange because the ASCII code would be the same...
Is it also normal (I don't remember) that to achieve the '1', '2', etc.. numbers i have to press the 'shift' button (for the ][+ it isn't like that)?
Last, is there a way to get the standard 'QWERTY' keyboard layout instead of the French one (a button somewhere)? In Italy the layout is almost the same of UK or USA so it would be much more use-friendly for me....
Thanks for any help.
Apple IIe Issue (weird chars, etc...)