I recently got this board off of eBay and was wondering if it is what I think it is (i.e. an Apple ][ board and not a ][ Plus)? I think it is... At least it looks like one, but the date codes are from 79. The info I found on when the ][ was canceled is contradictory. Some say 79 while others say 78? It did have a full set of AppleSoft ROMs when I got it, but I switched them with Integer ROMs since I already have two other working ][ Pluses (kept the Auto Start though). The thing that is throwing me is that the memory select blocks are soldered in (but it does have them). Every ][ Plus board that I have (that I know are ][ Pluses) lacks them, but then, these were soldered. So maybe Apple made use of ][ boards when they released the ][ Plus?
I'm about 80% sure about this thing, but it never hurts to learn something new.
The other thing I wanted to ask is about is the case. Currently, I have it in what I know to be a ][ Plus case that had a Rev C board in it. The board is glitchy (bad RAM) and had a damaged slot (since replaced) and video port (still looking for that). So I don't mind swapping it with a working board. The keyboard works, but the cover over the power light is the solid translucent variety that sits flush with the case. The only true Apple ][ I've ever seen has the raised cover with an opaque border. Also, the keycaps were a bit darker. So how accurate are the case and keys that I have? I mean, it had a ][ Plus board originally, and it was made in 81, so not very... But what can I do to make it look right for its current board?
I should note that this is just for me, as I like rebuilding these things out of whatever spare parts I can get my hands on. I have a //e with keycaps from a Mac Plus, and a function key from a C64 serving as Delete! So I'm not trying to pass this off as an original Apple ][, just another Frankenputer that can live in the uncanny valley!