Apple ][ Plus Troubleshooting or Documentation

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Apple ][ Plus Troubleshooting or Documentation

Hello Everyone,

 

I have received an Apple ][ Plus. When I turn it on, it only shows "APPLE ][" on the screen. No blinking cursor. Is this a problem? Typing doesn't appear to do anything. I don't have any software disks to try and boot using. Also, if there is any place that you can direct me to that would have documentation that I can use to understand how to use this computer would be wonderful.

 

Thanks,

 

Courtney

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Is there a floppy drive

Is there a floppy drive connected?  If so does it recalibrate (chunking noise) and then just spin with the in use light on?  If so that is normal.

 

If there is no floppy drive attached, is there a Disk ][ Conroller Card installed in a slot (usualy 6)?  If so, remove it (with power OFF!) and try again.  Do you get the Applesoft BASIC prompt ] and a flashing cursor?

 

What happens if you press CTRL-RESET?

 

 

Normally that should get you the prompt and flashing cursor.  If it does not, then you probably have some other problem,  It could be any one of a number of things.  Bad RAM is a common problem, or one of the TTL logic chips.

 

Anyway, we can get into further troubleshooting once you've answered those beginning questions.

 

 

 

 

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As for documentation, the

As for documentation, the Apple II Documentation Project is a good place to find a lot of things:

 

https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/Apple%20II%20Documentation%20Project/

 

There is a treasure trove of books and other documents there.

 

Another excellent place to download PDFs of books you might find useful is here:

 

https://commodore.bombjack.org/apple/

 

There are other places online.  A good resource for software is the Asimov Archive:

 

https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/

 

And another place that hosts a ton of Apple II related stuff is of course archive.org:

 

https://archive.org/details/apple_collection_v1.02

 

Hopefully that is enough to get you started.  If you are looking for something specific you can't find in one of those places come back and ask.

 

 

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Removing the Disk ][

Removing the Disk ][ Controller Card did the job.

 

I will be going through the documentation that you linked to as well. I found that the 'D' key isn't working. So, I will have to figure out how to repair it.

 

Thanks for your quick response.

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