Was writing floppys last night (after figuring out how to use adtpro audio) on apple iie. All was going well. Wrote several of the discs i need , disc utilities etc etc
then half way through a disc write the machine just froze.
did a reset - nothing just a screen of lines.
Today i started swapping chips with good iie. The cpu was dead.
Was not even sitting at the machine when it died. Been using this particular machine for a few days with no problem.
Do chips just die?
Same on another iie was working on last weeek. Several keys not working. Ended up having to remove actual key switch's, disassemble and clean contacts.
Again all was going great. I did not do anything with power on, already learnt that lesson by blowing a GI AY-5-3600-PRO
Anyway with just 1 key left to go, i powered up the machine and it boots, but this time it wont boot into basic. Its just get a flashing asterix. I think its the programming mode
But wont Boot into basic. Tried Ctrl B, reseated all the chips I could find, still cant get it to boot into basic.
Do these chips just get tired?.......I can tell you I am....spending hours at these machines, getting them going, then they just die again.
Im starting to get scared of switching any of them on at all!!!!!