First sign of life in over 25 years from my Apple ][e
Submitted by gareth_IIe on August 5, 2020 - 10:15pm
So the replacement caps arrived today. It turned out that while one of the tantalum capacitors on the main board had failed short, some actually seemed ok. However I replaced the lot as a couple more had odd readings and there are only 9 of them anyway. Powering the board up I actually got some output, though it's garbage with a flashing cursor a 3rd of the way down the screen. Still, not at all bad for a computer that has sat idle for 25 years. I'm thinking a short on the data or address bus, or maybe a faulty ram chip.
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