Franklin Ace 500 errors

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Franklin Ace 500 errors

Hi!

 

I bought a Franklin Ace 500 on Craigslist, in box, with manual and power supply, but no disks. The composite out is very clear, showing "ACE 500 V1.0" and the copyright notices.

An Apple IIc buddy prepared some floppies for me. Some games, and a DOS 3.3 disk. inserting the DOS disk or most of the game disks and powering on results in:

ERR

0803=

%

None of the games work, some do nothing, with the drive just spinning and no prompt appearing,  one showed "Relocation/Configuration error" another shows:

ERR

07FB=

%

 

and another:

ERR

B1CC=

%

I presume there is a drive or memory problem, but I would appreciate someone with experience to give me advice in repairing the machine. 

 

Thank you.

 

KB

 

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sounds like it crashed into

sounds like it crashed into the monitor. if the software are known good copies, my guess is that some of the ram chips have gone bad. do you see random characters on the screen?

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Franklin Ace errors

Hi, thank you for the reply. No, I don't get random characters. Are there any tests I can do/run that you know of?

 

Thanks again,

 

KB

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So maybe the manual will

So maybe the manual will shine some light on how to test the computer

 

http://www.applelogic.org/files/FRANKLINA500.pdf

 

As far as I understand, the ACE is likely a Apple IIc... so maybe the following disk may work...

 

https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/masters/model_specific/Apple%20IIc%20-%20System%20Utilities.dsk

 

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