Hello I'm mike good to be here.
I've been collecting parts for a long time for when i finally finish getting an apple 2 together I finally got an apple 2c so in that regard I'm happy but I also have issues. When I powered on the 2c color monitor for the first time in at least 20 years I was getting buzzing then what looked like a struggling picture trying to fill the screen, after that nothing not even the green light. I opened it up and first thing i see is a cap that looks like it's going to explode any second.
So the first question is there someplace that is good to get a cap kit rather than hunting them down individually? If it were a monochrome I wouldn't bother trying to fix it but its a color 2c and I guess somewhat rare.
After that I turned on the 2c to see if it would try to power up, the power light comes on the disk starts to do its thing then stops after a couple of seconds.
So my second question is does that sound normal or does it sound like I have a problem if so what does it sound like the problem could be, I don't know what the integrity of the disk is like since it's been in a barn for at least 20 years
Then I started thinking about the other parts I'v collected in anticipation of getting the 2c finally, like the ehman zfp-hdd external hard drive which has a 85mb hard drive in it and the 1mb fully populated apple 2gs memory board.
so my 3rd, 4th, and 5th questions are once I eventually get the 2c up and running do I need any software to use the hard drive along with which software would I need and will the 1mb 2gs memory card work in the 2c?