In the next weeks I offer several Apple IIc motherboards on Ebay at a ridicolously low starting price.
These have been "Inspected and Repaired As Necessary" (IRAN) and are in known functional condition, but there is a catch:
- they don't come with the original Apple Operating System ROMs. I put in an EPROM with my memory test program instead.
The reasons for this sale are manyfold, and if you know my hardware tricks you might guess for what mission I need the original ROMs: I have developed a way to make - as far as I seem to understand copyright law - f u l l y l e g a l Apple II clone kits with a n y known version of Apple II firmware based on o n e original Apple ROM, regardless which firmware it has in its guts, as long as it's the same size as needed. So based on the o r i g i n a l firmware ROMs of the Apple IIc I can conjure up a n y firmware version e v e r seen in a n y Apple II of any version or revision in a clone. I am currently testing this concept with real hardware and will soon disclose it.
But I need to get rid of the Apple IIc motherboards from which I took the ROMs for this experiment first.
Here are the first two auctions, with more to come:
So please support this mission by buying them, but don't overbid !
More such auctions to come !
I don't do that to make money, actually, I need the losses.
I'll publish the new, foul trick which I call "Magical ROM Contents Morphing" soon in the Apple II forum. But first let me finish the tests first !
- Uncle Bernie