Hello Apple II enthusiasts,
as this is my very first post here, I want to express my thanks for all the helpful information.
I want to request your thoughts on a heavily modified early Apple II that I recently obtained. This particular Apple II came from the Netherland and I think it has an interesting mod. This Apple needs some TLC and I have not tried yet to power it up. I would appreciate your highly welcome input to point me into the right direction on what to do with it...
The first and former owner passed away and I have no chance to find out more about the history of this computer.
I have no idea about the origin of this mod and hope to find out something about it. The former owner was a highly educated person and might have done the mod for his own needs - but I doubt because a printed circuit board has been fitted especially into the case. Maybe there were more mods like these well known to the experts???
My initial idea/intention was to restore (or better let restore) to factory condition and remove all the mods but I'm not so sure now. It appears this was done shortly after the computer was build and I think it might be better (but more difficult because undocumented?) to try to resurrect and keep her as is. Maybe there were already many early apple II in pristine factory original condition but not so many with this mod that might document the early attempts to place Apple II on the EU market.
Even if the mod is only "homebrew", it looks very complex to me. Maybe there is an interesting story behind it? (early EuroApple? early dealer option/attempt for the EU market?) So it might be worth the effort to keep the mod in place?
Here are some first pictures, I will add more when I have removed the case and have better access to show more details.
Thanks for your input in advance.