My first A2 Qs (A2e front switch / 3.5mm Jack cable for ADTPro / Printer)

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My first A2 Qs (A2e front switch / 3.5mm Jack cable for ADTPro / Printer)

Hello all,

In the distant past I had sold my Apple ][+ clone. I don't have many regrets in my life but selling my Apple is certainly one of them. Recently I've bought an Apple //e with a Duo Disk drive and an Apple /// monitor. I am really over the moon with my purchase. Since then I've bought another Apple //e (mostly for the monitor A2M2010); I still need to pick this one up. This past weekend I've bought myself an Apple //c which also still needs to be picked up. I'm still in the market for a printer and an Apple //c monitor stand.

So here are my questions...

1) I noticed that at the front of the Apple //e on the bottom plate there is a switch. This switch leads to J19 on the mainboard (right between the RAM and Keyboard ROM). I am unfamiliar with this switch. What does it do?

2) I'd like to buy 2 mono Jack kabel 3.5mm for ADTPro. I can only find them in 2.5 mtr (8.2 ft) and 3 mtr (9.8 ft). Would these lengths affect the data sent over the cables?

3) Somebody is selling an ImageWriter II (A9M0310Z). He says its for a MAC. Will it work with a //c or do I need a special kabel?

Thank you very much and I will certainly picking your brains more info in the near future.

Best regards,
Willem
The Netherlands

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I noticed that at the front of the Apple //e on the bottom plate there is a switch. This switch leads to J19 on the mainboard (right between the RAM and Keyboard ROM). I am unfamiliar with this switch. What does it do?

Switchable character support for different languages, usually English and something else that needs non-English punctuation. Rarely I've seen 2 European languages (those were often custom ROMs).

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3) Somebody is selling an ImageWriter II (A9M0310Z). He says its for a MAC. Will it work with a //c or do I need a special kabel?

With the right cable and a serial card, the Imagewriter II is completely compatible with the Apple II. It's probably the most supported printer in software for the II series ever made.

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