My ancient Apple //e from 1982 has now died. I went to turn it on and got some random garbage onscreen. I got strange text at the top in place of the "Apple //e", and about 15 or so random characters across the screen here and there.
It responds to the keyboard, and resets, and lets me type something in (displays normal characters here). And sometimes accepts the commands, and sometimes not. Stuff like HGR and HGR2 and TEXT work, but don't return the command prompt ]. Dropping it on the floor and reseating chips hasn't helped, neither has putting it in the oven & freezer.
This is my special //e from the BBS days, right as warez kicked into high gear. It ran one of the A.E. lines and quickly became a central distro hub when I "graduated" to running BBS software. This is the one we'd put on the red RadioFlyer wagon from time to time and bring the warez TO YOU! We'd tow the red wagon behind our bikes and therefore this console is not a stranger to getting tossed around. It also ran fully populated with no fan up in the attic. And sat in the car in sub-zero temps in the northern hemisphere. And still worked for years afterwards.
And it would be devastating to lose it. So without further ado I'm open to suggestions as to how to fix this little guy up.