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Hello All
This is my first post here. i mostly creep these forums as i dont have a working apple 2 but i'm interested in anything about computer history.
needless to say i found a bunch of apple two parts at a local thrift store and would like to identify and possibly sell them.
most of the time i do arcade and pinball stuff and repairs so i repair those pcbs all the time so i have a rom burner and reader if any of these are very obscure i can copy the eproms if needed to preserve there data.
i believe most of this stuff is clone but would appreciate any input about them!
i have 3 clone NOS apple 2 main boards. they are all identical to apple ones but not labeled at all and have what looks to be added traces on the bottom, possibly from a revision. they are super clean more than likely never been used.
there are also a bunch of cards. if someone can tell me what they are.

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Re: Need help identifying boards

PHOTO 1-1
Redstone generic clone of the Apple II+. I don't know much else about these clones to comment. Check -- http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2008-9-21-Restoring%20and%20repairing%204%20apple%20IIs.htm

PHOTO 1
Space Z80 co-processor board. Everybody and their momma made Z-80 CPM boards.
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PHOTO 2-1
Serial card. I suspect this would be a prototype.

PHOTO 2
See photo 1-1

PHOTO 3-1
Microsoft 16K Ramcard. Doesn't have LED's in their holders. May be a super early version. Maybe an illegal clone. May have been modded or repaired. Either way this is Microsoft's first ever piece of hardware marketed to the consumer.

PHOTO 3
Some kind of direct connect modem. Perhaps 300 baud.

PHOTO 4-1
Provides no additional information beyond what photo 3 does.

PHOTO 4
16K memory board. Has fonts and board color suspiciously similar to the 16K Microsoft Ramcard

PHOTO 5
Redstone / NPH 80-column card. A generic clone design probably marketed by several other lesser-known obscure companies also. See -- http://www.lloyde.com/apple/slot-3/3rd-party-80-col-card/#comment-48391 -- for the NPH version.

Are any of these ebay-super-ultra-$$$-rare material? I doubt it unless you come across a fanatic wanting precisely what you have.

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Re: Need help identifying boards

I'll give you $20 for the lot and add it to my expanding colllection of everything ][

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Re: Need help identifying boards

Photo 2-1 is a copy of the original Apple II Comm Card. They even got the trace routing very close!

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Re: Need help identifying boards

thanks for all the help.
im gonna donate a few of these to a friend who owns a computer museum up here and wanted to do a clone display and will prob sell the rest.

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