Questions abou my new apple II

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Questions abou my new apple II

Hi everybody,

 

in my youth the Apple II was the unreachable dream. I had to settle with a ZX 81. Now i bought all the machines of my youth again (ZX81, Dragon 32, Amiga 500) and finally also got myself an Apple II europlus. It has a lot of expansion cards. For some of them I have questions that I could find no answers online.

 

This 80 column text card was included. I don't know how to connect this thing. In what socket has this connector to go? In which order do the video cables connect.

 

 

Further with the real time clock the slot has a connection with a red bodge wire that runs to the keyboard connector (see below). What does that connection do and to what place on the slot this thing should go to?

 

 

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Stefan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not sure about the clock card

Not sure about the clock card, but the connector on your 80 column card attaches to the 9445 chip near the game port.

Remove the 9445, istall the little socket and reinstall the 9445 atop the green socket.

That connector gets the signals it needs from the machine to activate the card's built-in "soft switch" to do pseudo automatic switching between 40 column video and 80 column video.  Once properly connected, when you invoke a "PR#3" command from the AppleSoft prompt it shoudl switch to the 80 column video screen.  If your card has advanced firmware invoking a "PR#0" command should get you back to the 40 column screen.  If it doesn't have the extra routines int he EPROM, it won't switch back unless you press the RESET key or enter the command: PRINT PEEK (-16296)

It will also have two video connectors - one input and one output.

The input video connector connects to the regular video port at the back of the II+ and the other will be the output video connector that you connect to your monitor.

 

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I'm not sure the red wire

I'm not sure the red wire attaches to the clock card. One end connects to the keyboard encoder to allow typing lower case characters. The other end should go to the Game I/O connector pin 4 or the LS251 at location H14 pin 1.

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shift key

The red wire soldered to the keyboard P1 is for a shift key modification (used to add lower-case letters to the II+). It doesn't have anything to do with the AE Timemaster H.O. card.

The shift key was usually wired to one of the inputs on the game port.

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When I opened the case for

When I opened the case for the first time the red wire stuck in the slot of the real time clock. I'll try to connect it as suggested and see what happens. So far the wire doesn't seem to have been soldered at all.

 

Thank you for the answwer.

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Thanks for the reply abot the

Thanks for the reply abot the 80 column card. Apparently all these expansions where just stuck in the slots without ever connecting them properly. Keep your fingers crossed that the cards all work once connected.

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baldrick wrote:Not sure about
baldrick wrote:

Not sure about the clock card, but the connector on your 80 column card attaches to the 9445 chip near the game port.

Remove the 9445, istall the little socket and reinstall the 9445 atop the green socket.

That connector gets the signals it needs from the machine to activate the card's built-in "soft switch" to do pseudo automatic switching between 40 column video and 80 column vide

 

Another question: Do you have any idea what orientation the green socket goes into the socket? There aren't any notches or markers indicating which way.

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I have the same 80-column

I have the same 80-column card. Here is how the socket should be oriented: red wire is on pin 4, white wire is on pin 9 of the IC.

 

 

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