I found an apple II recently, and I am trying to uderstand what happened to it. I have the original bill, which says Apple II, 32 Ko.
Looks like it was built on 7902, late for a II, but still consistent with the build dates of IIs, from what I can read here. The Motherboard also has the memory blocks (I think).
From the pictures below, I figured that it has been upgraded to 48k (correct) ? I think this is requirement to add the Microsoft ram expansion board that brings it 64 k (and that card is there)
It autoloads, so since I think autoload was introduced in the II+, should I assume someone swapped a chip to make it autoload ? I think this was an option, perhaps that (c) 1979 chip I see.
There is a wire coming out of the keyboard, is this a user modification for lowercase? Looks like it can connect to a paddle type socket, waiting for your confirmation before I try.
Last, it has AppleSoft in memory, here also, since II were supposed to be chipped with Integer, does it mean that the original user upgraded the chips on the motherboard ?
thanks all !!