(Sigh) I have to admit that I am guilty of technocide, as I apparently killed off my Apple IIe, but I'm not certain how.
I have a IIe platinum, and I was playing Choplifter when I pressed ESC to pause it to go downstairs to get a cup of tea...and when I came back the IIe was acting REALLY weird.
Essentilly it's acting like it's rebooting a'la ctrl-open apple-reset, over and over. The APPLE //e header pops up for a quick moment and beeps right before a screen of garbage characters appears for an instant, then the screen goes blank and the system goes silent for about two seconds. It then repeats this cycle forever. No disk access occurs, and the green power light on the front of the case as well as the red LED on the motherboard only comes on for an instant when it beeps, then immediately turns off again.
I thought I may have pushed the power supply to the limit as the thing was REALLY loaded (every slot had a card), or maybe the system became overheated, so after letting it cool down I removed everything, even the disk controller, and it still goes through its APPLE IIe, garbage text, and blank screen cycle ad infinitum.
SO I gotta ask- any particular suspects that I ought to look for? Shot power supply? Fried ROM?