Apple IIGS Monitor / Keyboard Issue

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Apple IIGS Monitor / Keyboard Issue

Hey all,

Just got a IIGS system (woot!) and there are a couple of funky things, namely that the monitor and keyboard don't seem to initialize properly when the system is powered on.

With the monitor, the system must be powered on first, or the monitor is "all squiggly". I seem to remember this from back when these were new, that the computer had to be turned on first, although I'm willing to concede that my memory might not be perfect Sad

The keyboard though, is odd...it doesn't seem to initialize properly, and 100% of the time, I have to turn on the computer and then unplug / replug the keyboard in for it to work. Is that normal? If not, any idea why that might be happening / how to solve it?

Thanks!

LZ

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Hi, Not sure what you mean

Hi,
Not sure what you mean by all squiggly? It should not be a problem. You may have to adjust the 3 controls in the back of the monitor (outside). They may be right on the edge of going off adjustment. I seem to remember something about powering up the printer after the system was on to stop a few problems. But never the monitor.
As for the keyboard, the solder connections on the inside on the circuit board are broke. This is on the socket where the plug/cable goes into. Repaired quite a few over the years. Very easy to do. Add a little solder and reheat so that it all flows on the 4 points or so on each mini din socket and you are good to go for years.
It could be the cable but that would be an extreme long shot as the keyboards are know to have this problem. Usually when you have bad cable it looks bad. Deformed plug, bent pins, outer grey cable ripped/cut or punchered by teeth marks. If your cable looks bad, I have some.

Take Care

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Thanks...

...for this info. I've never soldered anything in my life so I guess either I have to figure out how to do so or get some help haha.

I'll check the settings on the back of the monitor for the other issue.

Thanks again!

L

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