I have an Apple IIe that I was given by my uncle who worked at a school district that was throwing it away because they said it didn't work (it turned out the disk drive was bad).
I used it for a while but ended up putting it in a box in my basement for a while due to the fact that I had no room on my desk for it, and no time for the hobby either, but now I'm attempting to use it again... I unboxed it last night, and hooked it up. Worked fine, until I decided to play around in BASIC for a little while, I rebooted and hit the Ctrl-Reset to get the ] prompt, and played there for a while, but then I put a game disk in and attempted Ctrl-Command-Reset, and it just beeped and gave me the ] prompt again. I tried flipping the switch on the back off and then on again, and still nothing. The only way I can get it to reset, is if I unplug it and let it sit for a few minutes (like 15-20). I've never seen anything like this, does anyone have any ideas?
Also, the keyboard, some of the keys have stopped working... anyone have any good tips for cleaning/repairing an Apple IIe keyboard if it's possible?
If it matters, it's the newer-style IIe, the "Enhanced/Platinum" I guess it's called according to apple-history.com. I don't know much else off the top of my head about it but could find out if I was told how.
Thanks in advance!