Posted by Mic602 on February 09, 19101 at 18:11:04:
In Reply to: Apple II Plus ?? posted by earl on February 07, 19101 at 14:27:28:
: I was given what appears to be an Apple II Plus. The Apple II Plus lid is a differeent color (somewhat darker) than the plastic case. Also, the computer has a see-through plexiglass bottom, rather than the metal bottom that others have.
: Did Apple ever make plexiglass bottoms for the Apple II, II Plus, or IIe lines?
: The motherboard looks like that of an Apple II Plus.
: The Disk II controller card works fine in another machine.
: When I try to boot up the machine using DOS 3.3 I get the Apple II on the screen, but the disk drive does not stop whirring until I hit Reset. On the screen I get
: 7DE4- A=04 X=60 Y=06 P=7C S=D8
: After I hit Reset, I can write simple programs and the computer answer correctly, such as:
: ]Let A = 3
: ]Print A
: Do I have a bad chip that is not allowing me to read the disk drive?
: Any ideas as to what the problem might be?
It seems that your 2+ is unable to load from disc you put in.
when you turn the machine on, it is set up to boot DOS3.3 from disc,
and then any program which is set to autorun. There is no DOS3.3 in the ROM.
Otherwise it will whirl forever - it's normal.
Do the same as before. When the machine is back on applesoft - square bracket prompt ] - check if DOS loaded from disc by entering some DOS command: CATALOG
if you get SYNTAX ERROR , make shure you have good apple disc , check disc drive for alingment / dirty heads.
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