Posted by LDA on March 13, 19101 at 08:22:09:
In Reply to: Re: I just got an old Apple IIe and I've forgotten how to get it to work! HELP! posted by elijah plunkett on March 08, 19101 at 13:43:02:
: : I think there's a key combination to make it start from a disk
: : or start in Basic? Can anyone help me out please?
: There is a key combination: open apple, control, reset.
: I hope this is the right one!
Sorry you haven't had an answer yet.
To start an Apple IIe you will need a floppy with a program
of some sort on it. Did you get a copy of a 'system disk'
with your machine, or did it come without disks ?
Without program/system disks there's little that you can do
because the OS (operating system) comes on the floppy, along with
the program(s). OS on disk is necessary, because the standard
Apple IIe doesn't have a hard-drive to boot from, just the floppy.
Assuming you DO have a program/system floppy, insert the disk
into the drive, close the drive and switch on the Apple IIe.
This is known as a 'cold start'.
To 'Re-Boot' once the Apple IIe is running (warm-start), the
Open-Apple/Control/Reset 3-button combination you mention will
work fine, although the 'Reset' button wasn't labelled 'Reset'
on later Apple IIs (A2s). You had to know which one it was.
Fine if you are familiar with A2s, but not if you are new to them.
Another 'warm-start' method is from the BASIC prompt ] symbol.
You can type in PR#6 and press RETURN. This will restart the A2.
There's obviously MUCH more, but perhaps the best place to
quickly get additional info. is the FAQs and links at:
For beginning hardware/model information try the FAQ page at:
Then roam about and find what you need.
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