Apple //e - Now With Less UPS FAIL
December 24, 2011 Filed in: Apple II
As luck would have it, I scored a “like new” //e on eBay for $50 bucks! I’m most likely getting back the $76 from the unit that UPS trashed. So I’m basically getting the monitor, floppy drive, and 5.25 floppies for free! It all worked out in the end.
The new Apple //e finally arrived today. It looks great. It’s practically spotless.
There’s a few scratches on the bottom of the case, but no big deal.
Even the inside is nice and clean.
The board is dated 1984. The ink is a little smudged, but it’s definitely a “4”. Not bad for a 27 year old machine.
The case is yellowed; that’s to be expected. However, it’s nice to find a spot that isn’t discolored. It helps during the restoration process to know what color it’s supposed to be.
Some of the port covers are missing from the back which tells me at some point this machine had some expansion cards. I take it that the previous owner took it upon them self to relieve this unit of said cards. I’ll have to move the floppy drive controller and memory expansion card from the old unit on the left to the new one on the right.
First up is the floppy drive controller, dated 1983.
Followed by the 80 column / 64K memory expansion card, dated 1985.
That was easy. Let’s power it up and hope that it works!
One more machine to add to the list of “things to dip in retr0brite when the weather gets nice”!