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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Apple ][e - what can I do to work with it ? Reply with quote

Hi Oliver

I buy an Apple-e in a bargains store and the owner have a lot of disk (5.25) of softwear in a box (aprrox. 200 titles) and he only let me take two disks and I don't now what choose. He moved and I don't were, to buy more disks.
the parts of this Apple is: a monitor TAXAN, two drivers DISK II
and the keyboard with the logo of Apple and the "II" with the intial "e"

Can you tell me how to see the configuration? to posted in the section.
and better...can you tell me what can I do to work whit it (I like to show of to my friends)

regards

hector hugo
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:27 am    Post subject: You need a D.O.S. and an Application Disk to work with it.. Reply with quote

Dear Hector,

An Apple II without a Software D.O.S. System Disks is not that much fun.

It normaly starts with an APPLE ][ on the Screen - and that is all for now...

The Apple tries automaticaly to load the DOS (DiskOperatingSystem) from a Disk - if your Diskdrives are connected to a "DiskInterface" Card on the Logic Board, one of the Diskdrives should make noise and have a LED lighting on.

I think in Mexico original Apple II Disks with software are quite rare,
you should try to find the seller again to get the other 198 Disks.
Or may you look at eBay US for them - I think there are sold some over the days.

This is what DOS looks like, when it is loaded from the Disk into the RAM.
http://www.myoldmac.net/cgi-data/gal/displayimage.php?album=28&pos=18

If you don¥t have a Apple DOS disk, you need one to have a System on the Apple.
Next is a program or application disk that now can RUN under the loaded Apple DOS.
The DOS is loaded into the internal Logic Board RAM now.
You can use both of your Disk drives to work with, after DOS is loaded into the internal RAM.

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Info Try this, may you are lucky and have a DOS Disk.

Start the Apple and look wich Diskdrive makes noise (if...).
Swich off the Apple (Power button off)
Place the Disk in the Diskdrive that makes noise when you start the Apple.
Start the Apple again.
Wait for a few seconds and look what happened.
If nothing starts that says "APPLE DOS x.x" it is not a System Disk.
In that case - switch off the Apple and

start again and try the second disk.


If you don¥t have a DOS disk - you need one.
Let me know what happened with your test.

Can you tell me how to see the configuration?

The DOS needs to run on the Apple to tell you more about the configuration.
Are there Cards on the LogicBoard ? May you can send me a photo of the opened case. ? To use a DiskDrive there must be a DiskInterface in the Apple. Have a look here what this can look like:

http://www.myoldmac.net/SELL/Apple-DiskDriveInter.htm#pho

(not an Apple original, but they look nearly same)

I am in holyday in 2 days, back on 8. April.
please have a look from time to time to the forum,
everything is all right.
We will make your Apple IIe RUN when I am back.


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Question Or may another User can help out,
may User someone in USA or Mexico out there
who has a DOS System by hand?
Please sign in and help out Smile



An early Text Adventure Game on my Apple ][e
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