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  1. Yep! I once went through the trouble of changing the sound IC on an LC II only to find that the sound still didn't work. Plugged headphones in and sound was load and clear; unplugged them and sound was working fine again. From now on that will be the first thing I try before I go changing ICs.
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    What is this

    I’d also recommend keeping that machine. I think the Apple IIs will grow on you. They are a lot of fun Now this is just me, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that machine the way it is, but I’d hunt for an original II top case to put back on it. But again, that’s just me and If you like it the way it is, by all means leave it
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    Apple IIe - Finally!

    80-columns is looking pretty sweet now So glad it made it in one piece.
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    Recapped SE PSU vs new?

    I’d say which ever you prefer. I usually prefer to recap the originals and use those. I personally have had very good luck with recapped original PSUs so far.
  5. Correct me if I’m wrong. Could be way off here, but aren't the boards in these just standard ATX form-factor? If so, that should work just fine. Stealth G4
  6. Only the 100 LB should need to be done. 140 and up are all tantalum on the LB. The passive matrix models do have electrolytics on the screen and inverter that should be replaced. The 170 is also all-tantalum on the LCD as well. There is 1 electrolytic on the 170’s inverter that may need replacing.
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    Saddest eBay Listing I've Ever Seen

    Makes perfect sense! Kind of like someone taking the engine out of an antique car, being unable to get it back in, and as a result, send the whole car the the junkyard and just keep the engine.................... *Said with heavy sarcasm*
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    Free Clamshell iBook!

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    Apple IIe - Finally!

    @Gorgonops Here is what Apple Desktop look like running on the LUMA connector. I think it’s a *little* bit better, but not by a whole lot. One thing i have found that make GEOS and Apple Desktop look better is to turn the color knob on the monitor all the way down. Stuff like Apple works still look terrible no matter which connector you use.
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    Apple IIe - Finally!

    Cool stuff Gorgonops! Thanks for the info! I actually haven’t tried the IIe on the LUMA port yet! I’ll give it a shot!
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    Legit "barn find" Apple IIe

    Poor IIe! Definitely at least save those keys off of the keyboard too! The case plastics may also be fine once washed up.
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    Apple IIe - Finally!

    I got the Apple Desktop running on this thing! I wasn’t sure if it’d start without the mouse interface card, but it will! And you can even navigate the cursor with the keyboard! You hold down Control, open apple, closed apple, and then release closed apple and (while still holding Control and open apple, use the arrow keys to move the cursor! Pretty neat! And to select stuff, you use the closed apple key (while still holding Control and open apple). Here’s a pic of it running: Doesn't look the best on this Commodore color monitor, but this is soon-to-be-replaced with an Apple monochrome green monitor, which will improve text dramatically (games should also look really cool in monochrome green). I prefer monochrome on the pre IIgs Apple IIs. The text looks better, and It’s just a more authentic retro feel to me. One of the actual Apple composite color monitors would be pretty sweet though. I’d also like to have one of those amber Amdek monitors.
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    Free Clamshell iBook!

    Here’s mine Mine needs some cleaning as well, but I’ll get to that eventually........
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    Free Clamshell iBook!

    Very nice! The indigos are sweet. Love those matching bags too. I’ve got the matching green one for my Key lime 466MHz DVD model.
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