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GaryM

Early //e

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I had the chance to pick a //e locally and saved the shipping cost that would have kept me from buying it. The seller only powered up to see the indicator light and that was it. I took a chance and bought it.

 

Fired it up on my big screen and she flickered at first, shut her down and fired it back up. Yes we are rolling!

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Checked the rom version, not sure if this is correct for the //e and seeing done for the //c  getting 255 but 193 is the version. 119663807_Appleiie(3).jpg.ff5e1f4b579f752dfc225412855372b9.jpg

 

Getting under the hood was interesting, quite dusty. I noticed the 1982 year of manufacture, I assume this was late 82 as most early //e's are of 83 vintage.

 

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Cards are pretty standard, the 80, super serial and IO. However looks like we got a nice Teknika RGB7 video card. Anyone know of a good NTSC or composite monitor to pair up with?

 

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Gotta love that termination clip on the 80 column card. ;-)

 

All in all this scratches the retro itch! Noting like getting back to basic and interfacing with the old analogue days. Gonna go disk-less for now and play with some basic scripts. Maybe stream them to my Panasonic cassette deck just for fun.

 

Cheers!

Gary

 

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