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Well, someone I purchased another item from sent me an Apple II GS Woz edition for the price of shipping.

 

I don't know much about it yet and haven't hooked it up but it worked prior to shipping. I just need to do some research before I try to turn it on because it came packed full of stuff.

 

- Apple IIGS Woz Edition (ROM1?) (original box no styrofoam)

- AppleColor RGB A2M6014 monitor (original box no styrofoam)

- Apple A9M0106 3.5" drive (original box no styrofoam)

- Apple II A2M0003 5.25" drive with Apple Disk II Interface card

- Apple A9M0330 Keyboard (broken down arrow)

- Apple A9M0331 mouse

 

Cards installed:

- CV Tech RAMFast SCSI card

- Zip GS 9MHZ/32KB accelerator

- CV Tech 4MB memory expansion card

- Audio Animator sound card

 

In addition:

- Lacie Joule HD540 external SCSI hard drive enclosure

- Quantum Lightning SCSI hard drive (known bad but I'll play with this puppy first)

- Apple II video overlay card with 15 pin and RCA In/Out cables

- Grappler C/Mac/GS printer interface

- Apricorn Parallel interface?

- Applied Engineering Audio Animator box (looks like a mixer)

- CH Joystick

- Some PhoneNet adapters

 

Books:

(hard cover)

- Apple IIGS Toolbox Reference Volumes 1 and 2

- Programmers Reference to the Apple IIGS

- Apple IIGS Firmware Reference

(soft cover)

- Apple IIGS Toolbox Reference Volumes 3

- Technical Introduction to the Apple IIGS

- Apple IIGS/OS Reference

- Apple IIGS Hardware Reference, second edition

- Apple II Video Overlay Card Owners Manual

- RamFAST/SCSI Installation and Owner's Manual

- Audio Animator User's Manual

- Grappler C/Mac/GS Opertor's Manual

 

(Loose stapled sheets or pamphlet)

- ApriCord 8 Operator's Manual

- ZipGS User's Manual

- GS Memory Board Owners Manual

 

Kinda cool:

- some original floppies with drivers for the above cards and other misc diskettes

- vintage Apple Computer stickers

 

What's not there:

- Woz Certificate and letter (I think I can live without it)

 

Now you know why I want to do some research before I turn this thing on :) I count myself very fortunate with this.

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That's one souped up IIGS - nice score. Most Apple IIs I've come across have been bone stock, but I did pick up a similar IIGS a while back with TransWarp, RAMfast and an extended RAM card. I've been tempted to get the CFFA card for it, as it's kind of difficult to transfer software across over standard SCSI with only Vintage Macs at my disposal.

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I did purchase my TAM from him so he said he'd throw in the IIGS. That was very generous of him as I had no idea what would come with it. A few months later, I was very surprised and delighted, as can be imagined. It's almost like a time capsule for the IIGS.

 

I didn't know the CFFA3000s might work in the IIGS. I have two earmarked for an Apple II+ and an Apple III (haven't taken them out of the package yet). I would really like to fix the hard drive in this IIGS so I wouldn't need the CFFA3000 or at least get the SCSI drive working once so I can copy it. The previous owner said it has most IIGS software on it already patched to run off of the hard drive. If I can't get that hard drive back, I might be asking how to patch floppy images soon :)

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Dude, ya scored big time. The VOC is EXTREMELY rare. More so than the Apple II 3.5" drive controller card used for the external SuperDrive.

 

Anyway, yes, the CFFA3000 works in any slotted II. If you're not a member of the Apple II Enthusiasts FB group, join up. I'm over there, as is Cosmo, and I think a couple other 68kmla'ers...

 

-J

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Cards installed:

- CV Tech RAMFast SCSI card

- Zip GS 9MHZ/32KB accelerator

- CV Tech 4MB memory expansion card

- Audio Animator sound card

 

(Loose stapled sheets or pamphlet)

- ApriCord 8 Operator's Manual

- ZipGS User's Manual

- GS Memory Board Owners Manual

 

8-o8-o8-o 8-O 8-o8-o

 

You, my friend, have the mother of all upgrades in that thing. Take good care of it! Those are some seriously expensive and rare upgrades. Zip GS, SCSI, RAM, and MIDI card? Phew! :approve:

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Thanks guys. I am very happy. Now I have a question.

 

The SCSI hard drive is said to be bad. Can I hook it up to a classic Mac (TAM maybe?) and try to take an image of it if I can get it started up? I believe it has multiple ProDOS partitions and I'd like to transfer it to a new drive, if I can. What tools can I use? If I need to go to an earlier Mac, I have a LC475 and a Mac Plus easily accessible; TAM preferred.

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