I'm looking for assistance with a repair of an Apple /// system. Before anyone makes the obvious joke, lifting it up 3 inches and dropping it will not help in this case
I've had this particular system for 5+ years and until two years ago it appeared to work fine - I was able to load and run software from disk. I don't have the ProFile HDD extra...
And then..... The magic smoke came out (lots of it) - what actually blew was a 240V Filter Cap in the PSU.
I've now replaced this CAP and the system powers up but does not get much further - the drive light comes on but it never "reads" the disk or continues from there.
I've also tried connecting a 2nd Disk III to the external connector with no luck. I suspect it needs a complete removal / reseating of all all chips / connectors etc.
Is there anyone out there who could pick up the challenge of fixing this for me? Its such a rare system to leave unloved and I'd really like to have it operational.
I also have a complete "as new" set of all the original boxed software / manuals / paddles etc.
Happy to pay $$$ (name an hourly rate) for someones time or pay in suitable "other" hardware/software from my vast hoard.
Can anyone please hlep or suggest any Apple guru's out there? I can arrange couriers to/from etc.