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Broken Apple IIe goes for a good price

Postby tezza on Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:47 pm

Gee. Don't they have old Apple IIes in Australia?

I'm surprised by this sale. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =280428968

Won by an Australian bidder who didn't even want the monitor. Considering it was faulty and shipping costs from here to OZ will be incured, it went for more than I expected. Oh well, I'll have to look elsewhere for some spare parts for my unit.
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Re: Broken Apple IIe goes for a good price

Postby matsondawson on Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:21 pm

:) I was bidding for that too, really wanted an apple II.

But yes, price was ridiculous for non-working machine.
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Re: Broken Apple IIe goes for a good price

Postby tezza on Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:31 pm

Yes, I saw your bids there :)

I really just wanted the Apple IIe circuit board for a single thing. The IOU chip. I have a unit with a faulty one which I replaced with a U.S. sourced part. What I didn't realise is there are different IOU chips for PAL and NTSC units. My NTSC chip caused some problems with screen stability with 240v.

You can read about at http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blo ... n-sway.htm if you are interested.

I need to find some NZ/Aust/European junk Apple IIe board which at least has this chip working so I desolder and replace. Loose PAL-country IOU Apple IIe chips are very rare in the wild.

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Re: Broken Apple IIe goes for a good price

Postby gavo on Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:15 pm

tezza wrote:I really just wanted the Apple IIe circuit board for a single thing. The IOU chip. I have a unit with a faulty one which I replaced with a U.S. sourced part. What I didn't realise is there are different IOU chips for PAL and NTSC units. My NTSC chip caused some problems with screen stability with 240v.


No promises Tez, but I'm pretty sure there is a busted IIe in the boot of my car - I just havent had the time lately to do anything with that stuff. Anyway, when I get round to digging it out, and if you still havent found an IOU, I'm sure we can do a deal (like I'll swap you my PAL IOU for your NTSC IOU - cause I dont have a colour monitor anyway) - still, seeing as the IIe is probably busted, it could be the IOU thats the problem I suppose...
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Re: Broken Apple IIe goes for a good price

Postby gavo on Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:17 pm

tezza wrote:Gee. Don't they have old Apple IIes in Australia?
I'm surprised by this sale. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =280428968


Yeah, that was a surprise - say, I dont suppose you (or anyone else) saw what those other IIgs's went for? I was very tempted - I'm also interested to see if my theory on price was right (I'd say not given the recent prices of Apple II stuff!).
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Re: Broken Apple IIe goes for a good price

Postby tezza on Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:14 pm

gavo wrote:
tezza wrote:I really just wanted the Apple IIe circuit board for a single thing. The IOU chip. I have a unit with a faulty one which I replaced with a U.S. sourced part. What I didn't realise is there are different IOU chips for PAL and NTSC units. My NTSC chip caused some problems with screen stability with 240v.


No promises Tez, but I'm pretty sure there is a busted IIe in the boot of my car - I just havent had the time lately to do anything with that stuff. Anyway, when I get round to digging it out, and if you still havent found an IOU, I'm sure we can do a deal (like I'll swap you my PAL IOU for your NTSC IOU - cause I dont have a colour monitor anyway) - still, seeing as the IIe is probably busted, it could be the IOU thats the problem I suppose...


That would be great! Maybe in return I could check out the board and see if I can repair it?...or at least figure out what's wrong with it. Anyway, let me know when you dig it out and we can take it from there
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Re: Broken Apple IIe goes for a good price

Postby tezza on Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:16 pm

gavo wrote:
tezza wrote:Gee. Don't they have old Apple IIes in Australia?
I'm surprised by this sale. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =280428968


Yeah, that was a surprise - say, I dont suppose you (or anyone else) saw what those other IIgs's went for? I was very tempted - I'm also interested to see if my theory on price was right (I'd say not given the recent prices of Apple II stuff!).


Yes, I did. $85. Quite reasonable really given it seemed to have everything, even a spare main unit!
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