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Offline blackbeardTopic starter

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got apple IIc. should i fix it up or tear it down
« on: January 26, 2011, 05:20:57 PM »
ok so i picked up an apple IIc for under $20 and like i expected it`s working as well as most of my other apple junk (see below)

Mac classic II sounds like it's going to explode


basically here`s what it does when i flick it on. first it displays apple //c at the top and at the bottom it says "check disk drive" much like this.

Apple //c



Check disk drive.

the problem is that there is no prompt after that. i have no idea what to do. does it not have any proprietary software? anyway there's some other stuff i could use in this thing that could make it worth while if it's toast or if it's just junk. first there's 2 steppers and a standalone stepper motor controller inside the 5 inch floppy. then there's the power supply, then there's the 2 external 3.5 inch  floppies that probably have at least the stepper driven track. i could probably find more but if it's worth repairing i might go with it
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Re: got apple IIc. should i fix it up or tear it down
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 10:06:36 AM »
This error can appear because the hard disk is broken. Try with another hard disk.
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Re: got apple IIc. should i fix it up or tear it down
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 08:27:03 PM »
i fixed the mac classic above and it's problem was leaky capacitors. the apple IIc doesn't have a hard drive and instead loads dos 3.3 from an eprom
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