The second computer I ever owned: an industry icon.
- On a whim, I had picked up a copy of a state wide trade/swap paper (think craigslist, but tactile) and found this listed. The owner lived in town. It was a miracle! Acquired as part of a deal with my mother, I agreed to do a certain amount of housework in exchange for this and his companion for me to tinker. This machine is the reason I am a computer technician today.
- Model Number: A2S2064
- Serial Number: 1A2S2-277998
- Board Revision: B
- Board Date Code: 15th week 1983
- Acquisition Date: March 1994
- Acquisition Method: Purchase
- Acquired From: Gift from Parent
- Condition: Good. Yellowing is moderate. Video jack is a little wonky. 4 key is missing the keycap. Tilde key has been modified because it stuck against the power light bezel. Small nick in front bezel.
- 31 January 2016: Works okay. Power supply is marginal and doesn’t operate properly with a CFFA3000 installed in Slot 7 with a USB device attached.
- 28 December 2014: Powered up, booted up.
- Other: None of the associated packaging is present. Applesoft Manual present, other original manuals not present. Came, however, with an Original Apple ][ manual instead.
- Home Brew Apple IIe Enhancement Kit installed 31 Jan 2016.
- Maxim Semiconductor No-Slot Clock under C-D ROM
- AUX: Apple //E 80 Column/64K Memory Expansion Card [820-0067-C] [from this machine]
- Slot 2: Apple II Super Serial Card
- Slot 6: Apple Disk ][ Card
- Two Apple Disk ][ Drives [A2M0003]
- Apple Scribe Printer – discarded, bad print head, I didn’t preserve things very well back then!
- Apple Modem 1200 – just the board, no casing. Non functional. Again, I didn’t really preserve things…
- Apple Monitor II
- Assorted software manuals, cables and software.