HELP!!! Apple IIe - doesn't work!

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sat May 31 05:35:45 1997

On Tue, 27 May 1997, Eric Fischer wrote:

> > 2: has a Grappler + Parallel Printer INterface
> That's strange... printers were traditionally in slot 1.

But not required to be in slot 1. Any card could be in any slot. It
makes no difference to the computer. Software applications are a
different story.

> > 7: (This one stumps me) Its a pretty long board and attaches by way of a
> > wire to a panel on the back that says "VIDEX" The panel has a toggle
> > switch and two RCA ports that say "M" and "A" Is this another Video
> > board?

I would suggest taking this card out as it hardly seems like it belongs
in the system and may be the cause of the malfunction. The only reason I
can think that this card is in slot 7 is because slot 7 had a special
connection to a video signal (something like that, I forget the
specifics) and maybe this was an enhanced graphics card of some sort.
But slot 7 is also the first slot the ROM looks in for a bootable device,
and this card may be preventing the system from finding the disk
controller in slot 6 and booting off the disk drive.

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Received on Sat May 31 1997 - 05:35:45 BST

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