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

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sat May 31 05:56:53 1997

On Tue, 27 May 1997, Mr. Self Destruct wrote:

> Just for "fun" I did this and some interesting things happened...
> 1. The garbage disappeared and "Apple //e" was printed at the top and the
> drive 1 light came on. I put in the first disk I grabbed and it came up
> with the message "Unable to Identify Language in MotherBoard E0 ROM.
> PLease replace that ROM and Reboot." What's this mean?

I have never, ever heard of this message, so it is most likely application
specific. What disk was it that you put in? The E0 ROM held part of
AppleSoft BASIC. I don't know a whole lot about the ZipChip, but I am
pretty sure it didn't include a ROM change. I think we need to know what
the software was to solce this mystery.

> 2. Hit escape again and got a ] prompt which someone said was a Basic
> prompt. Mad a stupid basic proggy, ran it, it worked.

It is, indeed, the AppleSoft BASIC prompt.

> 3. Tried the reset-esc thing again but this time found a DOS 3.3 disk.
> DOS 3.3 APPLE II PLUS OR ROMCAERD aetc.etcetc. was printed...
> It come s up withthe ] prompt again. Is this what its supposed to do?

Yes, it's just a simple boot disk for DOS 3.3.

> Is there nothing wrong with this thing then?
> Could it be something stupid? (wrong thing in wrong slot?)

Sounds like the system is working (mostly) fine. I think the software
you are booting up is throwing you a curve ball.

> Should I take one of the video cards out? Are they supposed to BOTH be in
> there?

Probably not. Try taking out the video card in slot 7.

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