Space problems and Laser 128ex

From: John Ruschmeyer <>
Date: Sat Nov 8 09:00:39 1997

> I wondering if anyone had any info on the Laser 128ex. I lugged an EGA
> monitor to a friend of mine this week with the intentions of trading it for
> a couple of hard drives, as I really need to clear some space (two bedroom
> apartment, and I'm sleeping on a loveseat in the living room). Anyway, when
> I got down there, I noticed the Laser on a shelf. I have never heard of this
> machione before, so of course I had to have it right then and there :)
> It resembles an Apple//c in layout; CPU, keyboard and 5 1/4" floppy in one
> unit. As a bonus, the power supply I got with it also fits, my Apple//c. I
> also noticed that on the bottom, there is a switch for LCD screen. The
> similarities between this and the Apple makes me wonder if this wasn't some
> sort of copy.

Yup, it is. It's a sort of cross between the IIe and IIc. More of the latter,
but it included a slot (expandable to 2 with an external box).

It included a couple of nice features including the ability to use just
about any Apple (or Mac) 3.5" floppy drive and ability to drive an RGB
monitor. (A iic needed an adapter to do that.)

The 128ex was also faster, able to switch between 1,2,and 3 mhz. (Hold down
1, 2, or 3 at power on). It also came with a built-in memory expansion card,
which could take up to 1MB of 256x1 DRAMS. (The memory card is mapped to
slot 5).

> Does anyone have any ideas about this machine, specificaly I would like to
> know how to break into the BASIC. On the Apple, I press CRTL and reset, but
> this doesn't work on the Laser.

CTRL-Reset should work, probably the keyboard needs cleaning.

Received on Sat Nov 08 1997 - 09:00:39 GMT

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