Magnus, Yeah, I know why the 5.25" blinked.
I meant that as a "yay, at least one thing is working!" (I hope. It may blink, but may not read properly...)
The prodos message has since stopped appearing and I just get barfed straight to the glorious prompt. I don't get an unable to find a bootable disk online message at all.
I'm leaning towards maybe hocking this thing to someone who's into restoration projects.... in favor of a known working IIe, so I can get a mockingboard shoved in it and start with a clean record. It would be a bit of a waste if I get the thing repaired and functioning only to find out I don't really enjoy it... like I did with a bunch of Amiga computers.
Though, it is neat that it has the same 6502 derivative as the PC Engine, so it's making me hard to get rid of it. I like the 65C02
The //c+ manual right here on the internet. It is readily available from premier sites.
Ok, I've about had it with you, dude. You are as useless as they come.
I'm thrilled you found the manual. Good for you. Do you want a cookie?
Provide a link maybe. You're not being helpful if you just say I HAVE IT RIGHT HERE FROM PREMIER SITES!!!11 Where does that get anyone? How does that help? It doesn't. It just makes you look like a dickhead.
My bad for not locating it when I searched. As I've noted a few times, and you've apparently been too stupid and full of yourself to notice is that I have OTHER things I am doing that are a bit more pressing. You try working on a job, a game, and a thesis while troubleshooting a computer you've NEVER touched before, and let me know how that goes for you. Sinking time would mean I am shirking something with more precedence.
Anyone with an understanding of retrocomputing in general will know that keys take on different actions based on software being loaded. Hell, it's a fundamental principle of computing that applies in the most modern of systems today.
More of the idiotic condescension. It's common for the delete key to at least DELETE something, and not just print a square. There is no backspace key. Pardon me for wondering if maybe the keyboard isn't operating properly. The computer is so yellow it's brown, and came from a heavy smoker's basement. These are acceptable assumptions from someone who doesn't know what the standard function is.
How about I sit you down in front of a broken retrocomputer you have NEVER seen or used before, and see how you manage? I dunno about you, but I don't feel like wasting hours of my time if someone else can just tell me the answer. I'll learn the same thing both ways. It's not like I'm asking for answers to math homework. I'm asking "should this be doing this?"
It is also important to understand the differences between genuinely bad ram, MouseText, un-intentional harmless garbage being generated as a program loads and overwrites parts of the text page, drops into the monitor, and characters that look like garbage but are not. None of which can be 100% determined because the initial problem description isn't sufficient.
I understand the differences, however, like I've mentioned already, and you've been too stupid (repeatedly) to notice, I've never used Apple II's before outside of popping a disk in at school and playing Oregon Trail, or firing up a game in an emulator like 8 years ago..
Besides, what is common for one platform is not the same for another, hence my questions. To take a page from your own book: Anyone with an understanding of retrocomputing in general should know this.
Plus, the description was sufficient enough for someone else with their head NOT up their ass to say it shouldn't have stray characters at the failed to load pro dos screen.
Sounds like you are projecting a little. =3
Sounds like the 2 series of systems isn't your cup of tea, go back and play with the C64.
Yes, because this is a perfect conclusion to draw from my 1 day long experience with an Apple IIc in unknown condition that I pulled out of a box from someones basement. You're a real frigging genius.
You're also a slow m-fing learner. I said STFU and go wave your dick around in another thread, as you are being a useless waste of time here. Your rejection to someone asking questions is pathetic.
How many times to I have to tell you to piss off before you get your hand out of your pants and actually do it?
EDIT: And since you are averse to answering questions, and would rather just act like a tool, how about you direct me to the most reliable Apple IIc troubleshooting guide/chart/how-to.
Edited by Arkhan, Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:20 PM.