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Drive light stays on after powering on Apple iic?

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#1 eebuckeye OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:16 AM

I have a mint Apple iic but when I turn it on the red disk light does not turn off and the drive continuously spins.  I do not see anything on the screen.



Any suggestions?  Thanks!

#2 Casey OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:25 PM

Do you have an Apple II formatted floppy disk in the drive ? If the disk drive is empty, or if the disk is not formatted for an Apple II, that’s what it normally does, though the screen should say “Apple //c” at the top while it is doing that...

If you hit Ctrl-Reset when it is doing that, it should drop you into AppleSoft BASIC with a ] prompt. Does it do that?

#3 eebuckeye OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:10 PM

I do have a bootable disk that works fine on another Applie iic and it will not load (I have also cleaned the drive head).  If I do not have a disk in the drive on that system it says the same thing but then the drive stops spinning.  On the 'bad' Apple iic the drive spins continuously.  I swapped drives and still the same outcome with the good drive.

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