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Drive light stays on after powering on Apple iic?

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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?

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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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