aguyandhisappleii Posted November 3, 2022 Share Posted November 3, 2022 Hi kind folks. I would have posted this on Applefritter forums but they never emailed me the registration steps. I just bought an Apple II (Model A2M001) that had not been used at all since 1980. It was manufactured February 1979 and had a ROM Card 600 when I bought it (literally picked it up just today). I do not have a disk drive or tape player with it. When I booted it up today, I got a screen with columns of As and ?s (sometimes this changes, but it at least mostly has As and ?s). It also boots to a monitor (*) prompt instead of the BASIC prompt and none of the keys do anything (except for the reset key). I am not sure what to do. I tried taking out the ROM card, pushing in chips that looked loose, and reconnecting the keyboard cable, and I am still having the same issues. I have attached a picture of the problem I'm having. I have no prior experience with Apple IIs and have never desoldered or soldered anything. Any ideas as to what's going on? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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