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tezza
September 5th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Restoring these old Apples has taught me a lot about these machines. They are easy to work on and there is a heap of information out there. I can see why the early hardware hackers used to love these computers.

One revelation was that my original Apple IIe (enhanced) may actually be an Apple IIe Platinum motherboard, with an Apple IIe (enhanced) case and keyboard. Certainly if the reduced ROM chipset is anything to go by. The motherboard has a single CF ROM instead of the two EF and CD ROMS. From what I've read this ROM chip reduction only happened with the Platinum. Anyone know if the later Apple IIe enhanced models had this chip revision too?

I suspect a previous owner has just mixed and matched a working (Platinum) motherboard and a (IIe enhanced) case.

Tez

magnusfalkirk
September 5th, 2008, 03:08 PM
One revelation was that my original Apple IIe (enhanced) may actually be an Apple IIe Platinum motherboard, with an Apple IIe (enhanced) case and keyboard. Certainly if the reduced ROM chipset is anything to go by. The motherboard has a single CF ROM instead of the two EF and CD ROMS. From what I've read this ROM chip reduction only happened with the Platinum. Anyone know if the later Apple IIe enhanced models had this chip revision too?

I suspect a previous owner has just mixed and matched a working (Platinum) motherboard and a (IIe enhanced) case.

Tez

Tez,

I was reading the article on Wikipedia about the Platinum IIe. Does your motherboard have just 24 chips total on it? Most importantly are there only two ram chips on the board? If this is the case then yeah you've got a Platinum IIe motherboard in a regular IIe case.

Dean