[NTLK] OT: Wanted - Apple iie parts

Ross Deihm adventuresindining at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 21:49:31 EDT 2016

Thanks Forrest, I did see those ebay listings, but when one key is bad
you tend to laser focus! I'm leaning toward the part machine as well.
The case on this one is pretty yellow, so extra parts sure cant hurt!
Out of curiosity, are you using the orginal disk drives or a flash
card adapter for software? This unit has the dou disk drive, but I
wasnt planning on messing with it.

On 7/19/16, Forrest <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Hi Ross:
> I'm responding on NTLK so that others might add their thoughts as well.
> I just did a quick search on eBay for "Apple IIe", which provided listings
> for a couple of complete keyboards, as well as one for just the keycaps.
> However, perhaps you'd consider purchasing a IIe listed as a parts machine.
> For almost 10 years I'd been looking for a replacement keyboard for my Apple
> IIc. The whole part was bad--most but not all keys worked--and even after
> many attempts at cleaning it (including yes, the dishwasher!) I decided it
> was not salvageable. A few months ago I decided to just "bite the bullet"
> and find a parts machine on eBay, which also provided me with other parts
> for any future needs.
> I would suggest you do the same.
> Depending on your budget you could probably get a compatible IIe for parts
> for $50 or less. You'd also now have a source, however incomplete, for other
> needs in the future.
> Hope this helps.
> Forrest
> Sent from my T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus
>> On Jul 18, 2016, at 7:20 AM, Ross Deihm <adventuresindining at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Just exhausting all my sources here. I'm restoring an Apple 2e and am
>> looking for a backspace key. This is the later revision (86) that had
>> the reset button on right hand side the larger backspace button. If
>> anyone has one they can part with for a reasonable price, I would be
>> most shocked and appreciated.
>> Mice and Joysticks are always on the list too, but I may not be able
>> to afford those!
>> Thanks. Email me off list.
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