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Re: Videx (was Apple II Troubleshooting Question)

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  • macmothership
    Bill, Sounds like you may have the Enhancer II. Mine was just the single board that piggybacked on the mainboard under the keyboard. Jim
    Message 1 of 20 , Sep 2, 2006
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      Bill,
      Sounds like you may have the Enhancer II. Mine was just the single board that piggybacked
      on the mainboard under the keyboard.
      Jim

      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:
      >
      > Installed in my Apple ][+ I have a Videx expansion card and Videx
      > controller in an IC slot.
      >
      > I think "1980" is printed on the card. To a connector on the expansion
      > card there is a cable connected on the other end to a small Videx
      > "expansion controller" board that had been fit into an open IC space near
      > the game I/O circuitry.
      >
      > The computer itself has a RAM problem so I have not actually used it enough
      > to figure out exactly what you get with the Videx card and controller. I
      > assume it's for better graphics or gaming.
      >
      > As part of testing I removed the Videx cards and it made no difference to
      > improve the RAM situation. It's still on the to-be-fixed table. I have
      > to do what you did, check each chip, etc. I am in the middle of some other
      > projects so I won't be able to get to this until next week.
      >
      > FYI - Here is what the screen looks like:
      >
      > ???????????
      > @@@@@@
      > ???????????
      > @@@@@@
      > etc.
      >
      > Bill D
      >
      >
      > >That is about it right now, I'm not sure what to try next. As I think I
      > >said before, it had a
      > >Videx Keyboard and Video Enhancer card installed, which I removed. I
      > >called Videx (Still in
      > >business!) and an old timer dug up a manual and photocopied it for me. He
      > >put it in the
      > >mail, and I should get it this week. I can check that to see what mods may
      > >have been done
      > >to the board, but it really looks like there weren't any.
      > >
      > >Is anyone familiar with this Videx board that may know?
      >
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