Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Apple II Plus gets torn asunder and restored in this modern teardown (video)

Zachary Lutz
06.04.12
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Breathe in that vintage electronics musk, because it's not going to last -- at least for Todd Harrison, a computer hobbyist based in Mesa, Arizona. You see, for Todd, much of his appreciation for old equipment comes from tearing the units apart and restoring 'em to a like-new condition. Fortunately for us, he's taking everyone along for the ride in this teardown and cleanup of the Apple II Plus. Those with an appreciation for all things vintage will certainly want to put some time aside for his two video tours -- which rack up to nearly a full hour of computing marvel.

In the process, Todd shares a few tips and product recommendations for those looking to strip 30 years worth of grime from the casing, and he also reveals himself to be a bit of a hardware nerd: you'll find a detailed look at the Apple logic board, an explanation of the memory banks and see how the Apple II Plus can be expanded to 64K of RAM with the use of a language card. Peeks at the 6502 CPU from MOS Technology and the Applesoft BASIC ROM from Microsoft are also on deck, in addition to a bit of a surprise that Todd found lurking within the Apple Monitor III. With that said, cancel your evening plans and hop the break for the complete tour.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Watch the final 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

Watch the final 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

View
What's on TV this week: 'The Outer Worlds'

What's on TV this week: 'The Outer Worlds'

View
Adobe may reveal Illustrator for iPad in November

Adobe may reveal Illustrator for iPad in November

View
Amazon joins Facebook's fight against deepfakes

Amazon joins Facebook's fight against deepfakes

View
NVIDIA's EGX supercomputer tech can crunch 1.6 terabytes a second

NVIDIA's EGX supercomputer tech can crunch 1.6 terabytes a second

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr