I refurbish retro computers as a hobby, and this is probably my favorite restoration ever. Its hard to make a 35 year old computer perfect again, but this is pretty darn close!
To start with, your purchase will include:- The Apple IIc Original ROM edition (version 255)- The matching Apple monochrome display and stand- The Apple IIc mouse- A new external power supply (not the original failing Apple unit, but a new 75 watt, fully regulated laptop PSU)- The original Apple IIc Utilities disk and manual- A FloppyEmu drive switch (see last picture)The drive switch is a lightweight mod, that makes no permanent changes to the hardware, its easy to remove -- but you won't want to! It lets you boot the Apple IIc from a Floppy Emu, so you can use downloaded disk images: the FloppyEmu is NOT included -- mine is far too precious to sell!)
The work done on this unit included:- Disassembly and cleaning of every component
- Replacing the capacitor for the internal power portion of the logic board
- Tuning and adjusting the monochrome display- Cleaning the heads on the floppy drive- Adding FloppyEmu internally
- Replacing a bad key switch and cap- Gentle retrobrighting using the bathe technique to avoid any splotching or color inconsistency- Thorough testing of voltage, RAM and floppy read and write- Replacing the feet and handleAfter many hours working on this unit, I'm aware of a few imperfections:- One (out of four) screws is missing where the floppy drive mounts to the case. The drive is in solid, and you can't see it.- Some kind of scuff that could not be cleaned, buffed or retrobrighted off the top of the monitor (Its hard to see unless you're close up, but look carefully at the top down pictures)- There's a slight scratch spanning the edges of two of the vents on the top of the unit (usually under the monitor)Other than that, this unit is pretty much flawless, and 100% functional. Every key works, the mouse works, it plays games for hours. If you hook it up to a TV, it even pumps them out in color! I don't usually offer returns on retro computers, because anything can go wrong with old electronics, but I'm so confident in this one, that I'll offer a 15-day return for DOA -- however, you would have to pay return shipping! (Damage during shipping should be taken up with the carrier, but I pack things very well!)
A video of the unit in action is here: https://vimeo.com/371975295
And a high res photo album is here: is flat rate in the continental US. If you're in Canada, and ready to buy, message me and we'll figure out a plan, since I'm there often.