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Mach III Apple IIc Joystick Refurbish

I sold a platinum Mach III with a DB9 connector (Apple IIC / IIE) version last year and I regret it. The colors were pristine and I had dissassembled, cleaned, and lubed every millimeter of it. It was a real gem of a joystick. I still have a dirty old yellowy nasty grimey Mach III…

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Apple IIC AP68 Floppy Drive Stepper Motor

An Apple IIC floppy disk drive wasn’t working the other day. After lots of headscratching we find that the stepper motor is not functioning. After much circuit tracing, we checked continuity into the inductors of the stepper motor and found one of the four phases was failed, indicating a failed connection inside the stepper motor…

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