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Franklin Ace 2200 Questions Troubleshooting Etc

CBergman

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Greetings.
I own 4 Franklin Ace 2200 machines and have had them in storage in my basement for 40 years. Also along with 4 large plastic bins of 100+ floppy disks.

Once upon a time, this was my life. And I cannot recall how many hours I spent on these machines. I kept them in case one day I would have the time to play again.

That time has come but I am having troubles.

#1. I have forgotten almost all the commands to make it do things.

#2. All of them boot to the 2x00 v 6.0 screen and NO A prompt or anything else. I find it hard to imagine ALL 4 are dead?

#3. I have tried dozens of disks, including Appleworks, dazzle draw, and games I am fairly certain just loaded when I turn on the machine.

I get nothing but that 2x00 V 6.0 text at the top no matter what I try.

Suggestions?
 

CBergman

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Yes, I read that. Not sure it is something I can deal with. But it seems to be a similar problem. Not booting all the way. I get a screen not those fuzzy bars. Just nothing finishes. Does anyone know of any place that may specialize in actually DOING those types of repairs? Id rather pay someone than just guess over my head at things.
 
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