Restoring an Apple IIe Platinum
The Apple IIe Platinum purchased from Kemner Surplus
Rainbow Video during the first power on
As with any new Apple II acquisition, you have to just power it on to see what you’re dealing with.
Sadly, the machine started displaying the rainbow test screen. Along with a flurry of beeps indicating that the startup test failed.
Broken Keyboard Circuit Board
I took apart the case and after removing the keyboard I noticed immediately the problem was a cracked keyboard circuit board.
A disconnected, or broken, keyboard will cause the startup test to fail. This sad little machine will need some repairs.