Apple IIe Enhancement Kit
The Apple IIe Enhancement Kit by ReActiveMicro is a reproduction of "The Apple IIe Enhancement Kit", Apple Part Number(PN): A2M2052. It allows the older Apple IIe systems to run the newer 65C02 software, and display MouseText.
The Kit is composed of 4 items:
- 65C02 CPU, 40 Pin DIP
- "CD" ROM, 28 Pin DIP, Apple PN: 342-0304-A
- "EF" ROM, 28 Pin DIP, Apple PN: 342-0303-A
USA Video - 342-0265-A
Only older Apple IIe system require the Enhancement Kit if you wish to run the newer software or use MouseText. Newer system like the Platinum IIe do not require the Enhancement Kit as they would already be Enhancement. Both systems can be easily identified by the user. If your CPU has '65C02' or '65C03' printed on it and the Part Numbers of your ROMs match the numbers listed above, then there is a good chance your IIe is already Enhanced and you don't need this Kit. Another good test is to perform a Self Test (Control, Closed-Apple, and Reset). An Enhanced IIe displays colored low-res squares on the screen intermittently. An Unenhanced IIe displays animated white and black horizontal bars.
When Henry from ReActiveMicro first returned to the Apple II he found several systems obtained were Unenhanced. This cased several issues with testing and projects. After a little research Henry found that upgrade the IIe was quite simple, and created The Apple IIe Enhancement Kit for sale to the Apple II Community.
Later in 2015 Henry created the "Enhanced Sticker" for the Kit after several people had inquired about it. This sticker is a very close recreation to the original offered by Apple. It even has a small green colored window to show the IIe is powered on.