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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 4, 2013
I have a apple II clone and am interested in where and who made it.
It boots to Basic with the Title "NEW DATA" across the top and a flashing box cursor. any info would help

David Schmidt

macrumors 6502
Aug 22, 2006
Southeastern USA
It's one of innumerable nameless clones that were made (likely in Taiwan) of the II+ motherboard and ROM, with the slight change of banner from "APPLE ][" to "NEW DATA". Some clones were made by legitimate means (B&H, Basis 108, Laser), some were on the ragged edge (Orange, early Franklin) and some were out-and-out theft and duplication of intellectual property (your clone and many like it).


macrumors 68020
Mar 16, 2008
Australia, Perth
I seriously doubt (looking at the pics in the other thread) that you're going to find out specifically who made it.

Most of these things deliberately didn't have manufacturers' markings (for obvious reasons).

As for the startup banner, it was easy to change. I used to have a bit of fun changing the F8 ROM startup banner name and burning a new ROM for our workshop machine.
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