Fixing up my Goodwill Atari 800
This is going to be a work log
on the Atari 800 I found at Goodwill. Right now the system
works, and I have a joy stick, power supply and paddle
Items to pick up: Serial Cable, Serial port to
USB cable, floppy emulator, and a VGA cable.
$20 a Goodwill. This system came with all the
memory slots populated with the full 48k memory.
Took a good look at the main board, memory and
CPU cards. Before powering it on, I had to make sure there were
to capacitor leaks or any damage to the circuit boards. Cleaned
out the inside of the machine, found a few dust bunnies. The
memory cards are the bare board versions. Not going to lie, I
was a bit disappointed that they weren't the cartridge versions.
I will need to replace the plastic spacer on the top. (it feels
pretty brittle) I think it was stored in a box in someones
closet. There's no water damage, but the plastic is pretty
yellowed. When it was in use, it looks like it lived next to a
window. It didn't come with a power supply. The keyboard didn't
work to well though. I had to clean out the membrane under the
keys. After that the keyboard works fine now. The system booted
right to the notepad application. I was able to find some games
at a local store :)
Asteroids, Pac-Man and Frogger.
<-- Pac-Man running.
I need to try the 4 player mode sometime. The RF out looks really
weird on a HD tv