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
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.