<![CDATA[The VintNerd - Videos]]>Wed, 24 Aug 2022 01:50:11 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[4-Days LIVE: Sun Brightening Atari 130XE 8-Bit Retro Plastic]]>Sun, 21 Aug 2022 18:51:56 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/4-days-live-sun-brightening-atari-130xe-8-bit-retro-plastic
This is Day 4 of 4  All this talk of different ways to try to re-color, de-color, un-color, color? dis-colored retro plastic got me thinking of trying the simplest method of just plain old Sun Brightening ...given the strong, and free, Sun available here in Sunny Southern California. And, what better way to try it out than to share it Live! lol

Days 1 & 2: https://youtu.be/ShYQBj9IdUc
Day 3 of 4: https://youtu.be/NNm_5dW7BQo
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<![CDATA[Goodies, Gizmos, and Retro to Repair]]>Thu, 26 May 2022 22:51:57 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/goodies-gizmos-and-retro-to-repair
​In this episode we'll open stacks of boxes I've received over the last couple months or so. I got so busy and it's been so long, I've actually forgotten what some of these items are?! So, it will be a surprise for all of us.
Items in this video:
  • Indus GT Disk Drive
  • SRAM Charger for Indus Disk Drive (to run CP/M Operating System)
  • Radio Shack Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 X 3
  • TRS-80 Interactive Solutions ROM in Model 100 (Catalog # 26-3844)
  • Flashrom99 SD Card Reader for TI99
  • Light Pen (from Germany, possibly homemade)
  • Retro Rewind CoCo SDC Floppy Disk Drive Emulator for Tandy Color Computers
  • The Party Quiz Game Multi-Player Controllers
  • Commodore Diagnostic Kit
  • Atari SF354 Disk Drives
  • Atari 1040STF
  • Atari XEGS Keyboard Controller Board, and Case

#VintageComputing #RetroComputers #Commodore #TI99 #CoCo #Atari #AtariST #Atari8Bit #Atari400 #Atari800 #Atari1200XL #Atari600XL #Atari800XL #Atari65XE #Atari130XE #Atari800XE #AtariXEGS #IndusGT #TRS80 #Model100 #IBoughtItOnEBay #TheVintNerd
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<![CDATA[What's this retro looking Teradyne M-368 ??]]>Mon, 04 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/whats-this-retro-looking-teradyne-m-368
In this episode I'm checking out a Teradyne M-368. What is that? Yeah..that's what I'd like to know!
It appears to be a somewhat control panel for diagnostic testing on electronic devices. Or, at least that's pretty much all I can find out about it, as there's not a lot of info online for this old contraption. Might make a great base for a future Cyberdeck! Maybe running RetroPie or an Atari Emulator - or Both! :)

​#Cyberdeck #teradyne #m368 #vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #RetroGaming #IBoughtItOneBay #TheVintNerd
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<![CDATA[Replacing the four belts on an Atari 410 Tape Drive]]>Mon, 21 Mar 2022 23:42:36 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/replacing-the-four-belts-on-an-atari-410-tape-drive
​In this episode we're replacing the four belts in an Atari 410 Program Recorder ...tape drive ...cassette player ...magnetic tape data storage device (The second-version, without a carrying handle - The first widespread version of the Atari 410).
21 Concise Minutes showing how to replace all fours belts - Sped-up a bit, and edited down from an hour on the bench. Belts, just belts, and nothing but belts. Keep in mind, your Atari 410 may need other attention; Such as head-cleaning, lubrication, adjustments, re-cap work, whatnot.

Sites Mentioned:
  • Console5: https://console5.com/store/atari-410-program-recorder-cassette-player-4-piece-belt-kit.html

Equipment Used:
  • Console5 Atari 410 Program Recorder Cassette Player 4 Piece Belt Kit (SKU: ATA-410-BELT-KIT)
  • Kaisiking S-330 Large Repair Mat
  • ARCTIC EAGLE Anti Static Wrist Strap
  • Screwdriver

#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #atari #atari8bit #atari400 #atari800 #atari1200xl #atari600xl #atari800xl #atari65xe #atari130xe #atari800xe #atarixegs #atari410 #console5 #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[Demoing the Atari CXL4019 In-Store Demonstration Program Cartridge]]>Tue, 22 Feb 2022 08:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/demoing-the-atari-cxl4019-in-store-demonstration-program-cartridge
​In this episode we're taking a quick look at the Atari In-Store Demonstration Program Cartridge CXL4019.
Links Mentioned:
  • ANTIC Episode 6 - The Atari 8-bit Podcast - Xmas & Mike Albaugh
 https://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/antic-the-atari-8-bit-podcast-episode-6-xmas-mike-albaugh
  • Mike Albaugh Interview by Kevin Savetz
https://archive.org/details/MikeAlbaughInterview

Equipment Used:
  • Atari 400
  • Sharp 13" CRT Color TV Model 13N-M100B
  • 16K Atari In-Store Demonstration Program Cartridge CXL4019

​#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #atari #atari8bit #atari400 #atari800 #atari1200xl #atari600xl #atari800xl #atari65xe #atari130xe #atari800xe #atarixegs #ataridemo #cxl4019 #16k #mikealbaugh #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[Recap of a TRS-80 Model 100 by Radio Shack …and Fix!]]>Mon, 07 Feb 2022 08:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/recap-of-a-trs-80-model-100-by-radio-shack-and-fix
​In this episode we're repairing a dead Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer. We'll replace 17 electrolytic capacitors and the internal memory battery, do some clean-up because of a leaking capacitor, and attempt to get this beautiful machine working again. Fingers-crossed!
Sites Mentioned:
  • Console5: console5.com
  • Arcade Shopper: arcadeshopper.com

Subject:
  • Non-Working Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100

Equipment Used:
  • Console5 Model 100 / 102 Cap Kit from Arcade Shopper (Part #TRS80-M100-CK)
  • Replacement Internal Battery from Arcade Shopper
  • Radio Shack Digital Multimeter Cat. No. 22-168A
  • GME ESR Capacitance Meter
  • Kaisiking S-330 Large Repair Mat
  • Aoyue 701A++ Desoldering Station
  • GLE2016 60W Adjustable Soldering Iron
  • Radio Shack Archer 0.8mm Solder Cat. No. 64-009
  • Thermaltronics FBA-TMT-TC-2 Tip Tinner
  • Horsebiz Soldering Iron Tip Cleaner
  • SolidWork Safety Glasses
  • Hakko-CHP-170 Micro Wire Cutter
  • ARCTIC EAGLE Anti Static Wrist Strap
  • Screwdrivers
  • 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Working Diode from donor Model 100

Products Mentioned:
  • Soigeneris Backpack Drive
  • REXCPM
  • TRS-80 Disk/Video Interface (DVI)

#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #portablecomputer #tandy #radioshack #trs80 #model100 #theshackisback #recap #recapping #console5 #iboughtitonebay #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[FujiNet v1.6 vs. v1.5 for Atari – Comparing the Old with the New]]>Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/fujinet-v16-vs-v15-for-atari-comparing-the-old-with-the-new
In this episode we are taking a look at the new FujiNet hardware version 1.6 for Atari. Also, comparing to the prior version 1.5.
Equipment Used:
  • FujiNet Version v1.6
  • FujiNet Version v1.5
  • Atari SIO Cable
  • Carbon Fiber Composites Digital Caliper
  • Atari 800
  • Atari 800XE
  • Atari SIO Splitter by LOTHAREK
  • SIO2USB Universal Interface

Links Mentioned:
  • fujinet.online
  • VintageComputerCenter.com

#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #atari #atari8bit #atari400 #atari800 #atari1200xl #atari600xl #atari800xl #atari65xe #atari130xe #atari800xe #atarixegs #fujinet #vintagecomputercenter #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[How to update your FujiNet firmware for your Atari]]>Thu, 06 Jan 2022 08:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/how-to-update-your-fujinet-firmware-for-your-atari
In this episode we're updating a FujiNet for Atari to the latest firmware update. Free, Easy, and a Good Idea.
Equipment Used:
  • Atari 800XL
  • FujiNet Version 1.5
  • MacBook Pro

Components Mentioned:
  • MicroUSB Cable

​#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #atari #atari8bit #atari400 #atari800 #atari1200xl #atari600xl #atari800xl #atari65xe #atari130xe #atari800xe #atarixegs #fujinet #vintagecomputercenter #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[A Very Retro Computer Yule Log with Atari 8-Bits]]>Fri, 24 Dec 2021 08:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/a-very-retro-computer-yule-log-with-atari-8-bits
Enjoy hours of vintage Atari 8-bit computers and accessories, artfully displayed in front of a crackling fire with many Christmas music classics playing in the background. No matter your holiday celebration or gathering, retro geeks of any age will enjoy this Yule Log video on their big screen. Santa himself brings a surprise to every scene.
​Do you have memories of getting an Atari for Christmas? Share in the comments.

Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a happy New Year!

Cheers!
The VintNerd & Mrs. VintNerd

Scene 1: Atari 400 0:00
  • Atari 410 Program Recorder Tape Drive
  • Music Composer Cartridge CXL4007
  • Atari Music Composer Manual
  • Educational System Master Cartridge CXL4001
  • Atari Educational System - World History - Greek Age / Roman Empire Cassette CX6004

Scene 2: Atari 800 6:42
  • Atari 810 Disk Drive
  • Atari Diskette
  • Basic Computing Language Cartridge CXL4002
  • Atari Basic - A Self-Teaching Guide
  • The Monkey Wrench II Right Cartridge
  • The Monkey Wrench II Manual

Scene 3: Atari 1200XL 13:10
  • Atari 1050 Disk Drive
  • Atari 830 Acoustic Coupler Modem
  • Quantum Microsystems Inc (QMI) R:Link Serial Interface
  • QMI R:Link Driver Diskette
  • Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Ice Cold Milk

Scene 4: Atari 600XL 19:41
  • Atari 1010 Program Recorder Tape Drive
  • Atari 1020 Color Printer
  • Pilot Programming Language Cartridge CXL4018
  • Atari Student Pilot Reference Guide

Scene 5: Atari 800XL 26:11
  • Atari 1050 Disk Drive
  • Atari 1027 Letter Quality Printer
  • Atari 1030 Modem
  • Atariwriter Word Processor Cartridge RX8036
  • Tandy Floppy Disk Holder
  • Memtek Diskette
  • Analog Computing Issue 41, April 1986 Diskette
  • Antic Vol. 5, No. 7 - Personal Finance - ADS1186 Diskette

Scene 6: Atari 65XE 32:54
  • WICO Command Control Joystick
  • Atarimax Maxflash USB Programmer
  • Atarimax Maxflash 8MBIT Flash Rewritable Cartridge
  • Atarimax Maxflash Studio Installation Disk
  • The Joyboard Power Body Control - The Power System - Amiga

Scene 7: Atari 130XE 39:10
  • Atari XEP80 80-Column Video Display Controller
  • SDrive-MAX Drive Emulator Touch Screen & Stylus
  • MicroSD Card for use with SDrive-MAX
  • Assembler Editor Computing Language Cartridge CXL4003
  • Atari Assembler Editor User's Manual

Scene 8: Atari 800XE 45:42
  • FujiNet WiFi Network Adapter & All-Encompassing SIO Peripheral Emulator for all Atari 8-bits
  • Brach's Mini Peppermint Candy Canes
  • Peppermint Tea

Scene 9: Atari XEGS 52:11
  • Atari XE System Keyboard
  • Atari XE System Light Gun XG-1 Controller
  • Atari CX40 Joystick Controller
  • Atari XE Video Game Cartridges:
          - BugHunt RX8087
          - Barnyard Blaster RX8086
          - Flight Simulator II RX8091
          - Ballblazer RX8064
          - HardBall! RX8084
          - One-on-One RX8093
          - Star Raiders II RX8078

Starring: Santa Claus

Music & Sound Effects from YouTube Studio Audio Library

​No retro hardware was harmed in the making of this video.

Thank you to Atari for making and selling all these wonderful computers all those years ago.

#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #atari #atari8bit #atari400 #atari800 #atari1200xl #atari600xl #atari800xl #atari65xe #atari130xe #atari800xe #atarixegs #fireplace #christmas #holiday #holidays #santa #santaclaus #cookies #candycanes #yule #log #block #clog #yulelog #yuleblock #yuleclog #christmaslog #christmasblock #christmasclog #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[Mystery Atari XL: A 600XL or 800XL Wannabe ?]]>Wed, 17 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/mystery-atari-xl-a-600xl-or-800xl-wannabe
​In this episode we're unboxing a mystery Atari bought on eBay. The listing said it's an Atari 800XL, but it clearly looks like an 600XL. What wasn't clear are the interesting components visible on the back from the limited pictures posted. This piqued my interest, so I went ahead and bought it. Now that it's arrived, let's take a look...
​Links Mentioned:
  • Atari Ingot Power Supply Video: https://youtu.be/yMlW0Bk_ueI
  • RAM 320XL Post: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/162420-ram-320xl/
  • AtariAge: https://atariage.com

Things Mentioned:
  • RAM 320XL Rev 1.0 created by Citrad Fertr
  • Parallel Bus Interface (PBI)
  • S-Video Add-on Modification
  • Power Jack Modification

​#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #atari #atari8bit #atari400 #atari800 #atari1200xl #atari600xl #atari800xl #atari65xe #atari130xe #atari800xe #atarixegs #ram320xl #ctiradfertr #atariage #iboughtitonebay #thevintnerd

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<![CDATA[Checking out an Atari 8-bit SIO Breakout Board Kit]]>Tue, 05 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/checking-out-an-atari-8-bit-sio-breakout-board-kit
​In this episode we are assembling an Atari 8-bit SIO breakout board kit. The board fits between the pins of the SIO port. It comes with a voltage regulator that brings the 5.0v on the Atari SIO port down to 3.3v. The board enables use of directly-connected external components like a micro-controller or micro-computer.
This SIO breakout board works with Atari 8-bit computers, including:
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1200XL
  • 600XL
  • 800XL
  • 65XE
  • 130XE
  • 800XE
  • XEGS (Game System)

Equipment Used:
  • Atari SIO Breakout Board Adapter Kit
  • Atari 800XL
  • Atari 800
  • Dell 2007FPb 20" LCD Monitor 
  • Radio Shack Digital Multimeter Cat. No. 22-168A
  • Kaisiking S-330 Large Repair Mat
  • GLE2016 60W Adjustable Soldering Iron
  • Radio Shack Archer 0.8mm Solder Cat. No. 64-009
  • Thermaltronics FBA-TMT-TC-2 Tip Tinner
  • Horsebiz Soldering Iron Tip Cleaner
  • SolidWork Safety Glasses
  • Hakko-CHP-170 Micro Wire Cutter
  • ARCTIC EAGLE Anti Static Wrist Strap
  • REXQualis Breadboard
  • Magnifying Glass AKA iPhone

Components Mentioned:
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi Pico
  • Arduino

​#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #atari #atari8bit #atari400 #atari800 #atari1200xl #atari600xl #atari800xl #atari65xe #atari130xe #atari800xe #atarixegs #raspberrypi #raspberrypipico #arduino #siobreakoutboard #iboughtitonebay #theshackisback #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[Stop using the Atari 'Ingot' power supply, Seriously!]]>Thu, 09 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/stop-using-the-atari-ingot-power-supply-seriously
In this episode we explore various Atari 8-bit power supplies including both 9-Volt AC and 5-Volt DC units and how to test your power supply. We also tear into and reveal the innards of the dreaded "Ingot" and discuss why you should never, ever, use it. (Spoiler Alert: it will fry your computer.)
Power Supplies Discussed:
  • CO17945
  • CO61982
  • CO70042-01
  • CO70042-011
  • CO70045
  • Mean Well GS18A05-P1J
  • USB Power Adapter to Atari
          - Apple iPad USB Power Adapter
          - Anker PowerPort 2 Model A2141

Power Supplies for Atari Computers:
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1200XL
  • 600XL
  • 800XL
  • 65XE
  • 130XE
  • 800XE
  • XEGS (Game System)

Equipment Used:
  • Radio Shack Digital Multimeter Cat. No. 22-168A
  • Pros Kit 900-0015 Helping Hands Soldering Aid
  • Atari XL/XE PSU Power Supply Tester Model PSUATAXTESTR by Keelog

#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #atari #atari8bit #atari400 #atari800 #atari1200xl #atari600xl #atari800xl #atari65xe #atari130xe #atari800xe
#atarixegs #keelog #theshackisback #theingot #atariingot #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[Review: Atari Power Supply Tester from Keelog]]>Thu, 09 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/review-atari-power-supply-tester-from-keelog
This time we are going to take a look at a Power Supply Tester from Keelog that works with the Atari 8-bit 5v DC Power Supplies. A Power Supply Tester can properly evaluate the health of your Power Supply by measuring its performance when it's put under load. Also, we will look into how an Atari Power Supply might seem healthy when tested with a Multimeter, but it may not be.
The tester shown works with Power Supplies for these Atari 8-bit computers:
  • 600XL
  • 800XL
  • 65XE
  • 130XE
  • 800XE
  • XEGS (Game System)
Equipment Used:
  • Atari XL/XE PSU Power Supply Tester Model PSUATAXTESTR by Keelog
  • Radio Shack Digital Multimeter Cat. No. 22-168A
  • Radio Shack IR Thermometer Cat. No. 22-325
  • Pros Kit 900-0015 Helping Hands Soldering Aid
  • Atari Power Supply Model C061982

#vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #atari #atari8bit #atari400 #atari800 #atari1200xl #atari600xl #atari800xl #atari65xe #atari130xe #atari800xe
#atarixegs #keelog #theshackisback #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[Testing Atari Software Cartridges]]>Sun, 08 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/testing-atari-software-cartridges
I bought these 6 Atari game cartridges on eBay. The seller said that they tested each of them and none were functional. In the listing he said "Maybe you will have better luck.", so I took that as a challenge. :)
Cartridges Tested:
  • Qix
  • Pole Position
  • Robotron 2084
  • Pacman
  • Demon Attack
  • BASIC

Equipment Used:
  • Atari 800XL
  • Atari 800
  • Screwdriver... Smaller Screwdriver (lol)
  • 1UPCard Mini - cartridge cleaning card
  • DeoxIT Gold - contact cleaning pen

#atari #vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #qix #poleposition #robotron2084 #pacman #demonattack #basic #nonfunctional #atari800xl #atari800
#1upcardmini #deoxitgold #didyoublowonit #thevintnerd
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<![CDATA[The VintNerd Channel Update / Introduction]]>Sat, 07 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMThttp://thevintnerd.com/videos/the-vintnerd-channel-update-introduction
Introduction to The VintNerd YouTube Channel - a forum for vintage technology reviews, repair, education, & community. We're excited you joined us! Feel free to like & subscribe.

Topics: Atari, Vintage Computing, Retro Computers, XEP80, Raspberry Pi Pico, Modems, FujiNet

​#atari #vintagecomputing #retrocomputers #xep80 #raspberrypi #raspberrypipico #fujinet #thevintnerd
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