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
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.
In this episode I'm checking out a Teradyne M-368. What is that? Yeah..that's what I'd like to know!
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).
In this episode we're taking a quick look at the Atari In-Store Demonstration Program Cartridge CXL4019.
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!
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.
In this episode we're updating a FujiNet for Atari to the latest firmware update. Free, Easy, and a Good Idea.
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.
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...
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.
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.)
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.
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. :)
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Topics: Atari, Vintage Computing, Retro Computers, XEP80, Raspberry Pi Pico, Modems, FujiNet
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