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SubjectJust bought an Atari 800 and have some questions about it. new Reply to this message
Posted bypostamessage
Posted on08/13/01 08:30 PM



I just bought this computer today and I want to test it to see if it works. Only problem is that I don't have any software for it to test it out with. I also don't have a power supply for it.

I have an Atari 5200 power supply. Can I use this with the 800?

If I turn the unit on without a cart or peripheral plugged into it, what would / should happen? Is there any built it OS that it should by default load up?

Also I'm missing some keys, there wouldn't be a place where I can buy replacement keys, is there?

I also need a picture (closeup) of the keyboard so I can tell where each key does where. I sort of dropped the computer and a lot of the keys fell out. OOPS!




Subjectthis should answer some of your questions... Reply to this message
Posted byPr3tty F1y
Posted on08/13/01 10:04 PM



http://www.myoldcomputers.com/museum/comp/atari800.htm Click on the Main pic for a close up of the keyboard. If you get interested in this comp, DEFINITELY look around for a 130XE (I had 2 130XE's, and 800XL, and a customized 800XL). The 130XE is the "best" atari 8bit computer released (it came with a whole 128k of ram ;). I'm pretty sure the regular 800 didn't have any OS installed, but from the 600XL/800XL and beyond they all had an OS. Keep an eye out for Kaboom too, its a damn fun game and has sweet music (1812 overture ;)
> I just bought this computer today and I want to test it to see if it works. Only
> problem is that I don't have any software for it to test it out with. I also
> don't have a power supply for it.
>
> I have an Atari 5200 power supply. Can I use this with the 800?
>
> If I turn the unit on without a cart or peripheral plugged into it, what would /
> should happen? Is there any built it OS that it should by default load up?
>
> Also I'm missing some keys, there wouldn't be a place where I can buy
> replacement keys, is there?
>
> I also need a picture (closeup) of the keyboard so I can tell where each key
> does where. I sort of dropped the computer and a lot of the keys fell out. OOPS!
>


_ _ - - = = Pr3tty F1y = = - - _ _


SubjectRe: this should answer some of your questions... new Reply to this message
Posted byElectric Brain
Posted on09/15/01 03:36 PM



If i remeber the Atari should come up with ATART COMPUTER MEMO PAD with no basic /asm or game cart inserted into the machine.


> http://www.myoldcomputers.com/museum/comp/atari800.htm Click on the Main pic for
> a close up of the keyboard. If you get interested in this comp, DEFINITELY look
> around for a 130XE (I had 2 130XE's, and 800XL, and a customized 800XL). The
> 130XE is the "best" atari 8bit computer released (it came with a whole 128k of
> ram ;). I'm pretty sure the regular 800 didn't have any OS installed, but from
> the 600XL/800XL and beyond they all had an OS. Keep an eye out for Kaboom too,
> its a damn fun game and has sweet music (1812 overture ;)
> > I just bought this computer today and I want to test it to see if it works.
> Only
> > problem is that I don't have any software for it to test it out with. I also
> > don't have a power supply for it.
> >
> > I have an Atari 5200 power supply. Can I use this with the 800?
> >
> > If I turn the unit on without a cart or peripheral plugged into it, what would
> /
> > should happen? Is there any built it OS that it should by default load up?
> >
> > Also I'm missing some keys, there wouldn't be a place where I can buy
> > replacement keys, is there?
> >
> > I also need a picture (closeup) of the keyboard so I can tell where each key
> > does where. I sort of dropped the computer and a lot of the keys fell out.
> OOPS!
> >
>
>
> _ _ - - = = Pr3tty F1y = = - - _ _
>





Subjectwtf? new Reply to this message
Posted byNINBOYDEAN
Posted on07/06/02 11:44 PM



thats a shite state of AffaiRS(e), son
i feel for you son, feel

Me I am



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