Archive for Oktober, 2014

Atari 130XE cleanup

Donnerstag, Oktober 2nd, 2014

I bought a used Atari 130XE in a bad shape:

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After doing my job:

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Here you can see some photos about the process:

I used the dishwasher to clean the case. But attention you have to remove it during the cleaning process before the dry process starts. I suggest a time around 10-15 minutes.

After removing I cleaned the case with water. If you want to speedup the process you can use a hair dryer. For strong dirt you can use ethyl-alcohol. A tooth brush does a good job too.

For cleaning the keyboard I used plastic cleaner with a brush and removed the water with a pressure air compressor.

Have fun

cleanup and restoration of a vintage Atari 4.5Zoll Trackball

Donnerstag, Oktober 2nd, 2014

I got replacement parts for my Monster Trackball a vintage original 4 Zoll (real 4.5 Zoll) Atari Trackball. It was used in Atari Football and Missile Command.

First I have to dissaemble it. cleaning was necassary with ethyl-alcohol and soap.

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I changed the handles, 5 bearings , and Opto PCBs too.

Now it is running like in 1978 :-)

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Now Its waiting to find its final place in my new arcade cabinet …