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Posted Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:16 PM
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Posted Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:30 PM
Hi guys - just wondered if anybody has ever managed to graft an sio port from a 1010 tape deck onto a standard tape deck of any description and how did you do it? So that I dont have to rely on the often unreliable 1010 atari deck. Any diagrams etc would be nice too! If anybody has achieved this, did you get much better reliable loading?
Many thanks guys.
Posted Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:42 PM
Edited by grant74, Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:48 PM.
Posted Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:38 PM
Does it come with some software to enable the atari to boot the .atr files?
Posted Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:09 PM
Edited by Fox-1 / mnx, Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:31 PM.
Posted Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:45 PM
Neat - I never knew such a device existed.
If using real tapes is the goal you can use an external cassette adapter.
I have this combo:
It's a General Electric Compu-Mate data recorder with an external FSK interface. The recorder itself isn't that special. Just an old ordinary cassette player with little internal speaker and volume control and connectors for Audio Out, Mic In and REMote motor control. As-is one can use it with a Sinclair ZX81 for example but the external interface is more interesting (General Electric Model No. 3-5149A). It contains the required Atari FSK filter (with on/off switch) and it came with 2 different adapter cables, 1 for Commodore and 1 for Atari computers.
As long as your tape deck has a headphone output you can use it with this interface to load tapes. If you want to save to tape too your deck also needs a microphone input. The motor control is not really needed, you can start the deck manually.
edit: for those who cares, while I was at it I opened the thing...
Posted Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:08 PM
I'll leave the 1010 well alone - it does work - just not 100% reliable loading but then I am expecting a bit much from a 20 odd year old tape deck with old tapes too!
Posted Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:32 PM
Posted Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:07 PM
WOW, Fox-1 / mnx I had no idea that there was an after market tape drive for the Atari.
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