SIO99, on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:10 PM, said:
The dates say it was last year and may not be or isn't available anymore!
Apart from the above, this worries me "MORE POWERFUL THAN EVER:
The Heavy Duty XL/XE Power Supply outperforms every Atari Power Supply ever produced. Consider one fact: the most powerful Atari Adapter is rated for 1,5 Amperes while this one is rated for 3,0 Amperes.
NO MORE ATARIS FRIED BY THE WRONG POWER SUPPLY:
It is a well known fact that you always have to be careful swapping Atari Power Supplies. For example, an Atari 65XE PS plugged to an Atari 800XL caused damage even thought that pinout and voltages matched.
Why? Because the 65XE was not powerful enough in terms of Amperes and Wattage and failed in a matter of minutes, damaging the connected Home Computes. People had to own a different Power Supply for each of their Ataris, yet connecting the wrong AC Adapter and frying the machine was a common mistake"
According to this, my new Atari XL PSU could fry my 65XE in a few minutes, even if checking it with the multimeter gives the correct result! What should I do now?!
As for fixing my Select key using a pencil, unfortunately you don't give details of how to do this.
The seller has made a recent posting that the quantity has been updated to three. As for the power ratings, what the seller is actually saying is that if, for example a 65 XE PSU was rated for 1,0 Amps and you stick it to an 800 XL, which requires 1,5 Amps, you'd be overloading the PSU because it draws more current than the PSU can supply and therefore fails and also damages the connected computer.
Now, if you attach a PSU that is rated for higher
amperage and wattage than what the computer requires, you're safe as the computer won't draw any more than it needs. The surplus is kind of a safety buffer.
As for the keyboard, you need to remove the membrane, which may not be exactly like this Atari 400 keyboard behind the link but similar: http://www.the-liber...36-Keyboard.JPG
. As you can see from the picture, there are traces running between the matrix of keys. If you see a broken or worn trace, smear some graphite with a pencil over it so that the trace is consistant. Make sure that you don't connect points that shouldn't be connected.
Hope this helps.