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#1 oky2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:44 PM

I have only ever seen one for sale on ebay a long long time ago (6 years?) and I bet businesses who bought them all junked them when it was all 386+VGA+Sblaster fugly towers etc but I wonder if anyone even owns one that works right now. Also interested if someone has just the keyboard from the PC1

(The Atari PC1 is the PC that looked exactly like the original Mega ST and came with 5.25" floppy and PC compatible mouse for use with bundled copy of GEM for DR-DOS)

#2 LoTonah OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:34 PM

It is one that I've been looking for for a long time. I don't think many were actually made... probably as rare as a Stacy.

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:11 AM

I've been looking for years...wanted to convert one to a modern PC

#4 oky2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:40 PM

Yeah don't care if it doesn't work was planning on sticking a small Intel i7 board inside with onboard ATI graphics. A lot of searching came up with 3 ebay user IDs that had received feedback following the sale of PC1s so they do turn up now and then and sell for about 100 bucks or less.

I've had an idea though given that the keyboard with it looked a bit like the old IBM XT keyboards. I might do what the guy who hardwired the Atari 800 keyboard to a Packard Bell compact keyboard using a duff Mega ST external keyboard. Not so sure about the 9 pin joystick ports yet.......

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:59 PM

They are very rare and cost WAY too much for someone to hack a new mb in it! Sorry $100 would be very unlikely. Would love to have one and would pay several times that for one. Had found one last year but they guy wanted a few grand for it. It was mint though. Please do not destroy one for a dumb project like that!!

Edited by tjlazer, Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:02 PM.


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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:25 AM

Agreed with tjlazer. I have only seen one Atari PC for sale for a couple hundred dollars.

Why don't you just buy a MegaST case from Best or B&C instead? Replace the label with a home-made Atari PC label and be done with it. If you want room for a DVD drive, you can cut/dremel out the disk drive slot to fit a drive in there. Damn, why are you making me think of doing this project myself too? :D :grin:

Can you even use an old IBM XT keyboard with today's machines? Aren't they missing a few important keys?

#7 danwinslow OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:15 AM

I have an Atari PC. Dunno if it's a PC1 though, have to check when I get home.

#8 TheNameOfTheGame OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:59 AM

Yeah don't care if it doesn't work was planning on sticking a small Intel i7 board inside with onboard ATI graphics. A lot of searching came up with 3 ebay user IDs that had received feedback following the sale of PC1s so they do turn up now and then and sell for about 100 bucks or less.


you so crazy...lol

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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:51 PM

They are very rare and cost WAY too much for someone to hack a new mb in it! Sorry $100 would be very unlikely. Would love to have one and would pay several times that for one. Had found one last year but they guy wanted a few grand for it. It was mint though. Please do not destroy one for a dumb project like that!!


No, £100 not lower value dollars. Unlikely to you maybe but the prices sold were on peoples feedback (using google's cache function) so that is in FACT how much they sold for when the auctions ended, around £100 mark not 1000s not free to good home.

When they do turn up they go silently for a smallish fee. Rare <> expensive most of the time because people don't post such auctions to places like this where buyers would pay much more than £100 for them. But like I said the keyboard looks like some IBM model M rubbish on the PC1 so if I have to make a pretty MST/MSTE based keyboard via a hack I can just as easily use an MST case or Megafile 30 case etc too.

Edited by oky2000, Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:54 PM.


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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:58 PM

Agreed with tjlazer. I have only seen one Atari PC for sale for a couple hundred dollars.

Why don't you just buy a MegaST case from Best or B&C instead? Replace the label with a home-made Atari PC label and be done with it. If you want room for a DVD drive, you can cut/dremel out the disk drive slot to fit a drive in there. Damn, why are you making me think of doing this project myself too? :D :grin:

Can you even use an old IBM XT keyboard with today's machines? Aren't they missing a few important keys?


Because the ports won't match an ST at all so that case will get hacked, where as an older P4 motherboard with the same D connector for video (even if it is 9 pin it's same size)/parallel/serial/15pin ports etc can be made to use what is already there with no need to cut or remove any of the physical casing and interfaces except maybe 5 pin DIN keyboard with a PS/2 adapter being used in there.

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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:28 PM

Man I would love to buy one for under $200!! I have to keep trolling eBay on the hunt for one. Care to post when this one sold for $158?

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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:21 PM

Hello fellow Atarians!

I am an Atarian since 1988 with an 800XL and an ST!
I live in Greece and I am a retro gamer and Atari enthusiast.

I thought, you'd like to see a few photos of my Atari PC1:

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Yes I have the boxes as well!

However, this is NOT for sale!
I posted these photos in retromaniax.gr, a Greek retro gaming (and not only) forum, in Atari forum and here, to see the marvellous PC1, because I know there aren't many photos of this machine on the net.
Here is the link to the original retromaniax page: http://www.retromani...ha;&sigma;&eta;

Note: You cannot see the photos in visitor mode.

Thanx for keeping the Atari spirit alive, guys!
Greetings from Greece!

Edited by archon72, Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:22 PM.


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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:16 PM

I thought, you'd like to see a few photos of my Atari PC1:


Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:52 PM

Yes, I agree. VERY cool, boxed and all! I like how you can pick up hints of Mega ST in the system.

It would be very cool - if you had a broken one and not mangling a working system - to stuff some modern PC innards in one. Somebody talked about wanting to do that above.

I'd like to see pics of that, if someone does it.

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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:33 PM

VERY nice pics of the PC-1! It's a sharp-looking machine, and it even has my favorite type of monitor (amber monochrome). I've always liked the under-the-monitor, "pizza-box" style desktop case, although the demise of the CRT monitor has made it much less workable than it was in the past.

I own an Atari PC-4 computer, in nearly mint condition, although it isn't 100% complete: the original hard drive and power supply died years ago, and the original keyboard and mouse are missing (the latter were generic Mitsumi peripherals, not like the ones pictured above with the PC-1, so no great loss there). I disassembled my PC-4 in a misguided attempt to upgrade it with new PC hardware, but fortunately I kept all the original parts.

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:19 AM

Thanks for the comments guys!
Glad you liked it!

I am a proud owner of several Atari systems but this one is the crown jewel of my collection!

#17 tresas OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:31 AM

@archon72 im jealous of your ultra rare Atari PC1!!! ;)
Keep the Atari spirit alive!!! :jango:

Edited by tresas, Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:32 AM.


#18 archon72 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:51 AM

HAHAHA... Thanks tresas! :)
I'd be jealous too... :-D

#19 oky2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:42 PM

Yes, I agree. VERY cool, boxed and all! I like how you can pick up hints of Mega ST in the system.

It would be very cool - if you had a broken one and not mangling a working system - to stuff some modern PC innards in one. Somebody talked about wanting to do that above.

I'd like to see pics of that, if someone does it.


Me, find me a cheap yellowed megafile/megaST case and I will.

I'm working on a SNES PC ATM.....have you seen how much SNES collections go for? Screw that!

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Posted Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:18 PM

Finally got one.  Been looking for ages!  Anyone know where I can download or buy the Atari System Software for this???

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Edited by tjlazer, Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:19 PM.


#21 pixelmischief OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:50 PM

Finally got one.  Been looking for ages!  Anyone know where I can download or buy the Atari System Software for this???


I've been watching the hell out of that auction. Silently. Drooling on my keyboard. Almost pulled the trigger several times. Congratulations. That is an incredibly beautiful piece of art.

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Posted Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:06 AM

Such a beautiful machine.  



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Posted Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:40 PM

Finally got one.  Been looking for ages!  Anyone know where I can download or buy the Atari System Software for this???

Have any new pics to share?  Get much chance to use it yet?



#24 Charlie_ OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:53 PM

Finally got one.  Been looking for ages!  Anyone know where I can download or buy the Atari System Software for this???

Very Nice. I hope you really enjoy it. Post more pics!



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Posted Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:28 PM

Finally got one.  Been looking for ages!  Anyone know where I can download or buy the Atari System Software for this???

 

Congratulations!!!  :thumbsup:

It's been a really long time searching!!!

 

Check these answers: http://forums.atari....=0&thread=20546


Edited by archon72, Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:29 PM.





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