So today I bought an Atari 600 XL computer from an Exchange store and hooked it all up to my TV. It works, but upon boot-up I get a wall of = signs that will not stop typing. I am able to run the tests upon boot up just fine - memory and sound both passed. But with the keyboard test, the = key remains down and I get a long, drawn-out tone which I cannot stop. Pressing the = key many times does not free it from its permanently activated state.
So before I take it apart to fix it, I looked up a repair video on someone fixing an 800XL keyboard -
Before I dismantle mine and look at it, I want to know two things -
1. Is this repair process in the video identical for a 600 XL, in terms of how things are put together?
2. Has anyone else had this issue, and can it be fixed with just a simple contact cleaning?