I've been reading several threads regarding various hard reset schemes people are using or have recommended and every method seems to be convoluted and complicated to deploy when back in the mid-80's many of my friends with Ataris and myself would simply run a momentary push-button switch through a resistor to pin-40 of the 6502 (Sally) chip that would pull the reset pin low while pressing the button.
This always seemed to me to be the most elegant solution and the simplest as well. Since pin-40 of the processor is the RESET pin, logically this would be the right path. Since the pin is pulled high through a resistor already, pulling it low (to ground) through a lower value resistor will cause the processor to reset, thus rebooting the computer.
The Atari users in my group of friends never had any failures due to this method of choice for hard resetting the Atari.
Does anyone know why other more intricate or complicated methods are the only ones talked about now (methods that use TTL chips and focus on various other chips and pins)??
Edited by Waynetho, Wed Mar 6, 2019 11:17 PM.