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In Topic: Removing Yellow on XE/XEGS

Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:51 PM

The only way to be sure how the particular formulation used on your machine will react is to try it - remember, this things were built over a period of a few years by a couple different manufacturers. The plastics, even if spec'd identically, will have batch variations. Each machine was exposed to different conditions over the course of its life and will yellow more or less than any other machine.


So, having said that, I'd suggest you do an experiment. Do a small square of the very bottom of the case and see how it goes. Last weekend I de-yellowed one of my 1200XL's which was dark yellow, tending toward brown. It's now nearly pristine white again, much like the photos in all the XL magazine ads and catalogs. But XE and XEGS machines were never purely white; as you say, they were gray. So I'd suggest you spend an hour or so and read the very long pinned thread in this section and pay close attention to the XE-specific posts. Very recently, Jon (flashjazzcat) resorted to painting an XE computer and it looks quite fantastic.. However, he and others have successfully used 40 Vol Cream hair peroxide products on other XE machines. 


And use the clear on the colored buttons as well?

In Topic: Is there video footage of the video game world championships from the 80s?

Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:38 PM


In Topic: Removing Yellow on XE/XEGS

Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:34 PM

Any suggestions on removing the yellowing from the buttons?

In Topic: Removing Yellow on XE/XEGS

Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:15 PM

From a quick search:

How to remove yellowing from an old Atari case


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I saw that, but again, my big concern was although it would remove the yellow, would it return it to close to the original gray or would it make it to light. The guy in that thread says, "I tried some keys off a XEGS, but results were not so good", so I'm a bit skeptical.

In Topic: Getting PS2 uLaunchElf to recognize PS1 memory card

Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:02 AM

I don't think you can just "copy and paste" the program. I believe there is an install program that comes with the package that you have to run in order to install to another MC. Mind you, it's been a long time since I messed with FMCB so I could be wrong.


But I'm not trying to install Free McBoot on a PS1 card. Just transfer a PS1 save file from USB to the PS1 card using Free McBoot. I can do it just fine with PS2 cards, but not the PS1 cards I have. uLaunchElf just doesn't show any files on the PS1 card when I open it.