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Atari/Sinclair/Timex 'collection'

Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:21 PM

Hi Folks.

So, as I continue to divest my 8-bit stuff, I find I have a large amount of stuff that probably isn't worth the effort selling on Ebay, but I hate to throw away as trash. I took a shot at this a while back, but I stalled out. This time I'd like to just list by general content the stuff, and ask if anyone might be interested in paying postage and getting it otherwise free. Stuff like:


1. I have about 25 mixed 800xl/1200xl's, and about 10 or so 130xe's - I think some work but some may not and if they do work all have some problem like bad RAM, bad display, bad keyboard, etc. The case conditions are mostly fairly good, some are kind of dusty. The XL's are so heavy it's expensive to mail, I bet I am looking at about 100 pounds worth in total.  I don't really feel like cleaning them and mailing them out one by one, so if someone wants a bulk lot of them for local pickup let me know. I'm in Omaha Nebraska. I am willing to bulk mail but like I said it'll be expensive.


2. I have a giant box full of Sinclair/Timex stuff, 4-5 TS1000's, a couple 2068's, a couple zx80's, a printer, a bunch of different memory packs from 16-64k, memotech keyboards, weird boards I have no idea about, etc. Also up for free local pickup or mail with postage paid.


Or, if you'd be interested in taking the whole Atari and/or Sinclair piles, just let me know and I'll get a weight and a shipping estimate. Still free, just pay shipping. 


3. I have about 6 1050's and an 810 or two and an Indus. No SIO cables, but the drives look good and work as far as I know. Also free bulk pickup or if you want to get it mailed bulk let me know.


4. 50 or so mixed Atari cartridges, no rares as far as I know, also free for pickup or mail if postage paid.


If you are interested in one of the options, let me know and I will give you exact item counts and give you a postage amount.





Falcon Floppy disk connector

Sun Jan 7, 2018 7:38 PM

So, I have a functional falcon motherboard, but the floppy connector has been pulled off of the MB. It doesn't look like a normal connector...it has a bunch of little teeth that look like they are supposed to pierce the flat cable, possibly with a bar or other fastener along the top side clipped into place. What kind of connector is this, and is it possible to reconnect a floppy cable to the motherboard?