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  1. This? Atari DE - 1987 - CO72018-004 REV. A K.I.7 1991 - Das Atari XE Handbuch.pdf
  2. I was reading over this thread and remembered this Finnish 600XL manual that seems to describe similar localized OS functions: http://www.atarimania.com/documents/atari_600xl_manual_finnish.pdf
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  4. Yes, the understanding is that the serial number ending with the 164 stamp should mean it's from the 16th week of 1984. And the "black label" NTSC units with serial numbers starting with 7YJ were manufactured for Atari by Chelco in Hong Kong. I decided to pull out my 3 800XLs and connect them up for video via S-video, and now I'm just further confused. All three of my units are NTSC, one by Chelco, two by Atari Taiwan, and all three have a "weak" nearly black & white signal on the chroma output line. I might describe it the same way you describe yours. Atari's own schematics show Pin 5 on the monitor port to be Not Connected, and so does Sams, but it sure looks like it's connected to something. Do people actually have units with no video on the Chroma pin, corresponding to the schematics? Or do all the units without proper chroma connected actually have this same "weak" chroma on Pin 5? Sorry if this ends up sabotaging this thread, but I sure am curious.
  5. Willing to share the serial number of that interesting 800XL? (and/or at http://atariage.com/forums/topic/132201-800-xl-serial-numbers-secampalntsc/ ) I thought all 800XL units with chroma were later production units under Tramiel, and from Taiwan. I don't know where one from Hong Kong would fit in. It also sounds very much like this old description: https://comp.sys.atari.8bit.narkive.com/ijf7BxNN/my-stock-800xl-has-chroma-output
  6. I have most ST/TT/Falcon launch prices covered here: https://mcurrent.name/atarihistory/tramel_technology.html
  7. Other than the month being off (November, instead of September as reported), this one seems rather plausible: "Science and Math Education Through the New Information Technologies" November 8-9, Tarrytown NY, sponsored by Wicat, Inc.
  8. Just one more issue missing from your list: July 1997 Volume 7
  9. I'm no help, just wondering the details of the connectors on the back of the unit. 1 or 2 SIO ports? Printer port? Slave disk drive port? A photo or two would be excellent!
  10. There's so little info about this drive, will be easy enough to include everything in this thread. The attachment is the ad they ran in Antic for several months. Also, their product announcement mentioned a lineup of four drive models, as reported in Analog: https://archive.org/details/analog-computing-magazine-23/page/n13
  11. Willing to share pics of the rear and bottom? Yes these seem exceedingly rare, first time I've seen evidence of one. Thanks for sharing!
  12. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal/MT%2B MT MicroSystems was acquired by Digital Research in 1981. Must be a connection to Atari Pascal finally coming out, via APX, in 1982. Also for reference here: http://www.cyberroach.com/analog/an11/pascal.htm
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