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  1. Please count me in for 1 or 2 as well. Thanks.
  2. What happens when you try to use the advance button? Does it try to advance the tape or does the key not stay down or what. Mitch It could be the advance button is not making a solid contact when you push the button down. Personally I hate my 1010's. I have two. One works great (Taiwan) the other (Hong Kong) I could never get the play to work. Reference: Trobule with 1010 I opened her up and I manually applied pressure to the contacts where the button hits. The button is engaging the mechanism fine. There's a small metal pin that spins when I press the Advance button. It just seems the main gear does not engage for the wheel like it does when I press Rewind. Mitch, I have two as well. Both from Hong Kong. The Play does not engage as well on both of them. I'm not sure if the Play should work or not.
  3. What happens when you try to use the advance button? Does it try to advance the tape or does the key not stay down or what. Mitch It could be the advance button is not making a solid contact when you push the button down. Personally I hate my 1010's. I have two. One works great (Taiwan) the other (Hong Kong) I could never get the play to work. Reference: Trobule with 1010 I opened her up and I manually applied pressure to the contacts where the button hits. The button is engaging the mechanism fine. There's a small metal pin that spins when I press the Advance button. It just seems the main gear does not engage for the wheel like it does when I press Rewind. The buttons all work fine. It seems to be some logic when two contacts are made in the internals. The contact switches seem to be working fine because they're used for the other buttons as well. The main motor is not running when the two contacts are made. There's one contact switch which is shared between Rewind and Advance. They both also have their own contact switch which is triggered when the button is pressed down. I made sure both contact switches made contact. I can get the Rewind to work fine when I use the same logic.
  4. What happens when you try to use the advance button? Does it try to advance the tape or does the key not stay down or what. Mitch It could be the advance button is not making a solid contact when you push the button down. Personally I hate my 1010's. I have two. One works great (Taiwan) the other (Hong Kong) I could never get the play to work. Reference: Trobule with 1010 I opened her up and I manually applied pressure to the contacts where the button hits. The button is engaging the mechanism fine. There's a small metal pin that spins when I press the Advance button. It just seems the main gear does not engage for the wheel like it does when I press Rewind.
  5. What happens when you try to use the advance button? Does it try to advance the tape or does the key not stay down or what. Mitch It could be the advance button is not making a solid contact when you push the button down. Personally I hate my 1010's. I have two. One works great (Taiwan) the other (Hong Kong) I could never get the play to work. Reference: Trobule with 1010 I opened her up and I manually applied pressure to the contacts where the button hits. The button is engaging the mechanism fine. There's a small metal pin that spins when I press the Advance button. It just seems the main gear does not engage for the wheel like it does when I press Rewind.
  6. Atari 1010 Technicians Does anyone have a copy of the 1010 Field Service Manual? Has anyone ever repaired a 1010? I need some help debugging the ADVANCE button on the tape drive. All of the other functions work except for the ADVANCE button. Thanks.
  7. The 810 works like a charm on another 800. What leads you to believe the POKEY chip might be the issue? Thanks.
  8. Thanks. Good stuff. What type of ouput levels should I see on the meter?
  9. Great, thanks. Is there any way to test that chip to see if it's failing? Is the chip located on the main board? What diagnostics can I do to confirm it's the 6520 PIA besides swapping out the chip with a new one? Would the SALT diagnostics tell me anything? What's the best utility for diagnosing the 800? While I have your attention...I just replaced an 810 DS side board in my drive to repair it. Have you identified any chips which are going bad in the side boards? I appreciate the help.
  10. Perfect. Thanks everyone. Does anyone have the SAMS version as well?
  11. Atari 800 Owners, Does anyone have a copy of the 800 system repair manuals or schematics? I'll take a copy of the SAMS or Atari original. I can't seem to figure out why my SIO port is not working with my 810 disk drive. Has anyone come across a bad SIO port on the 800? Any pointers? The 810 drive and cable work fine on another system I own. The 800 systems seems to power on and work fine except when I need to access the 810 disk drive. Thanks.
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