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AtariJimU

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About AtariJimU

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  • Birthday 04/04/1970

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    Ohio
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    Old video games and old RC cars. Old movies and TV shows. Health and fitness. Nature. Building. Thats about it. Don't do much of anything else.
  1. Hi everyone. I'm new here and plan to stay. The name is Jim. I Just got back into Atari 8 bit a year ago. I have a question to start with here that goes all the way back to the 80s. I've had a half dozen or so 1050 drives. The first one I got almost brand new back in the 80s. It had a latch door that closed a few degrees past 180. I ended up giving that drive along with my entire collection away a few years later. When I got back into this a year ago, I got another couple 1050 drives. One of them had a latch door that stopped at 180 degrees exactly. The other stopped a few degrees past 180. Just like the one I had before. They both have about 90 degrees or so of travel and have different labels on the bottom and the insides are slightly different. The case tops are not interchangeable. They are identical on the outside except for the labels on the bottom and the latch doors closing at slightly different degrees. Can anyone explain this? Is one version newer than the other? Does the latch door closing a few degrees past 180 matter? I've always wondered about this. Jim U
  2. Hi everyone. I'm new here and plan to stay. The name is Jim. I Just got back into Atari 8 bit a year ago. I have a question to start with here that goes all the way back to the 80s. I've had a half dozen or so 1050 drives. The first one I got almost brand new back in the 80s. It had a latch door that closed a few degrees past 180. I ended up giving that drive along with my entire collection away a few years later. When I got back into this a year ago, I got another couple 1050 drives. One of them had a latch door that had a range of 90 degrees and stopped at 180 degrees exactly when closed. The other stopped a few degrees past 180 when closed. Just like the one I had before. They have different labels on the bottom and the insides are slightly different. The case tops are not interchangeable. They are identical on the outside except for the labels on the bottom and the latch doors closing at slightly different degrees. Can anyone explain this? Is one version newer than the other? I've always wondered about this. Jim U
  3. Hi everyone. I'm new here and plan to stay. The name is Jim. I Just got back into Atari 8 bit a year ago. I have a question to start with here that goes all the way back to the 80s. I've had a half dozen or so 1050 drives. The first one I got almost brand new back in the 80s. It had a latch door that closed a few degrees past 180. I ended up giving that drive along with my entire collection away a few years later. When I got back into this a year ago, I got another couple 1050 drives. One of them had a latch door that stopped at 180 degrees exactly. The other stopped a few degrees past 180. Just like the one I had before. They have different labels on the bottom and the insides are slightly different. The case tops are not interchangeable. They are identical on the outside except for the labels on the bottom and the latch doors closing at slightly different degrees. Can anyone explain this? Is one version newer than the other? I've always wondered about this. Jim U
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