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  1. So, so very sad. Curt was truly one of the great ones!
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  3. I did take out to ROM card and took the chips about half way out and pressed them back but it didn't seem to make any difference, still the same problem. I decided I didn't have the time or space to keep troubleshooting and let it go to another collector. Thanks for all the help and suggestions!
  4. So I've been trying all day to get one of my 800s to work but I'm encountering problems I've never seen before. I connected the computer to the TV and to the powersupply, scanned for a channel and got one. However it only displays a black screen, very strange since the LED is lighting up and everything seems right, however, no memo pad just a black screen. I put in a BASIC cartridge, no change still black screen. I change to a "Basketball" cartridge and now it lights up! Everything looks right and I can start a game by pressing "Start", however I don't have a joystick handy so that's as far as my testing goes. But it looks great. So I turn off the Atari and puts in Qix, black screen..... Centipede, black screen, I try about ten more games and they all give me a black screen apart from Basketball which seems to work great. I have, of course, cleaned all the games thoroughly but that hasn't helped. Eventually I take off the top of the Atari to take a look at the memory modules. As expected there are tre 16K Ataribranded RAM cards but where I usually find an Ataribranded ROM card there's one marked "Atari 800S1" and "Elektroniktjänst Åkersberga" bland annat. I suspect that's a swedish ROM and that it's failed for one reason or another since I get no memo pad? The big question in my mind is why doesn't any games apart from Basketball work (or to a lesser degree, why the heck does Basketball work? )? Is it possible to run the 800 on a single RAM cart (or does all the slots need to be populated)? My thought was that you could run the computer on a single module to see if one of the RAM modules are malfunctioning.
  5. I'm really looking forward to these tutorials/installationpackages!
  6. Yeah I've clarified it a bit now, I can see how it was a bit blurry as to what was and wasn't for sale.
  7. I don't think I have a Jag up for sale? I'll have to check but I think the only Jag I have is the one in my collection.
  8. So, I've come to the conclusion that I simply don't have room for everything any more so I'm going to be selling of most of the stuff I've accumulated over the years. I've decided to do it from my existing site at http://www.trooper.se so please take a look and se if you find anything of interest. I will be adding lots and lots of things over the coming months so check in often! Please read the "Information" under "For Sale" in the menu to see how to buy. Trooper
  9. Gizmondo, have all 14 games + the Colors preview boxed.
  10. Yes quite so. Morgan may have been able to "turn things around", he was a very experienced businessman. BUT getting new products out costs money, lots of money and Warner was not at all interested in putting more money into Atari, had they been willing to keep funding Atari they would of coursen not have sold of the company (or parts thereof at least) to Tramiel. Also I really find it annoying reading about all this pissing and moaning about how the Tramiels are universally hated by Atarifans and how they destroyed the company by firing all the great people there. Bullshit, all Atarifans who isn't into drinking the kool-aid know very well that hadn't it been for Jack Tramiel buying Atari in 1984, reorganizing and sliming the company down it would have been over for the consumer division right there and then.
  11. a lot of them I don't have a list of the ones I've got but I'll try to take a look and get back to you asap.
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