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  1. Friends, can someone tell me..... I am aware that the 1050 cases (shells) are different between the Tandon (Singapore) and Hong Kong (World storage) versions of the 1050 drives. (You cant fit one drive into the other case (wont align properly).. But... What about the electronics? Is it safe / possible to swap the 1050 motherboards between the drive mechs?
  2. Concerning the 2 types of 1050 drives (Taiwan/Hong Kong)... can you get away with exchanging the circuit boards between the different drive mechs?
  3. Genuine Atari 1050 Duplicator upgrade for sale. https://www.ebay.com/itm/265439469466?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e12000.m43.l6300&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=035034e9c2c843919f3e36d39decc641&bu=43216499228&exe=0&ext=0&osub=-1%7E1&crd=20211206100154&segname=12000&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cnqt%3Dnqt%2Cnqc%3Dnqc%2Cmdbreftime%3Dmdbreftime%2Ces%3Des%2Cec%3Dec%2Cexe%3Dexe%2Cext%3Dext%2Cexe%3Dexe%2Cext%3Dext%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid
  4. What an amazing project! I cant wait for the final version! I have stock of all the major chips,
  5. In responding to DrVenkman's comment yes; absolutely you are correct about platinum being non-magnetic. I should have been more clear in my original statement; I remember that the small print in the original advertisement from way back did say that ACTUAL platinum was used in the chemical process of the recording media and its purpose was to increase the media's long - term durability / stability. i.e. idea was that the platinum component would keep the actual iron-oxide component stable / preventing degradation. With the results I have I have no reason to doubt that it was a success. Not only do the disks still work great, but they never developed "scratches" like other brands did.
  6. WOW this is the SECOND 1200XL this week that will sell for over $600 on ebay.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/304007273420?hash=item46c83edbcc:g:GOoAAOSwnVdgqod2
  7. I have been waiting for someone to ask this question! Here is my secret on floppy disks!! i have much experience in this area. I currently have 15 Atari floppy drives. 810s Stock/happy/and CHIP and 1050s Stock/ happy. I have also owned and used throughout the years INDUS GTs and XF551s. and I still use all them today.. I have used a HUGE array of floppy disk brands and will drop this here for everyone to know now.... In my direct experience, the BEST most durable highest quality floppies EVER made were the SYNCOM PLATINUM floppies. (NO CONTEST) (( The chemical formula of the recording media is made with actual Platinum-Oxide and the media is chemically stable and does not degrade))..... MY original open box from 1982------ ALL 10 them are still working and format 100% just like 1982 (all of them) They have been used throughout the years they are utterly amazing. The outer jackets never dried out either, due to higher quality materials and thickness. I am letting my secret go now, because I have actively collected a lifetime supply of these disks before opening my mouth.. They are the ONLY floppies I use and will ever use, here is my stash!
  8. My solution! I bought a lifetime supply of NOS or near-new DELL 24" monitors that have SVIDEO in-ports. aka the 2007 WFBP types .. On my 1200XLs - i perform the "1200XL simple video mod" (takes like 15 min) and the results are great for me.
  9. Hey everyone! great news, there here! She has finished and started production of the new covers! I created the 1200XL graphic for her so my art is now part of this..
  10. I have a copy of the software V7.25 ????? Any info in this?
  11. Hey everyone... we did it....! I worked with papa*nannysfunstuff and together, (her sowing and my artwork) she is now producing new 1200XL covers: I provided her with a 1200XL case for a template and I also created the 1200XL graphic file for her embroidery machine.. She sent me 2 of them at cost.. look: Please support her! https://www.ebay.com/str/papanannysfunstuff
  12. I remember loading it up a few times to look at it but never used it in a game.
  13. Hey everyone Just an update! I received word from her that she got her machine back up and running, so I mailed her the 1200XL case. Shouldn't be much longer.
  14. WOW-- Seriously, sometimes the depth of knowledge of some of our members is truly astounding. Thank you.
  15. Sherlock Homes once said, "Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever is left must be the truth".. The odds of all 3 of your machines doing this at the same time are slim at best. What else do they have in common? a) the PS ... Try a genuine Atari PS. b) the composite cable itself? (have you tried --them on monitor-svideo yet?) c you said the TV was new????? could it be the TV???? composite is an afterthought today by the manufacturers.
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