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I recently got an Atari 600xl and its only displaying in black and white. I'm using the same video hookup I use for my 7800.

Am I missing something here?

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Hello,

 

I have a monitor connector to audio video on all my 600xl are black and white on the 800XL/xe colour.

 

Maybe someone on the atariage can help.

 

Greetings Marco

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Try adjusting the color pot. It requires a small ( eye glass ) screwdriver, and is a small hole on the bottom case. Turn it back and forth to see if you get any color. If you do, the adjust to your liking.

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Try adjusting the color pot. It requires a small ( eye glass ) screwdriver, and is a small hole on the bottom case. Turn it back and forth to see if you get any color. If you do, the adjust to your liking.

 

I wil test it later but i don't think that it wil work.

 

 

Greetings Marco

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I recently got an Atari 600xl and its only displaying in black and white. I'm using the same video hookup I use for my 7800.

Am I missing something here?

you are using the RF output? sometimes TV's take a couple tries tuning to the output channel before they manage to pickup the chroma signal over the RF output. some simply refuse to work.

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Try adjusting the color pot. It requires a small ( eye glass ) screwdriver, and is a small hole on the bottom case. Turn it back and forth to see if you get any color. If you do, the adjust to your liking.

 

 

I wil test it later but i don't think that it wil work.

 

 

Greetings Marco

 

Hello,

 

I have test it, still the same no colour.

 

I think 600xl monitor is others than 800xl i now where composite video pin is deferent on 600xl.

 

 

Check this site

 

http://www.hardwarebook.info/Atari_8-bit_Monitor

 

 

Pinout

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5 PIN DIN 180° (DIN41524) FEMALE at the computer.

Pin Description 1 Composite Luminance (Composite Video on PAL 600XL) 2 Ground 3 Audio Output 4 Composite Video 5 Composite Chroma (not on 800XL (except "800XLF"), 1200XL; Ground on PAL 600XL)

 

 

This mean 600xl compposite video is on pin 1 instead of pin 4.

 

Gr. Marco

 

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Hello all,

 

 

Update for 600xl when pal sticker or made in Hong Kong the monitor shows colour, when made Taiwan black and white te monitor pins are switches , most of the time it a uk sticker on the bottom.

 

 

Gr. Marco

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