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I'd buy a couple of them, when they're available.

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If his test go well. He is going to make a killing. There are a lot of 1027 out there with dead heads.

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If his test go well. He is going to make a killing. There are a lot of 1027 out there with dead heads.

 

I would be amazed if there are any out there with original print head intact. Possibly those sealed new-in-box that were never actually used?

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I would be amazed if there are any out there with original print head intact. Possibly those sealed new-in-box that were never actually used?

Nope, not even sealed in box can protect these heads from deteriorating, just ask Best Electronics and B&C...

 

I'm down for one or two new print heads myself, so mark me down if people are being marked down.

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If his test go well. He is going to make a killing. There are a lot of 1027 out there with dead heads.

Probably some Deadheads out there with 1027's, too.

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Thanks for all the positive feedback.

 

I will start a separate order thread when the contest is over and try to find a more shipping cost friendly solution for oversea orders too.

I have no clue if the Abbuc is interested in distributing the part via its shop (which is IMHO not a bad idea)

Stay tuned...

 

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Congratulations on this. I knew it was a matter of time, and yes that video sure had the memories flowing back. I too would like to get my 1027 working again. I know my Dad would love to hear it and see it running. I bet he would rather use it to do his writing than his pc, especially with all of the frustrations he has had lately.

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Any new news on the printer heads?

 

He is entering the solution into a Abbuc contest this fall. To be eligible for the contest, the solution must appear first for the contest. I believe they will be available shortly afterward.

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Dammit, Janet! I threw my trusty 1027 away 10 years or so ago when the head flew away. I had heard that Brad (at Best) ditched all his 1027s because there was no hope back then. Now I am gonna have to search and find a replacement. Loved that 1027. I will certainly take a couple of the rubbers when they become available! Thanks for the effort.

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They are not cheap, but available. I think I could also initiate an omnibus order of those:

 

 

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I would buy a couple of rollers as well. I used the same roller for many years, re-inking them along the way. My ink rollers never flew apart.. Yes, it too was thrown away with the old 1027 I had. Whaaaaayyyy!

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Hello panama800

 

ABBUC is an Atari 8 bit user group, founded over 30 years ago in Germany. We still have approximately 400 members. Since a couple of years, we have a software and a hardware contest. www.abbuc.de

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy

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Hallo DrVenkman

 

Atari Bit-Byters User's Club ...

 

 

Almost correct :D

 

Atari Bit Byter User Club

 

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Sincerely

 

Mathy

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Hello guys

 

BTW the license plate holders in the picture were also "almost correct". As in "German license plates would have fitted if the plates would have been just a tad smaller". So I had new license plate holders made.

 

If you are interested please contact Wolfgang (our president).

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy

 

PS those old license plate holders are very nice for decorating a computer room. :D :D :D

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