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I have an 800XL that suddenly is having audio problems. The volume will be OK for a few minutes then will go almost completely out. The problem occurs only with the monitor cable. The RF audio output seems to be constant. Any ideas about where I could start trouble shooting.

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I have an 800XL that suddenly is having audio problems. The volume will be OK for a few minutes then will go almost completely out. The problem occurs only with the monitor cable. The RF audio output seems to be constant. Any ideas about where I could start trouble shooting.

 

Have you swapped monitor cables? I have one with a breaking/broken audio wire; I have to wiggle the wire around the base of the strain relief housing where it flows into the DIN plug to get audio. Fortunately, I have other cables.

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Start working your way back - have you checked the solder points of the DIN jack on the computer motherboard? Do that, and if you have a soldering iron, reflow the solder for all the pins while youre at it. Then do a continuity check back from there, component by component, back along the audio line.

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I had a bad cord, the cord got wiggled enough times to 'make the sound work' that it worked the jack in the monitor loose. I had to replace the cord and re-solder the rca jack.

other than that I've had to replace the amp on at least two Atari's over all these years...

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