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Atari 800 Restoration

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So Im trying to save as much money as possible lately because me and girlfriend are saving up for our first apartment together and even though I really wanted an 800xl or even a 1200xl every little bit helps (she talked me out of it! Haha) My 800 was getting a little iffy(door was squeaking etc) So i thought Id do a little cleaning on my old 800. And I thought you guys would like it. Its a late model 800 with 48k. I opened it up and took it completely apart. I used soap and water on the outer case, greased the hinges and canned air sprayed and dusted the entire motherboard. There was so much dust and even some cob webs in the case! I soaked the keys in soap and water for an hour too! I put it back together (made sure it was dry!) and it seems to work a lot better even though I dont want to jinx it. The door hinge doesnt squeak anymore, I think it runs cooler after removing all that dust from inside of it and the machine smells like soap haha. I tried to get rid of some gunk on the outside of it and I got most of it! Here are the better and after photos! The one hooked up to the tv was after I cleaned it to test it. Now I feel like I dont have to upgrade my 800 anymore! Im quite proud of myself I dont normal do anything like that (not the most technical guy). Has anyone done something similar recently?



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