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I received a 130XE as an early birthday present from my daughter. I’ve cleaned it thoroughly and have a new keyboard Mylar coming from The Brewing Academy. There are nearly no signs of yellowing and it looks almost new...except for the ATARI 130XE badge label, which has peeled a good bit. Does anyone print replacements for sale? It needn’t be an exact duplicate of the original, so long as the label dimensions are close enough.

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Congrats!!! She's great. You might try this trick as shown at 15m 22s in this video:

 

 

"Find the graphics on another vehicle online. Copy it and use photoshop to clean it up and resize it. Get some clear mailing label paper to print them out on. Works great!"

 

 

 

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There is no color indeed. The badge is made of thick aluminium, so it is a bit thicker than the normal "sticker".

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Thank you for the links, guys! Sending these links to my daughter so that she can buy one for me :) 

 

Is there a meaning to the 1030XE FM?

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11 minutes ago, 777ismyname said:

 

Is there a meaning to the 1030XE FM?

I assume rounded memory capacity (1024K extended RAM), and Floppy disk/Modulator in the manner of the ST series.

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Just now, flashjazzcat said:

I assume rounded memory capacity (1024K extended RAM), and Floppy disk/Modulator in the manner of the ST series.

Hmm, I reckon that could be it :) 

 

I do not recall now, but in your video with the 130XE and Zaxon floppy drive, did you do the install of the floppy? I’d dig having a 3-1/2” floppy internally mounted in one of my Ataris.

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3 minutes ago, orpheuswaking said:

I wonder if they can make a label for the 1088XLD

I don't know the seller personally, but when you look at the all the different badges he offers for a lot of different systems, I think you should ask him 😀

 

By the way, the store lists an address from The Netherlands, but the seller is from Poland. My badge was sent from Poland.

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I sent him an email a few minutes ago, asking about custom labels. I’d reckon they do, given the variety. My daughter is ordering a 130XE and a Commodore 128 label. 

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6 hours ago, 777ismyname said:

Hmm, I reckon that could be it :) 

Now I think further on it, I wonder if 'M' stands for 'MIDI', since the machine in question no longer has a TV Modulator (but has a MIDI board).

6 hours ago, 777ismyname said:

I do not recall now, but in your video with the 130XE and Zaxon floppy drive, did you do the install of the floppy? I’d dig having a 3-1/2” floppy internally mounted in one of my Ataris.

That was Lastic's machine; it was sent here initially so that I could correct a few problems, although I ended up doing quite a lot of work on it (installing the MIDI board and making some adjustments to Sophia and fitting new power cables for the FDC board). Definitely an interesting build. Normally I am not one for such invasive modifications, but having an internal 3.5" XF551 compatible floppy drive was kind of cool.

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6 hours ago, 777ismyname said:

I sent him an email a few minutes ago, asking about custom labels. I’d reckon they do, given the variety. My daughter is ordering a 130XE and a Commodore 128 label. 

Interestingly I sent a message via the website and it came back as undeliverable 

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42 minutes ago, orpheuswaking said:

Interestingly I sent a message via the website and it came back as undeliverable 

I haven’t received anything yet, but being the weekend I figured it’d be Monday. In any case, if I get a response I will post it here. It appears this may be a good source for refurbishing our old machines.

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The layer of paint on the original badge can be stripped to reveal nice aluminum finish. 

 

You have to have some patience removing the badge from the 130xe, applying some heat from hairdryer to remove the badge without bending it works well.

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Yep 1030XEfm is a hybrid between an 130XE with an 1040STfm.

 

As stated by Jon , my machine has a internal 3,5" drive , U1MB memory expansion, SIO2MIDI (where the TV modulator used to be) so the choice of the label

was also hybrid. Since space was an issue and the machine already having an Sophia DVI installed, Jon did a miracle job of removing the modulator and putting the SIO2MIDI PCB in that exact spot.

 

So the m now stands for MIDI :) ( thread here https://atariage.com/forums/topic/291928-crazy-idea-or-not/page/6/#comments )

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lastic said:

Yep 1030XEfm is a hybrid between an 130XE with an 1040STfm.

 

As stated by Jon , my machine has a internal 3,5" drive , U1MB memory expansion, SIO2MIDI (where the TV modulator used to be) so the choice of the label

was also hybrid. Since space was an issue and the machine already having an Sophia DVI installed, Jon did a miracle job of removing the modulator and putting the SIO2MIDI PCB in that exact spot.

 

So the m now stands for MIDI :) ( thread here https://atariage.com/forums/topic/291928-crazy-idea-or-not/page/6/#comments )

 

 

 

 

Oh, I saw your machine in FJC’s video. Good stuff! One of my machines definitely is going to get one of those internal floppies one day. 

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On 12/2/2019 at 10:36 PM, 777ismyname said:

The question I asked I’m the email was simply if they made custom labels and the response is a yes...

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Let me know how you get on, He hasn't replied to my emails yet 

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