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The PCS center in lodi burnt down (It was a program i briefly went to). I had the IT team get a mint condition 800 to allow me to teach the students programming. Would it be salvageable? yes or no? It had all the cords and stuff too

 

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(I started on BASIC it was always easy to start with and i was hoping to eventually leave with it and start my collection but alas :(

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Burnt computer?  If that's the case then it might be more time, effort and almost as much in parts vs just buying another one.

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Have you got pictures of the 800, we can make a better guess from that..

 

I'd guess that if it got too hot, the plungers would split, so the keyboard would be a nightmare..

 

All guess work without a picture off the Atari..

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yes, that fire.

 

I guess i'll just buy one i guess.

 

:(

 

Mclanienc, It's just a base 800, nothing else

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 I just wondered if you had a picture of the damaged machine, I own an 800 so know what they look like :)

 

If it was fire damaged, I'd look for another machine...They are a lovely machine, good luck..

 

Paul..

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24 minutes ago, orpheuswaking said:

If they can retrieve it from the location then it can't hurt to take a look at it. 

 

Indeed..But looking at the fire, I'm not so sure :)

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Yes some of the chips at least are probably salvageable unless the computer was burned to a crisp. All depends on if it burned. Water from fire hoses will not really damage it but in that instance it will need to be fully taken apart, cleaned and dried.

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1 hour ago, Sugarland said:

unless the computer was burned to a crisp

Agree... but can't stop thinking about the soldering, and the thermal expansion of everything under that kind of heat wave, even if not rendered extra-crisoy.

 

It would be very interesting to find out, pull it from rubble and attempt to fire-it up, in stages... 😳😜

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I had a melted 130XE that still worked... it survived a 3rd floor apartment fire, smelled like a camp fire whenever it warmed up. It was given to a friend who used it until he graduated college... don't know where the XE ended up after that... probably still making someone hungry for smores!

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