After 10+ months work, Best is releasing its latest Atari Upgrade part for the 35+ year Atari designed CX40 Joystick. See why Best went back to a 1982 Atari Engineering designed CX40 part to inspire its latest Upgraded / Improved CX40 Lifetime replacement part.
Where the average Atari company would of given up over a year and 7 months ago, looking for a replacement / upgraded Atari CX30 Paddle Pot. Best would like to thank the hundreds and hundreds of patient world wide Atari CX30 Paddle users who have waited and inquired over and over for the last 19+ months about that status of Bests Super Pot search. Read what Best Electronics went thru searching the world for a new 2nd Generation CX30 Pot vendor. What sounds like a very easy Atari part to find, ended up being a very very long extended search (the longest in the 33 year company history) for Best Electronics.
After over 8+ months work, Best is releasing its latest exclusive Atari upgrade. It is a 2016 Upgraded / Improved / Licensed version of a bench mark / proven Atari 800XL 256K Ram Upgrade, 1st released in 1990.
After over 6 months work, Bests New and Latest Gold controller Upgrade for a troubled Atari 7800 Joystick (like the Atari CX40 and CX52 Joystick problems which Best has fixed) with a shaky past. If you liked Bests CX40 Joystick lifetime Gold PCB boards, Upgraded Gold Lifetime Atari CX40 Joysticks and Lifetime Atari 5200 CX52 Gold Joysticks you will love this latest Atari 7800 Lifetime controller upgrade.
After 8 months work, Best's latest 2016 Atari 1200XL Keyboard Upgraded internal replacement Mylar for an Atari keyboard with almost a 100% Failure rate!
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Melissa R. of FL Melissa had recently moved and in the process found her old Atari 2600A game console. She wanted to get it going again but it had some problems with the RF cable and the Atari CX40 Joysticks had problems too. 3 to 4 E-Mails back and forth, Atari questions asked and answered, Melissa placed an order with Best for an Atari 2600 RF cable, 2 CX40 fire button springs, 2 3rd generation Best CX40 Joystick Lifetime Gold PCB boards and a new Atari 2600 US power supply. "Just wanted to update you on my Atari. I received the parts that Monday. I have now had the time to do the repairs to the unit itself and to the joysticks. I am now the proud owner of a working 2600 and 2 working joysticks once more. I tested it with 4 games, and everything did well. A Very Satisfied Customer."
Bill L. of NJ. Bill had two 8 bit computer products that either one would end the Atari SIO daisy chain. He wanted to run both products at the same time on his 8 bit Atari computer. So he ordered the assembled version of the ApeLink 13 Pin SIO splitter / breakout product "Thank you once again for the quick delivery of the APE-LINK device. It works perfectly! I can now hook up my Alien Group Voice Box I as well as my SIO2PC cable, both of which terminate SIO. I’ll be using it to archive the rare disk images that came with the Alien Group Voice Box I for the ATARI community. I’ll also be using it at Vintage Computer Festival East 2017 and Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 2017 for my ATARI exhibit."
Ray D. of PA Ray took advantage of Bests CX52 Joystick exchange program (the most cost effective method) and sent in two old carbon dot used / non working Atari CX52 Joysticks for exchange toward two of Bests Reconditioned / Upgraded CX52 Gold dot lifetime Atari 5200 Joysticks. "Thanks, received them yesterday, and they’re awesome!"
Charles L. of WI Charles placed on order on Thursday, for 2 sets of Best CX52 Joystick Gold Lifetime upgrade replacement parts. "Thank you so much for the super fast shipment! I had the parts in time to rebuild the controllers this weekend and they worked great! The controllers are better than new! Thanks for offering these parts to enthusiasts!"
Rick of Canada Rick contacted Best via E-Mail. He was having some problems with his Atari 2600 six switch light console and wanted to order some New replacement Atari 2600 parts from Best. We told Rick to try some Best Atari 2600 trouble shooting tips before he placed an Atari order with us. "In the future I wouldn’t be afraid to order parts from you ... I did as you suggested ... I took the consul apart and found the 3 soldered joints ...They looked fine ... But I moved the jack and noticed a bit of movement in the 3 prongs ... So I did a nice job re soldering them ... Reattached the system to the TV ... Put in a cartridge and turned it on ... And guess what ??? Looks like the system was made yesterday ... YAHOO...My 11 year old grandson is very happy ... He says he would some day like to pass it on to his children ... Imagine an 11 year old today wanting to even bother with that old system ... Hope you have a great day ... You sure made mine ... Rick"
Joey S. of Canada Joey sent in two old Atari CX52 non working Joysticks for exchange, for some of Bests Reconditioned / Upgraded all Gold lifetime CX52 Joysticks. "Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that I received the controllers and had a chance to give one of the sticks a play. Holy cow! These are top notch! I was enjoying my 5200 before by using a 2600 stick and a redemption box but I couldn't enjoy the analog control games. The analog sticks are wonderful... sure there are games like PAC man that benefit from a digital stick by the 5200 sticks are awesome for Star Wars arcade and others! Overall, I am a satisfied customer and Would recommend these refurbished sticks to anyone with a 5200!"
292+ Additional Best Customer Atari Feedback Comments from all over the World
The Best Electronics State of the Art internal Upgrade for the Classic Atari CX40 Joystick!
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Atari Flashback2 New Owners. Did you know that there is an Internal Hack / User installed upgrade that will allow the New Fixed 40 internal game Flashback2 Atari consoles to use the over 400 to 600+ Atari 2600 Game cartridges? It does require you open up (Break the Warranty seal) your Flashback2 Console and solder wires to the Flashback2 motherboard. Best Electronics is listed in this article and the only one in the world to have the New Atari 2600A Cartridge Guide assemblies ($10, Limit one) in stock for this Flashback2 upgrade.
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over pay for thousands of New and
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same New Atari item in stock. Remember that not all of the over 5,000+
Atari items we have in stock are listed at this Atari web site, only the more
popular ones we get requests for. If you can not find it on this all Atari
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email@example.comThe lesson here is, you should always check the Best Web site before bidding on any Atari item and do not get caught up in E-Bay Bidding fever or get caught by an E-Bay land shark trying to get over market value for a new or used Atari item. If you do have a problem with your Atari E-Bay item you won and it is sold as Seller does not offer returns, you can come to Best Electronics to get the Atari replacement parts or free Best Atari Technical advice on how to fix your ailing E-Bay Atari item.
Here are some recent samples of over paid or over priced Atari items we seen on E-Bay
Bests New in the Shrunk Wrapped box Atari Lynx Rampage with normal 90 day Atari Warranty. $28.50 plus max. US shipping $7.15
Bests New in the Shrunk Wrapped box Atari Lynx Rygar with normal 90 day Atari Warranty. $39.95 plus max. US shipping $7.15
GORDO 106 Atari LYNX New Sealed Complete NOS. 9 available Seller does not offer returns Current 15 day E-bay auction as of 04-21-17. Buy it now for $49.95 plus $4.00 shipping
Bests New in the Shrunk Wrapped box Atari Lynx Gordo 105 with normal 90 day Atari Warranty. $19.95 plus max. US shipping $7.15
Used Ultra Vortek Atari Jaguar CIB Complete w/Instruction Manual, Box & Protector! 30 days money back, buyer pays return shipping, 15% restocking fee may apply Sold on 04-19-17 for $59.99 with free shipping
Bests New in the Shrunk wrapped box Atari Jaguar Ultra Vortek Game with normal 90 day Atari Warranty $29.95 plus Max. US shipping $7.15
Used Atari Lynx Roadblasters -Complete And In Great Shape! Seller does not offer returns Current 4 day E-bay auction as of 04-20-17. Buy it now for $39.95 with free shipping
Bests New in the Shrunk Wrapped box Atari Lynx Road Blasters with normal 90 day Atari Warranty. $19.95 plus max. US shipping $7.15
Atari 2600 Missile Command game NEW FACTORY SEALED CX2638. 30 day money back, buyer pays return shipping, Current 6 day E-Bay auction as of 04-20-17. Buy it now for $31.50 with free shipping
Bests New in the shrunk wrapped box Atari 2600 Missile Command game with normal 90 day Atari Warranty. $12.00 plus Max. US shipping $6.80
Flip Out Atari Jaguar 64 Bit. 3 available 30 days money back, buyer pays return shipping, 20% restocking fee may apply Current 5 day E-bay auction as of 04-14-17. Buy it now for $53.32 with free shipping
Bests New in the Shrunk Wrapped box Atari Jaguar Flip Out game with normal 90 day Atari Warranty. $39.95 plus Max. US shipping $7.15
Zool 2 for Atari Jaguar 64 Bit NEW SEALED!!! 3 available 30 days money back, buyer pays return shipping, 20% restocking fee may apply Current 5 day E-bay auction as of 04-14-17. Buy it now for $80.16 with free shipping
Bests New in the Shrunk Wrapped box Atari Jaguar Zool 2 game with normal 90 day Atari Warranty. $39.95 plus Max. US shipping $7.15
Hover Strike Unconquered Lands Atari Jaguar Cd. 30 days money back, buyer pays return shipping, 20% restocking fee may apply Current 30 day E-bay auction as of 04-20-17. Buy it now for $59.32 with free shipping
Bests New in the Shrunk Wrapped box Atari Jaguar Hover Strike CD game with normal 90 day Atari Warranty. $29.95 plus Max. US shipping $7.15
Brand New Sealed Atari 2600 Circus Atari ATARI 2600 Video Game System. 2 available 30 days money back, buyer pays return shipping Current 5 day E-bay auction as of 04-14-17. Buy it now for $59.95 plus $3.95 shipping
Bests New in the Shrunk wrapped box, Atari 2600 Circus Atari with normal 90 day Atari Warranty. $12.00 plus Max. US shipping $7.15
Best Atari Information tip: Atari Power Supplies or what you should know before you buy a used E-Bay Atari Power supply or E-Bay Atari product with an used internal Atari Power Supply.
Best Atari XL / XE Power Supply information tip. Are all Atari XL / XE replacement power supplies the same?
Best ElectronicsExclusive and Very Comprehensive article on the proper rebuilding Atari CX52 5200 Joysticks Includes a short list of the more popular Atari CX52 Joystick and Atari 5200 OEM replacement parts we carry (end of Article).
Brand New Custom made Atari Dust Cover for the Atari 5200 Consoles. Back in stock after being out of stock for 12+ years
Do you have one of the Classic Atari CX40 Joysticks that is not working well? We have the perfect Solution for you. Includes a short list of Atari CX40 OEM replacement parts and the Brand New Best 3rd generation Gold CX40 PCB boards
Good News! CX40 stock Joystick Rubber boots back in stock, no limits for now.
The New 2016 Best CX40 Silicon Lifetime Joystick boot
Do you have an old pair of Atari CX30 Paddles that have Shaking / Jittery cursors when you use them? Read how simple it is to cure this problem. Includes a short list of Atari CX30 Paddle OEM replacement parts. One of the critical Atari OEM parts we got out of the local Atari Parts warehouse, required for this Atari CX30 Paddle rebuild finally Sold Out, but after a 6 to 7 year search the critical CX30 Paddle part just got upgraded to a 3X better version (Sold Out), now shipping a 5X 2nd Gen. Paddle Pot. See information below.
Another Best Electronics Exclusive Atari Upgrade item! Read about Best Electronics 6 to 7 year search for a replacement Atari CX30 Paddle Potentiometer. New Extended life Atari CX30 Paddle, Gemini (non Atari Clone paddles) with the half shaft paddle knobs (not for the Gemini paddles with the splined paddle knob/pot shaft) and Ultra Pong, Super Pong, Super Pong Pro Am hand held Pong Paddle controllers replacement 1st Generation Super Potentiometers!!!
1st Generation Super Pots
2nd Generation S5 Super Pots
Back in Stock after a long absence, the Atari CX24 Joystick / Atari CX22 Stock Trackball Fire button replacement PCB's.
The New Best CX24 Joystick Upgrade matched set of 3 Gold Lifetime PCBs.
State of the Art, Atari Joystick for the Older Atari Systems!
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Ever hear an old Atari person talking about anAtari BBS or Sysops and wonder what they were talking about? Find out what Atari Computer users did 15 to 18+ years ago, before the Internet as we know it! See a Demo of an Atari BBS or with a little effort, you can once again connect up to a live Atari BBS!
Read about a recent visit we had to Best Electronics from one of the premier Atari / Activision programmers of her time,Carol Shaw!
Best Atari Information Tip: What you need to know before you buy anAtari Light Gun for your Atari 8 bit computer or Atari 2600 / 7800 game system Atari is Bad? or What you should know before you connect up your Old Atari Product to your Cable Ready TV. Check out our Best Electronics Money Saving Atari Information tips (and other common problems) before you doing anything else with your Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, Atari 8 bit Computers or ST Computer system! These Best Tech Tips also apply to Most Atari products made, that connect up to a TV.
New Atari Engineering 2600 Heavy and Light 6 switch console Composite Video Kit Rev. 2
Best Atari Tech Tip: Faulty Game Cartridges?
How you can salvage questionable Atari Game Cartridges.
Latest Free Atari Tech Tip on getting Composite Video out of your Atari 2600, 5200 or 7800 without any internal Mods.
Atari 2600 Cartridge Collectors! Do you have an Atari 32 in 1 Game Cartridge in your Collection?
New Atari Prototype / Unreleased in the US, 7800 Light Gun Game! Atari US / NTSC version Sentinel.
Have you seen those E-Bay Auctions for 7800 Composite Video modifications? You pay from $35 to $50+ and send (you pay for the shipping) in your 7800 console to be modified. Best Electronics has a new Atari Engineering designed 7800 Composite Video mod for US 7800 Consoles you can do yourself for far less money!
New or First Time US Atari bidders, Read our informative Best Atari Information Tip, That will save you some Grief, Hassles and Money!!
Thought to have passed into Atari History (lost for over 10+ years in our Atari Warehouses, we recently found a box of upgrade instructions on an Atari Pallet we were breaking down), Atari User written 8 bit Atari Computer Upgrades / Atari Hacks. The Atari 65XE to 320K / 130XE Ram upgrade, 256K 600XL , Atari 1200XL Operating System back to the more popular 400 / 800 OS standard and Indus 8 bit GT Disk Drive Upgrade ROM.
Thru a Special Purchase, Best Electronics has purchased the remaining New stock of theWizztronics MIDIMAX MIDI Keyboard interfaces (first released in 1985) recently unearthed at Wizztronics, for the Atari 8 Bit Computers (400 (48K), 800 (48K), 1200XL, 800XL, 65XE / 130XE or XE Game Machines with an Atari 8 bit Disk drive. With an inexpensive MIDI Compatible Keyboard you can now learn how to Play MIDI Synthesizers, Drum machines, Write/Save, Play and Modify Music without the normal High cost of a normal MIDI system and Computer. A Brand New application for your Classic Atari 8 bit Computer!! Sold Out! Bests New Enhanced Composite Video cable for the Atari 65XE / 800 / 800XL / 130XE / 1200XL Computers
Are you an Atari 8 bit computer collector and have every Atari SIO peripheral Atari product made connected to your Atari SIO Daisy chain, but have run out of empty SIO ports to plug in all of your Atari SIO devices into? Best has the perfect answer to this Atari SIO problem!
Brand New Custom made Atari Dust Cover for the Atari 800 Computer Back in stock after being out of stock for 8+ years
Just In Dust Cover for the Atari 800XL Computer with the Atari Logo!
New Unreleased / Prototype Atari XE Game Cartridge!
Once is a Lifetime buy. New Atari 825 80 Column printers in the Atari Original 30+ year Factory boxes!
One of the misdiagnosed Lynx II known problems and Best Electronics final Cure / Upgrade fix for it.Best Electronics NiCad Battery pack for the
New Atari Lynx Collector Items, Very Limited Supply
Reconditioned Atari Lynx I and II Console Specials!
Best Atari Tech Tip for a dead Atari Lynx
New Feature: You now can sample the Music Tracks on the Atari Jaguar Tempest 2000 Audio CD before you buy! Originally scored for the Tempest 2000 Jaguar Game Cartridge. Normally Only sold with the Jaguar CD players, Now you can purchase it separately! Only $5.00
Now in stock the long over due Jaguar combo Composite and Enhanced S-Video Cable.
Best Electronics Repairs Atari Jaguar CD Drives.
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Best Electronics exclusive Jaguar console Red Screen of Death Atari Tech Tip.
Atari ST / Mega / STE / MegaSTE / TT / Falcon Owners. Heard of the Atari produced Upgrade Ajax Disk Controller Chip and wonder what it was? Read about this Atari Custom chip that is fully Backward (to all ST computers made) and Forward compatiable to the very old WD1772 Disk Controller chip. Atari designed State of the Art Custom drop in replacement DSDD / HD Floppy Disk Controller Chip.
Best Electronics is now the US Distributor for the Atari ST Bench Mark HDDRIVER Rev. 10.0 ST Hard Drive / Hard Drive Mech. Prep program.
New Double Sided, Double Density (DSDD) 3 1/2 Floppy Disks!Atari 520ST, 520STFM, 1040ST, Mega 1/2/4, Stacy 1/2/4, MegaSTE, early Mac's and Amiga Computers Owners. Have you tried to find New 3 1/2 inch DSDD Floppy disks lately? They are basically an obsolete / discontinued item and have not been produced by Floppy Disk Manufactures for close to 8 to 10 years now. Best Electronics recently got in a lot of New DSDD 3 1/2 Floppy Disks, probably the last new ones we will ever see. Also see the Best Floppy Disk Information tip below.
Best 3 1/2 Floppy Disk Information tip: for Atari ST Midi Composers and ST Users who use Atari 520ST, 520STFM, 1040ST, Mega 1/2/4, 1040STE, Stacy 1/2/4, MegaSTE, TT Computers equipped with 720K Internal Disk Drives also early Mac's and Amiga owners, are you having problems saving data to your floppy disks? Are you using the wrong type of Floppy disks?
Alldata and Bell and Howell users! Best Electronics has full Hardware support for your Atari ST/Mega (Alldata 3 and 4 Systems) Auto Diagnostic System and 1040STE, MegaSTE or Falcon based Bell and Howell Mail sorting System. Atari Mice, Atari Keyboards, Atari Replacement Monitors/Multi Sync adapter cables or board level Components.
Atari STM1 Gray ST / MegaSTE / TT / Falcon Mouse Rebuild Kits
Atari TT and MegaSTE Owners, Looking for Replacement Internal SCSI 1 Hard Drive?
Best Electronics ST/Mega/TT/Falcon Truemouse Special!To Celebrate Best Electronics 20+ years in the Atari Business and 14+ years selling the High Quality Truemouse (The ST/MegaSTE/TT/Falcon replacement mouse), we are running a Limited Special! Buy 2 Truemouse’s for $34.95 each (click here for more information on the Truemouse) and get a "FREE" Atari Handy Mouse / Mini Trackball (click here for more information on the Atari Handy mouse), a $32.95 value!
Special to end without notice!
Best Electronics exclusive Mouse Plus Teflon upgrade internal roller set for the Taiwan Made STM1 Gray 520ST / 520STFM / 1040ST / 1040STE / MegaSTE / TT and Falcon ST mice.
Best Electronics Sleeper ST Best Trackball
Now back in stock, the PC version of the Best Trackball!
Best Electronics is now the exclusive World Wide Distributor for the Wizztronics Falcon 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" IDE Hard Drive plug in adapter board
The New Best Atari Falcon Upgrade all Falcon users can use!
Atari Falcon / PC/Mac Owners! Special Buy on External Iomega Jaz 1 Gigdrives
New High Quality "Embroidered" Atari Logo Polo Shirts!
1987 Atari Player on Board Car Window sign
Atari Collectors, think you have one of just about one of everything Atari in your Collection, Maybe not?
On one of our recent Trips to a German Atari Messe (Fair) we found a rare Atari Collector item, which most Atari Collectors have Never seen before, a Genuine Atari Made Full Size Grocery Bag with the Atari Logo's on it. These Atari Collector Bags, were given out at the Atari Booth Store when you purchased some Atari Collector Clothing, Products or supplies 10 to 12 years ago. Very Limited Supply! and Limited to 1 per Lucky Atari Collector. $15 each.
Our Revision 10 Catalog all Atari Catalog with over 5000+ Atari Parts and More!New Updated information! Catalog front and back cover pictures, Catalog Specifications, Catalog Questions and Answers, Comments and Reviews on the Best Rev. 10 Catalog, Ordering information.
Best Revision 10 Catalog 14 page Addendum online with color photos. Best Rev. 10 Catalog Owners, Down load and add the current Addendum to your Best Atari Catalog! New information on future Best Rev. 10 all Atari Catalog Addendums.
We are the Largest Atari Dealer for Atari OEM Replacement Parts in the World, for Atari Computers and Game Machines with over 5000+ different Atari Parts and Atari Accessories in Stock and Ready to ship. We cannot list our complete 5000+ Atari inventory on the web, but it's in our catalog. order your copy today.
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