Atari 400 / 800, Common items
We offer a complete inventory of 8 Bit Atari computer repair parts (down to component level, Switches, I.C. Chips, plastics....) as well as complete
computers and replacement Motherboards. Not
all of the thousands and thousands of Atari 8 bit parts we carry are
listed here. If you do not see the Atari 8 bit part you are looking for see the Best Rev. 10 Catalog or
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Jay G. of PA "Just wanted to say the Atari 800 I purchased off you guys is awesome!!!" Bests Recondtioned Atari 800 Computer. "My 16 year old daughter and I had so much fun over Christmas break playing all the retro games I have."
|400 16K Atari NTSC U.S. Computer Reconditioned, New Atari 400 Power Supply, New Upgraded Cable Ready TV Switchbox, New Atari Basic Cartridge and Basic Manual.||CB101445||Sold Out|
|800 48K Atari NTSC U.S. Computer, Reconditioned, Used 800 Owners Manual, New Atari 800 Power Supply, New Upgraded Cable Ready TV Switch box, New Atari Basic Cartridge and Basic Manual. Optional Atari Composite Video cable to newer TFT, LCD or Plasma displays with Video and Audio inputs. Best Atari Tech tip on installing your Atari Composite Video Cable for first time installer.||CB101446||Sold Out|
|Atari 800 US Keyboard Limit 1 per Atari customer||CA012952||$59.00|
Cliff F. of PA Cliffs 30+ year old Atari 800 required a New replacement Atari Keyboard. "I just wanted to thank you for everything. I got the keyboard yesterday and installed it today. It is working great and the Atari 800 is up and running. You guys gave me back a piece of my childhood and I wanted to say thank you! I will definitely make sure to recommend you guys for everything Atari!"
Atari Trivia Information / Question: Do you know what the Atari acronym A.H.C.D. stands for? It was used on a lot of Atari paper work and Atari labels (identifying the atari products inside the Master cartons of Atari products stacked on pallets) on boxes of Atari 8 bit products in the early to mid 1980 Atari era. It stands for Atari Home Computer Division. Back then the Atari Consumer division had the AHCD and VCS (2600) departments only.
|800 / 400 Atari U.S. Field Service Manual For the US NTSC version. Sections covered: General, Modules and Components, Basic Structure-Power Supply-CPU and Control Circuit Block-Printer Mechanism-Connection of Circuits-Interface Out-line-Parallel Interface Timing Chart-Functional Structure in Block Diagram-SMM804 Timing Chart at Power On, Electric Circuit Information-Power Supply-Operational Keyboard, Main Control Board-Circuit Diagram-Parts Layout and Pattern Schematic, Centronics Parallel Interface Board-Circuit Board-Parts Layout and Pattern Schematic, Electric Circuit for Printer Mechanism, Troubleshooting-Flow Charts-Check Points for Repair-Typical Wave From of Signals and Parts List. 189 Pages.||FD100001||$30.00|
|800 / 400 Atari Field Service Manual For the UK PAL Version. Sections covered: General, Modules and Components, Basic Structure-Power Supply-CPU and Control Circuit Block-Printer Mechanism-Connection of Circuits-Interface Out-line-Parallel Interface Timing Chart-Functional Structure in Block Diagram-SMM804 Timing Chart at Power On, Electric Circuit Information-Power Supply-Operational Keyboard, Main Control Board-Circuit Diagram-Parts Layout and Pattern Schematic, Centronics Parallel Interface Board-Circuit Board-Parts Layout and Pattern Schematic, Electric Circuit for Printer Mechanism, Troubleshooting-Flow Charts-Check Points for Repair-Typical Wave From of Signals and Parts List. 254 Pages.||FD100002||$30.00|
|400 / 800 SALT (Stand Alone Test) 2.05 Diagnostic Cartridge with 14 tests. Anyvideo, Color Bars, Grey Bars, Keyboard, Port Test (requires Port jumper board and 13 pin short plug), Ram Test, Switches, Tone Test, Verify ROM, Production Test, Boot B, Display Options, Examine, Adjust Sound, GTIA, Light Pen Tests. With the SALT 2.05 Diagnostic cartridge you can run single diagnostic tests or continuous burn in diagnostic tests on repaired 400 / 800 computers.||TE15644||$25.00|
|400 / 800 SALT External 4 Port Diagnostic Jumper / Shorting board required for the above 400 / 800 Joystick Port test.||TE15638||$15.00|
|400 / 800 External SIO Shorting plug required for above SIO Port Test||TE15639||$7.95|
|400 / 800 U.S. C.P.U. Board Populated||CA017173||$15.00|
|400 / 800 PAL / UK CPU Board With CO14887 + CO14889 PAL I.C.s, CO14806 MPU I.C. and support chips.||CA015967 / CA06113||$19.95|
|400 / 800 16K RAM Board Populated Less Case (Ref. 800 models CX853 Module).||CA014802||$15.00|
|Atari 400 / 800 snap in rubber feet (4)||88-1006||$2.00|
|400 US Mono Panel Keyboard||CA017999||$29.95|
Ray P. of Canada Ray contacted Best about a week ago. He was trying to revive his 25 year old (the last time he turned it on) Atari 800 computer. A couple E-Mails back and forth. Ray purchased a Best Enhanced Atari Composite Video cable and a few new Atari 800 Games. "Just wanted to say THANKS for your responsiveness and excellent service!! We received our shipment from you guys in 4 business days and we are in Canada - that is amazing! The Atari 800 fired up great with the new games and cable we purchased!"
Rommel M. of MD Rommel contacted Best with a list of Atari items he wanted to buy. We looked over his list of Atari items and suggested he drop the new Atari 825 printer he was thinking about getting and go with the Supra MPP Micro Printer interface (to allow him to direct connect an old Epson printer he still had to his Atari 800 computer). Reconditioned Wico Ball Joystick, Best Custom made Translucent 800 Dust Cover, Atari 400 / 800 SALT 2.05 Diagnostic test cartridge and the MPP Printer Interface latter. "Just writing to let you know that the package arrived, and that the Micro Print printer interface works wonderfully. So does that Wico joystick. Also like the cover very snug fit. Will fire up the Salt II tonight. Thanks, and I will entrust you with my Atari business from now on."
Robert M. of MI
"It is amazing, that after
30 years these little 8 bit machines are still going strong and
still have a pretty strong following. I have ordered parts and
software from Best Electronics dating all the way back in to
the 80's. I really hope you do not decide to suspend Atari sales,
that would be a huge loss to the Atari Community. Every time I
visit your site, I find something new, something I did not see
before. I have often wondered what kind of treasures could be found
in your warehouse."
Robert M. of MI "It is amazing, that after 30 years these little 8 bit machines are still going strong and still have a pretty strong following. I have ordered parts and software from Best Electronics dating all the way back in to the 80's. I really hope you do not decide to suspend Atari sales, that would be a huge loss to the Atari Community. Every time I visit your site, I find something new, something I did not see before. I have often wondered what kind of treasures could be found in your warehouse."
Follow up Comment: Thank you for your continued support of the Atari after all these years.
New translucent see thru Atari 800 Dust cover that has a custom tailored fit with reinforced edging around the base and a light surface texture. CB101066-T $12.95
Atari 400 Factory 48K Memory Expansion Kit.
This Atari 400 memory upgrade product was released late in the Atari 400 Computer product run and many Atari 400 Owners never saw it. We think Atari Engineering did not want to produce this product, but many other companies had already developed 400 Memory Upgrade boards for the Atari 400 Computer. Atari Sales Department finally got their way and released this Atari Engineering designed 400 Ram Upgrade board. Other manufactures versions of this 400 Ram upgrade boards, required you to do circuit board trace cuts with 400 motherboard trace jumps or add an extra daughter board with components into a socketed I.C. chip location or swap out I.C.'s on the Atari 400 Motherboard to get their 48K Ram cards to properly work on the Atari 400. Although one of the last 400 Memory upgrades to be produced, Best Electronics rates this Atari made 48K Ram upgrade board as one of the Best ones ever made!
To install this Atari Factory made 48K Expansion board, requires you to solder / install 4 jumper wires (above 4 Red wires) to the bottom of the 400 Atari Motherboard (no circuit board trace cuts) and with a pair of diagonal cutters, cut / clip two black plastic old 16K Ram Card support brackets inside the Atari 400 Die Casting, to make more room inside the Die casting for the larger 48K Atari Ram Card. That's it! If you used the Atari 400 / 800 Factory Diagnostic Cartridge on a 400 computer upgraded with the Atari Factory memory card, it would think you were testing an Atari 800 with 48K of memory. All Atari and other 8 bit companies 800 made Software that required 48K of memory we have ever used on a 400 with this Atari Factory Memory Expansion board installed, ran 100% of the time. Requires a Phillips Screwdriver, Solder Iron, Solder, Diagonal cutters and an Atari Basic Cartridge to verify total memory after the upgrade. The 10 page Atari Installation Pamphlet is well documented with many pictures and step by step Installation Instructions. 4 precut red jumper wires and fully populated 400 48K Ram Card. CO61553 $49.95 Down to the very last 2 of them!
The Atari CX77 Touch Tablet is an Art and Graphics Controller that is plugged into a Joystick port and designed for use with the Atari 8 bit Computers (400, 800, 600XL, 800XL,1200XL, 65XE, 130XE and XE Game machine). You can Draw or Trace pictures with the CX77 Stylus, a pen or even your finger. You have your choice of 8 brush widths with 128 Computer Generated Colors with 8 brightness levels. Create Automatic Circles, Squares, Discs, Boxes, draw perfect Circles, Squares, Rays and Straight lines, draw a series of Connected Straight lines, Mirror Images, Fill objects, Erase objects, Magnify to eight times normal size any portion of your Atari Touch Tablet Drawings. Pictures drawn on your Atari CX77 Touch Tablet can be saved to an Atari Cassette or Atari 810, 1050 or XF551 Disk Drive. You can also load The Popular Micro Illustrator Program drawn Pictures on the CX77 Touch.
Old Atari 8 Bit Owners will remember the early Kola Drawing Pad with the smaller drawing surface. The Atari CX77 Touch Tablet was Atari's Answer to the Kola Pad a couple of years latter with many New Improvements over the original Kola Drawing Pad. The only draw back with the Atari CX77 was when they were released 10 to 15 years ago, they were always in short supply in the US. Many Atari 8 bit uses never saw one or only saw pictures of them only. We found these Rare New Atari CX77 Touch Tablets in an Atari Warehouse in Holland. The labels on the Pallets of them, said they came from the Atari Warehouse in Italy!! Best Electronics spent the time and money and re-imported then back into our US Warehouse from Holland. The Atari CX77 Touch Tablet comes with Drawing pad surface Protective Mylar cover sheet (Spare Protective covers are available from Best), Stylus Pen, AtariArtisit Cartridge and 21 Page Owners Manuals.
Best Atari Tech tip: on switching your Atari console from a RF (TV switch box) connection on your TV / Display to a Composite Video display (Red, Yellow and White RCA connector inputs). If you have one of Best upgraded Atari 2600 or 7800 consoles with New Composite Video outputs or one of the Atari 8 bit Computers with a Composite output jack (Atari was about 30+ years ahead of their time, by putting a Composite Video out port on most of their 8 bit computer products, which nobody used the Composite Video standard back 30 years ago. Now a days just about any Game machine and Video display all have the industry standard Composite video Input jacks) this Atari Tech is for first time installer.
Just about 99% of the New Video Displays (LCD, HD, Projection, Plasma , or older Tube Monitors / TV's) you will connect up your Atari console to, all default to the RF / Connection input on the back side of the display. So when you connect up your Atari console to your newer display Composite RCA input jacks, your newer display will not auto detect or auto switch to the Composite Video inputs once you turn on your Atari console. You typically (using your remote control) will have to go into the Display set up Menu and tell your display to access the Composite Video input jacks. On some Video displays (using your remote control) just running down the TV channel select button below channel 2 will allow you to access the Composite Video, AV1, AV2, AV3 and S-Video display options.
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