Atari 400 / 800, Common items
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|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||$135.95|
|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|
|800 / 400 Atari U.S. Field Service Manual For the 115 and 220/240 Volt versions. 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|
|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 32K RAM Card(400, replaces 8K or 16K Ram card) (800, replaces middle 16K Ram card only, remove back / last 16K Ram card).||CB101377||$29.95|
|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|
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 $29.95
Atari 400 Factory 48K Memory Populated Ram Card only with the 4 Jumper wires. CO61553C $20.00
Best Atari Tech tip: on switching your Atari console form 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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