65XE / 130XE / XE Game  Computers

We offer a complete inventory of 8 Bit Atari computer repair parts as well as complete computers and replacement Motherboards.   Not all of the thousands and thousands of Atari 8 bit parts we carry are listed.  If you do not see the Atari 8 bit part you are looking for see the Best Rev. 10 Catalog or E-Mail us at:   bestelec@bestelec.digitalspacemail8.net


  

Reconditioned Atari U.S. / NTSC 65XE Computer U.S. rebuildable Power supply, Atari R.F. Cable, Atari TV Switch Box with Coax in and out adapters and US 65XE Owners Manual.  Optional Atari Composite Video cable to newer TFT, LCD or Plasma displays with  Composite Video and Audio inputs.  Best Atari Tech tip on installing your Atari Composite Video Cable for first time installer.  If you opt for the Best Atari 2nd gen. Composite Video cable, we will not include the Atari TV switch box with Coax adapters and RF cable (which we are getting very low on) unless you specifically ask for it.   That way another old Atari owner will be able to purchase the very old / new Atari TV switch box in the future before we run out of them. CB102218-R $185.00
Reconditioned Atari U.S. / NTSC 65XE Computer only.  Optional Atari Composite Video cable to newer TFT, LCD or Plasma displays with  Composite Video and Audio inputs.  Best Atari Tech tip on installing your Atari Composite Video Cable for first time installer. CB102218-RO $155.95

 

Peter H. of Canada   Peter contacted Best because he was having problems with his Atari 130XE computer and could not tell where the problem was.  A lot 130XE different symptoms information from Peter and one word from him (Buzzing sound) told Best were to start the Diagnostic check list.  We told Peter it sounds like his 25+ year Atari XE power supply was going to fail.  Best told Peter to stop using it right now.  If it fails high (5VDC goes to 12+ volts) it could damage all of 5 volt chips on his 130XE motherboard), turning his old 130XE motherboard into burnt toast, not worth repairing.  A couple of new E-Mails back and forth, Peter decided to buy a Best Reconditioned Atari 65XE computer with a new rebuildable Atari XE Power Supply, a second new Atari XE rebuildable Power Supply for his Atari 130XE Computer and a MPP direct connect Printer cable, Atari SIO connector to Centronics Printer interface connector (this cable takes the place of an Atari external 850 Interface and Centronics printer cable to like a DOT matrix printer of that era).  Because of his International location, the shipping cost to ship Peter his Atari order to him was almost double the shipping cost, to send the same Atari order across the US "Just a quick note to thank you again for all your help with placing my 1st order and getting it shipped out so fast!  I received the order yesterday!  Amazing!  ( Monday was a holiday here, so no mail delivery )  I look forward to ordering more items from you in the future !"   

 

Rod L. of Canada  Rod was rebuilding his Atari 8 bit computer collection.  He ordered a New Atari 65XE Computer with Bests new 2nd Generation / Upgraded Atari Composite Video cable two months ago.  He contacted Best this time because he wanted to order a 1050 Disk drive to go with his new Atari 65XE.  "Thank you for sending the new 65XE and new 2nd generation composite video cable - what a treat it was to unpack and use, it felt like Christmas arrived early!  Thanks, too, for your unbelievably great support to me and thousands of other Atari aficionados over the years."

                     

Stephen P. of Australia  "I received the Atari 65XE on Monday morning Australian time which is 1 week since posted, very fast.  Of course the unit is in perfect condition.  I would like to sincerely thank you for the excellent communication whilst working out my purchase, and I was blown away by the lengths that Your shipping department went to in safeguarding my Atari in its long trip to Australia, incredibly well packed to say the least."

 

Atari 65XE US Owners manual with 38 pages of Atari Basic mini language information, 126 pages   For the full 121 page Atari Basic US Reference Manual CO15307 in the Atari Language, See Atari Books Software page CB101701 $17.95
65XE “D” size Schematic     CB102635 $20.00
Atari 65XE Populated US / NTSC motherboard.  No top and bottom RF shields CB101298 $99.95
65XE Atari U.S. 110 Volt Power Supply. 5 Volt D.C. 1 Amp      CO70042 $20.00
65XE Atari U.S. 110 Volt Universal 5 Volt D.C. 1.5 Amp. Power Supply Also works on 600XL / 800XL / 130XE / XE Game System.     CO61982 / CA024814 $27.00
65XE / 130XE Qwerty Keyboard CB101702     $36.00
65XE / 130XE Mitsumi(56-3217, part number on Mylar) made XE Keyboard, single layer Mylar. This Best Electronics Manufactured replacement Keyboard Mylar is an Improved version over the stock Atari keyboard Mylar! Each Best replacement Mylar has a thin dielectric Protective coating over the complete Mylar except the conductive key contact pads. This conductive coating gives your replacement Best Mylar the Best Resistance to flexure cracks on Silk screened traces and prevents internal keyboard Mylar supports from wearing or rubbing away traces. Its also prevents tiny objects that drop thru the Keyboard from wearing or shorting out keyboard traces. This replacement Mylar also has 1/4 inch longer extended Traces on the connector side of the Mylar so they can be trimmed back if required. One way you can tell if you have a Mitsumi version XE keyboard is to pull off one key cap. It is best to pry off a key cap using two small straight blade screw drivers, one a 12 and 6 O’ clock positions. The Mitsumi XE keyboard will have a spring under each key cap.  See Atari 1200XL keyboard mylar Tech Tip that also applies to this Best XE upgraded replacement mylar. CB101049     $22.00

                   

Steve H. of NH   Steve said he had left of couple of voice mails to Best, but never heard back from us.  Then he tried an E-Mail to Best.  In our same day E-Mail reply back, we explained to Steve we are so busy here (7 days a week, 14 to 16 hour days here) that we get to our Atari voice Mails around 12 midnight to 2 AM typically.  It has not changed for last 20+ years.  Steve said he just got an Atari 130XE but it had keyboard problems.   He said he wanted to order the Best better made XE Keyboard CB101049 replacement mylar.  One of the two Atari made stock XE Keyboard mylars has a close to a 99% failure rate.  The Best made upgraded XE Keyboard mylar has a 1/4 of 1% failure rate for the last 28+ years of sell them all over the world.  "130XE keyboard mylar arrived today.  It’s in and working!  Good price, great service, thanks for being there!"

 

Marek S. of Poland  "I received my New Best XE Keyboard Mylar CB101049 today. Really quick shipping to Poland - only 7 days!  I've just installed new keyboard mylar and my 65XE works perfectly now:) Once again, Many thanks!"

 

 To see some pictures Marek sent Best on receiving and installing his new Best XE Keyboard Mylar

 

Gary G. of TX   "Just wanted to follow up with you on this. Item arrived today.  Really quick shipping!   Works like a charm, Thank you for helping me save another Atari from the dumpster.  I will definitely keep ordering from you in the future.  Thank you again sir for a fine product !"  Gary had an Atari 130XE computer with a bad internal XE Keyboard.  He bought the Best Made Upgraded 130XE Keyboard internal replacement XE Keyboard Internal mylar (above #CB101049) .  The stock Atari made 130XE single layer version Keyboard internal mylar (two different styles used over the years not interchangeable) has close to a 99% to 100% failure rate!   The Improved Upgraded Best Internal XE single layer replacement XE Keyboard Mylar has a 1/4 of 1% failure rate last 25+ years of selling them.

 

Jim H. of NY  "I bought a Atari 130xe membrane last year from you and works great, but I have another Atari 130xe that needs a membrane as well.  I took the keyboard apart and it is a MITSUMI membrane for sure, do you still sell the replacement?"  Yes see the CB101049 XE keyboard mylar above.

 

Atari Trivia Information / Question:  Do you know what the Atari acronym A.P.C.D. and A.H.C.D. stands for?  It was used on a lot of Atari paper work and Atari box 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.  They stand for Atari Home Computer Division (Green strip across the label) and Atari Personal Computer Division (Red strip across the label).  Back then the Atari Consumer division had the APCD then it changed to AHCD,  and VCS (2600) departments.

65XE / 130XE Sugiyama (FKJ0201131 or FKJ0202131, part number on Mylar) or Action Technology (AA081400, part number on Mylar) made XE Keyboard double layer (folded over with a separate flat sheet of plastic with holes, in between the folded over layers) Mylar, less plastic sheet with holes. Save this old flat middle clear sheet with holes and reuse it on the New Best XE replacement mylar.  On a Sugiyama / Action version XE keyboard you will find a 1/4 inch diameter key plunger under each key cap (No springs). You also will find square locating pins a 12 and 6 O’clock positions on the inside circumference of each key plunger.  See Atari 1200XL keyboard mylar Tech Tip that also applies to this Best XE replacement mylar.     CB101454 $22.00
65XE / 130XE 24 pin Keyboard Mylar Pinch connector, vertical mount  CO61793 $9.95

Atari 65XE to 320K Ram Upgrade.  For Atari Hackers who are in the 5 to 10 range (1 Never installed an Atari upgrade to 10 a expert Tech) Technical skill level installing Atari Upgrades.  Atari Custom XE Chip, Ram Chips, TTL Chip, 2 page written instructions (no schematic) and Resistors supplied with this 65XE Upgrade.  Required (not supplied) Soldering Iron, Solder, Solder Sucker, Small length of 30 gauge wire, Phillips screwdriver and Flat blade screwdriver.  This Atari Upgrade was designed by the same Atari user who designed the very popular and rock solid Atari 130XE 320K Ram upgrade below.  

CB101616

$36.95

 

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.

65XE / 130XE / 800XE  “The Best” “XE” Touch (Formally called “TT” Touch for XE computers) Improved Silicone Cups that replaces the existing spongy / mushy feeling cups inside the XE Keyboard to give you a firm feeling keyboard with tactile feed back on each key stroke.  XE Touch will only fit two out of the three versions / brand Atari Keyboards used on the XE Series Computers. If your XE keyboard DOES NOT have spring under each key cap, then you have the right XE keyboard that can be upgraded to “XE” Touch.  All that is required for installation is a #0 Phillips screw driver. Full set of 62 “XE” Touch Contacts. CB102117  $29.95  Now a Must Buy for every 65XE / 130XE / 800XE system Owner!

One of our German Atari Customers (Marc B.) was so pleased with his upgraded (with Best XE Touch upgrade contacts) XE Game System Keyboard that he wrote quick install guide with pictures on upgrading his Atari XE Game System keyboard (same basic XE keyboard used in the Atari 65XE / 130XE / 800XE computers).  Here is English translation provided to Best Electronics from Marc, of that install guide that will be published in one of the German Atari Magazines.

Boris K. of Germany.  Boris read the different Atari reviews on Best's XEGS keyboard upgrade called "XE Touch".  So he placed an Atari order for two set of XE Touch internal upgrade silicone cups for his two Atari XEGS consoles he had from Best.  "I just received and already changed the XE best contact upgrade into one of my XEGS keyboards. This is really amazing, it turns this wobbly thing into an actual usable keyboard with a very professional feel to it. I'd say this is a must-buy for any XE owner - wow! Thank you so much for this! Danke!  Best regards from Germany"

 

Paul W. of OR  Paul ordered Bests XE Touch product, internal Atari XE Keyboard upgrade contacts, that gets rid of the mushy XE keyboard key cap feel and gives you a new Tactical feed feature on all of the XE keyboard key caps.  "The XE touch upgrades are worth every penny!"

 

Ben C. of TX   Ben purchased one of Bests XE Touch keyboard internal upgrade contacts for his Atari 130XE keyboard.  "The keyboard upgrade is great; the feel of the keys is much better than it was before."

 

Jason H. of MD  Jason had a bad (certain keys stopped working) Atari 130XE Keyboard.  He ordered one of Bests better made XE internal replacement Keyboard mylars.  Also Jason, had the right Atari 130XE Keyboard that would accept Bests XE Touch internal contacts that upgrades the feel (tactical feed back) of the Atari 130XE Keyboard key caps.  "I received my XE Touch keyboard upgrade parts and the improved keyboard Mylar for my 130XE and installed them tonight.  My keyboard works again and feels better than new."

 

Boisy P. of LA   "Got the stuff in today!"  Boisy ordered one of Bests Custom made New 65XE / 130XE / XE Game Machine replacement internal Keyboard Mylar for a bad 130XE Keyboard he had and two of Bests XE Touch, Internal Silicon contact upgrade kits (for better tactical feed back on his XE Keyboard Key caps) for his 130XE and XE Game Machine Keyboards   "The 130XE keyboard mylar works great, as do the new key cups.  Night and day difference!  Going to tackle the XEGS keyboard next...  Thanks for very fast service and great products!"

 

Lawrence P. of Canada  "I'm very pleased with the Best XE touch upgrade.  The XEGS is my favorite 8-bit, and I love that it has a detachable keyboard.  The stock keys, are quite mushy and not fun for extended typing.  My XEGS is pretty heavily modded, but this was one heck of a dramatic upgrade.  I also thought it was a nice and smart touch to make the upgraded contacts red.  Nice that it is impossible to confuse them with the stock ones during the upgrade.  A subtle but nice touch"

                                   

  

Mark R. of the UK  "Thanks for shipping the XE Touch kits."  Best's exclusive Atari XE Keyboard Internal upgrade for the key caps.  "I've fitted one to the keyboard of a European 800XE and it makes a world of difference to the feel of the keyboard when typing in programs."

 

Kevin O. of SC   "Thanks for getting that order out so promptly!  Got the XE-touch keyboard upgrade installed in my 130XE's keyboard already.... never thought rubber cups made THAT much of a difference in the feel of a keyboard!"  Bests new 65XE / 130XE / 800XE / XE Game Keyboard replacement Internal Silicon cups for a much improved XE Keyboard feel / tactical feed back.  "It went from "barely tolerable" to "damn, that's nice" in like 15 minutes!  If I ever get another XE, it's getting one of these kits too.  Too bad people can't feel the difference online.  I never realized how bad the stock XE keyboard was when I was a kid until I got another XE recently."

                               

65XE / 130XE Atari U.S. 110 Volt, 5 Volt D.C. 1.5 Amp. Rebuildable Universal Power Supply Also works on 600XL / 800XL / XE Game System.       Are all Atari XL / XE power supplies the same? CO61982 / CA024814 $27.00
65XE /130XE U.S. R.F. Modulator CO70000 $15.00

130XE COMPUTER

Roy L of CA   Earlier this year Roy purchased an Atari 130XE computer from Best to upgrade from he old Atari 400 Computer he was using for years.  "I don’t care for the key action on the 130XE.  If I remember right, you mentioned that the keyboard on the 130XE I bought from you is upgradeable. Is that correct"  The Atari answer to Roy's question was Yes.  Roy was referring to Bests XE Touch upgrade internal silicon contacts for one of the two Atari XE keyboards made, that gets rid of the mushy feeling XE key caps.  Roy purchased a set of XE Touch contacts.  "Much better!  almost feels like the old IBM XT keyboard."  This is Roy's second feed back comment to Best.

 

Roy L. of CA   A few months ago, Roy picked up from Best one of the rare Atari 400 Factory 48K Ram upgrades and successfully installed in his Atari 400 computer (that was connected up to his TV via an Atari RF cable and TV switch box).  Then he was considering getting an reconditioned Atari 130XE from Best.  A few E-Mails back and forth, Roy put in an order for a Best reconditioned Atari 130XE computers.  At the same time Best suggested to Roy, that he dump the Atari RF cable and old style TV switch box (that comes with the 130XE) and go with Best Enhanced Atari Composite Video cable for a better / clearer 130XE display.  "I’m loving the 130XE (although my 400 is lonely now).  I could have bought it for less than 1/2 the price on Amazon or EBay but I wouldn’t have had confidence in the condition, the seller or the machine’s history.  You guys did the self-tests, put in a new upgradeable keyboard and even added the video cable that I didn’t even think about so I had confidence that I was buying the best 30-year old machine I could."

 

Owen S. of CO  "I received my 130XE, enhanced composite video cable, Best Electronics upgraded CX40 joystick, and Eastern Front and Star Raiders cartridges yesterday!  Thank you so much for getting this package out to me in a expedient manner (placed order Friday p.m. and it was shipped that afternoon/evening!!!).  Best Electronics rocks: with courtesy, service and breadth & depth of in-stock products, you have more than earned my business!"

                            

130XE Atari Schematics / Reference, English version Manual Sections covered: 130XE Parts list by Description, Location and Atari Part number, XE / XL Production Test, Cartridge & Expansion Slot Test Fixture with Error Codes, XL / XE Production Test Diagnostic Error Codes, Schematics on how to build a SIO Short plug and Joystick port shorting cable / PCB, Components locations and 130XE Schematics. 13 Pages.     

130XESFM

$20.00

 

Paul J. of Canada  Paul contacted Best via E-Mail.  Several E-Mails back and forth, Atari questions asked and answered.  Paul placed his very 1st Atari order with Best.  "Thanks -  We received the shipment yesterday!  The new drive belt is installed and my 1050 drive works like it was 1985 again.  I am sure it will run for another 35 years!  The new 130xe main board also works perfect.  I can honestly say Best rescued both items from the landfill.  Thanks for helping persevere a little bit of Atari computing history in our home!  I can say with 100% assurance that we will be back for additional purchases.  Best is the best!  Thanks Again!"

 

Ted S. of Canada  Ted contacted Best looking for 2 1050 Disk Drive Tandon replacement top head pads.  Best told Ted we have them in stock.  He second E-Mail back to Best, said he was also looking for a second complete Atari 130XE Computer to back up his second bad Atari 130XE Computer he had.  We told Ted we do have Reconditioned Atari 130XE US / NTSC Computers in stock, but we had a lot more cost effective choice for him.  Best has New complete drop in replacement Atari 130XE US / NTSC motherboards for far less than a complete Reconditioned 130XE Computer.  "I received the package today.  My 1050 Disk Drive now appears to be 100% operational again.  The 130XE motherboard was very easy to install and is working great.  Thanks again for staying in business for us atari addicts!"

       

130XE “D” size NTSC (U.S.) / PAL Schematic, 16 ram chip version. CB102630 $17.00
130XE “D” size NTSC (U.S.) / PAL Schematic, 4 ram chip (64K X 4) version CB102957 $17.00
130XE “D” size SECAM Schematic16 ram chip version. Covers Atari 130XEs that use the CO14887 ANTIC and CO14889 GTIA I.C.s CB102631 $17.00
130XE Sams Computerfacts U.S. Service Manual Sections covered: Block Diagram, Disassembly Instructions, General Operating Instructions, I.C. Pinouts and Terminal Guides, Line Definitions, Logic Charts, Miscellaneous Adjustments, Parts List, Photo-Main Board, Safety Precautions, Schematics, Schematic Notes, Test Equipment and Troubleshooting. 35 Pages.    CB101046 Sold Out 
130XE Atari U.S. Rebuildable 110 Volt, 5 Volt D.C. 1.5 Amp Universal Power Supply Also works on 600XL/800XL/65XE/XE Game System.     CO61982 / CA024814 $27.00
130XE 320K Modification (Requires soldering and removing components) Includes Ram chips, sockets and instruction sheet.     CB101915 $36.95
XE / XL Diagnostic Cartridge Rev 3.4. Runs the following Diagnostic Tests, Production Test, Audio, Video, Port (Requires Port jumper cables, 13 pin shorting plug and loop back board) Keyboard, ROM and Ram, including 130XE Ram bank!      CB101048 $35.00

 

            

Special One Time Buy! Atari Service Center 130XE Plug in Diagnostic Test Board (plugs into the 130XE Cartridge and Expansion ports) and 130XE Buss line(s) Status indicator only.

This Atari Service Center Tool is one step above of the normal Atari XL and 130XE Diagnostic Cartridge, CB101048.  The 130XE Buss Diagnostic board plugs into the rear 130XE cartridge port and the expansion port connectors at the same time.  It has the same tests as the above CB101048 XL/XE Diagnostic cartridge plus also has 9 Red LED’s indicate the 130XE buss status (DIXX, REF, IRQ, HALT, A14, A15, R/W, O2 and RESET) of the 130XE motherboard.  So these 130XE Motherboard buss functions can be checked using the Atari 130XE PBI Diagnostic card without the normal use of an Oscilloscope.  It will check the 130XE internal buss status on a working Atari 130XE or a Dead Atari 130XE (no video display).

You plug in the Atari 130XE Diagnostic board into the 130XE rear connectors and turn on the Atari 130XE.  Two things will happen.  All of the Red LED’s on the Atari 130XE Rear buss test card will come on for a second and then turn off (a normal working Atari 130XE computer).  Any Red LED’s that stay on will indicate a 130XE Motherboard Buss Error which relates directly back to the Atari 130XE Schematic buss lines.  Trouble shooting a dead or semi working Atari 130XE Motherboard job becomes much easier.  On a working Atari 130XE you will see an Atari Diagnostic Menu on your display Monitor.  You can run the following Tests using the Atari 130XE PCB board on board diagnostic tests:  Production Test (6 tests), Audio Test (6 tones), 3 part Video test with Color bar generator for setting proper 130XE color display, DB-9 Joystick Port Test (requires two optional DB-9 cables and a shorting board assembly, information to build a 130XE Joystick shorting board is in the Atari 130XE Technical / Field Service Manual, 130XESFM) and SIO port test (requires a SIO special Shorting plug, TE15639)(6 tests), 130XE Keyboard Test, 130XE ROM Test, 130XE Ram and 64K Ram bank tests with a ram chip failure display matrix and 130XE PBI  Test.  These Atari 130XE Individual Diagnostic Tests can be run in a single test mode or in a continues 24 / 7 loop mode to fully burn in a repaired Atari 130XE Motherboard.  In the past, this 130XE Diagnostic Board was ONLY sold in the complete Atari XE Diagnostic Hardware Service center Dealer kit!  The above pictured 130XE PBI box is not supplied with all 130XE PBI boards.  Atari packed 4 of PBI boards in one display box.

CB102534 $34.95

Best Atari XEGS Information / Tech Tip.  For New, Used XEGS consoles with no history (like off E-Bay) or 1st time Atari XEGS owners or XEGS owners who have lost of the 2 (Keyboard and Main XEGS) Owners manuals here is some useful information.  Normally on the Atari XEGS, if the external keyboard is not connected to the XEGS main console, when 1st turned on, it should default to the built Atari Missile Command game.  When the external XE keyboard is connected up to the Main XEGS console you should be able to switch between the built in Atari Basic and built in Missile Command game.  This is normally done by holding down the Option button on the main XEGS console when 1st turning on the XEGS.     

Typical symptoms that show up on some new and older Atari XEGS consoles.

1.  I can not switch between the XEGS Basic and Missile Command game functions no matter what I try.

2.  My XEGS is stuck in Basic or Missile Command game.

Ways to correct the above XEGS problems.

Sometimes the XEGS MMU chip (the Atari custom chip that controls the Cartridge and other XEGS motherboard functions) gets confused / stuck and will not properly switch between the built in Basic / Missile Command settings not matter what you do.  There is a very simple way to rest the Atari XEGS MMU chip.  Put in a different (other than Atari Missile Command) Atari 8 bit game) Atari 8 bit game cartridge into the XEGS console and turn on the XEGS for a second or less (it can come up the new game 1st screen display or not).  The XEGS MMU chip should be reset now.

On very old or well used Atari XEGS consoles, the small black switch (on the XEGS motherboard) under the Option button is going bad or has failed.  This can be very easily verified, by using a Ohm meter on the two soldered in switch legs on the under / solder side of the XEG motherboard.  In theory when option switch is pushed down, you should get 0 Ohms resistance between the switch legs.  In most cases you will find resistance can range from about 50 ohms to 1 Meg ohms resistance.  In that resistance range, the XEGS motherboard electronics will simply not see the Option switch closure.  Best recommends if you go thru replacing the XEGS soldered in Option failed small black motherboard switch, you replace the 3 other going bad XEGS small black switches at the same time.  See the Best XEGS upgraded replacement switches below.

 

XE Game Machine

Atari XE NTSC U.S. Game Machine Includes Atari Light Gun, Atari CX40 Joystick, Bug Hunt Light Gun Game Cartridge, Flight Simulator II Game Cartridge with Manuals, built in Atari Missile Command Game, Atari Basic Language and XE Game Machine Keyboard Manual. CB102220 Sold Out
XE Game Machine Atari U.S. 110 Volt Power Supply 5 volt D.C. 1 Amp CO70042 $20.00
XE Game Machine Atari U.S. 110 Volt Universal 5 Volt D.C. 1.5 Amp. Power Supply. Also works on 600XL / 800XL / 65XE / 130XE CO61982 / CA024814 $27.00
XE Game Machine “D” size SECAM Schematic. CB102978 $25.00
XE Game Machine Qwerty Keyboard Module Complete with DB-15F cable assembly CB102350 $99.95
XE Game Machine Qwerty Keyboard only (less Round Reset button) CB101374 $36.00
Best XE Game Machine motherboard small black Start, Select, Option or Reset upgraded replacement switch CB101777C $6.95

Nathan B. of Australia  Nathan was repairing his Atari XEGS console.  He ordered a new replacement Atari XE Keyboard and the Best's XE Touch XE keyboard Internal Upgrade contacts.  Best made sure that the XE version Keyboard (2 different version available) we sent Nathan was the one that could be upgraded with XE Touch upgrade contacts.  "Thanks so much for the brand new XE keyboard and the XE touch rubbers. They arrived some time last week and after fixing up the keyboard my XEGS now feels like a brand new machine. It will be something to show off at the next retro computer meet up.  The Atari community is really lucky to have someone as dedicated as you are to the brand. Congrats for being around for as long as you have been!"

XE Game Machine Sugiyama (FKJ0201131 or FKJ0202131, part number on Mylar) or Action Technology (AA081400, part number on Mylar) made XE Keyboard double layer (folded over with a separate flat sheet of plastic with holes, in between the folded over layers) Mylar, less plastic sheet with holes. Save this old flat middle clear sheet with holes and reuse it on the New Best XE replacement mylar.  On a Sugiyama / Action version XE keyboard you will find a 1/4 inch diameter key plunger under each key cap (No springs). You also will find square locating pins a 12 and 6 O’clock positions on the inside circumference of each key plunger.    CB101454 $22.00
XE Game Machine 24 pin Keyboard Mylar Pinch connector, vertical mountWill sub in for the stock R/A XEGS 24 pin mylar pinch connector.  CO61793 $9.95
XE Game Machine NTSC U.S. Main P.C. Mother Board populated CA200073 $89.95
XE Game Machine Bare / Blank PCB Mother Board, no components    CB10278 $20.00

 

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Best Electronics Exclusive Auto switching TV switch box upgrade Kit for the Atari XE Game System!   With this Atari XE Game System Upgrade Kit installed, you will no longer have to reach behind your TV / Monitor and side the manual slide switch on your mechanical Cable Ready TV switch box from Game / Computer to TV ever again.  All you have to is to turn on your XEGS and the normal XEGS screen will

show up on your TV.   This Best XE Game System upgrade Kit comes with the New Atari Jaguar Auto sensing TV Switch box ($9.95) with built in Atari RF cable, New Atari Jaguar Auto sensing XE Game System US RF Modulator ($15.00) and English Installation Instructions.  This Atari XE Game System Upgrade Kit requires the ability to Solder and Unsolder the old XEGS RF Modulator.    US XE Game System version Upgrade Kit CB103059 $21.95

German version of the Best XE Game System Auto Switching Upgrade Kit.  CB103059-GRM $21.95

UK version of the Best XE Game System Auto Switching Upgrade Kit.  CB103059-UK $21.95

 

XE Game Machine “The Best” “XE” Touch (Formally called “TT” Touch for XE computers) Improved Silicone Cups That replaces the existing spongy / mushy feeling cups inside the XE Keyboard to give you a firm feeling keyboard with tactile feed back on each key stroke. XE Touch will only fit two out of the three versions / brand Atari Keyboards used on the XE Series Computers. If your XE keyboard DOES NOT have spring under each key cap, then you have the right XE keyboard that can be upgraded to “XE” Touch. All that is required for installation is a #0 Phillips screw driver Full set of 62 “XE” Touch Contacts. CB102117  $29.95    Now a Must Buy for every XE Game Machine Owner!

 

One of our German Atari Customers (Marc B.) was so pleased with his upgraded (with Best XE Touch upgrade contacts) XE Game System Keyboard that he wrote quick install guide with pictures on upgrading his Atari XE Game System keyboard (same basic XE keyboard used in the Atari 65XE / 130XE computers).  Here is the English translation provided to Best Electronics from Marc, of that install guide that will be published in one of the German Atari Magazines.

 

Mark R. of the UK  "Thanks for shipping the XE Touch kits."  Best's exclusive Atari XE Keyboard Internal upgrade for the key caps.  "I've fitted one to the keyboard of a European 800XE and it makes a world of difference to the feel of the keyboard when typing in programs."

 

Lawrence P. of Canada  "I'm very pleased with the Best XE touch upgrade.  The XEGS is my favorite 8-bit, and I love that it has a detachable keyboard.  The stock keys, are quite mushy and not fun for extended typing.  My XEGS is pretty heavily modded, but this was one heck of a dramatic upgrade.  I also thought it was a nice and smart touch to make the upgraded contacts red.  Nice that it is impossible to confuse them with the stock ones during the upgrade.  A subtle but nice touch"

  

Kevin O. of SC   "Thanks for getting that order out so promptly!  Got the XE-touch keyboard upgrade installed in my 130XE's keyboard already.... never thought rubber cups made THAT much of a difference in the feel of a keyboard!"  Bests new 65XE / 130XE / 800XE / XE Game Keyboard replacement Internal Silicon cups for a much improved XE Keyboard feel / tactical feed back.  "It went from "barely tolerable" to "damn, that's nice" in like 15 minutes!  If I ever get another XE, it's getting one of these kits too.  Too bad people can't feel the difference online.  I never realized how bad the stock XE keyboard was when I was a kid until I got another XE recently."

 


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.

$79.95

                       

 

Michael P. of CA  "Just wanted to let you know that I un-boxed the CX77 Touch tablet today and tried it out, and I'm a very happy customer. It's probably the first time in 30+ years that I've had something brand new and sealed from Atari. Really brought me back in time in a good way. And the product works great!"

                                                

James R. of CA Placing his 4th Atari order in a row in the last few months, this time James ordered a New in the box Atari CX77 Touch Tablet and the very hard to find New in the box last Generation made, Atari XC12 Program recorder.  "Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know I received my latest order today - the touch tablet and program recorder.  As always, I’m thrilled and so appreciative to you guys for keeping the brand alive.  Love to share the happiness you guys provide."  


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