At 10:58 AM 3/19/97 -0600, Ron Kneusel wrote:
Now, the trouble is.. neither computer works. When
powered up they both
give a clear green screen and that is it. The carts and joysticks work
just fine as my Atari 400 was able to tell us.
I popped the top on the 800 and pushed on all the chips and still
nothing. I'm a bit perplexed as to why both machines are acting the same
way. They use different power supplies and the 800 power supply works
with the 400.
I'm new to Ataris, so it this a sign of something that commonly went
wrong with these machines?
All help appreciated!
- Ron Kneusel
The only one that I might be of help is the 800. I pulled the OS
board out of my atari and got the green screen. I can only deduce from this
that maybe with both machines, there is something wrong with the OS board,
but there might be more to it than that. I have had my 800 since 1983, and
have not had any real problems with it. Knock on wood. I know I shouldn't
say things like that, but oh well, I said it anyway. Hope this helps.
There is a guy here in Austin that would have a spare OS board for the 800,
if you want his name and email, let me know and I will pull it out for you.