Thanks very much for your help!
On Mar 7, 2008, at 11:32 AM, Curt @ Atari Museum wrote:
The chip side always faces the back of the cartridge (on the
400/800/XL "Brown" carts the chips will face outward with the back
metal cover removed.) On the grey "XE" cartridges, same deal, you
will place the PCB onto the label side with the chips facing you and
then place the back cover over them.
The PCB's themselves are generic, though interestingly enough,
almost all Atariwriter wordprocessor and Atari Tennis games are on
Red PCB's and most others are on green. The only way to know the
game is the know the numbering codes of the chips, I've been
compiling such a list for a couple of years, the revisions are
sometimes a little overwhelming.)
Simple rule of them on the carts, chips always face AWAY from you
when plugged into a 400/800, 600/800XL and XE GS machines and face
DOWN on the 1200XL and 65XE/130XE machines.
David Betz wrote:
> Well, I did something really stupid this time. I had an old Atari
> 800 cartridge that had lost its label. I figured that maybe
> something inside would tell me what kind of cartridge it was so I
> took it apart. First, there was no marking on the PC board that
> gave any clue as to what cartridge it was. But worse, I didn't pay
> enough attention to the original orientation of the PC board inside
> the plastic housing so I don't know how to put it together again.
> The circuit board has a big blob of glue on the top of what I
> assume is a ROM chip. Does that side of the PC board face the side
> of the plastic housing with the screw or the other side? To make
> matters worse, I *found* the label for the cartridge at the bottom
> of my box of old Atari stuff so I didn't really need to take the
> cartridge apart after all. Can anyone give me some advice about how
> to reassemble the cartridge with the circuit board in the correct