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OldSchoolzPC
April 3rd, 2015, 05:56 AM
Hi I just got a Atari 800XL the only problem is when I turned it on nothing appears on the screen my research says that it might be the GTIA, Antic chips so I googled fir replacements but no luck if any of you guys know were to fine some on line PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!! I really what to get it working again.


Heres a pic of the original box that I received it in:

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fatwizard
April 3rd, 2015, 05:41 PM
I would look at the ram chips first. A bad one will keep it from booting and they are the most likely suspect. They are common 4164s ram chips, so there are easier to find as well. Also, try re-seating all of the socketed ICs as the pins and sockets can oxidize over time and cause poor connectivity. My old 400 wouldn't boot when I pulled it from storage after ten years. I rocked the ram chips in their sockets and up she came.