Atari 800

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The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers manufactured from 1979 to 1992. All are based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU and were the first home computers designed with custom coprocessor chips. Over the following decade several versions of the same basic design were released, including the original Atari 400 and 800 and their successors, the XL and XE series of computers. Overall, the Atari 8-bit computer line was a commercial success, selling two million units through its major production run between late 1979 and mid-1985,[1] a total of around 4 million units.

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wow I have a atari800 and a

wow I have a atari800 and a atari400 I had a atari800 costed $666.69 in 1979 but it died and i got a new one off ebay I also have a 810 and a 1050 and a program recorder w new take up reel spring snipped to rewind and a new hose washer play idler it now loads it own data it records too it also loads spanish tapes and also the head mech locktight has been broke loose to make adjusting the spring loaded adjustment of the head easyer when loading spanish tape to align for recording then i found the right spot to get LOUD loading then used locktight again and fixed the head adjutment and the take up wheel spring being snipped shorter made it rewind for the 1st time from factory it would not rewind i remember chrismas day my dad came home from target w the educator and the entertainer packages bundles from Target he got on sale after chirsmas and we waited paitenly and the next friday we got the program recorder basic the basic manual and the basic programs and the tape recorder witch would not rewind If i knew what it was then i would have snipped the spring back then I thougnt it was the belts i replaced and the play idler and then i ripped it apart to repalce abroken lip thing i broke off the head mech mold on the bottom base and had to unsolder two mechs to get one that was not broken and part out two recorders to make one good one but now the mint on off ebay now rewinds better than new as the spring in the reel that takes up the tape when loading rewinding or fast forwarding the spring is to long it prevents the slipage of the take up wheel as to not even let it move freely so i was like wtf snip get the hell out of my way damn spring then when i put it back it was to whimpy so i was like oh no big deal i have the other one from the parts recorder and found the right spot to snip off exess lenght of the spring then using two snippers and a needle nose i straignend then spring end to look almost factory but not as long then put it back with new belts new idler play idler and could not find a rewind/fastforward idler but it NOW REWINDS it rattles fast forward and rewind but who cares it still rewinds all the way w out jaming the spring was so strong it was like holding it back w youre finger wilst playing and it would eat the tape but now it wont eat the tape and also rewinds too you donot have to take the door off to rewind or flip it over to fast forward as rewind I actually adjusted the head mech to load I broke the locktight but I if i remember i will get more. then i got it to fast forward to program 2 3 4 on same tape using the counter witch works using a small rubberbinder worked great . turntableneedles.com had the two rare belts the hardware store had the #6 sink diverter hose washer for the play idler and if you really want a rewind idler you can get one made but they still work with the dent from storage by not pushing play then pause before putting the cassette recorder in the closet for storage PUSH PLAY AND MAKE SHURE YOU PUSH PAUSE TOO if you dont to these two functions play and pause simultanously even if like the one i got off ebay is in mint condition in the box never used if they did not push play and pause they runied the rewind idler and the play idler is most likely rotted anyway the good news is the take up reel on the right side looking at the front has a spring defect witch a snippage of about a cenitmeter of the total legnth long wise snipped off should allow more of the take up reel being more loose when rewinding.. then you should beable to load data . Dang shame it took 32 years for me to actually figure out it was the take up reel spring making it not rewind and the play idler was a #6 hose washer costing only $75ยข from hardware store and that if back then i had pushed pause then play before storing the device I would have w new rewind/fastforward idler.. this same thing happens to vcr's that dont get used the idler is engaged against a pole like the capisan thing is pushing against the take up rubber the rewind idler is the same thing it makes a rubber dent then rattles when rewinding but since i replaced the play idler with a hose washer NEW RUBBER part it works great now... the only other thing i can think of is the eeproom burner i have and the hacked atari 2600 carts i made.. I can make a atari800 cart if i went ot atariage and got a blank cart but have no file to burn .. the atari computer is agreat learning tool it made me modify the 1st rant and modify this one was way worse than it is now its still a 3am rant thought.. OK i need sleep . oh ps the captha says 1+0= whell in the computer it = -1 with is a changable variable...

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