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Atari 8bit machines thread...

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by flu!d, May 22, 2021.

  1. adicakes

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    Are there any Atari Lynx owners here? I know that its 8/16-bit status is debatable, but couldn't find a more appropriate thread to post in. :)
     
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    flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    I don't have one, I did have an ex mate try to sell me one in the 90's but I wasn't interested. However, from what I read it's a shame the architecture didn't actually make it's way into the Atari 8bit machines as it sounds quite impressive.
     
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  3. Vanne

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    Ive got a lynx from way back. But haven't seen it in yonks, it's in the same draw as my game gear.

    Any idea about the 130xe? The 600/800's are going up through the roof atm. They were around 80 bucks last year.. now, no change from 200 plus post...
     
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    flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    The 130XE's a good machine. The only problem is chips may not be socketed, making upgrades harder and the keyboard is a little mushy.
     
  5. power

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    this was a big Atari problem for quite some time.

    If you want the best keyboards they live on the 800 and the XL series.

    If you want to fix the issue on an ST, XE, etc then you need to go here.

    https://www.best-electronics-ca.com/

    yes it's meant to look like that, yes everyone complains and no they will not change.
     
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    flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    Ah, Brad at Best Electronics...

    While I've never personally dealt with him, I've heard some odd stories from those that have. If he doesn't like you than it's "No soup for you!".
     
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    flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    After months of waiting my new 600XL badge finally arrived...

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. badmofo

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    Beautiful :thumbup: What happened to the old one?
     
  9. Vanne

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    Still on the hunt.. got snipped a few times now in the last 2 weeks...
     
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    flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    It was dented and really bugged me. The new one's all shiny, sometimes I just stop and admire it - Then realize I don't have my glasses on, get my glasses and admire it some more.

    [​IMG]

    One will come up eventually. I was lucky, it was listed with a buy it now price that was reasonable and the seller dropped the price some more.
     
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  11. Flamin Joe

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    It's been quite a few years since I've brought anything from him but I never had any problems, http://www.myatari.com/ however is a different story. Around about the same time I tried to purchase an Atari CRT from him and he basically couldn't be bothered selling it as it was all too hard to get the monitor down from the rack it was on. Despite my many emails back and forth assuring him I would buy it so it wasn't a waste of his time I eventually gave up.

    Interesting bunch of people these old Atari folk. :lol:
     
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    flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    They're a bunch of egotistical buffoons is what they are. I've never seen a retro community like it.

    EDIT:

    This is a result of clicking the 8 bit machines link on the My Atari web page, lol!

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    flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    Here's something for a bit of fun. I'm using ICE-T to telnet into the 1541 UII+ on the C64 to control it remotely! Oh, the users on Atari Age wouldn't like that...Hiss.

    BTW, I have a spare 600XL reproduction badge, which I actually prefer to the factory badge. If anyone wants one PM me and I'll send it for the cost of postage.

    [​IMG]
     

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