Coming Soon!

Coming to a video player near you soon.

I have purchased an “Untested” Atari ST ‘Console’ from eBay.

Really love it when things are listed as ‘Console’ when they are actually computers. This is either a ploy to stop them from selling, or a genuine mis-understanding of what is on offer!

Anyway, this has been powered on, and the ‘Green light glows’ so its anyone’s guess as to its actual condition.

It looks to be all there, apart from the mouse. The mouse in the pictures is an Amiga mouse, that probably works on the ST .. We will see.

Once I receive it, tear down and refurbishment will commence, all the while recording for youtube.

The video should be up and online either just before or just after Christmas 2019, as I have umpteen parties and social gatherings to attend between now and the new year (2020)

Appears to be complete, except for the keyboard! An extra drive also looks to be included, making me wonder if the original one died?
What is this? The Atari didn’t have a PSU like this … Interesting.
It is always good to have a spare 720K floppy drive hanging around!
Looks to be in good condition! Lets see whats it is like after shipment.
Wires! … So many wires!
Oh … There you are. Hiding under the case top 🙂 and a non-standard floppy drive to boot!

Hopefully, there is nothing significantly wrong with it. If I can’t repair it, I will have to break it down for parts and get my money back that way.

If it is repairable, I will be putting it back on eBay and use the money to buy another refurb project!

Keep an eye out in the future!

Update: 10/12/19 – The Atari ST was delivered yesterday, while I was on leave from work. Checking it this morning it is completely smashed. The outside box is not damaged in any way, but the contents … All I can say is this …

If you ship old and delicate computers, please wrap them in copious amounts of bubblewrap.

My cheap Atari ST is now a 1000+ jigsaw puzzle! 🙁

I think I will need to put this into a PC tower case at some stage.

First off, I will clean the main board and make sure its all working

UPDATE: – When this was removed from the shipping box for a proper examination, it turned out to be an STE with 4 SIMM chips in it. Its either a 1 MB machine or a 4MB machine. Until I fire it up, I can’t tell, and I won’t be firing it up until I am certain there will be no magic smoke!!

Not so happy days!!!