[vcf-midatlantic] Atari XE game system

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Wed Aug 19 11:09:49 EDT 2020

Oh man Atari 8bit stuff is cool AM I RIGHT friends!??!

> Can anyone help me get this to boot correctly and play other games?

On the carts... try using something like deoxit on a qtip to wipe the 
contacts on a cart. While it's wet with deoxit, insert and remove it from 
the cart slot. It might just be that it's not making good contact so the 
games aren't executing properly.

A pencil eraser might clean the cart side. Rubbing alcohol on a qtip is 
another thing but dunno if that would leave a coating. Deoxit is my go-to. 
It's a tid bit expensive and use it around open air or a fan.

I have never owned an XE game system, but maybe it doesn't have a ROM 
BASIC for when there is no game. If one game works that is a pretty 
good sign.

I had a huge pile of carts from a thrift store haul maaany years ago and 
pretty much none of them worked until I cleaned all of the contacts.

Note, original atari carts require the insertion of two screwdrivers or 
similar to open the door and access the circuit board. I would try not to 
open the carts since that harms the label.

 			- Ethan

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