[vcf-midatlantic] Atari XE game system

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 13:42:02 EDT 2020


99% isopropyl will leave little residue of consequence. I get it from
Amazon.

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 12:59 PM Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

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> Oh man Atari 8bit stuff is cool AM I RIGHT friends!??!
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> > Can anyone help me get this to boot correctly and play other games?
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> On the carts... try using something like deoxit on a qtip to wipe the
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> contacts on a cart. While it's wet with deoxit, insert and remove it from
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> the cart slot. It might just be that it's not making good contact so the
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> games aren't executing properly.
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> A pencil eraser might clean the cart side. Rubbing alcohol on a qtip is
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> another thing but dunno if that would leave a coating. Deoxit is my go-to.
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> It's a tid bit expensive and use it around open air or a fan.
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> I have never owned an XE game system, but maybe it doesn't have a ROM
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> BASIC for when there is no game. If one game works that is a pretty
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> good sign.
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> I had a huge pile of carts from a thrift store haul maaany years ago and
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> pretty much none of them worked until I cleaned all of the contacts.
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> Note, original atari carts require the insertion of two screwdrivers or
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> similar to open the door and access the circuit board. I would try not to
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> open the carts since that harms the label.
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