[vcf-midatlantic] Tales from Atari ST oddness

Blake Patterson blakespot at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 19:14:12 UTC 2021

Just get some TV tools (plastic screwdrivers essentially) and adjust the H
and W pots on the TV board, careful not to touch the tube and die. I did
this on several of the mono ST screens which shipped displaying
postage-stamp-sized images. Was pretty easy. And I was 13.


On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 1:02 PM Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> > Not from Atari, but a MultiSync monitor will do both.
> But.. then it doesn't match the computer case.
> I actually have an Atari ST color monitor and I want to do the thing where
> you swap out component inside so you can make the picture larger on the
> tube. As shipped from what I read the parts couldn't handle the power draw
> and would fail prematurely so Atari backed down the image size on the
> tube so they wouldn't blow up.
> You got one job Atari ST... that is Notator and Cubase.
> Maybe MidiMaze too.
>   - Ethan

Heisenberg may have slept here.

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