Task: Tips for Troubleshooting a Defective Atari 8-bit Computer
Needed: web browser
Time: 15-30 mins
I have always been impressed with how reliable Atari 8-bit computers are. I have more than a dozen and they all work. What do you do if you get one that doesn’t work? Troubleshooting an old machine can be a bit of mystery. A writer named GozdniJezek on Medium has a nice post called the Atari 8-bit Pictorial Fault Guide which shows with images some of the common problems. For example, what is the likely problem if you get a black or red screen on boot-up? How do you figure out what the problem is? This is a really nice place to get started and well worth the read.
Navigate to the Atari 8-bit Pictorial Fault Guide and start troubleshooting!
Some great tips here. Hope you find it useful!