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« on: March 19, 2013, 11:14:23 AM »

     It seems that Duncan G. of The Other Group of Amigoids is bequeathing his Atari 800XL system to me.  After last Saturday's The Other Group of Amigoids meeting, I met him afterwards at his workshop.  He took out a box, and packed inside of it was the computer, disk drive, power supply, cables, and floppy disks.  Also that 800XL had a 320K ram expander sticking out its back (a ram expander which he said was uncommon).  
     My response was "What am I going to do with the machine?"  He said that I could do a cross-comparison of programs between the C64 and the 800XL.  I asked him about what was going to replace the 800XL.  He told me not to worry, because he had the newer Atari XE.
     At the Sunday FCUG meeting, I told the members about the computer.  Member Louis M., also an Atari fan, told me he would train me in getting the machine going.

          Getting the 800XL when I see Duncan at
          R.J. Mical's dinner party on March 29,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://videocam.net.au/fcug
          The Other Group of Amigoids
          http://www.calweb.com/~rabel1/
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 10:45:18 AM »

     Last Friday I received the Atari 800XL from Duncan.  Eventually, I'll try it out.  Smiley

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://videocam.net.au/fcug
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 09:42:30 AM »

     Though I am not actively doing anything with the Atari 800XL, Duncan gave me a Star Trek: SOS cartridge to use in it.  Thanks, Duncan!

          Happy New Year!
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 09:03:34 AM »

     At the SC3 Arcade Party eight days ago, I participated in the raffle, the raffle money going to support SC3.  Six tickets for $5.  I was the second winner of the raffle!  I went for the what I perceived to be the best prize on the table - an Atari 800XL.  Not another one!  This one was tested to be fully working and came with a game cartridge without a power supply.  Perhaps I can pick up a surplus p.s. from Weird Stuff warehouse in Santa Clara.
     At today's FCUG meeting, after we finished with all of our C= business, member Louis M. opened up the machine so that we could look at the 800XL's motherboard.  It was fully socketed!  He also said that brand new, heavy-duty power supplies were available from Best Electronics.

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          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
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