Atari STE top/bottom case replacement

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Atari STE top/bottom case replacement

Postby galvatron1983 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:44 am

Hi all,

Ive got a 1040STE with a very brittle outer casing thats slowly falling apart. My plan is to hunt down a faulty STE as a donor unit for its (intact of course!) casing.

Its actually proving difficult to find one in decent condition, so I was wondering if an STFM outer case can happily fit the STE mainboard and internal gubbins. STFMs are far more common so I wont have much trouble grabbing one, I can even just switch out the model badges if all is well.

Any advice on this would be great, thanks!
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Re: Atari STE top/bottom case replacement

Postby tzok » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:50 pm

Top case is the same, but bottom part in STe has additional cut outs for 2 Jaguar type joypads.

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Re: Atari STE top/bottom case replacement

Postby junosix » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:46 pm

I /think/ though I'm not totally sure, that unless you wanted to use the extended joystick ports on the side, they will fit into a STF/STFM base, but just obviously not be usable. The main thing you'd have to do is punch out two holes at the back for the stereo audio RCA connectors.

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Re: Atari STE top/bottom case replacement

Postby mikro » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:18 pm

Exxos has a lot of broken STEs to offer. Drop him a PM on his forum (got my cases like that).

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Re: Atari STE top/bottom case replacement

Postby galvatron1983 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:35 pm

Thanks for the tips guys!
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Re: Atari STE top/bottom case replacement

Postby tzok » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:50 pm

I forgot about stereo RCAs, but that shouldn't be a problem to drill two holes. Jaguar paddle ports will not collide with STFM bottom case, they just won't be accessible.


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