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Atari Sparrow ?

Postby exxos » Thu May 07, 2015 10:01 pm

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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby paul92706 » Thu May 07, 2015 10:37 pm

wow! this is a cool find, this may be the holy grail of Atari computers? :P
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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby Faucon2001 » Thu May 07, 2015 10:46 pm

Yep, if it is really a sparrow, a nice find.
Sparrow is the project code name of the falcon prototype.
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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby NikolaL » Thu May 07, 2015 10:47 pm


Maybe swiching to latest working tos may be usable?, uv erased? broken sockeds there.
Before power up, need to be fixed by 1 week? more?
Infact no sparrow to fix this one by quick way, is there full shematic?, memory maps will help =)
Place for 5 volts, atleast 1000uF 6.3V or 16V capacitator into board at your psu power plug :wink:

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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby calimero » Thu May 07, 2015 10:48 pm

there are few topic about Sparrow here and on atariage forum...

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is seller member of this forum maybe? :)
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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby SteveBagley » Thu May 07, 2015 11:04 pm

If I remember right doesn't the Sparrow load VDI from the hard disk?

Also there's no ram card on that machine.

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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby KLund1 » Thu May 07, 2015 11:52 pm

This looks like the one that went up for sale a year or two ago. There was a thread in here about it. Good info was there.
It did not sell for a lot as I recall. That thread had some good arguments that stopped me from bidding on it.
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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby shoggoth » Fri May 08, 2015 7:16 am

Apart from the TOS eprom, COMBEL seems to be missing completely.
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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby Robson » Fri May 08, 2015 9:37 am

I'm watching that, curious to see the end.
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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby mfro » Fri May 08, 2015 10:16 am

According to this, the board seems to be complete. The pictures show the same empty sockets but it's a different serial number.

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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby Dal » Fri May 08, 2015 11:04 am

I have also had my eye on it since it started.
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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby stimpy » Fri May 08, 2015 3:57 pm

Interesting to see how different it is to a Falcon in terms of layout. Someone made a mistake with the placement of the CODEC :D I don't think it would be too bad trying to get it working, as long as the custom ICs are OK.
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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby calimero » Fri May 08, 2015 7:36 pm

mfro wrote:According to this, the board seems to be complete. The pictures show the same empty sockets but it's a different serial number.

maybe they are both incomplete :D
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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby alexh » Fri May 08, 2015 8:12 pm

shoggoth wrote:Apart from the TOS eprom, COMBEL seems to be missing completely.

The only empty socket is U4. Other sparrows have nothing in this socket.

Are you sure that is the COMBEL?

I thought the COMBEL was a prototype, strange looking PGA thing in U8

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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby exxos » Sat May 09, 2015 10:52 am

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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby NikolaL » Sat May 09, 2015 11:25 am

1024e right :)
Place for 5 volts, atleast 1000uF 6.3V or 16V capacitator into board at your psu power plug :wink:

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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby Mark_G » Sat May 09, 2015 12:16 pm

GRR some-one outbid me. :evil:

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Re: Atari Sparrow ?

Postby Dal » Sat May 09, 2015 12:34 pm

As tempted as I was, I stayed out of that bidding war. If it wasn't advertised here, then might have been different.

It certainly fetched a good price. I wouldn't have paid that for a non-working machine though. Hope it's gone to someone here.
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