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misjah
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Portfolio help

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Hi. I got broken Atari portfolio from a friend. When batteries are inserted all I can see is a black screen (all pixels) but I can hear clicking sound when keys are pressed. Any suggestions how to fix this or maybe there`s no hope?
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Re: Portfolio help

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misjah wrote:Hi. I got broken Atari portfolio from a friend. When batteries are inserted all I can see is a black screen (all pixels) but I can hear clicking sound when keys are pressed. Any suggestions how to fix this or maybe there`s no hope?
first suspect would be the mylar ribbon cable between the screen and the base, which can split
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I have the same problem with my Atari Portfolio, after 2 attempts at disassembling it, I get a black screen, it did work once but when I put it together black screen. Russ
Now supporting Atari Portfolio , my archives are still being maintained.
BBS is now up again as an Atari BBS, run on PC, cause I sold everything but my Atari Portfolio.
Note: Atari Portfolio IDE CF kits are being made. Get yours today! :megaphone:
Note that my BBS is back online with Win-server 8.0454.8 at telnet://spyvisitsspybbs.com:1990 and http://www.spyvisitsspybbs.com:1991
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Re: Portfolio help

Post by rcamp48 »

Apparently this problem is caused by a short in the keyboard, to test for this, disconnect your keyboard, then put it back together, if it comes up normal, you have a short in your Mylar in the keyboard. I think I caused the problem in mine by cleaning the Mylar with an alcohol swab, can anyone confirm this? That's what I was told to do by a well meaning friend. Anyways let me know. Russ
Now supporting Atari Portfolio , my archives are still being maintained.
BBS is now up again as an Atari BBS, run on PC, cause I sold everything but my Atari Portfolio.
Note: Atari Portfolio IDE CF kits are being made. Get yours today! :megaphone:
Note that my BBS is back online with Win-server 8.0454.8 at telnet://spyvisitsspybbs.com:1990 and http://www.spyvisitsspybbs.com:1991
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