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520STFM (no cables etc.) - £4.99 (Nottingham, UK)

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:27 pm
by Mug UK
It's a local pick-up only one, but who in that area doesn't want a spare one for less than £5?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-ATARI-520 ... 0094143461

Re: 520STFM (no cables etc.) - £4.99 (Nottingham, UK)

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:50 pm
by Desty
That's decent of him... hopefully someone doesn't buy it for the fiver and immediately relist it for £50+ :evil:

Re: 520STFM (no cables etc.) - £4.99 (Nottingham, UK)

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:26 am
by insanity
ha ha! It was a "Her" actually...

I won this for £2.99 - Nottingham is just up the road from me and on the way to my Mum's...

Picked it up today and it works fine... it's an STFM Tos 1.02 I think with green power light and orange disk light but the disk drive has a big switch like the Tos 1.0 single sided drives - odd - it is double sided though.

Bad news: PSU is a bit dodgy, movement can cause resets.
Good news: It appears to have been upgraded - 1meg games work!! Yeah! :)

Will take it apart tomorrow and have a good look though!!

Cheers

baz

Re: 520STFM (no cables etc.) - £4.99 (Nottingham, UK)

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:48 am
by Desty
insanity wrote:Bad news: PSU is a bit dodgy, movement can cause resets.
Good news: It appears to have been upgraded - 1meg games work!! Yeah! :)
You sure it's the PSU? If so, at least it might be an easy fix.
My old STFM had a problem with its memory upgrade that would kill it if it got a bit of a bang, sometimes (my cure for it back then was to give it another bang).

Re: 520STFM (no cables etc.) - £4.99 (Nottingham, UK)

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:03 pm
by insanity
Right, the motherboard is the (becoming increasingly common) C070789-001 Rev. C version.

This is the memory upgrade, dunno what size though, suspect 2 lots of 256K, anyone know?:
RAM_upgrade.jpg
I've added the board to the wiki ST Motherboards section because of the upgrade:
http://www.atari-forum.com/wiki/index.p ... _revisions
Desty wrote:You sure it's the PSU? If so, at least it might be an easy fix.
Yep, when I said movement I forgot to mention of the lead, right near the connection, seems to have a lot of play in it!

Not a big problem, so very pleased - thanks to mug for the heads up!!

baz

Re: 520STFM (no cables etc.) - £4.99 (Nottingham, UK)

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:32 pm
by Mug UK
No problem - one more machine saved from the skip :)