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Hi, I recently got an Atari 800XL and an Indus GT floppy drive from a friend who was cleaning his garage. They were both rather dirty (the Atari especially so) and I have no way to test functionality as I haven't got a power adapter. I noticed Commodore power plugs fit (I have one with all the pins, not just 4), but I haven't powered it up for fear of the voltage being wrong and blowing chips.

 

So, is the power plug compatible? If not, where's the best place to purchase one? What maintenance besides basic cleaning should I do as it's been sitting for 15+ years? I'd love to get it and the Indus working together if I can do so without spending an exorbitant amount of money. This would be my first Atari computer and I can use all the help I could get. I have access to soldering equipment and a voltmeter. I'll get some photos up when I get home if that'd help diagnosis.

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Hi, I recently got an Atari 800XL and an Indus GT floppy drive from a friend who was cleaning his garage. They were both rather dirty (the Atari especially so) and I have no way to test functionality as I haven't got a power adapter. I noticed Commodore power plugs fit (I have one with all the pins, not just 4), but I haven't powered it up for fear of the voltage being wrong and blowing chips.

 

So, is the power plug compatible? If not, where's the best place to purchase one? What maintenance besides basic cleaning should I do as it's been sitting for 15+ years? I'd love to get it and the Indus working together if I can do so without spending an exorbitant amount of money. This would be my first Atari computer and I can use all the help I could get. I have access to soldering equipment and a voltmeter. I'll get some photos up when I get home if that'd help diagnosis.

 

 

Do not fry your 800XL by using the Commodore power supply. They are NOT compatible.

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