Lastic Posted September 29, 2019 Share Posted September 29, 2019 Good afternoon, Whilst during my youth I was obliged due to school to use a PC , I was very jealous of the Atari ST and it's form factor. So after starting with PowerPC's 5 years ago , and a 130XE 2 years ago, I found a "marked as broken/dead" Atari 1040 ST with no bidding on eBay.de. Placed the starting bid of 3,5 EUR , received a shipping quote of 21 EUR, as such for 25 EUR an Atari , which was a 1040STfm, arrived at my doorstep. I unpacked it, placed it on my desk, plugged in the powercord, thinking oh well, switched on the power, and the power LED worked and I could tell the diskdrive was trying to read a disk and it's LED working. Wow, did I just buy a declared dead but working STfm for 3,5 EUR shipping not included ? Since I have no monitor cable , I switched it off, ran to get a RCA cable, connected it to my Funai A1506 using the Television out, and switched it on, but no power LED, no diskdrive, did it die ? So I'm convinced that the machine worked but something is off with the powersupply. How can I test this ? Is it worthwhile to just replace the powersupply to be done with it ? I tried to measure the 12V with the powersupply plugged in but got nothing , using the blue wire and either of the black GND connectors. Fuse still looks good to me or should I double-check it ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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