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Retro computers: Atari 2600

Another addition to my series of retro computer posts. This time I’m writing about the Atari 2600 Rev A. Jr. made in 1986. Quote from atariage.com:

The Atari 2600 Jr. was introduced in 1986 with a new ad campaign and a new design for the aging system. This is almost identical to the first edition 2600 Jr. except that the Rainbow on the metal plate is wider. It came in a small silver box, and can also be found in a red box. Once again it has the same functionally as other Atari models, just a difference in appearance.

I don’t usually find genuine pieces of electronics or antique laptops with a unique design at a local flea market, but my last visit was very much worth it.

This is a genuine piece that I got for 10€ – the dude doesn’t even know what he’s selling, or don’t care. Usually with laptops I’d do a bit of a maintenance like cleaning and replacing a CMOS battery, but this is so simple and in a really good condition that I didn’t have to do anything, except for brushing off dirt.

To my surprise though, this thing was in a full package – PSU, controller and a game cartridge – I mean I was surprised because all of the antique laptops I find don’t have anything else with them. I grabbed this thing right away and ran home to check if it works.
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Fixing my retro computers: part 2

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Another post in a very long time… I don’t have time for new projects and this blog anymore. So posting here is an occasional thing now.
This time I’ll post about my antique laptops. I came back to them and for the most part fixed both of them to a fully working state! awesome, I know. Here I’ll write about both laptops and how I did it, including photos and videos at the end.
Halikan is finished, just needs a battery pack for a fully working computer, and Compaq also needs a new battery pack, but it has one with dead batteries, so I’ll need to rip it apart and see how could I replace them.
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Ofiso ragelio prijungimas prie mobilaus telefono

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Anądien naršydamas internete užmačiau tokį įdomų dalyką – retro stiliaus telefono ragelis prijungtas prie mobilaus telefono. Na prekė jau buvo supakuota, paruošta pardavimui.
Pagalvojau argi pats negalėčiau tokio pasigaminti… tad nulėkiau į instructables.com ir suradau pora straipsnių apie tai (tad prieš skaitant šitą straipsnį rekomenduočiau peržvelgti toliau pateiktas nuorodas).

Galvoju reik aprašyt šiek tiek eigą kaip man pavyko pasigaminti jį. Kadangi mano variantas naudoja lizdą su kištuku, patį telefoną galima lengvai pakeisti neperlituojant laidų.
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Fixing my retro computers: part 1

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OHai! Like 2 days ago I received the IDE/SATA adapter that I waited for so long because of all those delays and shit from Dealextreme, but I got it eventually. Now I could have bought it in my country and get it in 2 days but hell, that thing costs 3 times as much as I paid now. Maybe the quality is better, but whatever.
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Halikan NBA386SX-25

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Greetings. This is another very old beast that I bought yesterday. Don’t know why I buy these old machine – I just like them, and the guy at the market where I bought it wanted to throw it out! I guess one man’s trash is another man’s treasure :D
This cost me 10LTL (4$).
As of now it doesn’t seem to have any system on it, because it doesn’t boot. I am going to try and install some DOS probably, seeing that it way too old to run X, but who knows :)
After doing an intensive research on this laptop, not much info could be found, although I was able to confirm the specs of it.
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Compaq Contura 410c

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Yep. This baby is antique. Most ask – what the hell are you going to do with it? I answer them – nothing, it is just cool.
This is my first very old laptop I bough few months ago and I bought another today ^^ This one cost me 35LTL (14$).
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