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From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.8bit.tricks
Subject: FREE POKEY CHIPS (almost anyway!)
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Date: Sat May 15 11:48:47 1993

 From: dh395@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Steven J Tucker)

Heres an excellent tip...
Ever been to the $1 stores here in NE Ohio? Yes? Good... 

Then youve seen many of the 2600 & 7800 Atari games there for sale
for only $1, new and in the original boxes... Weeeelllllll...
Go to one of the "It's a dollar" stores (Like the one at Southland)
and pick up one of the 7800 carts that says "SUPER GAME CARTRIDGE"
(Ballblazer, Hat Trick, Karatika, etc..) and buy it... in fact buy 3 or 4... 
Go home (unless your really impatient, then you can do it in the car, 
         or even at the register.... mabey call ahead... yea.. :)  ) and...

open up the cart and inside youll find not only the program ROM but a 
new shiny POKEY chip! (these are all soldered to the board but can easily
be removed w/ a soldiering iron & solder sucker), great for the
Stereo XL upgrade or a quick fix for that old broken xl in the closet... 
I used one to repair the 800XL im using now and it works great!

Part # on the new POKEY is:   AMI 8810MHR

Ive run every piece of software i have(including AMS, POKEYPLAYER, etc..)
and the chip works fine!

Not bad for a buck eh?

ATARI LIVES!!! ahahahahahahahahaha
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         Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp
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