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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Atari 1040 STf

I've bought an Atari ST off eBay which also included an SM125 monitor. However, both looked in terrible condition! Very dirty with many battle scars and also what looks like scorch marks about the power unit area. Anyhow, I took the chance and ended up winning the bid for a shocking 99 pence. Yep, less than one pound :-)

Once home, I began the cleaning - which took a long time!! The poor ST did suffer from overheating or perhaps worse because the burn markings are worse inside. It also appears to have suffered damage at some time in its history judging by a few repair stickers from different companies within its case. Funnily, I needed to hoover the floppy drive area because of a soot-like grime and a thick spider's webs covering the cables. Quite a toxic state!

SysInfo tells me that this is a 1040 STF with TOS 1.00 and 1MB RAM ...and all for 99 pence. Woop Woop!

Filthy but the inside was worse. The floppy had a thick black sludge & the Ram splattered in cobwebs!!

I wish I would have taken a better photograph but this is beautiful now :-)


  1. Well, that has got to be the best bang for buck ... EVER! Very nice setup btw!

  2. Basically my machine but with a mono monitor and no keyboard cable issues... amazed you got it for under a quid :-o

    1. I know right. Last amazing purchase I ever made sadly... I doubt I'll ever land this lucky again :D