65XE / 130XE / XE Game  Computers

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65XE 64K Atari NTSC U.S. Computer, U.S. Power supply, R.F. Cord, Switch Box and Owners Manual.  Optional Atari Composite Video cable to newer TFT, LCD or Plasma displays with  Composite Video and Audio inputs.  Best Atari Tech tip on installing your Atari Composite Video Cable for first time installer. CB102218     $105.00
65XE English version Owners Manual(126 pages) 69 pages of this manual contains a mini Atari Basic Reference manual, which can be used with 400 / 800 / 600XL / 800XL / XE / XE Game Machine Computers.     CB101701 $10.00
65XE “D” size Schematic     CB102635 $20.00
65XE Atari U.S. 110 Volt Power Supply. 5 Volt D.C. 1 Amp      CO70042 $20.00
65XE Atari U.S. 110 Volt Universal 5 Volt D.C. 1.5 Amp. Power Supply Also works on 600XL / 800XL / 130XE / XE Game System.     CO61982 / CA024814 $27.00
65XE NTSC U.S. Mother Board populated     CB101298 $75.00
65XE / 130XE Qwerty Keyboard CB101702     $36.00
65XE/130XE Clear Keyboard Protector / Overlay for your XE keyboard. This clear, flexible skin covers the actual keys but lets you see and type thru it. Used to protect your XE keyboard from dust, liquids, metals and other small items that could fall into your keyboard and damage it. (See MegaSTE Keyboard Picture for sample of keyboard clear cover).     CB101953 $19.95
65XE / 130XE Mitsumi(56-3217, part number on Mylar) made XE Keyboard, single layer Mylar. This Best Electronics Manufactured replacement Keyboard Mylar is an Improved version over the stock Atari keyboard Mylar! Each Best replacement Mylar has a thin dielectric Protective coating over the complete Mylar except the conductive key contact pads. This conductive coating gives your replacement Best Mylar the Best Resistance to flexure cracks on Silk screened traces and prevents internal keyboard Mylar supports from wearing or rubbing away traces. Its also prevents tiny objects that drop thru the Keyboard from wearing or shorting out keyboard traces. This replacement Mylar also has 1/4 inch longer extended Traces on the connector side of the Mylar so they can be trimmed back if required. One way you can tell if you have a Mitsumi version XE keyboard is to pull off one key cap. It is best to pry off a key cap using two small straight blade screw drivers, one a 12 and 6 O’ clock positions. The Mitsumi XE keyboard will have a spring under each key cap. CB101049     $22.00
65XE / 130XE Sugiyama (FKJ0201131 or FKJ0202131, part number on Mylar) or Action Technology (AA081400, part number on Mylar) made XE Keyboard double layer (folded over with a separate sheet of plastic with holes, in between the layers) Mylar, less plastic sheet with holes. On a Sugiyama / Action version XE keyboard you will find a 1/4 inch diameter key plunger under each key cap (No springs). You also will find square locating pins a 12 and 6 O’clock positions on the inside circumference of each key plunger.    CB101454 $22.00
Atari 65XE to 320K Ram Upgrade.  For Atari Hackers who are in the 5 to 10 range (1 Never installed an Atari upgrade to 10 a expert Tech) Technical skill level installing Atari Upgrades.  Atari Custom XE Chip, Ram Chips, TTL Chip, 2 page written instructions (no schematic) and Resistors supplied with this 65XE Upgrade.  Required (not supplied) Soldering Iron, Solder, Solder Sucker, Small length of 30 gauge wire, Phillips screwdriver and Flat blade screwdriver.  This Atari Upgrade was designed by the same Atari user who designed the very popular and rock solid Atari 130XE 320K Ram upgrade below.   CB101616 $36.95
65XE / 130XE “Mega Touch” Keyboards springs Firms up mushy XE keyboard key caps. Recommend for XE Keyboard without the spring under the key cap. If used with spring under key cap XE keyboard, it will firm up the key caps even more! One full XE keyboard set of springs.     CB101634 $9.95

             

New Atari Translucent dust covers for the Atari 65XE and 130XE Computers.  These translucent see thru Atari Dust covers have reinforced edging around the base and left and right sides.  CB103137 $12.95

Gary G. of TX   "Just wanted to follow up with you on this. Item arrived today.  Really quick shipping!   Works like a charm, Thank you for helping me save another Atari from the dumpster.  I will definitely keep ordering from you in the future.  Thank you again sir for a fine product !"  Gary had an Atari 130XE computer with a bad internal XE Keyboard.  He bought the Best Made Upgraded 130XE Keyboard internal replacement XE Keyboard Internal mylar (above #CB101049) .  The stock Atari made 130XE single layer version Keyboard internal mylar (two different styles used over the years not interchangeable) has close to a 99% to 100% failure rate!   The Improved Upgraded Best Internal XE single layer replacement XE Keyboard Mylar has a 1/4 of 1% failure rate last 25+ years of selling them.

Jim H. of NY  "I bought a Atari 130xe membrane last year from you and works great, but I have another Atari 130xe that needs a membrane as well.  I took the keyboard apart and it is a MITSUMI membrane for sure, do you still sell the replacement?"  Yes see the CB101049 XE keyboard mylar above.

65XE / 130XE / 800XE / XE Game System “The Best” “XE” Touch (Formally called “TT” Touch for XE computers) Improved Silicone Cups that replaces the existing spongy / mushy feeling cups inside the XE Keyboard to give you a firm feeling keyboard with tactile feed back on each key stroke.  XE Touch will only fit two out of the three versions / brand Atari Keyboards used on the XE Series Computers. If your XE keyboard DOES NOT have spring under each key cap, then you have the right XE keyboard that can be upgraded to “XE” Touch.  All that is required for installation is a #0 Phillips screw driver. Full set of 62 “XE” Touch Contacts. CB102117  $29.95  Special Buy!!  $14.50   Now a Must Buy for every 65XE / 130XE / 800XE / XE Game system Owner!

One of our German Atari Customers (Marc B.) was so pleased with his upgraded (with Best XE Touch upgrade contacts) XE Game System Keyboard that he wrote quick install guide with pictures on upgrading his Atari XE Game System keyboard (same basic XE keyboard used in the Atari 65XE / 130XE / 800XE computers).  Here is English translation provided to Best Electronics from Marc, of that install guide that will be published in one of the German Atari Magazines.

Ben C. of TX   Ben purchased one of Bests XE Touch keyboard internal upgrade contacts for his Atari 130XE keyboard.  "The keyboard upgrade is great; the feel of the keys is much better than it was before."

Jason H. of MD  Jason had a bad (certain keys stopped working) Atari 130XE Keyboard.  He ordered one of Bests better made XE internal replacement Keyboard mylars.  Also Jason, had the right Atari 130XE Keyboard that would accept Bests XE Touch internal contacts that upgrades the feel (tactical feed back) of the Atari 130XE Keyboard key caps.  "I received my XE Touch keyboard upgrade parts and the improved keyboard Mylar for my 130XE and installed them tonight.  My keyboard works again and feels better than new."

Boisy P. of LA   "Got the stuff in today!"  Boisy ordered one of Bests Custom made New 65XE / 130XE / XE Game Machine replacement internal Keyboard Mylar for a bad 130XE Keyboard he had and two of Bests XE Touch, Internal Silicon contact upgrade kits (for better tactical feed back on his XE Keyboard Key caps) for his 130XE and XE Game Machine Keyboards   "The 130XE keyboard mylar works great, as do the new key cups.  Night and day difference!  Going to tackle the XEGS keyboard next...  Thanks for very fast service and great products!"

Lawrence P. of Canada  "I'm very pleased with the Best XE touch upgrade.  The XEGS is my favorite 8-bit, and I love that it has a detachable keyboard.  The stock keys, are quite mushy and not fun for extended typing.  My XEGS is pretty heavily modded, but this was one heck of a dramatic upgrade.  I also thought it was a nice and smart touch to make the upgraded contacts red.  Nice that it is impossible to confuse them with the stock ones during the upgrade.  A subtle but nice touch"  

Mark R. of the UK  "Thanks for shipping the XE Touch kits."  Best's exclusive Atari XE Keyboard Internal upgrade for the key caps.  "I've fitted one to the keyboard of a European 800XE and it makes a world of difference to the feel of the keyboard when typing in programs."

Kevin O. of SC   "Thanks for getting that order out so promptly!  Got the XE-touch keyboard upgrade installed in my 130XE's keyboard already.... never thought rubber cups made THAT much of a difference in the feel of a keyboard!"  Bests new 65XE / 130XE / 800XE / XE Game Keyboard replacement Internal Silicon cups for a much improved XE Keyboard feel / tactical feed back.  "It went from "barely tolerable" to "damn, that's nice" in like 15 minutes!  If I ever get another XE, it's getting one of these kits too.  Too bad people can't feel the difference online.  I never realized how bad the stock XE keyboard was when I was a kid until I got another XE recently."

65XE / 130XE Atari U.S. 110 Volt, 5 Volt D.C. 1.5 Amp. Universal Power Supply Also works on 600XL / 800XL / XE Game System.       Are all Atari XL / XE power supplies the same? CO61982 / CA024814 $27.00
65XE /130XE U.S. R.F. Modulator CO70000 $15.00

Owen S. of CO  "I received my 130XE, enhanced composite video cable, Best Electronics upgraded CX40 joystick, and Eastern Front and Star Raiders cartridges yesterday!  Thank you so much for getting this package out to me in a expedient manner (placed order Friday p.m. and it was shipped that afternoon/evening!!!).  Best Electronics rocks: with courtesy, service and breadth & depth of in-stock products, you have more than earned my business!"

130XE COMPUTER

Atari New 130XE 128K NTSC /  U.S. Computers, U.S. Rebuildable XE Power supply, Upgraded R.F. Cord, Upgraded Cable Ready TV Switch Box and New Atari130XE Owners Manual in an Atari 65XE box.  Optional Atari Composite Video cable to newer TFT, LCD or Plasma displays with Composite Video and Audio inputs.  Best Atari Tech tip on installing your Atari Composite Video Cable for first time installer. CB102219N $199.00
130XE 128K Atari NTSC / U.S. Computer, U.S. Rebuildable Power supply, Upgraded R.F. Cord, Cable Ready TV Switch Box and 65XE Owners Manual with 130XE Addendum sheet (Reconditioned, Like New Condition) CB102219 $150.00
130XE 128K Atari PAL B Computer 220V Power supply, R.F. Cord, Switch Box, 130XE English Owners Manual, (New, no box)  This new German Atari 130XE has the 50 Hz version Atari custom chip set with the standard US / NTSC OS chip with built in Atari Basic English language and English Keyboard.   It will display on any International version TV that will accept PAL B, SECAM, NTSC and other International TV standards input and with an optional Atari Composite Video cable and any newer TFT, LCD or Plasma displays with 50Hz Composite Video and Audio inputs.  Best Atari Tech tip on installing your Atari Composite Video Cable for first time installer. CB102594 $175.00
130XE Atari Schematics / Reference, English version Manual Sections covered: 130XE Parts list by Description, Location and Atari Part number, XE / XL Production Test, Cartridge & Expansion Slot Test Fixture with Error Codes, XL / XE Production Test Diagnostic Error Codes, Schematics on how to build a SIO Short plug and Joystick port shorting cable / PCB, Components locations and 130XE Schematics. 13 Pages.      130XESFM $20.00
130XE “D” size NTSC (U.S.) / PAL Schematic, 16 ram chip version. CB102630 $17.00
130XE “D” size NTSC (U.S.) / PAL Schematic, 4 ram chip (64K X 4) version CB102957 $17.00
130XE “D” size SECAM Schematic16 ram chip version. Covers Atari 130XEs that use the CO14887 ANTIC and CO14889 GTIA I.C.s CB102631 $17.00
130XE Sams Computerfacts U.S. Service Manual Sections covered: Block Diagram, Disassembly Instructions, General Operating Instructions, I.C. Pinouts and Terminal Guides, Line Definitions, Logic Charts, Miscellaneous Adjustments, Parts List, Photo-Main Board, Safety Precautions, Schematics, Schematic Notes, Test Equipment and Troubleshooting. 35 Pages.    CB101046 Sold Out 
130XE Atari U.S. 110 Volt, 5 Volt D.C. 1.5 Amp Universal Power Supply Also works on 600XL/800XL/65XE/XE Game System.     CO61982 / CA024814 $27.00
130XE 320K Modification (Requires soldering and removing components) Includes Ram chips, sockets and instruction sheet.     CB101915 $19.95
XE / XL Diagnostic Cartridge Rev 3.4. Runs the following Diagnostic Tests, Production Test, Audio, Video, Port (Requires Port jumper cables, 13 pin shorting plug and loop back board) Keyboard, ROM and Ram, including 130XE Ram bank!      CB101048 $35.00

            

Special One Time Buy! Atari Service Center 130XE Plug in Diagnostic Test Board (plugs into the 130XE Cartridge and Expansion ports) and 130XE Buss line(s) Status indicator only.

This Atari Service Center Tool is one step above of the normal Atari XL and 130XE Diagnostic Cartridge, CB101048.  The 130XE Buss Diagnostic board plugs into the rear 130XE cartridge port and the expansion port connectors at the same time.  It has the same tests as the above CB101048 XL/XE Diagnostic cartridge plus also has 9 Red LED’s indicate the 130XE buss status (DIXX, REF, IRQ, HALT, A14, A15, R/W, O2 and RESET) of the 130XE motherboard.  So these 130XE Motherboard buss functions can be checked using the Atari 130XE PBI Diagnostic card without the normal use of an Oscilloscope.  It will check the 130XE internal buss status on a working Atari 130XE or a Dead Atari 130XE (no video display).

You plug in the Atari 130XE Diagnostic board into the 130XE rear connectors and turn on the Atari 130XE.  Two things will happen.  All of the Red LED’s on the Atari 130XE Rear buss test card will come on for a second and then turn off (a normal working Atari 130XE computer).  Any Red LED’s that stay on will indicate a 130XE Motherboard Buss Error which relates directly back to the Atari 130XE Schematic buss lines.  Trouble shooting a dead or semi working Atari 130XE Motherboard job becomes much easier.  On a working Atari 130XE you will see an Atari Diagnostic Menu on your display Monitor.  You can run the following Tests using the Atari 130XE PCB board on board diagnostic tests:  Production Test (6 tests), Audio Test (6 tones), 3 part Video test with Color bar generator for setting proper 130XE color display, DB-9 Joystick Port Test (requires two optional DB-9 cables and a shorting board assembly, information to build a 130XE Joystick shorting board is in the Atari 130XE Technical / Field Service Manual, 130XESFM) and SIO port test (requires a SIO special Shorting plug, TE15639)(6 tests), 130XE Keyboard Test, 130XE ROM Test, 130XE Ram and 64K Ram bank tests with a ram chip failure display matrix and 130XE PBI  Test.  These Atari 130XE Individual Diagnostic Tests can be run in a single test mode or in a continues 24 / 7 loop mode to fully burn in a repaired Atari 130XE Motherboard.  In the past, this 130XE Diagnostic Board was ONLY sold in the complete Atari XE Diagnostic Hardware Service center Dealer kit!  The above pictured 130XE PBI box is not supplied with all 130XE PBI boards.  Atari packed 4 of PBI boards in one display box.

CB102534 $34.95

XE Game Machine

Atari XE NTSC U.S. Game Machine Includes Atari Light Gun, Atari CX40 Joystick, Bug Hunt Light Gun Game Cartridge, Flight Simulator II Game Cartridge with Manuals, built in Atari Missile Command Game, Atari Basic Language and XE Game Machine Keyboard Manual. CB102220 Sold Out
XE Game Machine Atari U.S. 110 Volt Power Supply 5 volt D.C. 1 Amp CO70042 $20.00
XE Game Machine Atari U.S. 110 Volt Universal 5 Volt D.C. 1.5 Amp. Power Supply. Also works on 600XL / 800XL / 65XE / 130XE CO61982 / CA024814 $27.00
XE Game Machine “D” size NTSC / PAL Schematic CB102634 $25.00
XE Game Machine “D” size SECAM Schematic. CB102978 $25.00
XE Game Machine Qwerty Keyboard Module Complete with DB-15F cable assembly CB102350 $49.95
XE Game Machine Qwerty Keyboard only (less Round Reset button) CB101374 $36.00
XE Game Machine Sugiyama(FKJ0201131 or FKJ0202131, part number on Mylar) or Action Technology (AA081400, part number on Mylar) made XE Keyboard double layer (folded over with a separate sheet of plastic with holes, in between the layers) Mylar, less plastic sheet with holes. On the Sugiyama / Action XE Keyboard double layer Mylar key board you will find a 1/4 inch diameter key plunger under each key cap (No springs). You also will find square locating pins a 12 and 6 O’clock positions on the inside circumference of each key plunger.    CB101454 $22.00
XE Game Machine NTSC U.S. Main P.C. Mother Board populated, Reg. $65.00,  Sale price! CA200073 $49.00
XE Game Machine Bare / Blank PCB Mother Board, no components    CB10278 $20.00
XE Game Machine Memory Upgrade Kit to 128K / 130XE, Requires soldering   CB102215 $35.00

 

XE Game Machine “The Best” “XE” Touch (Formally called “TT” Touch for XE computers) Improved Silicone Cups That replaces the existing spongy / mushy feeling cups inside the XE Keyboard to give you a firm feeling keyboard with tactile feed back on each key stroke. XE Touch will only fit two out of the three versions / brand Atari Keyboards used on the XE Series Computers. If your XE keyboard DOES NOT have spring under each key cap, then you have the right XE keyboard that can be upgraded to “XE” Touch. All that is required for installation is a #0 Phillips screw driver Full set of 62 “XE” Touch Contacts. CB102117  $29.95 Special Buy !!    $14.50   Now a Must Buy for every XE Game Machine Owner!

 

One of our German Atari Customers (Marc B.) was so pleased with his upgraded (with Best XE Touch upgrade contacts) XE Game System Keyboard that he wrote quick install guide with pictures on upgrading his Atari XE Game System keyboard (same basic XE keyboard used in the Atari 65XE / 130XE computers).  Here is English translation provided to Best Electronics from Marc, of that install guide that will be published in one of the German Atari Magazines.

Mark R. of the UK  "Thanks for shipping the XE Touch kits."  Best's exclusive Atari XE Keyboard Internal upgrade for the key caps.  "I've fitted one to the keyboard of a European 800XE and it makes a world of difference to the feel of the keyboard when typing in programs."

Lawrence P. of Canada  "I'm very pleased with the Best XE touch upgrade.  The XEGS is my favorite 8-bit, and I love that it has a detachable keyboard.  The stock keys, are quite mushy and not fun for extended typing.  My XEGS is pretty heavily modded, but this was one heck of a dramatic upgrade.  I also thought it was a nice and smart touch to make the upgraded contacts red.  Nice that it is impossible to confuse them with the stock ones during the upgrade.  A subtle but nice touch"  

Kevin O. of SC   "Thanks for getting that order out so promptly!  Got the XE-touch keyboard upgrade installed in my 130XE's keyboard already.... never thought rubber cups made THAT much of a difference in the feel of a keyboard!"  Bests new 65XE / 130XE / 800XE / XE Game Keyboard replacement Internal Silicon cups for a much improved XE Keyboard feel / tactical feed back.  "It went from "barely tolerable" to "damn, that's nice" in like 15 minutes!  If I ever get another XE, it's getting one of these kits too.  Too bad people can't feel the difference online.  I never realized how bad the stock XE keyboard was when I was a kid until I got another XE recently."

Best Electronics Exclusive Auto switching TV switch box upgrade Kit for the Atari  XE Game System!   With this Atari XE Game System Upgrade Kit installed, you will no longer have to reach behind your TV / Monitor and side the manual slide switch on your mechanical Cable Ready TV switch box from Game / Computer to TV ever again.  This Best XE Game System upgrade Kit comes with the New Atari Auto sensing TV Switch box ($9.95) with built in Atari RF cable, New Atari Auto sensing XE Game System US RF Modulator ($15.00) and English Installation Instructions.  This Atari XE Game System Upgrade Kit requires the ability to Solder and Unsolder XE components.   US XE Game System version Upgrade Kit CB103059 $21.95

German version of the Best XE Game System Auto Switching Upgrade Kit.  CB103059-GRM $21.95

UK version of the Best XE Game System Auto Switching Upgrade Kit.  CB103059-UK $21.95

 

  


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