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I recently had another look at the Atari XEGS which has thwarted all attempts to repair it, I found that the  main processor chip was overheating and when checked with a digital tester no changes occurred on the data lines. After a fruitless search for the custom chip, one turned up for sale on a Facebook page for a very good price. I have got in the habit of socketing chips so after removing the processor a socket was soldered in place.

With the new processor in the socket I powered up the XEGS and this happened

So one more piece of retrogaming hardware lives once more. But that isn’t the only good news,  as I also won a ZX Spectrum + and cassette deck. The Spectrum didn’t display on RF but a quick and dirty composite mod revealed all worked except some keys, so a new membrane to be fitted soon. The selker forgot to send the cassette deck, but it followed on later and seems to work too.

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So all in all some retrogaming Christmas cheer for us here ☺