Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 34 / MARCH 1983 / PAGE 12

A Restless Atari ROM

The 10K OS ROM in my Atari 800 tends to work loose and then my machine crashes or fails to cold start. Reinserting or jiggling the cartridge seems to cure the problem temporarily, sometimes for weeks, sometimes minutes. I understand that this is a common Atari problem. Can any readers suggest a more permanent repair?

Joe Cocuzzo

This is a new one to us. If your machine is used on a level, stable surface, this wandering ROM problem should be easy for a technician to cure. Take it to an authorized service center and they can narrow the distance between the rows of pins to provide a better grip.