Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 51 / AUGUST 1984 / PAGE 10

Atari Peripheral Adequacy

I have an Atari 400 computer and an Atari 410 cassette recorder. I'm planning to buy an Atari 800XL computer, and I was wondering if the cassette recorder would work on the Atari 800XL computer.

Isaac Thornton Scott

As long as your recorder is still working fine with your 400, there should be no problem using it with an 800XL. You may want to have the tape heads cleaned and demagnetized, even realigned to give you a fresh start with your new computer. All 400/800 peripherals we know of will work just fine with the 600XL and 800X1 computers.