BY BILL MARQUARDT, ANTIC TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Pinout Master Charts
This month's Tech Tips column brings together pinout diagrams for all connector sockets on 8-bit Atari computers. (ST owners have a full set of pinout diagrams in the manuals provided with their computers, particularly the ST BASIC manual.)
If you've ever built a hardware project or needed to troubleshoot your computer, you know the value of correct pinout diagrams. But it is often hard to find these diagrams for the 8-bit Atari. And even if you do find a diagram, it is not always clear whether the pinout is facing forward or backward.
Here you have all the 8-bit connector diagrams collected in one place. And they are all displayed in the same point of view--as if you are looking directly into the socket from the outside of the computer.
Which connectors you'll find socketed on your Atari depends on the model. Connector name labels may also vary slightly from model to model.