Hello Atari Forum,
I've searched for a thread on this forum that might answer my questions, but couldn't really find any so I thought I could ask.
I bought an Atari 1040STF off of eBay recently, and because it didn't come with a monitor I bought This
from Retrogamingcables, a site thet generally has a really good reputation for their RGB cables. They didn't have any SCART cables in stock, so I thought these composite cables would work fine on my old CRT TV - and the guy from RGC told me they would.
However, the computer does not really do anything when I turn it on. The only things indicating that it's turned on are the red power light, a very quiet high-pitched noise, and a black screen with faint horizontal stripes going across it. When I insert a disk, absolutely nothing happens, even when I turn the computer off and back on.
The seller told me that he tested the computer with an Atari monitor before shipping it, and he doesn't know why it wouldn't work.
But if the computer works, and I'm not getting a picture or sound because the cables I bought don't work with my ST, or because of my TV/monitors, or because it's set to a resolution that isn't compatible with my TV, wouldn't the disk drive at least do something? Am I missing something really obvious, or did something perhaps break during shipping?
Does anyone know what might be the issue?