mouse_master wrote:I know some of the origin story of that motherboard...... Well, a group of 100 or so Mega STe motherboards.
They came from Toad Computers in the USA. Before they were at Toad, Atari Corp had shipped the full systems from a warehouse in California to a company to destroy them. This company crushed the cases, but sold the motherboards. I believe that B&C obtained the TT motherboards.
I obtained them from Toad in late March of 98, and went thru testing all of them (hence the date written on the VME shield/shelf in sharpie) and slowly sold the stockpile of them off.
Can you share what all the ills of the board were? Just curious.
mouse_master wrote:Before they were at Toad, Atari Corp had shipped the full systems from a warehouse in California to a company to destroy them.
junosix wrote:Any idea why Atari needed to write their stock off like that rather than just sell them off cheaply?
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