Messed up my color on 800xl... :(

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Messed up my color on 800xl... :(

Postby seastalker » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:30 am

S-Video Mod attempt on an 800xl. I tried the 3 step Faicuai method from the AtariAge forums and buggered the color:

I clipped out C56.

"Solder Chroma-signal wire from R67/R68 junction" - Does this mean to put the wire to touch R67 or R68 or BOTH (right in the middle of them)? (Currently between both based on online pics)

The bad part: Lifted right leg of C54...

I got a decent signal, but in black and white. If I pushed the leg of C54 back down to its former joint, the ready prompt screen turned back to blue. I tested that "live" which probably was a bad idea... I only get B&W now even IF I put that leg back. I removed C54 completely for now. How do I get color back? I've tried with both NTSC and PAL Antic chips swapping out in case it was a PAL issue.

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Re: Messed up my color on 800xl... :(

Postby seastalker » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:20 pm

REALLY hope to get a lead on how to fix this. Anyone have a shot in the dark? I think my Antic and GTIA chips are ok since I swapped them out. If I got a replacement C54 and put it back could that work? I don't mind a new S-Video or Sophia board either if that would fix it.


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