LED's and using the right colour for the right Atari ST Model

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LED's and using the right colour for the right Atari ST Model

Post by Icky » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:54 pm

This weekend I am in the middle of cleaning up an Atari Mega STE and have got the dreaded grommet from hell :evil: where it has caused corrosion. I really wonder what these things (grommets) were made of.

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Any how. The led leads broke and that started me off on the discovery of what is the correct LED colour for the Atari ST models. As far as I am aware and this is based on my machines which could be wrong (feel free to correct me) as they may not be factory perfect the following table are the colours. I think there have been a few variations so am interested to find out:

ModelPower LEDFDD LEDHDD LED
Atari 520STRedNo FDD
Atari 520STFMGreenOrange
Atari Mega STGreenGreen
Atari Mega STEGreenGreenGreen
Atari TTGreenGreenGreen
Atari FalconGreenGreen

I just want to make sure I going for the right colour in replacing the LED.

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Re: LED's and using the right colour for the right Atari ST Model

Post by exxos » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:59 pm

Generally what I have seen is red LED STF's tend to be "long button" drives.. Though don't know exactly what point they changed colour.
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Re: LED's and using the right colour for the right Atari ST Model

Post by troed » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:03 pm

Yeah these are missing from the table. 1040STF with red led, might have long button drives but not always, and I think all of them are 8.01MHz CPUs (since they don't need PAL color clock)

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