A tested and working Atari 520 STFM computer with TOS v1.02 operating system and a 512Kb RAM memory.
- The computer itself has been soak tested for 12 hours
- Original tested Atari floppy disk drive that read, writes and formats double sided floppy disks
- Power supply fully tested
- Cleaned and disinfected on the outside
- Floppy disk drive heads cleaned
- Keyboard joints for the joystick and mouse re-soldered
- Power supply checked for ageing capacitors and changed where required
- Motherboard and keyboard motherboard checked for ageing capacitors and changed where required
- Format / verify / read and write test
- Soak tested for 12 hours
- Display clear on RF and monitor
- External floppy disk drive connected and tested
- All screws present
- 70 pass memory test
A great machine for gaming and a good start to any Atari ST enthusiasts hobby! Everything you need for a basic set up is included.
The sticker on the underside of the machine is missing.
The original floppy drive has been replaced with a modern equivalent. This has meant the case has been modified, however the modern equivalent floppy drive offers better performance.
Questions I am regularly asked
What’s the difference between a 520 STFM and a 1040 STFM? Nothing, except the internal memory specification. From the factory, the Atari 520 STFM has 512Kb of internal memory, the Atari 1040 STFM has 1Mb of internal memory.
Which modes does this computer support? Low, high and medium resolutions dependent on monitor and cables used.
Can I upgrade TOS (The Operating System)? Yes but it is not simple doing a custom modification of this type. I would recommend Exxos and his bespoke TOS upgrades for STFM.
Does this auction include Cubase? No it doesn’t. The Cubase software is still covered under copyright and it is ILLEGAL to sell a copied version of Cubase to anyone without breaking the law under piracy laws. There is a Cubase Lite version I can include free of charge which is a cut down version of the full blown Cubase application.
Can I pick up the Atari? I would prefer to deliver or collect the Atari, dependant on location, due to the fragility of the cases. Although I send the Atari computers out very, very well packaged using a reputable courier (I don’t use myHermes for anything fragile), it is also beneficial to show the Atari working, with a demo, so the buyer is happy with the computer and how to use it.
Does the computer come with anything? No, the auction shows an Atari ST unit only so please do not assume it comes with a mouse, joystick, software, box, disks etc unless otherwise advertised. I will always reduce multiple purchases bought at the same time and combine postage. I can include a power and aerial cable free of charge on request.
Are you reputable? Yes, I have been upgrading and working with Atari computers for over 25 years. I am also part of the Atari demo scene community, so care about the community. It’s not just about making money!!
Where do you ship? Internationally, except South America, Russia (unless tracked and buyer takes ALL responsibility of carriage) and Africa.
Do I have any Falcon’s or Falcon spares for sale? No.
If you’re buying from outside the European Union, please contact us before purchase to confirm delivery costs as eBay’s shipping zones do not match ones for my courier for some countries.
We have over 20 years of experience in the Atari ST computer line, from refurbishing to programming, to the scene and in the business and the leisure sectors, starting off by running our own Public Domain library in the 1990s! So, please buy with confidence!
What’s included in the auction
Atari STFM computer with 512Kb of RAM
– TOS v1.02
– GEM v0.13
– AES v1.20
– Serial #unknown
– Atari ST UK Power cable (on request)
– RF aerial cable to connect the Atari ST to your television (on request)
All Atari units are sent out packed for extra protection with good quality bubble wrap – I am very mindful that these units are not damaged in transit.