Just when you thought the XF551 couldn’t get any better…… Announcing the XF551 Control board bundle pre-order. This addon board will work with both my re-imaged XF551 Main Boards and the original XF551 Floppy Drive boards from Atari. Actual boards may be slightly different in look, but function will be the same.
Unlike previous upgrades this will require some modifications to the XF551 Case. I have tried to keep these to a minimum.
There will be two options:
Option 1: Track Display Only with your choice of LED display locations
Position One is preferred in my opinion. It is the easiest to do, requiring only a small rectangular cutout on the right hand front panel.
Position Two is more complicated to do and has the added problem of visibility depending on what angle you are looking at it. It requires partial disassembly of the drive face plate and more precise cutout and placement of the display board. It can be done and if you enjoy a challenge may work out well for you.
Option 2: Track Display with Left Panel Control board and your choice of LED display locations
The left panel control board includes front panel control of drive #, reset button and OS switcher. Board also includes opening for a power switch to be mounted and hot glued in. Power switch and wiring not included. The OS switcher takes advantage of a feature of my reimaged XF551 motherboards, but can be used on an original Atari XF551 motherboard with some additional rom socket modifications.
There’s also the ability to order both right and drive track display panels for $5.00 more.
On the original XF551 Floppy Drive board you will need to solder up to 11 wire connections for the needed signals. On my re-imaged boards depending on the version you may only need to solder 1 to 4 wires.
As per previous offers ABBUC members will recieve a 10% discount. You must note your membership # on the order before submitting.
Flat rate domestic shipping will be $8.00 while international shipping will be $22.50 for up to four.