Hello and old Atari 800 'first' power up?

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Hello and old Atari 800 'first' power up?

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Hi All,

I'm new the forum having found an 800 in the loft I'd completely forgotten about. Back in the day I had only brief experience of Atari 8 bits ( mostly playing Star Raiders? and Sea Dragon on a friend's 400). I was brought up on the Dragon 32 (a CoCo clone) in the UK. I have various 16 bit ST gear from a later epoch.

I have an original 800 found in the loft, a decade or so ago it would boot to a READY prompt and I'm looking to fire it up again. Before I do, is there anything I should know - is there anything that might go pop when I switch it on?

Any help would be appreciated.

John.
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