I need to source a new Atari 5200 aluminum plate.

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  1. Arkanoid

    Arkanoid Gutsy Member

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    Does anybody know where I could source a new Atari 5200 aluminum plate? Aside from buying a clean system that is.
     
  2. DeChief

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    Buying another system is pretty much the only way. Try looking for a cheap broken one.
     
  3. proarturs

    proarturs The force is with me

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    If someone is really skilled, 3D printing is a possibility. Although, it would be plastic.
     
  4. DeChief

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    It's impossible to achieve the same level of quality as a metal plate via 3D printing.
     
  5. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    You could 3d print one and then sand and paint it. $80+

    Is the old one just scratched? I would sand and bondo it, then make a silicone mold. Cast a new one in acrylic, you can do all kinds of fun colors. You can even add white brass powder.

     
  6. Arkanoid

    Arkanoid Gutsy Member

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    Wow I might try that! Thanks!
     
  7. Greg2600

    Greg2600 Resolute Member

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    Yes, that's about it. Best Electronics stopped selling them a few years ago. They're also impossible to take off the case, so if you get another, you need to use that top half of the case.
     
  8. ASSEMblergames_Admin

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    Are they sonic welded or something?
     
  9. Greg2600

    Greg2600 Resolute Member

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    No, the glue is pretty strong, and the bezel is very flimsy, get's bent and warped really easily.
     

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