The computer

This 'Star' Arabic 65XE, also known as Atari 65XEN (from the motherboard) is a little jewel is a collection. It's hard to figure out how many of them survived, but they are extremely difficult to find in working condition in Europe. I'm not even talking about the original box and owner's manual.

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Top

Top

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Keyboard, left

Keyboard, left

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Keyboard, right

Keyboard, right

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Rear

Rear

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Rear close-up, Right

Rear close-up, Right

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Rear close-up, Left

Rear close-up, Left

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Right side

Right side

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Sticker close-up

Sticker close-up

Inside the machine

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE CO70015-002, Arabic Keyboard

CO70015-002, Arabic Keyboard

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Shielding

Shielding

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE 65XEN motherboard

65XEN motherboard

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE 65XEN C100455 REV. 2 ASSY NO. CA20097

65XEN
C100455 REV. 2
ASSY NO. CA20097

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE CO61991, FREDDIE chip

CO61991, FREDDIE

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE CO61618, MMU chip, C101700-001A, Arabic OS ROM chip, CO24947A, Atari BASIC Rev. C chip

CO61618, MMU
C101700-001A, Arabic OS ROM
CO24947A, Atari BASIC Rev. C

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE CO14806, 6502 CPU chip, CO21698, ANTIC chip, CO14889, GTIA chip

CO14806, 6502 CPU
CO21698, ANTIC
CO14889, GTIA

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE CO14795, PIA chip, CO12294B, POKEY chip

CO14795, PIA
CO12294B, POKEY

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Other components

Other components

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE CO61618, MMU chip

CO61618, MMU

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Other components

Other components

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE RAM

RAM

PEEK identification

Using 'PEEK' commands in BASIC to find out about the OS, Basic and GTIA versions.

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE connected on TV

The real 65XE, connected on TV

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE PEEKs to important addresses

PEEKs to important addresses

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Numbers 0 to 9, in Arab

Numbers 0 to 9, in Arab

For your information, the results are:
PEEK(53268) = 1
PEEK(65528) = 177
PEEK(65527) = 59
PEEK(43234) = 234

The self-test, with the Arabic char set

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Keyboard self-test

Keyboard self-test

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Audio Visual self-test

Audio Visual self-test

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE ROM and RAM self-test

ROM and RAM self-test

Playing the rare French 'Des chiffres et des lettres' cartridge, with the Arabic char set

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE 'Antenne 2' logo

'Antenne 2' logo

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE 'Des chiffres et des lettres' title screen

'Des chiffres et des lettres' title screen

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Select your game

Select your game

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Player's name?

Player's name?

'Star' Arabic Atari 65XE Tough in that configuration!

Tough in that configuration!