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GoldLeader

I just got my Montezuma's Revenge (2600) from Ebay. Filthiest cart ever! It's like they dipped it in mud, then used it to soak up dog hair. I hope I have enough Q-Tips!
Today, 2:31 AM
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    Jin
    Ugh, I've sure had a few 2600 games show up like that too. I recommend wiping down the whole cart shell (except for the label) with 70% isopropyl alcohol on a paper towel then gently clean the label with a tiny (and I mean tiny) bit of plain water on a q-tip. The contacts can be cleaned however you prefer.
    Today, 2:59 AM
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    GoldLeader
    Thanks! I'm feeling better about it now! I went through about 15 Q-Tips, Rubbing alcohol galore, plus hit it with a napkin, a knife, and used duct tape to get the fuzzies afterwards...
    Today, 3:15 AM
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    GoldLeader
    Moment O Truth...It Plays!!! Yay!
    Today, 3:24 AM
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roland p

Gotta release 'em all!
Today, 2:12 AM
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jaybird3rd

Happy anniversary to me! 13 years on AtariAge!
Yesterday, 11:01 PM
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    GoldLeader
    ^ It's right there in his profile...Age Unknown...He doesn't know....
    Today, 12:12 AM
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    GoldLeader
    That's what happens when ya spend too much time on AtariAge, LOL....Congrats Man!
    Today, 12:13 AM
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    jaybird3rd
    Thanks, everybody!

    @RT: A few moments here and there have made me wonder, but I don't think all those days and nights were wasted. I've had fun and learned a lot in my time here, and I hope I've given a little something back, too.

    @oldjd: 39. Guess I just didn't add my full birthday to my profile.
    Today, 12:46 AM
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toiletunes

spes mea in deo est
Yesterday, 10:05 PM
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atarian63

CCAG show was great!
Yesterday, 8:27 PM
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Trekker_1138

Doh! I forgot to pick up a box of Patio microwave burritos -- no geek snack for me tonight.
Yesterday, 7:19 PM
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Jin

After 3 failed attempts at trying to get a new battery for my GBA SP that would hold a charge for more than an hour I finally got my hands on a new KMD battery produced in April 2016 from Lukie Games! Time to get back into the GBA! =D
Yesterday, 7:00 PM
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    GoldLeader
    Yeah!!!!
    Today, 2:10 AM
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    Jin
    Man is it ever nice to be able to play the GBA SP again without having to be tethered to the wall lol The lesson learned from all this: If you're going to buy a replacement battery for your GBA SP then make sure you get one produced recently that has the manufacturing date stamped on it. Most of those cheapo Chinese batteries floating all over eBay and Amazon have been sitting in warehouses for 10 years and won't hold a charge for long, so pay a little more for a battery from a reputa...
    Today, 2:28 AM
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    Jin
    ...reputable manufacturer like KMD that you know was produced recently. =)
    Today, 2:29 AM
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BurritoBeans

Well, I stuck a new Sandisk SSD into my PC, threw Windows 10 onto that, and so far it works. Time to see if it'll work nice with office and play games
Yesterday, 6:39 PM
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    BurritoBeans
    I've got a few backups now - one on the NAS, one on a 5TB hard drive, and one on tape - so I think I'm good on backups. My only old backups are on the NAS though, so all my games and video for editing is going to take me a day or two to bring back.
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
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    Keatah
    Well.. alright.. as long as its recoverable.
    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
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    BurritoBeans
    It should be recoverable enough, yeah I'm missing a few things (but I can get those again) and that's what matters to me.
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
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Nuclear Pacman

watching the Flintstones, good stuff!
Yesterday, 4:28 PM
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    roadrunner
    Bam! Bam!
    Yesterday, 5:12 PM
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    BillyHW
    They're a modern stone age family!
    Yesterday, 6:48 PM
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    NE146
    It's only good because of Rosie O'donnell
    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
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roadrunner

A non working Jag CD sold for almost $200
Yesterday, 3:25 PM
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    Nuclear Pacman
    wow
    Yesterday, 4:39 PM
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    roadrunner
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-Jaguar-CD-Console-NTSC-As-Is-for-Parts-or-Repair-Not-Working-Jag-CD-Only-/291818875138?hash=item43f1c2a902:g:SQAAAOSw2zlXh~Kn
    Yesterday, 5:11 PM
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    Nathan Strum
    Did it have a SNEZ inside it?
    Yesterday, 6:36 PM
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roadrunner

Atari 2600 Track and Field cart ends soon
Yesterday, 2:17 PM
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    roadrunner
    Same seller has tapper and threshold carts that end soon
    Yesterday, 2:21 PM
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    roadrunner
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tapper-Atari-2600-Cart-Only-Tested-Works-Sega-Bally-Midway-/172275600568?hash=item281c6d0cb8:g:cs4AAOSwNKRXilIg
    Yesterday, 2:21 PM
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    save2600
    Tapper and T&F easily a couple of my favorite 2600 games!
    Yesterday, 3:08 PM
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roadrunner

Weird looking big cart in this lot, ends soon
Yesterday, 12:26 PM
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    BassGuitari
    That's a floppy disk controller for a TRS-80 Color.
    Yesterday, 1:44 PM
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    roadrunner
    The big cart, looks like maybe a Channel F cart?
    Yesterday, 2:10 PM
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    frankodragon
    He mentions he bought the stuff off of really weird guy in the parking lot of a Price Chopper grocery store.
    Yesterday, 2:18 PM
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simbalion

There's a complete, working Atari 520ST set-up about an hour's drive away from me for $100, but with no AC in the van it's too hot to attempt the drive. :(
Yesterday, 12:13 PM
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    simbalion
    It's in eastern Ohio.
    Yesterday, 7:55 PM
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    Kiwi
    Bring water, and towel to wipe off the sweat. Turn the fans on in the van and open the windows. My van have no AC due to cracked compressor. They wanted $2,000 to replace.
    Yesterday, 9:19 PM
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    GoldLeader
    Maybe when the sun goes down?
    Today, 12:17 AM
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BillyHW

Ben-Hur again? Do you have even a single original idea anymore, Hollywood?
Yesterday, 11:57 AM
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    NE146
    Trangender Goonies remake on the way! :)
    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
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    boog
    Remakes have a guaranteed audience... even if people just want to see how bad it is. Low risk for the studios. As long as people keep buying tickets, they'll keep making remakes.
    Yesterday, 1:37 PM
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    Stephen
    I'll go see the remake Ben-Her-Over.
    Yesterday, 3:10 PM