When I first got it, it had no RF cable, wouldn't turn on, and had a bad PIA chip. I've given it an RF cable, replaced the PIA and fixed the switchboard so that it turns on now. At this point, the system is nearly perfect in functionality except for one last issue.
What happens is, at first, the system seems to play fine without any errors. But then over time, the fire button will automatically get triggered by itself. The weird part is, it happens only occasionally at first, then it slowly increases in the rate it does it. By the time 30 minutes has gone by, the fire button will act as if it's being completely held down all the time, even when you're not doing anything. The effect also happens without controllers plugged in, so it's obviously the system itself. I should also note that while this glitch is occurring, the system will however still detect regular fire button presses from the controller as it should be.
Upon researching the way the 2600 works, it seems like the issue has to do with the RIOT chip. I've already replaced all 3 chips, and from what I gather, the problem is still there anyway. I'm hoping there's an easy solution to this problem that doesn't require using a soldering iron, because I really would hate to mess up this unit, because it's a heavy sixer and such.. If I have to though, I probably will.
Even if the problem is the RIOT chip, I've looked around online for a spare RIOT chip which I can purchase, and found absolutely nothing.
Anyone got any ideas? Thankies.
Edited by Lodmot, Mon Apr 2, 2012 8:30 PM.