Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:44 PM
I came across a 4 switch atari, that can barely be called that. It was missing:
1) The power plug
2) 5 of the 7 switches, counting the channel switch
3) The POT
4) The video cord(and the place it plugs in to)
5) The case
6) Metal shield
8: And few resisters under where the metal shield should be
I don't know what happened to it. So I replaced everything I could. I took a 9v power cord and directly soldered it to where the plug usually is because I didn't have any spare ones, and am still missing the difficulty switches, black/white switch and the resistors.
When powered on it changes the TV from a blue screen to a screen full of static instead of the cart. Would adding some resistors and the other switches help it or should I just give up on it?
If it is dead, it still gave me a few hours of tinkering fun.