I've got 4 Astrocades - 2 work fine and 2 didn't. This last weekend I decided to see I I could get the dead ones to work. Without going into details - I've got one of them to work. Note to anyone that might use checkmate set to zero players to check to see if the machine is going to glitch - Be sure to remember that the Astrocade has a built in screen saver (goes to black) and it cuts the sound! I didn't realize this until it had done this to me about 5-6 times. What a dope! This console is interesting also because it does not have a label underneath - and no residue that one was ever in place.
Anyway - the one I have working does not get happy until it warms up a bit - once warmed up it seems to run fine. Any idea why?
The other one will show a colorful screen full of garbage now where it had a black screen before. Gotta keep fooling with it. - Any ideas on this one?
Finally - what is the best way to clean the chip legs - the one that is still wonky has tarnished legs.
And - is there any source for a replacement wall wart for these? - I discovered one of them is bad.