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#1 reklen OFFLINE  


    Star Raider

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Posted Wed Mar 8, 2017 12:46 AM

I just got a refurbished Colecovision.  It seems to be working fine, better than any I had before.  However, it only seems to work with Coleco joysticks and 2600 joysticks.  I read that 7800 joysticks and europads should work, but they didn't.  The Genesis pad did, but when I played Frenzy, the screen kept blacking out, which didn't happen when I used a 2600 stickl.  The reason I'm asking is because I just got a Roller Controller, and the thing worked, for about 5 minutes, now it just goes up and down  Likewise, when I try the 7800 joystick, the characters won't go down, just up, left and right.  Do you think this is a port issue?

#2 fiddlepaddle OFFLINE  


    River Patroller

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Posted Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:48 PM

Some genny controllers work ok, some don't. 2600 sticks are fine, but you'll need a y-adapter to use the keypad on the colecovision controller (don't know about 7800). Lots of Roller controllers seem to develop that problem; can be fixed but usually requires a part (I don't have specifics).

#3 SiLic0ne t0aD OFFLINE  

SiLic0ne t0aD

    River Patroller

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Posted Thu Mar 9, 2017 4:13 AM

You'll need to take the roller controller apart and clean the actual rollers, there's probably some crud on them. Using some DeOxit D5 might not be a bad idea as well.

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