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#1 fred OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:41 PM

I just picked up a colecovision for cheap without testing it and a power supply from someone on this forum. The system works but the controllers don't work to well. The fire butttons are iffy and the joystick on both also don't work very well. They don't respond, and when they do they work for a second then stop.

Any advice on cleaning or repairing them? Are they easy to fix like 5200 controllers?

#2 JEFF31 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:27 PM

PM Yurkie here in the forums.  He can help you with the controllers (and other coleco mods)

 

 

Jeff



#3 Oldschool80skid OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:43 AM

This video is more of a how to clean and not a how to repair. I would try cleaning first. If that doesn't work then contact Yurkie. Yurkie does great work, however the turnaround time is between 6-8 weeks from my prior experiences.



Edited by Oldschool80skid, Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:48 AM.


#4 fred OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:53 PM

Awesome thanks!

The video and some contact cleaner did the trick! Controllers are working great!

#5 Oldschool80skid OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:48 AM

Awesome thanks!

The video and some contact cleaner did the trick! Controllers are working great!


Glad to hear it! It's amazing what a little TLC does to old hardware to get it running smoothly again.

#6 Nebulon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:56 AM

Awesome thanks!

The video and some contact cleaner did the trick! Controllers are working great!

 

Good to hear! I was getting worried for a second there. Thought maybe it was a bad chip on the board.






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