Not sure the colors were right, but between the S-video mod and those TV being for the European market, it's hard for me to know the "right" colors.
The colors in the photos look correct to me. You can use this video review of Treasure Cove to check more closely:
If anyone know a workable replacement for the PSU, contact me. I played it for 2 hours, and when I stopped, the PSU was burning hot. As I was worried about, it doesn't take the 50 htz very well.
I've probably had 8-10 Astrocade systems over the years: power supply always get really warm to generally hot. I wouldn't say mine ever gets "burning hot."
The voltage requirements of the Astrocade are unlike any other console. Here is the short section called "AC Adapter Repair" from the Bally/Astrocade FAQ:
"AC Adapter - The hardwired AC adapter may fail over time and spares are difficult to find. Unplug the AC adapter when not in use, or use it with a switched power strip (notice how the AC adapter is warm even when the Astrocade is switched off? That is because it IS still working). The wires at the plug may become broken over time due to chaffing (heavy transformer weight on a wire). If this happens, you can break the glued sealed case by wrapping the transformer cube in a rag and "tapping" with a hammer. Then clip the broken wires and splice/solder the intact wires. Then re-glue the case. NOTE: If you
have to remove/replace the AC adapter, it does not matter which way the plug is connected inside the console."
The FAQ goes on to say that "If you have electronics knowledge, then you might consider building a substitution." The FAQ recommends this article:
Matte, Michael C. "Experimenting with Your Astrocade: A Power Transformer Substitution." ARCADIAN 7, no. 4 (Aug. 15, 1986): 92-93,91.
Here is a direct link to the article:
As an aside, I've been in recent contact with Michael Matte, the article's author. He recently retired and has been getting back into the Astrocade. Michael also has one of only two Astrocades that I'm aware of that have been upgraded to hi-res mode. He based his upgrade, which he created in the mid-80s, on the UV-1 computer. Michael recently tested his hi-res Astrocade; it still works fine.
I received my Treasure Cove cartridge two days ago, but I haven't opened it yet. I think that I'm going to make my very first "unboxing" video using Treasure Cove.
BTW, "CatPix," it's really cool to see an Astrocade being used in Europe! If the colors are correct, then I presume that you're using a TV that can use both NTSC and PAL standards, right?