OK, I didn't know if I should post this here or in Hardware, so I just put it here.
I just got a 2600 Jr. today and it has a few issues.
When you first turn it on, with any game or the Harmony cart, it takes probably 10 seconds before the picture shows up on the TV.
When you put a Battlezone cart in and turn it on, it takes a few seconds, then you get the radar and some other random bits of the picture kind of jumping around the screen, then it will show up correctly, but with a very dim picture. In a couple of seconds, the picture brightens up and the colors are all good.
If Demons to Diamonds is inserted, same wait time on start-up, but the color and brightness are good. Now, here's the big problem.
When you hit reset to start Demons to Diamonds, it goes from color to Black and White. Unplugging the rca cable from the back of the console and then slowly putting it back, will allow you to see a split second of color before it goes B&W again. The same thing happens using the Demons and Diamonds .bin on the Harmony Encore. Also, With the Harmony, if you switch it off, while it's B&W and then switch it right back on, the Harmony menu is in B&W. Switching it off and on again, results in color.
The Jr. isn't modded and an inspection of the board showed no bad solder joints or leaky caps. The Serial is A1781245617 The board is CO21503 Revision C
On most games, it looks great, the colors and the picture are better than my AV modded Vader and 7800, other than the lack of a picture for a few seconds when you turn it on.
Demons to Diamonds is the only game I've found so far that triggers the B&W issue, but I feel like that's a sign of something needing repair.
So, does anyone have an answer as to what's wrong with it?
Edited by RamrodHare, Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:13 PM.