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#1 Charlie_ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:43 AM

It seems my CV takes about 10 mins to warm up before the graphics are not corrupted. It is the most sensitive with the AtariMax SD cart.

 

I'd like to have it repaired or perhaps even purchase a refurbished CV system. Since I have been out of the scene for a couple years I have no idea who to contact for repair. Is anyone offering a repair service or selling good working units?

 



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Posted Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:48 AM

Try a new power supply or clean the power switch first.

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Posted Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:58 AM

Try a new power supply or clean the power switch first.

 

Hi boxpressed. I only have the one power supply. Does the CV share a power supply with any other "retro" system? Only one I can think with a similar plug is the ti99/4a. I have a few of those...

 

The power switch was replaced with one from radio shack a few years ago. The CV worked well at the time. Then circumstances in my life changed and all my retro stuff sat in boxes for a couple years.



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Posted Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:06 AM

Is anyone offering a repair service or selling good working units?

 

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#5 AtariBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:09 AM

I am betting you need a different power supply .



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Posted Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:15 AM

Don't use the 99/4A PS -- you'll damage the CV.

You can open up the CV and clean the power switch contacts. To do a thorough job, you need to do some desoldering to take the switch apart, but a quick and dirty option is to shoot some Deoxit or electronics contact cleaner onto the contacts, then move the switch up and down a few times. It's not a long term fix, but it may help you diagnose the problem better.

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:36 PM

I finally got a replacement power supply from ebay and it seems to have done the trick. The CV seems to work just fine now.

So, i think I read a long time ago, someone sells a rebuild kit for the power supply? I'd like to get that and fix the old one I have.



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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:37 AM

Console5 sells a kit with new caps and replacement voltage regulators.




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