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#26 rbairos ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:34 AM

Any further suggestions appreciated.
I may invest in some deoxit, though not feeling very optimistic at this point.



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Posted Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:31 AM

sorry for cross-posting, feel free to delete as appropriate (can't seem to)
http://atariage.com/...ired/?p=3923031

But for anyone curious:  punchline: 3 of 3 now worked, just require lot more patience than I expected.



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Posted Tue Jan 9, 2018 11:07 AM

For anyone interested, I got this working pretty well this week:


- replaced the switch box with an RCA/RF adapter  (wish I had known of those as a kid)
- cleaned out the cartridges with head cleaner + isopropanol, but to be honest, most effective was inserting it 2 or 3 times.
- cleaned out the cartridge socket with isopropanol on a thin piece of plastic.
- reflowed the solder joints around the power connector and the switches (some were visibly dry / bad, causing maintaining power a real headache)
- superficial cleaning of the switches with blown air, and isopropanol (did not disassemble them)
- cleaned out the case

This fixed all the original issues I was having.

Theres still a *little* bit of intermittent snow, when I jiggle the RF cord, but Im not going to risk re-capping it at this point, as the RF cable is duct-taped and exposed in a few spots. I'll replace that first.  

Also I need to cleanup all the controllers, but its working with the Flashback2 joysticks for now.

Cheers.




 


Edited by rbairos, Tue Jan 9, 2018 11:07 AM.


#29 rbairos ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:59 PM

One last question.
Anyone have any tips for repairing the broken switch? the switch itself seems electrically sound. 

Its only the metal shaft missing, so Im inclined to try and fix just that.

It should be 13/16" inch high, with an inside diameter of 15/64th's.
 






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