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Graphical glitches with 4-port

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#1 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:25 PM

I have a 4-port 5200 that recently started experiencing graphical glitches with certain games. Moon Patrol and Space Invaders, for instance, start normally but become corrupted as the game progresses. Pitfall appeared as a jumbled mess and can't even be started. The 4-port is one that has been modified to accept the VCS adapter. 


I also have a 2-port 5200 and tried both Moon Patrol and Space Invaders on there and both work fine. Pitfall, as expected, doesn't work. 


My phone is dead at the moment so I can't share images of what's occurring but I will update as soon as I can. If anyone has any ideas of what I can check in the meantime, please let me know.



#2 zylon OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:13 PM

Sounds like a couple RAM IC's failing. Pitfall not working is expected after such a mod is done.

#3 Lynxpro OFFLINE  


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Posted Sat Feb 3, 2018 10:03 AM

I'm just amazed an Activision cart works. None of my Activision 5200 carts work even after extensive cleaning. Yet all of my Atari and Parker Bros carts work like champs.

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