Dear VCS specialists,
bought a non-functional but utterly beautiful Atari 2600.
It is difficult to plug in cartridges. The two long plastic bolts/studs of each game module do not open the protective latch on the receiving side of the console soon enough. Helping a little with a toothpick however allows the cartridge to slide in. Probably a mechanical problem I did not yet fully understand.
Inside you can see that some of the metal latches that are supposed to make contact with the pins of the cartridge are corroded and bent.
If I bent the entire cartridge slightly in the slot I get a TV picture that looks remotely like a computer generated screen. There are certainly several problems on top of one another.
So first I'd like to make sure the pins of the cartridge actually make contact. However, I could not figure out how to remove the black plastic cover shown on the picture that receives a module. There are two latches that stick out at the backside of the circuit board but there must be something in addition that holds the plastic very tightly to the board.
Before breaking something, does anyone have an idea how to remove that?
Thanks in advance,