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Atari 2600 PAL NTSC Converter Adapter Region lock Physical Slot

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#1 HCRAYERT504 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:19 PM

I noticed that it doesn't fit in the slot, so is there some kind of adapter to make it work on my NTSC Atari 2600?
I'm aware of the vídeo output issue PAL games have on NTSC TVs, but I already have a solution for that.

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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:27 PM

PAL and NTSC both are the same in terms of the size PCB slot to my knowledge.

The problem you are looking at is a cheaply made non-uniform cart shell.

I have a number of Taiwan Cooper games that are NTSC but they won’t fit properly in my 2600 or 7800 because of the cheap shells that are so poorly made.

I don’t know if any solution.

Sometimes people will use something like a Videogame Brain as a pass thru device for cartshells that don’t fit properly in their console. It’s a Fairly common problem with Imagic, Activision and M-Network shells in the 7800.


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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:30 PM

PAL and NTSC both are the same in terms of the size PCB slot to my knowledge.

The problem you are looking at is a cheaply made non-uniform cart shell.

I have a number of Taiwan Cooper games that are NTSC but they wont fit properly in my 2600 or 7800 because of the cheap shells that are so poorly made.

I dont know if any solution.

Sometimes people will use something like a Videogame Brain as a pass thru device for cartshells that dont fit properly in their console. Its a Fairly common problem with Imagic, Activision and M-Network shells in the 7800.


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Thanks, I'll try to open it up to insert the pcb by itself to see if it works.

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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:35 PM

Thanks, I'll try to open it up to insert the pcb by itself to see if it works.


That was going to be my other suggestion.




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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:54 PM

What is your solution for the video out on NTSC TVs?

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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:59 PM

Hard to tell on the pic, but looks like your 2 cart slot dust protector tabs have been broken off.  They push into the 2600 tab slots, opening up the systems little dust protector flap.  Try turning your 2600 upside down and then carefully wiggle the cart in.  Over the years, the little mechanism that opens the dust cover becomes weak and can be opened by turning the system upside down, as aforementioned.



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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:07 PM

What is your solution for the video out on NTSC TVs?


A PAL to NTSC AV adapter

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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:13 PM

Hard to tell on the pic, but looks like your 2 cart slot dust protector tabs have been broken off.  They push into the 2600 tab slots, opening up the systems little dust protector flap.  Try turning your 2600 upside down and then carefully wiggle the cart in.  Over the years, the little mechanism that opens the dust cover becomes weak and can be opened by turning the system upside down, as aforementioned.

 

http://atariage.com/...this-might-help



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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:16 AM

A PAL to NTSC AV adapter

 

Your ntsc console outputs a ntsc signal so I'm afraid it won't help. The only difference with a pal cart is that the game will output 50fps instead of 60, and colors will look wrong.


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