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#1 Jinks OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:33 PM

So today I checked my local online varage sale.. this dude had a coleco with power supply for 10 bucks. I offer 5 but settle on 10. He says won't power up.
I bring it home and it looks clean.
Plug it in and nothing. Can see the snow change a bit. I spray contact cleaner into the rf hole. Plug my rf cord back in and guess what?
Crystal clear pic. Plugged a controller in and played a few games.
So the rf female plug is a bit loose. Other than that a nice console with a nice label no scratches etc..

#2 Kamshaft OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:11 AM

Very cool!



#3 Jinks OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:08 PM

I took it apart today and cleaned everything inside. I can tell it has never been apart. I soldered the 3 contacts on the rf daughterboard to repair the rf out jack.
It works all the time now.
Now I have 3 CV. Always on the lookout for more retro consoles for cheap. I bought a cv, int, and 2600 for 30 bucks 3 years ago. Ebay is too expensive. I never sell these ever as I am a hoarder, collector and a retro gamer.

Edited by Jinks, Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:08 PM.


#4 digress OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:04 PM

That's nothing yet. I have 9. some even work. I bet I'm no where near the record holder either.

 

I took it apart today and cleaned everything inside. I can tell it has never been apart. I soldered the 3 contacts on the rf daughterboard to repair the rf out jack.
It works all the time now.
Now I have 3 CV. Always on the lookout for more retro consoles for cheap. I bought a cv, int, and 2600 for 30 bucks 3 years ago. Ebay is too expensive. I never sell these ever as I am a hoarder, collector and a retro gamer.



#5 Jinks OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:18 PM

Ya got to have lots of them. 70% of my deaths are due to controller non response....

#6 Jinks OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:25 PM

Here it is! I only have 10 games... need more!!

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Edited by Jinks, Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:25 PM.





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