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#1 killersquirel OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:18 AM

I'm having a little trouble with my F18A modded ColecoVision. The white color is more bluish and the colors are a little muted. After playing for a bit they sometimes will correct itself, and possibly go back to the bluish hue. I'm thinking that it's a solder issue to the vga connector. Does anyone have any information as to what exactly is happening and how to fix? I will open it up later today after I get done with work and see what's happening in the inside. 



#2 matthew180 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:50 AM

I have seen the VGA ribbon cable fail and cause color issues. I do not have any more myself, but they can be purchased here:

https://www.pccables.../products/07129

Unless your system is in a humid or damp environment, I'm pretty sure the problem is not the soldering of the VGA header on the F18A.

#3 killersquirel OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:33 PM

Thank you Mathew. I'm in the mountains of Oahu in Hawaii, so not that bad with humidity here. I think it probably is the ribbon cable and I will be ordering one. Thank you for the advice and the link for the ordering of a new cable. 


Edited by killersquirel, Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:35 PM.


#4 killersquirel OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:39 PM

I have seen the VGA ribbon cable fail and cause color issues. I do not have any more myself, but they can be purchased here:

https://www.pccables.../products/07129

Unless your system is in a humid or damp environment, I'm pretty sure the problem is not the soldering of the VGA header on the F18A.

 

I got the new cable and just installed it now. Everything works perfectly! Thank you for your help.






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