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4 switch woody left joysick up stopped working; boardpics what should I do?

broken 4 switch woody 2600 atari repair solder

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#1 redsteakraw OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:00 AM

so my Atari 2600 4 switch woody's left joysick up stopped working I tried multiple joysticks and the up direction doesn't work anymore. I have the pictures of the board what should I do?  Now that I have the board out what would you do?  I can solder but I don't know where to start.  Also should I clean the board and how should I clean it up?



#2 fluxit ONLINE  


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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:38 PM

You checked that all nine pins are still there in the port, right?


Up is pin 1, which is leftmost on the upper row I believe.

#3 SoundGammon ONLINE  



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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:22 PM

Pin 1 goes to pin 8 of the 6532 RIOT chip, check continuity between them. 


If open, bad trace, if good bad 6532 RIOT chip! 

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