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#3135564 X-Arcade Trackball Part

Posted by Ataritard on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:32 PM

I appreciate the advice guys. I emailed X-Arcade people a few weeks ago stating I bought this second hand and they offered a full set of replacement rollers and bearings for $15 which is fair but I really don't need the whole set. I'll call them when I get a chance and see if if they offer any other options. If not I'll take Tombstone up on his offer for one of his spare rollers. Thanks again.




#3100086 Atari 2600 Trak-Ball models....Difference?

Posted by Ataritard on Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:37 PM

I like all of them though I believe the CX-80 has a better build quality than the CX-22.




#2728415 New Atari 5200 Controller Project

Posted by Ataritard on Wed Apr 3, 2013 8:37 AM

Needs an analog joystick and a paddle.


#2589870 Combine Carts!

Posted by Ataritard on Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:49 PM

Circus Invaders


#2544405 How many Special game packs were there for the 2600?

Posted by Ataritard on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:17 PM

Omega Race came with the Booster Grip and I believe Track and Field came with it's own controller.


#2530425 The NES Toaster Toploader

Posted by Ataritard on Sun May 27, 2012 1:29 PM

OP: When you cut the 72 pin connector and bent it upward, what did you do to secure it in place? Superglue the black plastic together in the new upward orienation?

I also notice that you left an angle to the new upward position. How did you get the exact angled placement to get good pin contact with a cartridge inserted? Another possible issue is dust getting down into your new upward oriented console pins. Factory toploaders had the spring-loaded door to keep dust out. Maybe a spring-loaded dust cover could be implemented in your mod?


No superglue... the 72 metal pins ended up being rigid enough to hold it in place.

The angle of the connector is as far as I could bend it and where it stayed. The trick was the angle the cartridge had to be to work every time. I put it all back together except for the top and turned it off and on while moving the cartridge back and forth until I found the right angle. That determined where I cut the hole in the top.

A dust cover is a good idea but at the time I figured it would be to much trouble. I keep a game stuck in it for display and to keep the dust out of it.


#2529885 The NES Toaster Toploader

Posted by Ataritard on Sat May 26, 2012 2:36 PM

Pretty cool, better than I could do, can this use a GAME GENIE? Any chance on more detailed pics inside, without cover or details on how one might do this?


I did some research and found that the GAME GENIE doesn't work without modification in the official NES Toploader which is probably why you and bomberpunk are asking. The GAME GENIE will work in mine as it is an original Nintendo.

I just cut and bent the original 72 pin connector up. If you want more details on exactly how to do it let me know. It will take a bit more explaining. I also had to extend the controller wires because they were not long enough to get to the other side. I took some topless pics like you requested (you pervert). :)

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#2529814 The NES Toaster Toploader

Posted by Ataritard on Sat May 26, 2012 12:26 PM

I've got a few more of these mods I want to show you all so here is another one I did a while back. I modified the 72 pin connector to point straight up and moved the front parts to the back. It works well. What do you think?

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#2510948 Jaguar 5200 Digital Controller

Posted by Ataritard on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:55 PM

I made this a while back and thought that some here would appreciate seeing it. It worked out pretty well. The Jaguar controller has all the buttons the stock 5200 controller has. The attached Paddle controllers are to center the horizontal and vertical adjustment, so the horizontal one also works well as a Super Breakout and Pole Position controller. What do you think?

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#2505824 CX-22 Trackball Left Button Not Working

Posted by Ataritard on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:54 AM

Do you mean lift the plastic piece up that's covering it and clean? Thanks!


Lift the tape and the silver dome. It's what is under the silver dome that you want to clean with an eraser. Then put silver dome and tape back on and it should work like new.


Did what you said and it worked! Now both buttons work! Funny I never thought to try that. Thank God I never told anyone I was smart!lol Plus I learned something new. Guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.Thank you very much for all your great help! I really appreciate it! I owe you one! ;)


You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help.


#2505057 CX-22 Trackball Left Button Not Working

Posted by Ataritard on Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:31 AM

Do you mean lift the plastic piece up that's covering it and clean? Thanks!


Lift the tape and the silver dome. It's what is under the silver dome that you want to clean with an eraser. Then put silver dome and tape back on and it should work like new.


#2503504 CX-22 Trackball Left Button Not Working

Posted by Ataritard on Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:09 PM

Hey! Glad to hear you got it open.


Thanks, you were right! Just hope my "fix" works.


You're welcome. I'm on the edge of my seat... :)


#2503418 CX-22 Trackball Left Button Not Working

Posted by Ataritard on Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:52 PM

Hey! Glad to hear you got it open.


#2502959 Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard repair

Posted by Ataritard on Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:00 AM

I bought one of these in great cosmetic but nonworking condition. I've got it to run and the road to move. It shifts properly now and makes the right sounds. The speed and fuel gauge changes like it's supposed to. There is even a feature I stumbled upon to make the road flash off and on while you are driving.

I'd say I've got it 90 percent there but the problem I have is when in third and forth gear it seems to bog down and stop. I can get it going again by shifting gears, but I don't think it's meant to do this. It feels like the problem is inside the white box that houses all the plastic gears. I don't care to take this apart for fear of all the gears springing out and never getting it back together.

Can I just spray something like WD-40 into the gear box or is there another kind of fix for these Tomy mechanical toys?


#2501721 Game Gear audio troubles

Posted by Ataritard on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:33 AM

If you can solder, it is a matter of replacing one capacitor on the sound board. It's a known issue and I did this a year or two ago with success.

If you would like to fix the screen at the same time all you have to do is replace a hand full of capacitors on the main board, well worth the trouble.