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Intellivision III Power Switch Broke Off

Thu Dec 6, 2018 10:39 AM

I just got an INTV System III, and the first time I turn it on, the stalk on the power switch broke off. You can still turn the console on and off by sticking your finger in the hole to slide the switch. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement power switch? I could superglue the stalk back onto the switch, but it seems like it would break off again after using it a few times.

Is is safe to put music cassetts near the Adam?

Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:23 PM

I have an Adam computer next to my vintage Sony Cassette player. I have a stack of music cassettes on top of and near the Adam, so that it is easy for me to put in the next music cassette when the one I am listening to is done. Is this not a good idea? I have heard that the Adam erases data cassette tapes, so should I keep my music tapes far away from the Adam? Or is the problem only when the tapes are in the data cassette drive, so I don't have to worry about putting my music cassette collection near the Adam?

Does the Adam not need the Super Game Module?

Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:40 AM

I just got an Adam Computer, and a Super Game Module. Does the Adam not require the SGM to play SGM games? I have the AtariMax SD card with several SGM Roms, and no physical SGM carts. It seems like the Adam doesn't need the SGM, where as a regular Colecovision needs the SGM to play SGM games. Is there any reason to connect the SGM to the Adam?

Why ColecoVisions sometimes have good rf, and other times have bad rf

Sat Jun 9, 2018 8:20 AM

Does anyone know why some ColecoVisions have really good quality rf, while others have bad or really bad rf? I am talking about rf quality on CRT TVs, flat screen and modern TVs is a different discussion. Static, noise, distortion, the classic signs of bad rf, some consoles have them, and others produce crisp clear picture on rf. I have had Atari 2600s, some with insane good rf quality, and some with really bad rf quality.


Does anyone know why these retro consoles sometimes have really good rf, and sometimes it is really bad? I just got a Coleco Gemini which has really good rf, and an Adam computer which has bad rf. It is the same tv, same rf cable. Is there anything I can do to improve the quality of my Adam's rf signal?

Who uses an Adam just to play regular CV Games?

Sat Jun 2, 2018 9:51 AM

I just got a good deal on an Adam Memory Console with a homebrew power supply. I think I will just use it to play ColecoVision games. It didn't come with a keyboard or anything else.

I don't even know how the Adam works. When you turn it on, it goes to the Word Processor. Then you can reset the cartridge to play Colecovision games. Do you have to turn the computer off to switch cartridges, or can you reset back to the word processor to change cartridges?


Does anyone else use an Adam just to play Colecovision games? Are there advantages to using the Adam? The Adam has composite video out with no modding, but I think you need the monitor cable to get the audio. I don't believe in modding, so using an Adam would be a way to get composite video without any modifications.