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Revitalization

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Sauron

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After taking a few years off from the "collecting" scene due to various personal issues and conflicts, I'm finally starting to get back into the swing of things. About a year and a half ago, I sold off a sizable portion of my collection, but held on to most of my Atari items. I haven't had anything near a complete collection for anything, except for the Nuon. Kinda funny, as I sold off all of my Nuon games.

 

Anyways, I'm jumping back into collecting, but this time keeping things strictly Atari. I've got 2 2600s (one woodgrain 4 switch, one broken 2600jr.), a 7800, one Lynx II, and two Jaguars with two CD units (one broken). I'll gladly skip on the 5200 as it's easily my least favorite system that Atari ever produced, thanks to the god-awful controllers. I've also got an 800XL with couple handfuls of carts. Just in case anyone reads this, feel free to let me know if you have any items for the above mentioned systems you'd like to sell or trade. I'll try to upload some documentation on my collection soon, and hopefully should have a trade list up as well.

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The broken Jag CD unit you have... It might just be that the wheel in the center (the drive wheel or whatever its called hehe) might be seized up. I got one that wasn't working but all I did was gently pry it up all around. I think the plastic might have swelled over time and the whole wheel sort of settled and seized up. I used a tiny flat head screw driver to pry. Try that, but carefully.

 

I even did it with the unit on so I could see if it began to spin etc. This may or may not be a good idea depending on your experience / confidence with it. If you can find something rigid that is non conductive that might be a better bet.

 

Mine's been working fine since.

G'Luck!

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The broken Jag CD unit you have... It might just be that the wheel in the center (the drive wheel or whatever its called hehe) might be seized up. I got one that wasn't working but all I did was gently pry it up all around. I think the plastic might have swelled over time and the whole wheel sort of settled and seized up. I used a tiny flat head screw driver to pry. Try that, but carefully.

 

I even did it with the unit on so I could see if it began to spin etc. This may or may not be a good idea depending on your experience / confidence with it. If you can find something rigid that is non conductive that might be a better bet.

 

Mine's been working fine since.

G'Luck!

 

That was actually the first thing I tried when I got it. I'm pretty sure it's not the spindle that's inoperable, as it seems to move freely, whereas spindles that have been pushed in meet with more resistance than usual. It also doesn't appear to sit lower than the one in my working JagCD.

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