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About RichG1972

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  • Birthday 11/10/1972

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    I've played Atari today.....have you?
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    Cumberland Rhode Island
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    Anything electronics related or that has to do with Atari, 'nuff said :P
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  1. Always ALWAYS troubleshoot the ORIGINAL issue before attempting any kind of modification, see if it is narrowed down to a simple hardware issue that could EASILY be fixed before resorting to an otherwise unneeded modification.
  2. I have 2 pairs of brand new CX-40's complete with the orange trim intact that I built myself using parts that I got a few years back that had previusly untapped screw holes.
  3. To me Seaquest is nothing more than Megamania underwater
  4. When you turn your Atari on the games look exactly like THIS correct? This is how they displayed when I set my Stella emulator to PAL, and as an added FYI Atari 2600 cartridges pre-date region coding, the region coding thing only applies to DVDs:
  5. I just checked the ROMS in my computer of those 3 games against your descriptions of the colors by setting the emulator to PAL for those 3 games, and that confirmed my suspicions. You have 3 PAL cartridges, that's why the colors are off
  6. Well post the 3 cartridges and I'll check the labels against the 3 I have, I have the same titles but the other text on the labels may be different between the NTSC and PAL releases
  7. Did you check the cartridge to see if it was a PAL cartridge?
  8. The contact cleaner I advised them to use says it right on the can, 3rd line down on the label "Harmless to most plastics", plus no residue either and it is not necessary to use alcohol afterward because that will just dilute the protective barrier that is put in place with this particular cleaner
  9. Also if it's not one with rotary tuning dials, sometimes turning it on, and then running the channel scan locks in on the Atari's signal, I'd much rather you not use alcohol on the cartridge slot because it doesn't evaporate as fast as a can of Johnsen's Electronic Cleaner, it works very well for me, MUCH better than the CRC cleaner I used to use. Here is a direct link to it, but you MAY be able to get it locally as well.: https://www.walmart.com/ip/JOHNSENS-4600-Electronic-Clnr-10-Oz/579422342?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1148&adid=22222222227000000000&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=42423897272&wl4=pla-51320962143&wl5=9002215&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112562587&wl11=online&wl12=579422342&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0_3-17PC4gIVTFqGCh0esABDEAYYASABEgIN5fD_BwE
  10. Another thing is, when you LAST used the Atari when it still worked, what kind of TV did you use it with? Was it a traditional CRT type?
  11. For that matter what are the chances it could be the cartridge slot connector itself? I had an Atari that was giving me a black screen no matter WHAT cartridge I put into it, soon as I turned it on, black screen turned out a good bit of dirt and dust got into the unit by going under the black plastic covering the cartridge connector. Luckily a good few applications of a light spritzing of contact cleaner cured things
  12. How many cartridges did you try with it?
  13. Speaking of Cosmic Ark, I seek the version of it where the starfield can be turned off with the tv type switch
  14. I hear that, you think along the same lines as myself and Mike Mika
  15. If I may ask, how old are you that you have this tremendous insight?
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