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  1. Thanks Henry, that does help. Too bad there’s no photo of the cardboard piece that held the transformer, but we know where it went Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Where did they squeeze in the power transformer? I’m guessing a type of styrofoam insert was used to secure it? If anyone has a photo of the original box and packing material, please post [emoji41]
  3. Hi all, wondering how Atari packaged the reduced size 5200 boxes as pictured here. I came across one years ago but the internal foam was gone. According to the back of the carton a full 5200, two joysticks, power supply, and game were included. The box is a tight fit for just a console, using the foam inserts that you would see in the larger (more common) boxes. Does anyone have one of these reduced size boxes with the packing material? I’m curious to see how they crammed it all in there, presumably there was a styrofoam insert specific to these packages. If anyone can share how it was done I’d be grateful.
  4. My mistake! @sdamon please remove my submission from the leaderboard and I’ll re-post a score on level 1
  5. Havent played in awhile, my best so far is: 84,140 (all original hardware)
  6. Here’s what you need. It’s fifty cents. https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/CD4013BE/296-2033-5-ND Also, make sure you’re on channel 3 or 4 as the console expects. It might be that simple...especially if you’ve had as much eggnog as I have...
  7. Okay. As Zylon stated, the 4013 is suspect then. You may not have to do anything fancy. It should be socketed. I would invest the .85 for a new chip and swap it out. Don’t do anything more, as there is little to mess up. Just make sure to orient the chip in the same direction as the original. There is a “notch” indentation that indicates how to orient the chip. Copy that. There’s a 80% that’s it as the flip-flop is print to discharge and has at least 14V on it—the old one probably crapped out. Try that and report back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. When you say no video, is the TV just snow? Or is it black? Or garbled junk? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Downstream of Q9, Q10 is the 4013 that Zylon has mentioned. It could be the culprit, or it isn’t getting fed. This flip-flop is the on/off switch, in reality. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. The transistors are highlighted in this image. You’ll want to get voltage checks on collector and emitter junctions, and see if they’re shorted or open circuits. Prior to this, verify the switchbox and power supply are good (sounds like you’ve got that covered) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Q9 and Q10 are also suspects, switches straight in the power rail. Do you have a multimeter? We’ll need to check some voltages to take this much further. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Cheers! One of the best Christmas gifts ever; the 5200! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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