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  1. Cool post, atariluvr77. Very interesting. It kinda shows you the road the atari 2600 was taking towards the light sixer, as in revision changes and parts through the years. I never knew anything about the heavy sixer until I visited this site last year, and I knew that I had to get one. Actually last spring, I didn't have one piece of atari hardware whatsoever, no cartridges, no system, no joysticks, nada! I come here, and now I'm an addict. Take that you damn cloud!
  2. That is definitely a light sixer. But, that serial number and where it was manufactured looks rare to me. I think you have something special there. I think light sixers will become valuable as much as the heavy sixers in time. As heavy sixers disappear, light sixers values will go up, that's a given. atariluvr77 link above should be looked at, a lot of information will answer your questions.
  3. Hey atariluvr77! How many heavy sixers do you have?
  4. I have a heavy sixer, two light sixers, two juniors, all working fine. Plus, I like to add that I also have a original xbox (not 360) that is modded and has all the emulators on it, 250 gig's of pure nostalgic bliss. I love it. I recommended this to everyone if they want to save wear and tear on the original unit. I also bought a hd cable (component) and I play the games in high def 1080p which is really cool.
  5. kankan313rd: Cool, a light sixer made in Sunnyvale. That's in excellent shape. Most of the paint on the bezel is still there. Bravo, on your great find! I ordered some reaper miniature paints, and I'm in the process of repainting the bezel on my heavy sixer and light sixer. I've seen the oil based pens that some have used on their units but it doesn't look right. I'm going to tape it off and use a primer first, the paint will be applied by an airbrush. I'll post pics of the process as soon as I get the paints in.
  6. Those videos posted were great! I found myself watching old music videos from the 80's all afternoon. Sweet! Twentah six double ought zilch!
  7. Thanks, (Mark T). For adding me to the list. Much appreciated. As I look through the list, I can't help think that alot of these ended up in the landfill, that also includes the other versions not mentioned here. I'm I correct in thinking this?
  8. Is it a heavy sixer or light sixer? For me, 75 bucks is steep. It all depends in what shape it's in. Try looking on ebay, it will give you an idea of what they're going for. Does it actually come in the original box?
  9. Sorry! - (Random Terrian) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEMjeYPfqSg
  10. You sound like a redneck (Random Terrain) with peanut butter stuck to the roof of their mouth. Those ads were bizarre, the Atari rap is notably weird. I forgot how the 80's were.
  11. That unit looks rough, Brad2600. Did it cost you a lot?
  12. Thanks Lodmot! It was a shot in the dark, really. It was posted on Ebay without a photo of the serial number, and I didn't bother asking them what the serial number was. It wasn't until I opened the box here at home that I realized it was a fairly low number. Bazinga!
  13. That looks like a light sixer. Does it have the thick plastic sides? Hard to tell in that picture, Brad2600! Anyway, count me in. I just bought a used heavy sixer from Ebay last week. Atari 2600 Heavy 6 Switch List Worksheet: NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 35366K MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale, CA (Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): Fred Garvin, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): Yes A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No Functional (Yes/No): Yes Notes (Previous owner, display only, white sticker, parts fixed, green connector, Switchboard/Motherboard Revision #): Bought from previous owner on Ebay, god knows who else has had it at one time. In pretty bad shape, switches were almost seized, rca cable cut at end, looks like a mouse was chewing on the cable as well, moldy smell, two cracks on PCB's in different areas. Let's just say, it has seen better days. But, I took it apart and cleaned it out, vacuum and washed the plastic stuff, used a quarter can of contact cleaner on the seized switches and that fixed the problem. Used JB Weld to fix the two PCB cracks, one near the right joystick and one on switch PCB. Also reglued the adjustable pot that's located inside the aluminum cavity, the plastic knob came off, I suspect the unit was dropped long ago. Resoldered new RCA jack to RF cable for the one that was cut off, shirink wrapped the ratty chewed areas of the cable. Put it all back together and it works fine. Surprising actually, if this thing could talk...the stories it would tell. Lastly, video is remarkedly better than my light sixer. I didn't think it would be. Refurbished (Silver Label) (Yes/No): No.... although it could have used a good refurbish. Thank you!
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