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  1. I don't have an Inty 2 but it should be possible to connect a simple 'thumb push button' in place of, or in parallel with, one of the controllers which would give your little 'un his own fire button. I did a similar thing years back to enable my own (then little) boy to join in my C64 gaming exploits. (The Intellivision had been packed away by then).
  2. y-bot, sorry to say that the KC is no good and must be disposed of in an eco-friendly way. I will do that for you at no cost and will even pay for the postage to send it to me. Now on a more serious note, wtg on getting some life out of it! You have a challenge there, so well done so far.... I can't help, but thanks for sharing your experience and pics....it will be interesting to see how you progress, so keep posting! I'm sure that, as you say, the chip that fits in the burnt socket has been replaced...any component causing that sort of damage would have blown a hole in itself.
  3. Makes sense. Plus, if the unit had the same socket worldwide, someone could (and would) inadvertently connect a US model to a higher voltage supply. Yep and if we just had a hole we would insist on a different shape to everyone else's! Oh...we all thought yours were squashed horizontally
  4. That's a really nice set up DZ congrats to you! Real purdy :-). Don't you love how Mattel decided that 'us over here' deserved a nice neat power lead socket in the side of the unit instead of just a hole where the wire comes through?
  5. Jason you should be ok dunking those membranes into soap and water and carefully wiping them clean...I've done a few that way. Obviously use something that doesn't leave a film behind. I just have to get them nice and clean for peace of mind. As mentioned before, just take care not to create problems by folding back too much. If they can't stand a good clean they are probably on their last legs anyway!
  6. OK I think I may have taken cmart's answer too literally (sorry cmart!). So I'm rephrasing my answer: Thanks to you all for your answers.... I have much to learn, and this has been a pleasant surprise..etc etc. That would be interesting cmart....looking forward to it.
  7. :-D Thanks to you all for your honest answers.... I have much to learn, and this has been a pleasant surprise. This different auction seems to back up the general feeling: eBay Auction -- Item Number: 360484955607 Now I have to upgrade my 'Intellivision Pamphlet Storage Strategy' from a supermarket plastic bag.
  8. I know a thing is worth what someone will pay for it. I imagine the guy selling this knows his stuff. http://rover.ebay.co...=item5d34aad26c But even a tenth of this price this can't be right...can it? Has anyone here seen these sell before? (Edit: I know...I should have put this in the eBay round-up section, noob that I am).
  9. A cry for help but no answers yet so I'll let you know we aren't ignoring you Akito! Firstly let me say that I have no experience of Inty 2 so I'm definitely not the best person to give advice! Having said that, someone has to give you encouragement so here goes.... I'm sure you know that if things are as you say, some serious damage may have occurred to sensitive components in your unit. As you say you can't be sure what actually happened, make sure first that it isn't something more trivial...such as a dirty cartridge slot which has chosen this moment to play up. Otherwise: I don't know how much experience you have, but you will need some diagnostic tools and skills, plus some soldering/desoldering skills to even attempt to carry out a repair. As a first check it would be necessary to test the system voltages at the proper test points. You can find some info here: http://console5.com/wiki/Intellivision_II#Schematics Having done that, if you followed the troubleshooting procedure shown in the Service Manual you would probably need to replace hard-to-find components. And I imagine that the ICs are mainly soldered to the board...so you won't have a 'plug in and try' option. My advice to you if the above looks at all daunting would be to pick up a cheap, externally crappy Inty2, remove it's innards, and fit them to your console. Then put the whole episode down to experience.
  10. I would say this is not a fault, EvilDoc. More often than not you will have to press reset after power up to get the title screen to display.....that's been my experience with Inty 1s anyway. I don't know about later versions though. More a design shortcoming than a fault....remember it *is* from the late 70s/early 80s.
  11. The way you describe this, I would go for a faulty IC. Re-seating the ICs was a good start.....you have little to lose by cutting through the 'glue' and re-seating the remaining ones. If you're careful you can leave the heat sinks attached to the IC, just break the bond between the IC and the board/socket. I had a similar problem....mine needed a replacement CPU. Can anyone else chip in here?
  12. I can't buy it, it's sealed! The first thing I'd do is rip it open and plug it into my Master Component; and then somewhere, some collector will cry. Don't admit you opened it....then everyone is happy. What's the opinion on the value of this thing?
  13. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.fr%2FMATTEL-INTELLIVISION-DEMO-DEMONSTRATION-CARTRIDGE-NEUF-%2F221118795696%3Fpt%3DFR_Jeux_Vid%25C3%25A9o%26hash%3Ditem337bb50fb0
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