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  1. I'll have to try them again , they were the ones who sold me the "presidential dollars"
  2. I have a pinball machine with the "SBA" coin mechanism still installed. I couldn't find any "SBA" coins -but- discovered "presidential dollar" coins work in those coin mechs. I never saw one on an arcade cab though
  3. There is a tuning pot in that RF box. this video helped me: I don't have the expertise to figger-out a composite mod but there are some that hang out here that might
  4. Yeah glad he's doing alright, his wife & daughters are with him and I guess he gave them permission to release the video. I had the pleasure of meeting him & Frank at a pinball show. I was following along your Asteroids Deluxe thread when you were first waiting for it, received it & then got the great customer service that TNT gives. I'll shoot you a PM here as well
  5. underneath the battery tray (easly removed with Phillips screws) there is a slot for a channel selector switch (should be set up for channel 3. If on a modern TV , with power on, do an analog channel search there are some funky security screws to get into the unit itself
  6. Get an RCA to coax adapter http://atariage.com/howto/connect.html for a newer TV do an analogue channel search if you can't lock down a signal
  7. Hard to see but the power switch looks correct, I'd say the LED was a modification have you played it ?
  8. buy 'em where you can find 'em starting out, Ebay "lots" are good , figure in the shipping + total price divided by amount to see if your getting a fair price per unit record shops, pawn shops, comic book stores, flea markets "collectables" stores are good places. if their prices are fixed per game and seem kinda high, look for the more "rare titles" at the fixed price. If you think you want to be a "completioninst" start small , maybe one manufacturer at a time , is a decent way to make chunks out of the 400+ commercial titles allow some rough boxes, usually the cart & manual is still in really nice shape and can always "upgrade" enjoy the journey
  9. http://atariage.com/howto/clean_cartridges.html The write-up doesn't mention to use a high percentage rubbing alcohol, use 90% or higher ( at local grocery store or pharmacy ) Also try different carts Keep us posted & welcome to Atariage
  10. wow great pic , says it'll expire in a month or so .... Looks like "Star Fighter" was hand written on it. For awhile there was a question of what the title of the game was I recall. from reading some other posts here.
  11. hmmmmmm does this happen on different game cartridges ? I haven't encountered this yet and I hope this bump will get another member to chime in on what could be the culprit. welcome to Atariage
  12. the first run were "CX-10" as described in the wiki article
  13. so what are the specs for the generic power supply you are using ? (before trying another 2600 console ) Replacement parts should be readily available if your near some sort of local electronic supplier
  14. Welcome to Atariage. posting here is a good start the "How to" section for the 2600 has some good tips , http://atariage.com/howto/index.html. for cleaning cartriges use a high percentage rubbing alchohol (90%+) The power supply: an origonal power supply is always best but a generic one will work if it matches. does the one you bought put out an AC voltage or a DC voltage? if it puts out AC it probably "popped" the voltage regulator inside the unit. For an ATARI 2600 you want to output 9V DC center tip positive I live in USA so here the input voltage is different than Aussie-land I'd imagine I don't have a Colecovision myself so I'm sure others will chime-in I would guess that with some kind of picture might be where you start to make more progress , try cleaning the game cartridge. For a newer TV you might have to do an analog channel search and/or look for a channel selector switch on the console (ch3-ch4)
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