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  1. If weather is pretty ok, leave them on the curb with an obvious retro computer cover up & they will prolly all get snagged within a few hours
  2. Yeah could you provide a picture of the one you have ? if just the knob and the potetiometer is inside or a unit on a cord original Sears units were made by Atari
  3. chas10e


    I don't have a Telstar Alpha , so made a quick look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleco_Telstar_series is the battery tray clean ? ( no signes of prior corrosion?) I suppose the reset button could have failed it's good that you have gotten a picture :)
  4. I think it's called a "Holt security screw" , I had make my own: https://imgur.com/a/ngmNH
  5. most likley the potentiometers inside need a cleaning, if your searching on e-bay look for "jitter free" (which really means ""for now"")
  6. Arkyology is similar to 5200 Tempest in the respect that it was a "lost prototype" discovered by the sleuthing of Atari hobbiests and those questions being discovered by the original programmers who pulled it out of a desk or a closet and finished the programming aspect of the game. From what I recall reading this thread the Arkyology game was finished but never packaged for sale to any consumers ...it would be interesting to discover some original art to accompany the game. be kinda neat to discover who Sparrow Records hired to do their Art
  7. Yes news of a proper release is my hopes. perhaps at a show or something. I know the *.Bin is available and I'm able to play it on my Harmony or in Stella but I like geeking out on the physical product. similar to the 5200 Tempest
  8. Bump I am aware a large batch of other games are being assembled and shipped and a well earned vacation is in order. any news on this Arkyology game would be welcomed. I still think it's a fantastic story
  9. I chalk it up to "The thrill of the hunt". All the ones that got away I can still count on one hand though. also FWIW, I havn't seen YOUR particular style shelving unit here at Atari Age before. I did wind up affixing a decal to my unit.
  10. nice haul !!! a locksmith aught to be able to make you some extra keys I would look at the side wall that is still fitted together nicely to see how to fix the left side any shelves inside ? Man I thought I had a detail of JUST a shelf they are at a slight pitch backward I think. Anyways here's a pic of a unit I have ( different than yours but I'd imagine the shelving would be exactly similar.) I'm looking for the PCB & sheilding that belongs inside still.
  11. The best way is to hook up your system, there are a few way to hook up an old system to a new TV. https://atariage.com/howto/connect.html You may have to scan for analogue channels. If you get just a black screen on a game, try another til you get a picture, the black screen game may just need to be cleaned. https://atariage.com/howto/clean_cartridges.html It appears you want to determine that they work to sell them. list as "untested" and let the market determine the value (these games are pretty robust and probably still work)
  12. I play my Atari on the same TV, it is also seen in the movie "The Big Lebowski" early in the film. Cool find on the pong unit.
  13. Pretty cool; I imagine it'll work with a factory light pen & conversely the finger pen would work with other light-pen games.
  14. I re assembled it after the initial photos -BUT- thought it'd be a good idea to open it up again & snap a pic of the other side of the PCB , I saw a part number for the board but no date. getting even pressure around the disc with a wrench is a great idea kind of like an automotive window crank remover
  15. I went in the hard way I guess, putting back together was MUCH easier !!! I pried the button from the top but saw it was easier from the bottom , I imagine some heat from a hair dryer would help if needs be a c-clip around the pink directional actuator
  16. chas10e

    2600 Kiosk Find

    On the leading edge of my control panel I filled it in with Testors white model paint, I imagine it was originally baked on. the joysticks will accommodate an Atari cx-40 rubber boot, I think I applied a bit of silicone grease before I slipped it on with the though of "what if I wanna remove it at some point" Any favorite games so far ?
  17. chas10e

    2600 Kiosk Find

    this section in the manual might help, on each switch you need to find the common & the open contact
  18. chas10e

    2600 Kiosk Find

    nice haul !!! I'm looking for the circuit board setup you have with the buttons & sheilding and the placard on the control panel I have read this about the power supply before as well and can't find where .... but there was the part number included with the specific power supply that matched the 800 computers power supply.
  19. https://stella-emu.github.io/ Emulation on a PC is another alternative. but using a keyboard for controls is a downside , some adapters for Atari sticks are easy to come by but most all don't work for paddle controls (Arkyology uses a stick so that's good ) A Harmony cart is the way to go and still being produced https://harmony.atariage.com/Site/Order.html I have both the above options but still looking forward to a stand-alone fully packaged product.
  20. not trying to thread-jack: it was the physical potentiometer with the auto centering spring inside I was looking for. I did fix one with a broken spring using an atari cart spring and that worked pretty ok.
  21. I keep checking the Store to see if Arkyology is available. It's good to see the eyecandy and updates to the other areas of the hobby that keeps this place rolling along.
  22. did you try cleaning all the carts ? https://atariage.com/howto/clean_cartridges.html usually just a black screen with dirty contacts I dunno if NTSC carts work on a PAL unit or not .... might get a screen roll but not sure
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