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    Back from the flood, looking to buy more games!
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  1. Is there anyone in the US that does refurbishing of Atari 2600 motherboards? PM me.

    1. Keatah


      I'm not aware of any personally, but, understanding and implementing good electronics theory and practices and troubleshooting can go a long way toward keeping a console working. There's little or no "Atari" specific stuff in a VCS that doesn't apply to other different electronics. You need good contacts, good capacitors, in-spec transistors, good IC sockets. Really basic stuff like that.


      Unfortunately professional technician service is expensive at about a $75 bare minimum. I stopped doing this sort of thing many moons ago unless it applies to something utterly irreplaceable or as personal favor payback. It would take 1 hour just to disassemble and clean and rebuild the switches and sockets and cart slot for example. And that's with only continuity measurements. Nothing to say of making sure the whole circuit is in specification.



    2. Keatah


      As a hobbyist who is putting their VCS on the bench for rebuild, that's different. You can spread your personal time out over however long it takes. I did that to my 486 last year and spent about 30 hours more or less off & on over the whole summer and fall. But it's now factory spec or better. And I'm about to do it to my Pentium III rig.


      And a "professional" might not get you professional results unless you interview them and tear into what they say they know. It's like I bought a mobo one time that was professionally repaired, restored, and cleaned. Ohh bullshit. Battery acid still present. Sockets not buffed. Master clock crystal off. Intermittent connections still present. To some, refurbishment can literally mean anything!

    3. xucaen


      Thank you for your response. I would be willing to pay a lot more than $75 to do the work. I've had these three 2600 motherboards for about 5 years now. I'll keep looking, but eventually I'll have to say good bye to them.

  2. Hi Everyone, I have some old PC hardware that I have been holding onto for a long time. It's time, one way or another, for me to get rid of them. I wanted to check here to see if anyone wanted them before trashing them. If you live near me (Boston North Shore) we can arrange a drop off/pickup or something like that. Or if you can pay shipping I'll ship to you (you can check shipping prices from zip 01907). PM me if interested. PC2-5300 DDR2 1GB PC2-5400 DDR2 1GB PC2700 DDR 512MB PC2700 DDR 512MB Soundblaster Live 5.1 (model SB0220) SIIG IDE raid card Matrox video card DLink Ethernet card (I think 100mbs) DLink Ethernet card (I think 100mbs) AMD Sempron CPU with heat sink&fan
  3. It's like I was always told as a software developer - solve the problems you have, not the problems you don't have.
  4. how do I delete notifications after I've read them?

  5. What's on my mind?🤔

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    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Pancakes and sex?

    3. GoldLeader


      And...Thinking about sex & pancakes...Made you think of the movie Fargo...(He was kinda funny lookin') ...Whaaa?  No woodchipper emoji? :)

    4. atari2600land




  6. Anyone want a PS3 Eye camera? 


    1. save2600


      No thanks, already have one and one for the PS2 I'm not using.   :P


      Nice deal though and the games/exercise apps that utilize them are fun, especially for young children.  

  7. How do I shut off email notifications? I prefer the old notifications up at the top of the forum. 

    1. Albert


      There are still notifications at the top of the forum.  You have full control over notifications you receiver over email here: https://atariage.com/forums/notifications/options/


      You can get to this by clicking the Notifications icon at the top-right corner of the page, and then clicking the "Notifications Options" link.

    2. Albert


      Oh, make sure you scroll down a bit on that Notifications Options page..

  8. I tried selling my PS3 Eye camera in ebay but no one wants it. If anyone here wants it just pay shipping from 01907 and it's yours. I'm linking below my closed ebay listing. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-PS3-Playstation-USB-Move-Motion-Eye-Camera-Microphone-Zoom-Lens-gaming/192935882869?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2546137.m43663.l10137&pageci=9422d160-1b33-43fd-98a2-30415f5f9faa#vi__app-cvip-panel
  9. Nice upgrade. :)

  10. World of Warcraft Classic being released this August.

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    2. GoldLeader


      I might try New Coke again...Seems like we had it around here in the 80's a lot longer than everywhere else...Then again it was too sweet IIRC.

    3. cybercylon


      I hated the taste of New Coke then, and I won't like it now. It was in response to losing market share to Pepsi. It was about this time that soda companies changed over to high fructose corn syrup.

    4. DZ-Jay


      I liked WoW back then better than now. I played only with my wife and a couple of friends. We tried the Elysium Project "vanilla" and enjoyed it.


      We're looking forward to this.

  11. It is amazing that today is hot and sunny in Boston.

  12. Does anyone want a 32in CRT television? I live north of Boston.

  13. Wow! I had no idea Play stations could be so cheap. I sold mine like 15 years ago when I decided to go cartridge only. I am tempted...
  14. I do agree, the price for Jags is insane. But if you really want one, just keep saving your money. I know it will be difficult at times and may take a long time. Take this time to learn everything you can about the Jaguar, because the one you end up with may need repairs.
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