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  1. No, it's alright. Thank you for telling me about the manuals and the different versions. I'll have to take a look at them. Thanks.
  2. Sorry, it was my fault. I wasn't thinking right. I am kinda new to this website and Atari collecting. Sorry about that.
  3. Interesting. But I notice that the back of the switchboard has "Rev. 1" and "C012173" labeled. Do those mean it was once a true heavy sixer, and they simply swapped parts? Perhaps an earlier version? I notice that most heavy sixers and light sixers do not have the same labels, namely "Rev. 1".
  4. Hello nick3092! Concerning the console, I will display images of it below.
  5. Hello everyone! After my other post I made about a year or two ago, I have been taking apart and reassembling my Heavy Sixer. I have been inspecting the switch board and motherboard, and noticed something very strange. The logic board itself (the board inside the metal RF case) has a drastically different layout than most heavy sixers. It has a more simple, greenish color than other boards, and looks like the one I will show below (picture from a different atariage user). From what he said, the serial number sticker on the back of the console was missing, just like mine. In addition, there are two stickers on the metal casing inside the console, unlike his, however. I will attach a picture of this as well. Perhaps this is a reconditioned unit? There is no sticker on the back labeled "factory reconditioned". I am very confused. Also, there is a label on the back that reads: "REV 1" and "c012173". What do these mean?
  6. Actually, after more testing, I noticed that by inserting a tiny screwdriver into the rf modulator, the picture started changing. It didn't get to a normal visual, but there was something interfering with the picture while I was fiddling with the rf modulator.
  7. I am somewhat comfortable doing so, although I might need help from one of my family members to desolder the regulator, as I am not very skilled at desoldering and soldering parts. He has a soldering gun and some thermal paste, and he has more experience doing so. In addition, I am also nervous, considering his soldering gun is nearly 50 years old.
  8. i'm not sure where I can find such a regulator. Maybe on ebay?
  9. The highest value for the input was around 10 to 12 v. As for the output, the highest value was around 4.2 v. Concerning the power supply, I tested it with my six-switch unit, and it is in proper working order.
  10. Ok, so I tested it out, and the meter kept fluctuating, but never reached 5v or 12v. It's very odd. What does this mean?
  11. Thanks, sdamon. I will try to test it tonight. If not, then tomorrow.
  12. No, I haven't yet. I'll see if I can set aside enough time to do so. I'm not an electrician, but I am assuming a multimeter could help me test it?
  13. Yes, the screwdriver doesn't go any deeper into the black area. Even if the black area was something jammed in there, it would be unbelievably difficult to remove (I tried to remove whatever it is from the slot, yet nothing happened). You may be right that it is something else. I will test the Atari tonight using a multimeter, if I have enough time. Just in the case that it something wrong with the power on the circuit board.
  14. Hello sdamon! Unfortunately, from using a flashlight and my handy-dandy tiny screwdriver, I opened the slot and discovered that there is a white plastic part missing. This is perhaps keeping carts from properly loading on the console. This is after careful inspection.
  15. I might do that. It’s probably worth it.
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