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  1. Hi! Yes I do. I have about 30 positive reviews (100%) on Mercari (The site that I linked above) and also have 100% positive reviews on my ebay site (linked here). Thanks for looking!
  2. I have some cleaned up and working Ataris for sale. I am 100% negotiable - just shoot out an offer! Links are below to my Mercari posts. Atari 7800s: https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m58290693875/ https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m82738611216/ https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m66353367793/ https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m28111064090/ Atari 5200: https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m62765815859/
  3. I don't have a keyboard, but I tried hooking up the audio to an external speaker but didn't hear anything. I checked each chip to see if it was getting hot, and all I found was that the 6502c chip started getting warm a few minutes in but wasn't scalding. Not sure where to go from here. Does that warrant a replacement?
  4. Ok, I tried using the RCA to Coax and got pretty much the same thing as when I used the Nintendo switch box. I used the fine tuner and just got varying colors and snowy lines. At some point on the low setting I got a completely black screen with little flashes of colored dots, but that was it. I'm guessing the next step is opening it up and checking for hot chips?
  5. Yeah, I have an RCA to Coax that I'll dig out and try, thanks! The XEGS doesn't have a channel 2 or 3, though, just H or L. I was a bit confused by that. I have a 80's JVC so I'm pretty sure the composite output is connected up right.
  6. I finally tracked down a power supply for my XEGS and fired her up with a dig-dug cart. I started with component cables, and... no picture. Some flashes of color appeared when I pressed the power button, but that was it. I tried using a Nintendo Switch RF signal changer next on the RCA jack and got some colorful, snowy picture and gross tones. Any idea what the problem could be? I tried two different carts, as well as the diagnostic button combinations to no avail. The console doesn't look damaged in any way. Thanks in advance! A video is attached, where the green is from pressing reset. video-1527869894.mp4
  7. Well, that's definitely a problem. Let's hope my soldering skills are good enough!
  8. Thanks for the link mr_me! I'll report back my findings.
  9. I have two Intellivision IIs. One turns on and doesn't display picture, but I think that's due to the super wiggly RCA port. I'll update this post once I investigate that. The other Intellivision II turns on and displays... something. Lots of random dots, lines, etc. It kind of reminds me of when the RIOT chip was broken on my Atari 2600, but since I have zero Intellivision experience I have no idea what the cause of the issue could be. I've attached a video in hopes someone can help me diagnose the issue! I cracked open the thing and dusted it out. No clear corrosion or anything, but I'm ready to do some multimeter-ing if needed! Thanks in advance. video-1527709060.mp4
  10. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Reflowing and adding some more solder did the trick. I spent countless hours cleaning this thing so thanks so much for the help!
  11. Do you mean the soldered pins under the slot? I'm not a soldering expert - but can I reflow from the bottom side of the circuit board? Thanks for the help!
  12. I've scoured the internet in search of help fixing my SMS and now I turn to you. I'm hoping there's someone here who can help! I recently got my hands on a SMS CIB that was in pretty rough shape since it had sat in a styrofoam box for some amount of years... it was pretty nasty. After some fiddling I got a game in the card slot to play, but no matter how many different ways I clean my game cart or the cartridge slot, I can't get a cart to play. Every time I just get the standard hang on/safari hunt default games. I've used erasers, isopropyl alcohol, window cleaner, pipe cleaners, you name it to clean both the slot and the game. There's no visible damage to either pins or slot. I'm at a loss. I can attach pictures if needed, but any suggestions are welcome!
  13. I was gifted an Atari XEGS with a joystick and light gun, but sadly no power supply. I've searched around on eBay and can only find rather overpriced power supplies. I don't even need an authentic or original one, but does anyone know where I can find a power supply just so I can test that the unit actually works? Thanks!
  14. I have a working Atari so I will try swapping out the riot IC to see if that's the issue.
  15. I cleaned the slots as best as I could by pouring in some alcohol and sticking some thick paper in and out, and then repeating the process with a cartridge, but no luck. Should I go ahead and try to replace the riot chip or is there something else I can try? Thanks!!
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