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  1. 2600 stuff coming along? Thanks! David
  2. Thanks Bill! Also very interested in your boxed 2600 games.
  3. Would like that Deathtrap and Orbiter cart. Also, do you have a Subterranea in the Imagic bunch?
  4. Hello All, OK this one had me stumped. I have a few Atari 2600 light 6'ers that have a strange phenomenon. When I take them apart the switches are well-soldered and work perfectly. When I put the console back together the switches work but you have to grab them close to the base/case, otherwise they "bend" in. I know its the mounting board that itself that is bending, but this is annoying and I was wondering if anyone else came across this and had a fix? Thanks! Evan
  5. GREAT TOPIC! For me on the 2600 it was Star Raiders. I LOVED the extra keypad control, the strategy involved. It was like nothing I'd played on a console. H.E.R.O. was also amazing but so late in the 2600 cycle that I never really got a chance to try and master it. Finally, the ONE game I play just for kicks, EVEN today, is....(drumroll).... Spaceward Ho! Does ANYONE know this game? I love it in its original form on my Mac, and have a VERY old PC version. TAO Software was sold to some outfit that ported it to tablet/phone and its while its controls are too clunky, its very nice graphically and game-play wise. Just my 3 cents Evan
  6. Middleway, do you have a recommendation for a similar barrel jack that comes without the plate, one that would fit where the original 4-switch 2600 power jack currently is? Obviously I'd have to attach it inside the unit, I'd just like to keep the original look to the system if possible. Thanks again. Evan
  7. This is excellent - thank you Middleway, Crossbow, and Stephen! Evan
  8. Great info, thank you Crossbow! I thought it might be possible, thank you for responding so quickly. I've VERY new to electronics, but am really enjoying repairing the 2600. Its just complex enough to make a novice such as myself interested and capable of making small repairs, and learning how to make bigger ones. Out of curiosity, what kind of a diode would you recommend? Again - novice here! Evan
  9. Hello All, My apologies if this has already been talked about, but I've wondered if it was possible to swap the Atari 2600 power jack for a more modern one that takes more common power supply tips than the 3.5mm headphone jack? Has anyone detailed a) how to do this and b) where to find the new style jacks? Thanks! Side note: My understanding is that the 2600 can easily be fried if the polarity is incorrect on a power cord. Is it possible to add a regulator that would stop this from happening, and if yes, just to be sure, the polarity of the old power cable is thae the tip is positive and the sleeve is ground, right? Thanks again! Evan
  10. This is TOO COOL!!! I think I may need to build one with Rasberry Pi or something. FUN STUFF! Thanks for sharing Evan
  11. I can't tell if these hardware prices are real anymore. This stuff is getting more rare. Would the Compumate at $250 be worth it? I just can't tell. Too funny about your testing! Also, have you ever tried to DO anything with the Compumate? I know how limited it is. If it wasn't so damn rare hacking it would be fun. Evan
  12. TENNIS BOXING - McEnroe vs. Borg? Its like celebrity death match - only better!
  13. Holy cow Rob, what the heck is that!
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