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  1. When I try to plug them into the ports it's as if the joystick ports are not even there and you are plugging the joysticks into nothing.
  2. Hi, I have a pair of black Tandy branded TRS-80 Color Computer joysticks that worked fine the last time I used them a few months ago. Now, when I try to plug them into either one of my Color Computers (a model 1 and a model 2), they don't seem to be plugging into the joystick ports on the back of the computer. They just fall out. I have examined both the ports on the computers as well as the plugs on both joysticks and everything looks fine. The pins on the joysticks are not bent or damaged in any way. Likewise, the ports on both computers appear undamaged as well. The joysticks can only plug in one way, so I know it's not an issue with orientation. What could be the problem? Thanks.
  3. Hi, Thanks for the response. I apologize, I should have been more clear. Yes, the computer does work, it just has vertical lines in the picture. As far as the buzz goes, I suspected that it was probably normal but as I've never owned this model before I felt it was best to ask. It does not have Extended Color BASIC. It's a 16k Color BASIC model. How difficult is it to install the composite mod? Can someone who owns an early CoCo 1 tell me if they have noticed the colors appearing washed out vs a CoCo 2?
  4. Hi, I recently purchased a TRS-80 Color Computer model 1 on ebay and have a few questions I'm hoping someone will be able to answer. The unit is an early model with the chicklet keyboard and badge on the left. Cosmetically it is close to near mint condition. However, when I turn it on there are vertical lines in the picture. My Color Computer model 2 does not have these lines. I also noticed that the colors appear washed out on the model 1 as opposed to my model 2. Is this normal for an early model 1, or are some capacitors possibly starting to fail? I also noticed that there is a noticeable buzz coming from the power supply, is that normal? My model 2 does not have this buzz. There is also a loose solder connection on the RF input jack, as when I move the RF cable the picture flickers. Should I just send the unit back for a refund? Thanks.
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