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  1. Here is an image of it for reference, please let me know if you would be willing to part with one.
  2. Yeah these things are ancient! It is funny though that of all the consoles I owned throughout the years, this is the only one that has given me any form of trouble. Maybe that is why it failed lol. I will update this thread once I get the AC adapter, should be around next week.
  3. Hmm interesting. I think I should clarify that the console was off when the AC adapter stopped humming. Could this mean the switch box could be causing a problem them or the console circuit board? I am honestly at the point where if the new AC adapter im getting off ebay does not solve the problem, I want to find someone who can repair this.
  4. Yeah I am pretty sure the switch box is totally fine. When I was playing it, i only noticed the AC adapter making an audible humming noise which I know is not normal. In addition, I believe it is the correct model of AC adapter (CO18187). Oh well, I can't do much yet until that damn power adapter comes in the mail! I'll update this thread when I test it out.
  5. Hey thanks for the response! I can now make the determination that it is most likely the AC adapter. In fact, it is reading very low (around 1v to 2v) at the end of it which definitely means that something within it is broken. I was just concerned for a bit that the console or switch box itself was causing the power issues. I just ordered a power supply for a bit cheaper on eBay first so I will see if that one fixes the issue. Is there anything else that could be causing this problem in your opinion or is it with a 99% likelihood the AC adapter? Sorry I am new to the Atari 5200 and I just want to make sure its not fully broken.
  6. Hey everyone, I just picked up an Atari 5200 today off Facebook marketplace and it was working just fine this evening! After I got done playing it, I noticed the power supply was making a faint humming sound indicating that it was electrically charged. I was concerned about it, but I figured that was normal for an old power supply to make that noise. However, I eventually noticed that the power supply stopped making the humming noise. When I tried to turn the console on again, it would not power on at all. I tried different outlets and none of them solved the problem. I initially thought the problem was the switch box because I know they can be very finicky. However, I am more inclined to assume this is a power supply issue. I was able to use a multimeter to test the power supply and I found that it was not sending the correct signal of 9.3V DC to the switchbox (instead it was sending 150-160). I believe this means that the transformer broke within the AC adapter. Is there an easy fix for this or should I just cave in and buy another power supply off eBay? I'm just concerned that the problem won't actually be the power supply and it will instead be the switcher. Any advice or insight would be appreciated!
  7. Hello everyone, I just picked up an Atari 5200 today off facebook marketplace and it was working just fine this evening! After I got done playing it, I noticed the power supply was making a faint humming sound indicating that it was electrically charged. I was concerned about it, but I figured that was normal for an old power supply to make that noise. However, eventually noticed that the power supply stopped making the humming noise. When I tried to turn the console on again, it would not power on at all. I tried different outlets and none of them solved the problem. I initially thought the problem was the switchbox because I know they can be very finicky. However I am more inclined to assume this is a power supply issue. Is there an easy fix for this or should I just cave in and buy another power supply off eBay? I'm just concerned that the problem won't actually be the power supply and it will instead be the switcher. Any advice or insight would be appreciated!
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