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So I picked up a "non-working" CV from eBay ($25, bundled with 2 OEM controllers, power supply, and Illusions). The also-bundled RCA output cable was severed and frayed at the end. Powered on, tested all 4 connections, voltage checked out. No picture with replacement RCA (using a RCA-to-coaxial adapter; love those things). Concluded it was the RF modulator, so I decided to give Ben Heck's composite mod a try (http://www.benheck.com/Games/Coleco/Video_Mod.htm). It worked!...with two unexpected results (both may be unrelated to the mod, I'm not sure). 1. There is about a five-second delay after the console powers on, after which the ColecoVision title screen has about a three-second fade-in. After fade-in, the picture and colors are as clear and perfect as composite can give me. I'm using a 32" Toshiba CRT; all other consoles using composite output don't have this picture delay. The micro-potentiometer in my mod is turned up all the way. I should also point out that I tested the mod's circuit, and all components--including the video out--were getting the proper voltage (~12V DC). Is this a normal/typical "side effect" of the Ben Heck mod? Or is there something wrong/off with one of the components? 2. I noticed these stray, square sprites in fixed positions in a few of my games. (See attached pics for reference.) I first noticed a couple of them in the rivets stage of Donkey Kong... and then I saw a couple on the level start screen of Illusions.... It was then that I inferred they might be appearing in the same places regardless of the game, and that they won't appear on a black/"null" background. And then I put in Zaxxon.... Eureka! There looks to be a vertical row of these sprites, evenly spaced, across the entire height of the screen. Has anyone seen/solved this issue before? Thank you each for your time and help with this one. Love ya, appreciate ya.
Atari 2600 VCSp Phoenix Portable by Ben Heckendorn (Rare Signed Numbered) Signed by Ben Heckendorn (of Element 14) and is #16 I have had this for many years since ordering it from Ben. It works just as it did when I recieved it. One of the battery two door latches is broken but the other latches just fine. I have many games and if you buy this item the auction I would be happy to look through my collection and see if I have any of your favorites that I could include with the purchase. Fee free to contact me with any questions. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-2600-VCSp-Phoenix-Portable-by-Ben-Heckendorn-Rare-Signed-Numbered/273807169870 =D13= p.s. I used to post here years ago but that email address i used with the atartage account is no longer being used so i had to sign up again.