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Lots of pics ahead. Hello, everyone! I am parting out my Atari 5200. The audio circuit is toast, and the cost of another board is more than I want to invest in it. Also, I want to put some 5200 parts out there that might be needed by fellow collectors waiting for them. I have a number of 5200 parts for sale, and they are all working 100%. All prices include shipping to the US 48 contiguous states. I accept PayPal or local pickup. Here we go! SOLD (2) Atari 5200 CX52 Gold Rebuilt Joysticks. I personally ordered the gold kits from Best at about $50 each with the shipping. I personally rebuilt and tested the joysticks. They have about three plays each on them from testing. As Best says, they should be lifetime joysticks. I can sell them as a pair shipped together or individually. $79 shipped individually, $150 shipped together if bought by the same person. (1) Atari 5200 Power Supply. Works 100%. $25 shipped. (1) Atari 5200 RF Adapter. Works 100%. $25 shipped. SOLD (1) Atari controller storage door. The plastic door at the back of the unit that always gets broken or someone already lost. This one has been polished up nicely and has only a few scuffs left here and there. Bottom hinge points are intact. $25 shipped. (1) RF Metal Shield. Shiny and complete. $10 (1) Atari 5200 Box. It’s complete and all sides are present. I’d guess it had styro when new, but empty currently. If you’re looking for one, and don’t have one yet, you can do much worse than this one. I’ve displayed it in my collection and thought it looked good. Most boxes seem to go around $80 on eBay. I can do $40. Games, games, games! Priced as marked, includes shipping to con US 48. All are tested and working. Boxed Games All five are complete boxes. They all have tab wear where they are opened and closed, but the bottoms are great. See pics for more detailed look at them. (1) Super Breakout – includes box, cart, overlays. $7 (1) Centipede – includes box, cart, manual, and overlays. $7 (1) Missile Command – includes box, cart, and overlays. $7 (1) Pac-Man – includes box, cart, and overlays. $7 (1) Pole Position – includes box, cart, and manual. $7 Loose Games (1) Centipede $4 (1) Pac-Man $4 (1) Missile Command $4 (1) Football $4 (1) Galaxian $4 (1) Star Raiders $4 (1) Pac-Man $4 (1) Star Raiders $4 (1) Super Breakout $4 (1) Galaxian $4 (1) Pac-Man $4 (1) Galaxian $4 (1) Super Breakout $4 (1) Dig Dug $4 That’s the list! If you see something you’d like, but don’t like the price, make me an offer. I’m flexible. It’s more important to me to get this stuff out to the Atari community than to try to make big bucks. Also, adding pictures over the next few minutes as the forum allows. Thanks, everyone! - Blaine Pics of first joystick:
So, my 5200 didn't even come with a CX52 controller, I found one at the local play and trade. I opened it up last night and gave it a good cleaning, but it's still a little spotty. The joystick works great, but the bottom left fire button is dead. The # and * keys oddly work for some games and not for others, and though pause and start work, reset doesn't seem to do anything. I found it really easy to take apart the joystick and clean everything, but I don't know how to solder (I know I need to order a kit and learn.) Eventually I'd like to have two fully functional CX52's to use for mutliplayer with friends and games best suited for analog control. I'm wondering if I should: 1. Order two fully refurbished controllers from Best (More expensive option at like $60 a pop or something similar) 2. Restore them myself: order the gold components and new buttons from best and try to do it myself. The buttons are easy enough. My main concern is where the circuit pad goes into the white receptor. Is that like a ribbon cable I can pull out or is soldering required? I just don't want to get in over my head if it's above my skill level. Anyone done this themselves before and have the skinny on what it actually takes? Thanks for your thoughts.
So I cleaned up my Atari 5200 Analog Joystick last nights and was playing through my (admittedly small at this point) library of games. Some it's obviously not well suited too, but others I found myself doing better than with my masterplay clone and wico stick. River Raid- Once to learn to center yourself and not smash into the wall I found myself doing quite well with the analog stick. I made it farther than I ever have and thought the control with analog was ideal for this game. Kangaroo- I thought the jumping worked much better in this with analog control. You can run right up the the edge of a platform and jump to the next without falling much easier than with digital control. Punching was about the same. Any games that you PREFER to play with the stock controller versus a digital setup?
I just wanted to know if anyone has built an actual PCB replacement for the CX52 joysticks. Seems like that would be a better route to go than adding gold contacts to the various revisions of the Flex circuits. Sure, it would probably make it a wiring mess like the Colecovision standard controllers but I'd speculate it would still be doable and reliable...