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Hello, I received my Harmony Cart today. I put it in my 7800 and it didn't boot up. I checked it several times, each time powering on/off, nothing. I made sure the ROM files were correct....nothing. Hooked it upto my Mac OS X computer, says it wasn't recognized. Checked the actual card inside the cartridge, looked like it was fine. I just tried reattaching the cartridge to my Mac again, nothing still. (Screenshot shows). Is there anything I can do to remedy this? Please let me know. - Danny
Since my first topic on this seemed to have destroyed itself (RIP), I decided to bring it up again. Okay, First off, I love my Harmony cart to death. I play it on my new LCD TV that plays interlaced modes like a champ. However, I decided to plug my VCS into my old Travel TV (color, RCA) and fire up some Enduro. I started to notice some really odd vertical lines around the road and oncoming cars. Thinking it was my TV reception, I checked all connections (I use a straight adapter, no switch) and everything seemed just fine, signal was locked in great. But every once in a while, those blasted phantom lines showed up again. Sometimes they crawl, sometimes they don't. So to see if it was my Atari, I popped in my copy of enduro and... no lines. So either this is a negligible problem caused by the current pull of the Harmony Cart, or my Atari VCS isn't firing on all cylinders. Another weird thing that happens is if I don't play the thing for a while, green colors are more "Aqua" than they are supposed to be. not annoying, but the Harmony cart menu text is a marble green, so it really stands out. After a minute or so, everything is great. The biggest problem still remains: Light blue colors are bleeding. A lot. A Photoshopped screenshot to show you what I mean: It's actually a little worse than this, the black inner line in the O characters is almost gone. Every other color, however, seems to be okay. What in the world is causing this? Some other info I can give you: This is a 4-switch woodgrain (with the 2 sprite TIA), purchased around 1982 or so for my cousin and I to play. All of the "Problem games" work as intended on the unit. It had Combat as a pack-in. The AC Adaptor is a stock Atari 2600 one that came with this unit. The case has been opened, but only for a little while to clean the inside using gentle blasts of air. the case itself was cleaned in December last year. The Game Center piece was also cleaned up recently, though the cover is always off when the unit is powered up. Any ideas?
One of my 7800s does not work with paddle controllers, and the other does not work with the Harmony cart. The one that does not work with the Harmony is an older model with the expansion port on board. I've read about modifying certain 7800s to make them more compatible with certain games like Robot Tank, but I don't know if that would help with the problem I'm having. What might be causing it to not work with the Harmony? It will usually boot up, then start to either roll & crash or just crash. Sometimes it won't boot the Harmony at all, other times I'm able to load a game before it crashes. Would replacing capacitors help, or changing/removing certain components or resistors as with the compatibility mod? Also, has anyone else heard of certain 7800s not working with paddles, and if so, is there a fix for this?
So I finally ordered my Harmony Cart today and I had a couple of questions since I'm prolly the last person on AA that doesn't have one, lol. So since I collect video games as a hobby. Does having the multicart stop people from continuing to collect carts? Or have people on here bought a harmony cart and still continued to collect carts?