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  1. Hi guys! Im in the uk and I have a problem with my intellivision that I hope you can help me out with. A few weeks back I got the console from eBay. It was working fine apart from a small colour issue, the greens were red etc. But after 20 or so minutes the games would correct the colour. It suddenly went to a blank screen when i turned the console on or pressed reset. After taking it apart and giving it a dust down as well as cleaning the port with a credit card and a lint free cloth the title screen comes on, all in the right colours. Sometimes I have to hold the reset button and release it at the same time as switching it on to get the title screen. But as soon as I press any key or the d pad on either controller the screen goes blank. On mazeatron I get the title screen with the intro music, but, again, as soon as I press anything it goes blank. On demon I get the title screen and the graphics moving about, but does absolutely nothing when I press any key, it doesn't go blank, just stays on the title screen. I also tried leaving it on for a while on just the title screen to see if it would turn itself off as it did before, but it just stayed on the title screen for almost 20 minutes before i turned it off. I noted that underneath was quite warm. When i opened it up i couldnt see any damage, but then, i dont really know what im looking for. I have never attempted to fix anything like this before, i dont even know how to solder and i have no computer or electronic skills at all, i have absolutely no idea what im doing. Please help! Many thanks for reading!!
  2. I recently retrieved an old 800XL from my parents' attic, and have found that it's not working. I can't remember if it was like this when I put it away 25-ish years ago, but I had two of them and the definitely both worked at one point. The fault is a brownish coloured screen as soon as the computer is turned on, usually with scrambled-looking output in light brown to the right of the screen, though occasionally it ends up as one or two solid vertical bars of the cream / light brown colour. The attached photos show the output. It's a Rev. C board with all socketed chips. I've tried removing and reseating them all, but no joy. I have a good bit of experience troubleshooting and repairing Amigas, but I'm starting from scratch with this, and I can't seem to find any schematics of the 800XL anywhere, which doesn't help matters. So far I've gotten as far as checking that the CPU clocks, which are both running, and the halt pin, which has regular pulses. To me, this would suggest that it's not able to reset properly for some reason, but I thought I'd ask and see if anyone has suggestions on where to look. Thanks!
  3. Hi, I have recent purchased a 800XL (PAL) and paired it with a SIO2SD external drive, all appears to work fine, expect on a lot of games I'm getting a corrupted sprite, and I'm not sure why, would anyone be able to shed light on what may be causing this? Configuration, software, PAL/NTSC issue, RAM or Antic failure? Note that some games appear to run perfectly. Also passes memory tests fine. I apologize for the poor photos, but you can see the corrupted missile or sprite running vertically down the display, these will follow the player or enemies. Any help would be appreciated.
  4. Hi hoping someone can advise. I have a working stfm with an Xtra ram 4mb upgrade. However, on returning to the machine after a few months it doesn't do anything on power-up. Once I disconnect the xtra ram all is fine and it boots without problems. is it simply a case of faulty ram? or are there specific tests i can carry out to identify the cause of the problem? i'm assuming it could be any of:- ram upgrade module, simms, cables, upgrade connection on mobo any help appreciated
  5. Hello. I'm new user here but wondered if anyone could offer some advice. I recently bought Vectrex which is generally in very good condition and works well except for some alignment issues that are more obvious on certain games. I saw some guides and have used the test cart to correct what I can. The DAC adjustment is set to 0 and I've used the 2 vector adjustment pots to make sure the Integrator offset screen looks as perfect as I can get it but things still don't seem to align quite how they should. The issues show up mainly in games with rotating objects such as the player ships in games like Ripoff. The ship seems to distort and lines cross over one another as the ship rotates. There is a link to short video below to try and show the problem - notice the wings that should be separated come together and then pull apart again as the ship rotates: https://i.imgur.com/SxMf0Dh.mp4 I can use the pots to correct for this and the ship will rotate normally but then other games and the integrator test screen show poor alignment (for example the ships in Starship are drawn with a large gap in them where the lines no longer join up). Below are photos of screens from the test cart. Do you think this problem is due to the Caps needing to be replaced or does it point to another problem? Thanks in advance for any help.
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