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I picked up a CX-2600 from a garage sale and was eager to play and it worked perfectly until I had my friend play with me. This is when I found out that the right controller port's fire button didn't work. I was thinking it may be something with the 16 pin bug or the diodes and was wondering if I should order this kit to repair it.
Probably a simple question, but I am having a hard time verifying my assumptions. I was wondering if this kit from Console 5 could be used to replace the bios chip in the base console, if the CD bios is replaced with base console bios? http://console5.com/store/atari-jaguar-cd-encryption-bypass-bios-kit.html Here is the link to the Console 5 wiki where they list the part number for the chip in the kit http://console5.com/wiki/Atari_Jaguar_CD I am trying to resurrect a console, and my technician (40+ years as a electronics technician and still practicing) says that the usual problems that Jaguar consoles run into aren't the issue in this case, after testing the usual suspects that are listed online. he suspects the bios may have been corrupted somehow at some point, after monitoring the boot process on an oscilloscope (this is all voodoo magic to me). Each time he boots the system with a game, the boot process is inconsistent. He has asked me to the purchase the parts necessary to test a working bios in the system (He is troubleshooting this as a favor to me, because he hasn't worked on any Atari product since the 90's, and is mentoring me at the same time. He expects me to do a bit of the leg work for the free work and instruction he is providing). First he just wants to add the socket so he doesn't have to keep soldering/unsoldering things, then he wants to try pulling the bios out of one of my working consoles, and test it in the non-working one first, to determine if the bios is really the problem. I assume that the socket in the kit will work fine, because of the same pin count and package design. But I want to make sure that the chip that comes in the kit can be used with the Jaguar bios image. Also, are there any other things I should be aware of when it comes to the bios? It seems like I have read something while meandering on the webs that there are different versions of the jaguar bios for the base console. Is this something to consider? Just for fun, here is the Console 5 wiki for the base jaguar console. Unfortunately they don't list an equivalent part to replace the bios. http://console5.com/wiki/Atari_Jaguar Thanks in advance for any advice that is given.
The black and silver 99/4A in the eBay ad was purchased for a premium because they said it worked. It does! Hooray! However, when it arrived, it turns out to be a beige v2.2 unit and it has all kinds of cosmetic and electronic issues. Not the least of which is a video output that looks like a bad episode of the Twilight Zone. I can wield a soldering iron to some extent, and I know I need to at least clean up all of the contacts. But I am sure it goes deeper. This machine is old, yellow/brown, and it needs a RetrObrite treatment on the case, some TLC to repair the on/off switch (blue on the left side, no blue stripe) and it needs an addition of an F18A VGA video mod. I bought two a while ago. I'll save one for a real black and silver case, but I love orphans so the v2.2 will be saved for a future of limited use and public derision (as I coddle it and keep it safe). Is there a full-list of replacement capacitors for the Mobo? I'll be replacing ALL of them. That seems to be a weak point on all old electronic equipment. I suppose I should only ask for the proper type of replacement Capacitor and read the caps myself (hopefully, once I crack it open). Also, if you have any tips and gotcha's in this process, please shout it out. I'm goin' in! If someone has made a list, I could just purchase those on it and get moving quickly with an order from DigiKey or Amazon. Hunt the Wumpus in all it's glory. I love it.
Hello everyone, I just got a hold of a light sixer shell and it's not exactly in the greatest condition, but I was hoping to get some help and opinions on restoring it. I am needing some advice about the bezel though; I know I can replace it, but I'm running on a tight budget and was hoping to touch it up if possible, but I think it's beyond saving now, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask first. As you can see, there is some serious bubbling going on around the lettering, but I'm at a loss as to what I can do about it. I can't get a good shot of the wood grain at the moment, but it's very faded and yellow looking, so I will upload pictures of it later. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful. One more question would be does anybody know if Brad over at Best-Electronics sell light sixer bezels? Thanks