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This cable came with VCS I got at Goodwill. It was plugged into the controller 1 port, and has what looks like a headphone input jack on the other end. Really strange.

 

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Unknown to me, and probably not actually an Atari component. Can you see which of the DB9 pins go to which contacts on the jack end?

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Yeah Goodwill employees for the most part have no clue what goes with an Atari 2600 or a fish tank. The employee that sorts probably just threw the cord into the lot. I am VERY surprised that you even managed to find a 2600 @goodwill as they tend to auction them. I personally have not seen a 2600 in the greater Portland area for the last 5 years. And, yes, I frequent them on a weekly basis. And that is over 30 stores (I have no life). Anyway, I do not recognize your cord at all. Good job on scoring a 2600, do you have pics. of all you bought?

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Mxyzptlk: I found a 2600jr at a PDX goodwill about a month ago. $10 with a power supply and a joystick. I think I got lucky for sure.

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Good job on scoring a 2600, do you have pics. of all you bought?

 

Somebody must have dumped their entire collection right after Christmas because I got the console, this strange cable, and a few rarer game cartridges. There must have been at least 30 games, but mostly commons.

 

See this thread for more pictures:

 

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/206968-is-this-6er-heavy/

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That cable looks similar to one I had with a digital camera years ago. Mine plugged into the computer's serial port.

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That's a Panasonic Digital Camera cable. You had to use a program called PhotoMax to extract photos, until they rigged up a TWAIN driver.

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