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I got a problem with my lynx II. It can't use the power button to turn on the system. In order to turn it on, I have to remove and replace the batteries, or remove and insert a game (Both of wich I'm assuming are bad Idea's) Everything else works, and I can turn it off normaly.

 

I Thought about taking it apart to clean it, but I gotta know if it takes some kind of computer or electronics whiz to fix these things, or if it'd be simple like cleaning oldschool controllers?

 

Or do you think something else is wrong that could be more easily fixed?

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Hiyas there Video! (^_^)/

 

Well, I am no expert about electronics by any meens, but to me what it sounds like is that the "power on button" is stuck on the down position or the contact under that button is being activated in a way.....

 

Well, that's what I think may be causing it.....oh and sorry for the bad descriptions (^^;

 

I hope I was at least some help to yas (^^;

Take great care! (^_^)/```

==Tenchi

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Hiyas there Video! (^_^)/

 

Well, I am no expert about electronics by any meens, but to me what it sounds like is that the "power on button" is stuck on the d.............................................

 

Grrr!! Sorry guys, dual post! (^^;

 

==Tenchi

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That's kind of what I think, but I'm worried about taking it apart and finding a dozen or two pieces with millions of screws I gotta remove to get to it.

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That's kind of what I think, but I'm worried about taking it apart and finding a dozen or two pieces with millions of screws I gotta remove to get to it.

 

---Aww ^_^ It's not too bad.

 

I started to write how do take it apart, but was dissapointed at how I was describing things :( SO.................................

 

This is taken from, the, "Atari Lynx FAQ" by : Darius Vaskelis

 

 

[First, remove the rubber pads from the bottom of the Lynx. They're glued

on, but they peel off pretty easily. Beneath them are screw holes --

remove them. Note that it's *very* easy to tell if your lynx has been

opened, since you leave holes in the glue stuff. Take off the back of the

case.

 

Remove the screw located inside the battery area. Be careful when

replacing this; it can strip easily. Mine is stripped, but the rest of

the case holds the battery bay in place. Remove the battery bay piece.

 

You will see a circuit board with a couple of wires and circuit ribbons

attached to it. Carefully unplug all of these. The ribbon in particular

seems flimsy. Do not puncture or otherwise damage it. Remove the circuit board.

 

Beneath the circuit board is an assembly screwed to the inside of the

case, which contains the screen, button contacts and buttons. A warning

when unscrewing this-- the are LOTS of small pieces in here, and they're

particular about how they go back in. In particular, be careful about the

A/B buttons, which are slightly different sizes, and the rubber mat around

the LCD screen, which has nothing to hold it in place. (NOTE: Also, there

are contacts on the circuit board hooked up to the high-voltage supply for

the backlight. They won't do any damage, but can give a mild shock.)]

 

 

Also, if you have questions about any of the steps, I am fairly sure I could help ya. ^_^ I hope this was some help to ya!!! :)

 

Take great care!! (^_^)/```

==Tenchi

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Good Day. Having a problem with turning the Lynx on/off by removing or inserting the game or removing/inserting batteries is possibly due to the power mosfet being jumped. If you were to open the system and look at the slot marked Q12, you may seen that the center and an outside contact may have been connected. One thing to do is find a working Lynx and remove the chip from this location and transfer to the non-working system. If this does not work, than the semi-conductor is not the problem. Good luck on it!

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Cool, thanks. Doesn't sound like to much of a problem to take apart. As long as I don't mess up the ribbon cables I should be fine I guess.

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