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Is there any way to fix an INTV II controller?

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Thanks ,a nice addition to the video. !!

Here's a thought how about an Intellivision how to or maintenance Sub Forum like the HSC and Programming sections. It would be a great addition and help make things easier to find when needed..

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Thanks for the suggestion. That was it – continuity problem on the red and black wires. I swapped in a replacement cord, and the controller works like a champ.

 

Since there don't seem to be any diagrams or photos of these parts on the forum or the rest of the internet, I put together something to help the next person who needs to track down a fault.

 

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Sonofa... so the wiring order is different between the INTV1/Sears and INTV2. Sigh. Guess this is why we can't have nice things.

 

mr_me's wire coloring for Sears is exactly the same as what I have for the INTV1, so at least that's consistent. I wonder why they changed the colors for the 2. And if they used different cords by the time the III/SuperPro/Tutorvision came around.

 

Edit: I just realized that this means the matrix itself is pinned differently on the 2. Yeesh.

 

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Here's a thought how about an Intellivision how to or maintenance Sub Forum like the HSC and Programming sections. It would be a great addition and help make things easier to find when needed..

 

Agreed! Make it so, number one.

 

Call it "Intellivision Troubleshooting and Repair".

 

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Agreed! Make it so, number one.

 

Call it "Intellivision Troubleshooting and Repair".

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hhmmmm , how does one make it so?

 

 

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While servicing another Intv II controller today, I discovered an error in the two diagrams I posted yesterday. I had been working on a wiring harness with intermittent connection problems on the red and black wires, and in my old diagram I put them in each other's spots. Today's harness worked fine, so now I'm sure I've got them right.

 

I can't edit yesterday's post, but can the moderator remove post #23 for us? I've sent Albert a PM. I'm really sorry if this messes anyone up.

 

Here are the revised diagrams for the INTV II controller wiring:

 

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hhmmmm , how does one make it so?

 

 

 

Anyone know? Do we ask Albert?

 

We've definitely had more than enough "how do I fix X" threads over the years. Especially as these consoles continue to age...

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