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Hello there,

As the name might suggest I need some help from you fine people.

I've read the forum for a while but didn't join until I'd finally got a 2600.

I was very happy as I managed to get a nice light sixer (despite it being the dirtiest thing I've ever seen) but I'm having some problems connecting it to a new TV, I've followed all the instructions I could find but I'm just getting a weird black and white pattern on screen. Attached are pictures of the screen and board (including one before I cleaned it!)

Any help would be much appreciated!

 

P.S. The board seems different to most other examples I could find online?

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How are you connecting it to your TV?

Are you using a direct RCA to coax adapter?
Are you on the right channel, 3 or 4?

Are you trying a recently cleaned game or did you try a different game? Some games will give artifacts like that if the contacts are dirty.

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How are you connecting it to your TV?

Are you using a direct RCA to coax adapter?

Are you on the right channel, 3 or 4?

Are you trying a recently cleaned game or did you try a different game? Some games will give artifacts like that if the contacts are dirty.

 

Using what I'm pretty sure is a RF to coax adapter (Pictured is the cable coming out of the 2600 just to make sure it hasn't been modified) . Then using the scan function which picks up two channels, the one in the picture and a black screen.

Tried about four or five different games but will try cleaning them again

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It was more a point that the signal port here is different, however I think I found the issue, it is lacking the channel select switch which apparently indicates it uses VHF which isn't available in modern TVs

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A workaround could be to hook the Atari up to a VHS player that outputs to composite RCA(yellow, white, red) then connect the composite cables to your TV if you have them.

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