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Lock-On 2600 - Tight Cart Fix for the 7800

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Do you have 3rd party carts that won't fit properly into your 7800 or 2600? I've personally experienced on a few of my systems; this is why @winz_mod and I created the "Lock-On 2600", the Tight Cart Fix for 2600 games. No modding needed, just attach the Lock-On 2600 to your cart and plug it into your system. It couldn't be easier! This has been tested with many systems and the compatibility is stellar, see all the reviews in this very thread!

 

Each unit is $30 plus shipping. We HIGHLY recommend paying extra for USPS Priority Shipping due to lost packages.

 

Updates:

  • 07/28/2020:
    • Round 3 carts have been shipped out by @winz_mod. Everyone should've received a DM on tracking. If you haven't please let me know.
    • We are still evaluating our options on placing stock in the AtariAge store.
       
  • 07/23/2020:
    • Round 3 carts are being sent to @winz_mod , they should be there on Monday. Then it'll take another week to prepare for shipment. Expect these to go out around the first week of August. I will send tracking numbers once we are ready for that 
      • I do apologize for being a week late, I fractured a bone in my foot. Everything is good now
    • We are evaluating our options on further releases. One option we are considering is placing them on the AtariAge store.
       
  • 06/30/2020:
    • Round 2 carts will be shipped out today. Everyone should have a tracking number.
    • Round 3 carts are being 3D printed as we speak. @winz_mod has ordered more stuff to make sure we can accommodate everyone in Round 3.
      • Expect these to be ready around July 15th.
         
  • 06/26/2020:
    • Round 2 carts were shipped to Winz. There are 10 more carts we are sending. Each cart was tested twice before being sent out.
      • People who requested, in order, are being contacted to see if they still wish their order fulfilled.
    • Carts are the v2 version so they are a bit slimmer. Due to this we had to use some glue with the screws used to connect the top and bottom parts.
    • We also tried a new method of bonding the shells to the 3D printer bed so the back logo may seem a bit cloudy. A bit of high-grit wet sandpaper to polish should give you a nice clean finish if desired.
       
  • 06/21/2020:
    • Round 1 shipments are all delivered but one, the USPS machine ate it. So we owe a lucky person a new cart.
    • Speaking of new carts, take a look at the v2 case. Slimmer and with logos!
      https://twitter.com/ChrisKewlTV/status/1274581215119638529
    • The new PCBs should arrive next week and they are quite pretty as well. I will be showcasing those when I have them in hand.
       
  • 06/10/2020: 
    • Round 1 shipments are going out today being shipped from Brooklyn by @winz_mod. Tracking numbers will be given once available. Round 2 boards have been ordered and should arrive by the end of the month.
       
  • 06/03/2020:
    • We are out of stock but we have ordered more. @winz_mod is waiting for the card edge connectors and shells so he can build them and ship them out.

 

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This is such a great idea and a perfect solution for 7800 owners plagued by a tight cartridge slot. Can't wait to receive my Lock-On 2600!!

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I agree solves a problem that could damage 40 year old cartridges with how hard you have to press on the system.


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15 minutes ago, Killjoyy27 said:

I agree solves a problem that could damage 40 year old cartridges with how hard you have to press on the system.


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Agreed! And that's for the ones that fit with the "brute force" option - others don't!

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Woah these went quick! I am currently out of the available stock. I will see about getting new stock situated soon. I'd like the people who do have one to chat in here on their experiences, feedback or suggestions for improvements. Thanks!

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I really want one, I’m sad I missed out on the first batch, but if you can advise when and how to order one please do so! 

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Please add me to the waiting list.
 

I thought I almost broke my 7800 pulling out some cartridges. 

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The idea is not new.....

Shawn Sr made such a thing,several years ago.....but only for friends.

And a german dealer also has such a thing on his site since a long time.

Btw.....nice job 😁

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11 minutes ago, gambler172 said:

The idea is not new.....

Shawn Sr made such a thing,several years ago.....but only for friends.

And a german dealer also has such a thing on his site since a long time.

Btw.....nice job 😁

Guess great minds think alike, eh? :) Also explains why I didn't find anything on my cursory search since the dealer is German.

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1 hour ago, gambler172 said:

Well...i support all 7800 projects.....how much is shipping to Germany?

We are currently out of stock but will be making more soon. We'll let everyone know once they are available again. :)

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Someone on the Facebook suggested to look at the ColecoVision Expansion Module #1 to see if I could get the Lock-On 2600 to fit. After modifying the shell it works! The next release of the Lock-On 2600 will be compatible!

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Got my Lock-On 2600 in the mail yesterday. It is absolutely fantastic. Never did I think I would be able to play 2600 games made by Data Age and Imagic on my minty X production run 7800 due to the tight cartridge slot. This also makes M-Network and Activision games much easier to seat, too. Highly recommend! Kudos to the devs. Here are some pics...

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6 hours ago, sixersfan105 said:

Got my Lock-On 2600 in the mail yesterday. It is absolutely fantastic. Never did I think I would be able to play 2600 games made by Data Age and Imagic on my minty X production run 7800 due to the tight cartridge slot. This also makes M-Network and Activision games much easier to seat, too. Highly recommend! Kudos to the devs.

Those are some beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for putting it through its paces. The remaining carts of the first batch should go out starting Wednesday.

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Are you wiring these by hand or did you get a pcb made for them? What are you using\was it hard to source the edge connectors? Nice project. Turned out great.

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52 minutes ago, Shawn said:

Are you wiring these by hand or did you get a pcb made for them? What are you using\was it hard to source the edge connectors? Nice project. Turned out great.

Actually Winz created the board. Below is what the first 10 boards look like. The next run will have the official logo on the boards. Sourcing edge connectors was a bit expensive, Digikey/Mouser don't make them cheap unfortunately.

 

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Cool project for those that have problems ramming it in. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Jinks said:

Cool project for those that have problems ramming it in. 

You know when you get older you just need a little extra help.

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34 minutes ago, ChrisKewl said:

You know when you get older you just need a little extra help.

 

Perhaps a light blue shell is in order for such a thing :P

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11 hours ago, Shawn said:

Perhaps a light blue shell is in order for such a thing :P

I have many filament colors available if someone wants to pay extra for a non-black one then I'm all ears. ;)

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16 hours ago, Jinks said:

Cool project for those that have problems ramming it in. 

 

 

Ha! Of course, depending on the production run of a given 7800 console, some cartridges won't fit at all, regardless of how much force you apply to the cartridge slot.

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50 minutes ago, sixersfan105 said:

Ha! Of course, depending on the production run of a given 7800 console, some cartridges won't fit at all, regardless of how much force you apply to the cartridge slot.

Maybe the older ones were worse. My non expansion port ones are not too crazy tight. 

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26 minutes ago, Jinks said:

Maybe the older ones were worse. My non expansion port ones are not too crazy tight. 

Even for 3rd party 2600 games like M-Network and DataAge? 

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1 hour ago, Jinks said:

Maybe the older ones were worse. My non expansion port ones are not too crazy tight. 

It's my understanding that the newer ones without expansion ports are typically worse, but I suppose YMMV. What's the serial number on yours?

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