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Atari 7800 power port broken

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I know this is common but my searching is coming up with nothing.  I drug my 7800 across the carpet maybe a foot while it was plugged in and now it won't turn on. If I wiggle the power connector it'll turn on briefly but then shut off again.  I'm wondering what would be required to fix this. I assume it's probably not difficult for someone who knows what they're doing but I don't. Console has been A/V modded by someone else so definitely need to save it.

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Probably a broken solder joint.  It's likely easy to fix, but it also indicates that the plug's own mounting posts are probably broken, which allows the plug to wiggle.  So it might also be a good idea to glue the plug to the PCB to prevent another break.

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Almost positive as @ChildOfCv stated, you have a loose solder joint off the power port. It is only two small pegs the size of component leads that are soldered down into place with two small peg sections on either side that poke through to hold it in place. So just need to heat up the solder points, and use some epoxy for a strong hold, or some hot glue for a likely good enough hold.

 

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