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Broken 2600 adapter advice

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Bought an untested 2600 adapter via eBay. Knew going into it that it might not work. I kind of got a picture while playing with it a bit, but mainly static. Can replacing the caps possibly bring this back to life? Any tips on troubleshooting this :)?

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9 hours ago, MMarcoux66 said:

Bought an untested 2600 adapter via eBay. Knew going into it that it might not work. I kind of got a picture while playing with it a bit, but mainly static. Can replacing the caps possibly bring this back to life? Any tips on troubleshooting this :)?

Are you using 2 or 4 port model.  Only works on 2 port models.

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2 minutes ago, 0078265317 said:

Are you using 2 or 4 port model.  Only works on 2 port models.

2 port. I own one of each system.

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Apart from cleaning the contacts, I recall the 2600 adapter is essentially the innards of an 2600 that just piggybacks on the 5200's video circuitry to send the video generated by the 2600 module to the TV, as well as taking power from the Supersystem. If all 5200 games are working on their own without static, then the 5200 is probably fine - or is being overloaded by the additional power requirement needed by the 2600 module. Could the power supply be waning, unable to handle the power load?  Is your 5200 modified to send video directly to composite or is it using the RF Modulator? 

 

Otherwise, there could be a capacitor (or more) on the 5200 (and/or on the 2600 adapter too) that's going bad.

 

 

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