Re: [stella] Super Pong schematics?

Subject: Re: [stella] Super Pong schematics?
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 08:53:45 -0700
At 06:31 PM 5/22/2002 -0700, you wrote:

My understanding was that Pong was pretty much reduced to a single chip
at some point.  If it's a little handheld thing it's probably not
repairable.  If
it's one of the big early units then maybe it's TTL, but I think all the
controls were analog.

All Atari home units are single-chip including the original one that Al Alcorn himself designed. I think almost all home pong units of all brands are single chip also, except stuff like the original Odyssey.

There just isn't enough PCB real estate to do it all in TTL the way the arcade pongs were done.

I would doubt that the chip could go bad that easily, but Atari Pong systems routinely fail to give out signals and that's probably due to the aging of the other components related to the RF modulator.

Replacing the capacitors might do it.

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