Re: [stella] Atari VCS 2600A Question

Subject: Re: [stella] Atari VCS 2600A Question
From: Mark Graybill <saundby@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 16:58:02 -0700

It will corrode the contacts. That stuff outta be banned, or at least have a label warning against its use on electronics.

Use one of these: catalog%5Fname=CTLG&product%5Fid=64-4315 tse_Session=f13129954c580b3c673b85b2df22c023

If you have used WD-40 by the time you read this, then get one of these and flush the heck out of the switch with it. I'd recommend isopropyl alchohol, but it might attack the plastics and what people too often use is rubbing alchohol, which has some other goop in it that interferes with switches (and tape heads, etc.)

Good luck!

-Mark G.

On Apr 8, 2004, at 11:50 AM, Lee Fastenau wrote:

So I just obtained an Atari 2600 (the four switch variety). I
don't have
the required 9V DC 500mA power source, so I'm going to Radio
Shack later in
hopes they have a variable AC adaptor which supports these requirements.
But my real question is, where's the audio jack? There's a
single RCA video
jack that comes out the back of the machine...

The video and audio are on the same cable; it's RF, not composite
video. Buy yourself a female RCA-to-F-type-Coax adapter (Radio Shack or
somewhere) and plug it into your TV, channel 3 or 4.

Thanks! Radio Shack had everything I needed, but I forgot to pick up a
TV/Game switcher. Anyway, it works. I have yet to test it with the
Supercharger. It needs a lot of cleaning... I've taken old computers apart
and cleaned them before, but I don't know how to make the switches work
better. They seem to have a lot of grit in them. I'm hoping I can just use
some WD-40. Any suggestions?

Thanks again! (I'm on my way to testing Reflex on the real thing!)


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