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Possible Control Port Issue for 2600

So I hook up my 4 switch Woody 2600 and am playing Pac Man...I can turn left, right, and down but not up...I tried 4 different joysticks...all the same...I tried a different game...still no up...then I got my 2600 Junior and low and behold I can move all directions...I'm thinking there's some kind of messed up situation with my control port...is this a common problem? Can it ever be fixed? Thanks for the help!

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  • the gameboy Oct 29, 2008

    i get the same thing....

    i can go left, right, up, down, but in avery game i try, the RED button works...

    until i tryed to play a copy of berzerk, the button didn't even show response...

    now it only does something when i hold the button for like 3 seconds... not good for a strategic game...

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I have an atari 2600 jr that has a similar problem- the button doesn't work. i found out that one of the pins in the controller port was broken off so this is a possibility

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Superdrafan:
you sound like you have a conection problem within you atari
open the Atari up and look to see if there are any dry solder joints from the joystick ports
just dabbing the point with a solder iron shold freshen up the connection

The Gameboy: you sound like you have dirt in your joystick
open it up and clean the connections with a cloth and spirts

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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