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Atari 2600 junior problems

My atari 2600 junior plays games okay, but will not power off, no matter what position the switches are in. I've got a high quality RF to coax adapter that works fine with all my other retro systems, but produces noise and static with my atari.

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Press up on the power switch to reset the machine. Then try powering down. If that fails, accumulated dirt or general usage may be preventing the on/off slider from sliding fully to the off position. If you want to hurt your baby, take it apart - you will find the obstruction in the casing (could be as simple as a ball of lint). I wouldn't reccomend it however - the Atari 2600 was always touchy, and this is not as big of a deal as it might seem. Just unplug after every use.

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