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When i turn my atari 2600 on no games play?

I can power up the console and i get a blank screen, or black and white, or blue and black ect. I bought the console and it played great for one day.
I mean all 23 games played great i have no idea whats wrong.
I have all new hook ups and still have the same problem.
by the way this is the heavy sixer unit made in ca if that helps.

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!


Thanks, Kyle

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The Atari 2600 was finicky even at the time (early 1980s). Just unplug it completely. Plug back in and power back on. Use the reset switch if need be. Good luck and have fun!

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