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Atari 2600 no power to console and replace ac adapter with correct new one,still when I turn console switch to on position nothing happens

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    Casey May 11, 2010

    the inside connections might have been fried.

    if you open it up you can check.

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That could be the transformer where the AC adapter ties into the board or even as simple as the power switch is dead.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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