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ON my atari 2600 my paddlel controlers don't work in the left port. but my regular joystick dose. what do i do?

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Unless you are an electronics expert with a soldering iron, I would just get a replacement paddle from eBay or online seller. I occasionally experienced this problem in the early- to mid-1980s - getting new paddles always did the trick. If you are up for a challenge, look at the joystick pin and then look at the paddle pin - you will see at least a one-pin difference between the two. Check the paddle pin to see if one is physically damaged, then compare the pin on the console itself. Have fun!

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Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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