Question about Atari 2600 Console
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!
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
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I HAVE BEEN REBUILDING ATARI SYSTEMS FOR 20 YEARS AND THOUGHT I HAD SEEN EVERYTHING, AND I WOULD THINK IT TO BE A JOYSTICK PROBLEM. THEY CAN BE REBUILT WITH NEW CONTACTS, BUT I AM THINKING THE PROBLEM MUST BE INTERNAL. I CAN ONLY SUGGEST TRYING ANOTHER DECK. THERE MUST BE SOME PROBLEM WITH THE PINS IN THE PLUG PORT.
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