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Atari 2600 does not display a picture when turned on

The R/F Switch and Power Supply may not be working.  Otherwise, it's the hardware that is not working right.

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  • cihlar_00 Mar 02, 2009

    The helpful part was replacing the cable. However, the console may not work as I have said.

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In this situation what I would do would be to replace the cable that runs from the Atari to the TV. Also, if you are using a variable power supply, make sure that the power supply is set on the propper settings and the polarity is in the correct setting.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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Wha tis the best and fastest online site to purchase atari 2600 console power cord and connector to TV





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Nov 02, 2011 | Atari 2600 Console

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My son just got a atari 2600 console but it will not power up swap the 9 volt and still not power up


Well put it this way yes it a power system failure to fix this problem you basiclly will have to install a new mother board for the console from another atari 2600 console like from ebay. If you find a crappy atari 2600 console with a working motherboard you might just be able to switch it and I fix NES SNES N64 sega gamecube and atari 2600 consoles too. This has a high probility of not working if you don't know what to do or on how to fix it. 8 out of 10 it might not work after this.

Aug 21, 2011 | Atari 2600 Console

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Atari 2600 wont switch on. seems to have power, and I replaced the switcher but still no picture.


Well just maybe the gamepacks need to be cleaned out then qutips and rubbing alcohal.

Nov 18, 2010 | Atari 2600 Console

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Bought an atari 2600 and an adaptor for my tv still no picture. also it turned my tv to blk and white. where should i start?


If you are using a digital tv you need the lastest up dated rf switch for atari2600
and plug it into a VCR or A DVD player and it will work that way but if its on a CRT tv style just use the rf switch then no special set ups on CRT style tvs.

Oct 31, 2010 | Atari 2600 Console

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Atari 2600 Jr doesn't turn on


Sounds like the power supply\power converter has finally given up the ghost. It will likely cost you more than it's worth to fix it. You'll have to fix it yourself most likely. I would look for burned-out or popped capacitors to start off with. They are likely culprits in even computer systems when the power goes out. With something as old as an Atari 2600 it could be just about anything.

Jun 15, 2010 | Atari 2600 Console

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Atari 2600 does not have picture when turned on.


I just got a Atari 2600 as well and can't get it to produce a picture. The transducer and the chips are getting warm when I turn it on, so I know it is getting power. I have tried to clean everything with rubbing alcohol but nothing has worked so far. I have also tried about 7 different games all do nothing.

Is there some part or component that commonly goes on these systems? I have a friend who also bought a 2600 and he is having the same problem.

May 27, 2009 | Atari 2600 Console

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Atari 2600 Console Power Adapter


The Atari 2600 adapter has the following information on it:

Input: 120V AC 60Hz 12W

Output: 9V DC 500mA

Positive tip


Make sure you test the power supply before you use it. I have 2 original atari power supplies, and they are both putting out about 15V DC, which may be why my atari's aren't working anymore!

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Jan 05, 2009 | Atari 2600 Console

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Atari 2600 junior problems


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.

Sep 14, 2008 | Atari 2600 Console

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No sound


I SPECIALIZE IN ATARI AND CAN NOT FIGURE WHAT COULD BE WRONG. I WOULD ONLY GUESS IT TO BE THE T.V OR ON THE WRONG CHANNEL. THERE IS A CHANNEL SWITCH ON THE BACK OF THE ATARI DECK.
IT COULD BE SOMETHING ELECTRONIC INSIDE THE DECK, AND I AM NO ELECTRICIAN. MY BEST GUESS WOULD BE TO FIND ANOTHER DECK. THE A/C ON 9 VOLT SHOULD WORK. THE FACT THAT YOU GET A PICTURE IS WHAT CONCERNS ME. AUDIO/VIDEO ARE ON THE SAME WIRE. IT MUST BE INTERNAL. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SYSTEM TO TEST WITH THOSE ADAPTERS, WOULD PROVE THEY ARE GOOD. OLD NES?

Oct 28, 2007 | Atari 2600 Console

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