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Can i use a dvd or converter box with an atari switch adapter?

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Hello, Are you using a newer flat panel or and older TV? IF you are using a newer TV the picture will never look very good. IF not, did you try working with the RF adapter? Check all connections. If all else fails try to get another RF adapter to see if that helps. I remember this being a bit problematic even when these were new. Wish I had a definite answer for you! Good Luck - Dr. Know

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Atari 2600 Console Power Adapter

This place sells replacement adapter (not original) for the Atari 2600.

http://atariace.com/atari/accessories.php

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Atari 2600 Console Power Adapter

The Atari 2600 adapter has the following information on it:

Input: 120V AC 60Hz 12W

Output: 9V DC 500mA

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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!

Anubis

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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I lost my power adapter for my Atari 2600 where can I get another one? (one of those big black box things)


That is kind of an important peice, thankfullly people are selling power adapters on ebay you can also find them on Amazon for around $10.

Dec 08, 2013 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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How to hook up my atari


It hooks up to the coaxial jack on the back of the tv ( antenna jack )
you will also have to get a Manual TV/Game Switch Box with Coaxial Output or a 300 to 75 OHM matching transformer or a coaxial (f-type) to female rca adapter. You can also just splice a coax cable to the Atari. There are also a converter box that will convert a coaxial input to RCA output ( Yellow,red,white) cabels

Dec 27, 2012 | Atari 2600 Console

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On the output cord which is rca type, isn't there a part to convert to coaxial cable. Mine just has the rca plug. thanks


Yes, there is a converter that is required for the Atari to connect to the tv. These are not readily easy to find at a local store. check with your local video game store, Radio Shack or look online for one. Ebay is a great place to find one.
Below is a link to Ebay, to show you what you are going to need.
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ATARI-UNIVERSAL-TV-VIDEO-GAME-SWITCH-BOX-ADAPTER-/370373487317?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item563bfaead5

Jan 03, 2011 | Atari 2600 Console

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My atari 2600 4 switch was working yesterday but today somethings wrong.... i'm guessing it's the RF unit 'cause it still powers on. any other suggestions


Well it might be the rf switch so you should buy a new rf box for it then. If its plugged into a digital tv it won't work unless you plug it into a vcr or a dvd player.

Dec 10, 2010 | 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!

Anubis

Jan 05, 2009 | Atari 2600 Console

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2600 atari


To connect your Atari to your TV, you'll need to get a "phono to f" adapter. These are available at RadioShack (part no. 278-255) for about $5.00 This adapter takes the phono plug from the Atari and changes it to a standard coaxial adapter. If your HD TV doesn't have an input for standard cable wires, you'll need to get yourself an RF modulator to switch the coax to RCA. If you have an old VCR with an unused cable input, that will work as well.

Mar 28, 2008 | Atari 2600 Console

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Atari 2600 fuzzy screen


Hello, Are you using a newer flat panel or and older TV? IF you are using a newer TV the picture will never look very good. IF not, did you try working with the RF adapter? Check all connections. If all else fails try to get another RF adapter to see if that helps. I remember this being a bit problematic even when these were new. Wish I had a definite answer for you! Good Luck - Dr. Know

Dec 23, 2007 | Atari 2600 Console

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How to hook up an atari 5200


THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF 5200 SYSTEMS, THE FIRST HAS A COMBINATION A/C R/F BOX. OTHERWISE YOU MAY JUST NEED AN ADAPTER TO CONVERT THE RCA END TO CABLE TYPE SCREW ON TO YOUR TV CABLE IN. SEE MY STORE ON EBAY dixneatoldthings for that piece

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