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What is the polarity setting for atari 2600 console

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    Dustin Feb 10, 2015

    Hi Anonymous, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Is it the power cord

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SOURCE: Atari 2600 Darth Vader Console

try checking the connections...
mess with the nobs...
and if i were you i'd take it to a place that can check it for you...


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Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Atari 2600 Jr. left on overnight, next day no color

Flip reset switch, then retry b/w/color selector (or switch from ch. 3 to 4).

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Atari 2600 jr. console + paddle controls = DonĀ“t work !!!

If your controllers work on a friends, then it indicates your VCS is faulty. It's very rare though for a VCS to fail in that way, but the controller chip for the game controllers can go faulty at any time. It's more common to see a faulty one on the actual ATARI XE range of computers than on the consoles.
Have you tried both ports on the VCS maybe ? Only some games will use both though.

You mention it being 'paddles', but not joysticks or just controllers. Are you actually testing it with a game that uses the paddles type controller? like the breakout type game?

The controllers of all types for a VCS are the same, but if using a different type of controller, note that there are at least 3 different types available - but all look the same (all use a 9-pin plug).

The basic ones where introduced by ATARI in the 1970's, but later Commodore and Amstrad used their own different types of configuration which caused some confusion.

Some older joysticks had a slider switch underneath allowing you to select Amstrad, Commodore, or ATARI configuration. It's safe to try/use the wrong type for testing, so try different ones if possible.

Hope that helps a bit.

Posted on Dec 17, 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

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

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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





  • Those are the two place I recommend and they have just about, if not, everything.


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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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Tried connecting direct to both an LCD and older set using the coaxial lead straight from the console.Cannot get anything at all.Do I need an rf modulator or no.


Quite the opposite - The Atari 2600 sends a modulated RF signal over the cable, it needs to go to the ANTENNA port of the TV, and you need an adapter. On eBay, look for
ATARI 2600 RF TV SHIELDED CABLE + ADAPTER
http://www.atariage.com/howto/connect.html is a really good guide.

Nov 26, 2010 | Atari 2600 Console

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How on the atari 2600 does does the console connect with the tv?


Hi Atari 2600 console us a old style cable called an RF cable and connects to the TV arial inlet. see www.gameoz.com.au as they stock this cable and gear

Sep 22, 2010 | Atari 2600 Console

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Trying to find a plud/ adaptor for atari 2600


Lukie games sell atari 2600 ac adapters and atari 2600 joy sticks too.logo.png

Feb 28, 2010 | Atari 2600 Console

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Atari 2600 does not display a picture when turned on


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.

Feb 25, 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!

Anubis

Jan 05, 2009 | Atari 2600 Console

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Atari 2600 Jr. left on overnight, next day no color


Flip reset switch, then retry b/w/color selector (or switch from ch. 3 to 4).

Apr 08, 2008 | Atari 2600 Console

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ARTARI 2600 HOOK-UP INFO?


yeah its the right thing. Hook the RF Modulator to the cable connector on the back of your TV. (the one with the threads) and hook the cable from your Atari (its a AV cable) to the RF Modulator. set the little swithch on your Atari to chanel 3 or 4, then set your TV the the same channel and enjoy your Retro Gaming goodness (I Love My Atari 2600)

Dec 25, 2007 | Atari 2600 Console

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