Question about Atari 2600 Console
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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...
also DVM RULES!!!
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
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
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
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!
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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