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Power Source Disconnected

The switch to plug in the external power came dislodged from the motherboard on my Atari 2600. I can't get the three prongs to stay in place. Any suggestions?

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Re: Power Source Disconnected

Yes you need a solder gun. You will need to resolder the 3 points.

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