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

I left my Atari 2600 Jr.on overnight by accident and the next day there is no color on the screen, the Black & White/Color switch is set to color but screen is mostly grey with some black

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

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pls rate.

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