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Joystick problem I bought a atari flashback 2 and my second joystick does not work all that well, for example if i am playing asteroids i can get the joystick to shoot but not to move. Any solutions for this please let me know. Thanks

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You probably have bad contacts in the joystick. I would suggest that you open it up and clean or replace the contacts. I would also recommend that you re-lube the joystick if there is any libricant on it.

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MIssing product manual Atari Flashback console


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Well this was an old thread anyway there are several atari flashback console at the market whish version does you have . here is for version 2
ftp://ftp.atari.com/manuals/flashback/atari_flashback_2/largeprintmanual.pdf

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You will have to get this repaired from local Atari Authorized Dealer

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