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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: atari 2600 fuzzy screen
Hello, Are you using a newer flat panel or and older TV? IF you are using a newer TV the picture will never look very good. IF not, did you try working with the RF adapter? Check all connections. If all else fails try to get another RF adapter to see if that helps. I remember this being a bit problematic even when these were new. Wish I had a definite answer for you! Good Luck - Dr. Know
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
Had the same problem with an atari 2600 jr I just purchased. The reset and select buttons are imprinted on a plastic film and it has probably deteriorated.. I repaired the traces in mine with aluminum tape, but It would not be dificult for someone with a soldering iron to replace them with real buttons purchased from radio shack. (It's only 3 wires)
Posted on May 21, 2009
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
The signal is output at 56MHz or 60MHz depending on the channel you use. Normal tv is around 350MHz to 700MHz so you need to got to the bottom range to tune. Also check that the contacts of the game catridge are not black looking, if so clean with some alchol to remove the soot build up, this will make sure the screen is outputted in proper format.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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