It's the most wonderful time of the year. And, after the social event of the summer, school will soon be back in session.
And for that, I got an Atari 2600, paddles, joysticks, and about 45 games in a local rummage sale. However, it doesn't want to work. Here is what I've figured out:
*I've been using the wrong voltage; it takes 9v, not 12.
*I may be using the wrong polarity, though I'd have to look again.
*I need to find (actually, I have now) a *manual* RF switch.The 2600 doesn't make enough of a signal to trigger an automatic switch, like the Nintendo's
*I need to know what Kind of tip the psu uses. . .the one it has has six different tips, some like headphone plugs, others like normal tips.
*Some of the capacitors (you know, the green ones that look like Chicklets?) seem to be leaking; how much of a problem will that be?
*There is something wrong with the power switch. . . can I just short it out and use the psu to turn it on and off?
I'll post pics after I go to school (Saturday), and after I figure out this formatting whatnot.