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Atari 2600 jr. Problem


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#1 leolinden

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 06:32 PM

Well, I plugged in my 2600. Nothing. The led was on for like 2 seconds. Then just.... died. I don't know how to describe it. Is it an adapter problem? I'm going to try to get it working some more. I hope I don't need to buy another Atari. I just bought something pretty cool for it. Please help. 


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#2 leolinden

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 06:41 PM

Yeah... nothing's working. I'm testing my AC adapter. I'm seeing if it will get hot. If it doesn't it's the AC adapter. Cheap replacement. If not, I'll have to either buy a new console or get it fixed.


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#3 chas10e

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 06:42 PM

I've never had a Jr. model .... what power adapter did you use? 

 

is it "Atari Branded" ...if not what are the specs for it ? thinking it should be 9V DC 500mA center tip positive

 

do you have a volt meter ?



#4 greenween

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:07 PM

That stinks Leo, good luck, hopefully it's just the adapter.


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#5 AlamoAtari

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:01 PM

They are the same as the 4 or 6 switchers. I might have an extra one around somewhere.
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#6 leolinden

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:43 PM

After some testing, I've concluded that it is the adapter. I ordered a new one.
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#7 Retrogamer81081

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:55 PM

Cool!! Cross our fingers and hope it is just that.

#8 AlamoAtari

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 09:26 PM

Trying using a f type adaptator. They give you a better picture also

#9 RickR

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:07 PM

I'm about to make a new batch of 2600 power adapters.  Let me know if you need one cheap. 


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#10 leolinden

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 12:06 AM

Thanks RickR, I just ordered one though, but if I need one in the future, I know who to call!
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#11 Arenafoot

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 12:50 AM

hopefully that's all it is Leo  :thumb:


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#12 AtariBrian

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 08:25 AM

I'm about to make a new batch of 2600 power adapters.  Let me know if you need one cheap. 

Make one?  RickR what do you do (I need to know more).


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#13 RickR

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:32 AM

Make one?  RickR what do you do (I need to know more).

I probably made it sound better than it really is. 

 

There are two brands of wireless phones that use a 9V, 500ma wall wart:  Panasonic and Vtech.  So basically, you go to Goodwill, find those wall warts, cut the connector off, and solder on a nice quality 1/8" mono plug.  They work great, and are much higher quality than the ones Atari produced in the 70's and 80's. 

 

I'll have a batch of 3 done as soon as I get some motivation.  If anyone is interested. 


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