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#41 RickR

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:36 PM

You guys, I just scored an Intellivision 2!  It's really dirty, but it seems to work great.  I got it from ebay -- and the seller was Goodwill in Seattle.  The power adapter is really trashed (wire has been cut, connector is really messed up), but I have a spare, and I will fix the one that came with it properly. 

 

First impression:  The RF signal on this thing is amazing.  LOOK at that picture quality!  I'm very impressed.  And the controllers...I've heard they were worse than the original controllers...but I like them...a lot.  They are thicker and easier to hold.  And the disc feels more like a gamepad than the old controllers.  Well, I've got some cleaning to do, and I'll post a pic again once I get it shiny. 

 

I do need someone to explain the power/reset button on this thing.  How do you turn it off? 

 

 

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#42 nosweargamer

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:23 PM

You guys, I just scored an Intellivision 2!  It's really dirty, but it seems to work great.  I got it from ebay -- and the seller was Goodwill in Seattle.  The power adapter is really trashed (wire has been cut, connector is really messed up), but I have a spare, and I will fix the one that came with it properly. 

 

First impression:  The RF signal on this thing is amazing.  LOOK at that picture quality!  I'm very impressed.  And the controllers...I've heard they were worse than the original controllers...but I like them...a lot.  They are thicker and easier to hold.  And the disc feels more like a gamepad than the old controllers.  Well, I've got some cleaning to do, and I'll post a pic again once I get it shiny. 

 

I do need someone to explain the power/reset button on this thing.  How do you turn it off? 

 

Hold it down for several seconds to turn it off.

Tap to Reset.


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#43 RickR

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:45 PM

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#44 TrekMD

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:11 PM

I have an Intellivision II myself.  The controllers are a bit hard on the hands (the action buttons are difficult to press) but the system itself is pretty nice.  I like it has a more modern looks and the fact that it is small.


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#45 RickR

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

And here she is in final cleaned-up shape.  There's a bit of discoloration on top, but no big deal.  The power adapter has been rewired the right way.  Everything works great.  One question -- Is there a secret to getting the controller wires in to the controllers fit in the slots?  Were controller slots EVER a good idea? 

 

 

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#46 TrekMD

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 02:45 PM

I coil the cables in the hallow part of the controllers and then fit them into the slots on the console. 


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#47 LeeJ07

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:18 PM

My Intellivision has pretty poor rf signal. Might be the cable I'm using, though.
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#48 CrossBow

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:19 PM

Can also use a Sega Genesis model 2 power supply on these. That is how I played my Inty II. Literally ran it for 10 hours non-stop for an entire day without any issues and it still works strong today when I fire it up. Near as I can tell, the Inty II does the same thing the NES does. Basically takes an AC current and delivers a smaller AC voltage and current to the console. The power board in the console then can invert this to the DC needed by the system.

 

As a result, you can use an actual AC to DC supply and save the inverter inside the trouble. Hence why you can also use a Genny model 1 or SMS power supply to power a NES without issue.

 

Just thought that might be handy to those with Inty IIs and don't have the original funky AC adapter. 


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