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Replacing the CV controller knob with a ball


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#1 RickR

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 11:25 PM

For those interested, I've replaced the nubby knob on my original Colecovision joystick with a nice quality ball knob.  Check it out.

 

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The procedure is easy to do, and easily reversible.  Here are the left over parts:

 

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There is some great info over on Atari Age in this post.  Although the group order is over, there are a few users over there that have leftovers and are selling them individually.  And if there is a lot of interest over here, I'm sure we could do our own group order. 

 

 


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#2 RickR

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 11:33 PM

chas10e, was it you who pointed this out to me?  I want to give credit, but don't remember who steered me towards trying this.



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 12:37 PM

I would be in for a few



#4 chas10e

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 06:29 PM

chas10e, was it you who pointed this out to me?  I want to give credit, but don't remember who steered me towards trying this.

yeah I we were talking about it in chat here ;)

 

it were others in that post that knew about the original CV controller specs, I was messing around with the CV-Flashback


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#5 RickR

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 06:44 PM

Well, I just played a few games with it. Verdict: awesome! It's a huge improvement. Much easier to hold and that makes it more accurate.
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#6 Atari Adventure Square

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 12:36 AM

I have a Colecovision that could use this upgrade.

Of course the last time I tried it, I think it still had its original 'loose cart' syndrome, whereas a nudge (or a dirty look) could knock the ongoing playthrough out of commission.

 

Would need some doctorin' TLC, but knobs are a good start.



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 01:10 AM

  And if there is a lot of interest over here, I'm sure we could do our own group order. 

How large of an order was it? or how large would it have to be for another order?


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.


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 05:48 PM

How large of an order was it? or how large would it have to be for another order?

the shipping was the killer for the phelonic balls unless bought in bulk

 

I recall an interest list was made & order was placed based on that  a few more where purchased

 

there were two different thread types

 

he placed an order for 100 knobs :o http://atariage.com/...rder/?p=3194686



#9 Starbuck66

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 11:40 PM

When I had my wife's Colecovision modded by Yurkie over on the AtariAge forums, I had him do this mod to the controllers, and I agree, it really does help with responsiveness and overall control. Been happy with ours so far.


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