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Missing pads on 12-pin controller board connector - Any workarounds?

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#1 Trellot


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:09 PM

Hey guys,


Take a look at the following pictures.  This board is an Atari 2600 six-switch model and after pulling the 12-pin connector since I suspected a bad connector I found pads missing from some of the pin locations on top and bottom.  Any idea if there is a workaround for this problem, or is the board shot at this point?







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#2 kamakazi20012


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:25 PM

Those traces missing are fine. They don't appear to be connected to anything and most likely used as just an anchor. I wouldn't worry about them.

#3 Trellot


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 01:12 AM

Thanks for your input, yeah I've also decided to continue with this repair job.  We'll see how it turns out!


Thanks again for you input,



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