I once had a ColecoVision with about twenty games. I also had the VCS expansion module with it. It was basically a scaled-down A2600 that ran on the CV's power supply, which of course fit into the expansion port of the CV. I loved that thing, and it did increase its expandability. I think that Atari sued Coleco about the module, but I do not remember all of the details. Anyway, MaxRD, you state that you modded a VCS adapter for the A5200 to work with its own power supply to be a standalone unit. It must not be too hard to do, since I believe the VCS adapter is a small 2600 to begin with, but how did that get accomplished? Did you do it yourself? I am curious.
Sorry, it was done by djpubba of Atariage a few years back and I purchased it. It used something called the longhorn engineer video mod and 7 years ago I DID take it apart and do a bad video on it with the garbage camera I had at the time with poor focus Here is my original description and video, I bought it because I thought it was cool but I do not recall now which member I bought it from.
Published on Apr 12, 2011
Literally I take you inside my investment lol! I opened it up for those interested in getting a closer look at the guts of the unit and the modification done. I WONT BE OPENING IT AGAIN SO DON'T ASK lol! Then I hopefully follow this up with demonstrating the unit playing 2600 games as a stand alone console. It may be some time until I dig out my 5200 but when I do get around to it I will show you how it can still function on the 5200 as an adaptor even if there is not much point to it.
Also for what it is worth my previous video was my original unboxing of the item where I talked about it and showed the ports etc.