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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Sumdumgai, May 22, 2014.

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  1. Sumdumgai

    Sumdumgai

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    Is this a forum where I could get some help diagnosing and repairing an old Atari Pong video game?

    Thanks.
     
  2. shrtrnd

    shrtrnd

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    Maybe, what's your specific problem with it?
    I'm beginning to regret discarding mine years ago. The darned things have become collector items now.
    Do you have a schematic and troubleshooting instruments?
     
  3. Sumdumgai

    Sumdumgai

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    Sound but no video. I've got an Amprobe Digital Multimeter. No schematics. I can tale pictures of the board. Thanks. Last time I used it was late 70's and it worked fine then.
     
  4. Sumdumgai

    Sumdumgai

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    Check that. It's working. Must have been some mechanical issue. I took it apart and cleaned up some contacts. Missing a paddle, though.
     
  5. shrtrnd

    shrtrnd

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    You may be able to get a scrap unit from ebay or someplace to replace the paddle. Electrically, they were built pretty well.
    If you have a problem in the future, suspect the old electrolytic capacitors (and of course dirty/tarnished old connector contacts) first.
    Good to see that you got it going
     
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