Author Topic: Atari 2600 4-Switch Color issue  (Read 2777 times)

retroone

Atari 2600 4-Switch Color issue
« on: August 06, 2014, 12:02:36 pm »
I have been collecting for the Atari 2600 for a while now and I picked up an Atari 2600 4-Switch. There's has been some issues with the color for games like Dig Dug and Centipede, work fine. But for games such as Pitfall and Kaboom tend to have issues with the color Green. I have a link to the pictures below. I bought other cables and tested them without any luck. Any advice?

https://plus.google.com/photos/+RichardBryer/albums/6044482336644802753

burningdoom

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Re: Atari 2600 4-Switch Color issue
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 02:00:20 pm »
I have been collecting for the Atari 2600 for a while now and I picked up an Atari 2600 4-Switch. There's has been some issues with the color for games like Dig Dug and Centipede, work fine. But for games such as Pitfall and Kaboom tend to have issues with the color Green. I have a link to the pictures below. I bought other cables and tested them without any luck. Any advice?

https://plus.google.com/photos/+RichardBryer/albums/6044482336644802753

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retroone

Re: Atari 2600 4-Switch Color issue
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 03:48:32 pm »
Probably because I'm always signed in I see it but it's just Google+ Photos

tpugmire

Re: Atari 2600 4-Switch Color issue
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 07:46:39 pm »
I'd recommend posting this on the atariage forums in their hardware section. Lots of really smart people who fix these things are there. I can't say for certain what the problem is because I've never ran into this, but I'd imagine one of the chips is going bad. If you do happen to determine which component is going bad, Best Electronics will likely have what you need.
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thecrypticodor

Re: Atari 2600 4-Switch Color issue
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 01:36:12 am »
Are you trying to say that the tint is off? If so there's a color tint adjustment control on the motherboard.
You don't have to open the console to adjust it either. There's a small hole on the bottom of the console you can guide a flat blade screwdriver through and into a hole in the motherboard that’s directly underneath the control to adjust it
« Last Edit: August 07, 2014, 01:40:33 am by thecrypticodor »

retroone

Re: Atari 2600 4-Switch Color issue
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 04:36:23 pm »
Are you trying to say that the tint is off? If so there's a color tint adjustment control on the motherboard.
You don't have to open the console to adjust it either. There's a small hole on the bottom of the console you can guide a flat blade screwdriver through and into a hole in the motherboard that’s directly underneath the control to adjust it


Thank you so much, this worked perfectly.