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Atari 7800 Crapping Out

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:39 am
by ElkinFencer10
So my Atari 7800 has crapped out on me, I think. It won't play 2600 games at all, and it will only run 7800 games in black and white. I've tried different RCA cables for the RF output, and I've tried power cycling the 7800. I now assume that it's broken. Anyone got any advice on troubleshooting or ability and willingness to fix it for me?

Re: Atari 7800 Crapping Out

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:29 am
by JoeAwesome
Wait, you're using an RCA to RF adapter such as this one, right?

Just want to make sure you're not trying to use an RCA cable in a TV's RCA input.

Edit: If it's not that, this link might lead to an answer.

Re: Atari 7800 Crapping Out

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:36 am
by ElkinFencer10
I'm using something like this.

Re: Atari 7800 Crapping Out

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:25 am
by JoeAwesome
ElkinFencer10 wrote:I'm using something like this.


Yeah, that should work. What kind of display are you using? If it's something you know has worked with the 7800, check out my second link. It's likely bad caps or something else inside, but the link should provide you with details for a start.

Re: Atari 7800 Crapping Out

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:43 am
by ElkinFencer10
Yeah, it's the same TV I've used with it for years. I'll take a look. Thanks.