Cleaning Inside Cartridge Connector

Cleaning Inside Cartridge Connector

Console: Atari 2600
Model: CX-2600
Switches: Six Switch
Made In Taiwan

Supplies: Cloth, 91% rubbing alcohol, craft foam sheet, and scissors (not pictured)

The previous photo shows what I use to dust the motherboard and cartridge connector. This photo shows how (and what I use) to clean the cartridge connector on the motherboard of the Atari 2600.

I soak 91% rubbing alcohol on the edge (your top) of the craft foam sheet, which you’ll have to cut down in order to fit it inside the cartridge connector.

I then place the craft foam sheet into the cartridge connector and go back and forth with a bit of pressure on the plated contacts.

If you’re afraid to take your Atari apart (like I have) you don’t have to in order to clean the cartridge connector. Just follow the same steps with your Atari intact.

Wait 5 minutes for the cartridge connector to dry and put your Atari 2600 back together.

NOTE: The cartridge connector is nailed/built onto the motherboard.

Posted by Hobbycorner on 2017-12-02 03:21:24

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Board Cleaning Supplies

Board Cleaning Supplies

Console: Atari 2600
Model: CX-2600
Switches: Six Switch
Light Sixer
Made In Taiwan

Supplies: 71% alcohol pads, screwdriver, 91% rubbing alcohol (not pictured), Q-Tips (not pictured), and Duster (Endust)

This is what the switch board looks like with the foam ring dust covers off the switches.

I use compressed air (Endust) to remove any dust that’s on the switch board and motherboard.

I use 91% rubbing alcohol with q-tips to clean the inside of the switches. These were a little dirty, but they were the only things that were dirty on the switch board or motherboard.

I use 71% alcohol pads to clean the switch board itself (I let them dry a bit so they’re not so wet), which is safe, because there’s not anything on the board.

I again use the compressed air to get any dust or dirt that was left behind on the switch board or motherboard.

Note: Game cartridges are just for looks. They’ve already been cleaned (photos 16-18)

Posted by Hobbycorner on 2017-12-02 01:10:39

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Copperhead

Copperhead

My PC died. It’s a long, sad story, but never mind, because I should have a new one in a few days… and how often can I do this? 🙂

Posted by A Different Perspective on 2008-01-27 03:51:48

Tagged: , board , broken , case , coil , colour , components , computer , copper , dust , home , macro , wire , adp:posted=2008

… Inside of a Computer … Close-up No People Close Up Technology Technology Tech Board Motherboard Connection Dust Future Computing Computers Ai Human Achievements Human Activity Human Achievement компьютер внутри Terabyte Home Appliances Desktop Deskt

... Inside of a Computer ... Close-up No People Close Up Technology Technology Tech Board Motherboard Connection Dust Future Computing Computers Ai Human Achievements Human Activity Human Achievement компьютер внутри Terabyte Home Appliances Desktop Deskt

Posted by Linandara on 2017-01-26 08:42:00

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One of the best Cleaning service in Kelowna

One of the best Cleaning service in Kelowna

Get the best Cleaning service in Kelowna by Sun Valley’s Finest Carpet Cleaning. For more information visit – is.gd/Sun_Valleys_Finest_Cleaning

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Cleaning Cartridge Connector

Cleaning Cartridge Connector

Console: Atari 2600
Model: CX-2600
Switches: Six Switch
Light Sixer
Made In Taiwan

Supplies: Cloth, miniature eyeglass screwdriver (or small screwdriver), Craft Foam Sheet, Duster (Endust), and patience

Before cleaning the cartridge connector (where the game cartridge inserts into the Atari 2600) I use compressed air (Endust) to make sure there’s no dust on the motherboard, or the cartridge connector.

I use the miniature eyeglass screwdriver to gently press down on the left (or right) hole of the cartridge connector. You don’t have to do this. This (sometimes) opens up the dust cover much wider.

NOTE: Make sure to be very careful (have patience) when taking off the 36+ year old ribbon cable from the switch board.

Posted by Hobbycorner on 2017-12-02 03:21:24

Tagged: , Atari , Atari-2600 , Screwdriver , Endust , Compressed-Air , Craft-Foam-Sheet , Foam , Craft , Crafting , Board , Motherboard , ribbon-cable , cable , VCS , Video-Computer-System , Game , Gaming , Games , Console , Consoles , Video-Game , Video-Game-System , Game-System , Fun , Memories , Joystick , Joysticks , Clean , Cleaning , Cartridge-Connector , Connector , Time-Warner-Company , Cartridge , Cartridges , CX-2600 , Electronics

Graphics

Graphics

My PC died. It’s a long, sad story, but never mind, because I should have a new one in a few days… and how often can I do this? 🙂

Posted by A Different Perspective on 2008-01-27 03:51:29

Tagged: , blue , blur , board , broken , card , case , components , computer , dust , graphics , home , leadtek , macro , adp:posted=2008

Mother Board Map

Mother Board Map

Opened up my old first PC removed the cooling fan and processor to see what would happen, did shot where the one leg of the cooling fan bolted to the mother board, follow the map to the white rabbit ;o) go ask Alice.

Posted by clarkcg photography on 2018-07-09 02:55:49

Tagged: , macro , circuit , board , mother board , computer , PC , first , hiqhway of energy , Macro Monday , Inside Electronics , square , 1-3/8 x 1-3/8 , Macro Mademoiselle , dusty , old , unused

More memory

More memory

My PC died. It’s a long, sad story, but never mind, because I should have a new one in a few days… and how often can I do this? 🙂

Posted by A Different Perspective on 2008-01-27 03:51:55

Tagged: , board , broken , case , colour , components , computer , dust , home , macro , memory , simm , slot , adp:posted=2008

MicroCity—LakeSide

MicroCity—LakeSide

The innards of an Apple MacBook Pro 17"
(opened the back to blow out dust)

© Dirk HR Spennemann 2013, All Rights Reserved

Posted by heritagefutures on 2013-04-08 00:39:01

Tagged: , MacBook , Pro , circuitry , micro , city , conductor , semi , solder , board , computer , Apple , 17 , motherboard , scape , lakeside , housing , urbanisation , joke , jest , cityscape , townscape , urban , planning , bokeh , Olympus , TG-1 , black