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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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

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End of a Era 3

End of a Era 3

wire wires wires and some dust

Good bye old friend 😛 .. XP3200+ out of commission for now soon to become a HTPC ..
This PC has served me well over the years , when I first Built it I managed to get a 2nd in class on 3d marks

Posted by KürvZ on 2009-01-29 19:12:23

Tagged: , Nikon , L11 , Thermaltake , PC , Radeon , MSI , Corsair , Ram , Mainboard , computer , PSU , GFX , X1650 , Dusty , wires , cable , mess , The Challenge Game

Green Light Indicates Port Is Secure

Green Light Indicates Port Is Secure

Ah, the reassuring green LED on an ethernet port.

I love the smell of green LEDs in the morning.

Posted by bitrot on 2007-10-14 19:16:12

Tagged: , green , light , indicates , port , is , secure , green light , ethernet , hub , switch , rj45 , network , cable , internet , computer , technology , cutout , lightroom , 60mm , dust , arctic monkeys , red light indicates doors are secure , canon60mm f/2.8 , macro

THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE TO HENZA ISLAND — As Seen from YABUCHI BRIDGE

THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE TO HENZA ISLAND -- As Seen from YABUCHI BRIDGE

I’m standing on the YABUCHI ISLAND BRIDGE, looking due north to THE GREAT HENZA MID-OCEAN BRIDGE, just over a kilometer away.

The "string" of LED lights is 280 meters / 310 yards across.

Although this Bridge-to-Bridge image actually calls for a much higher quality camera, optics, and exposure controls, I’m amazed that my little point-and-shoot caught the jist of the scene as well as it did.

To the naked eye, the powerful LED "rainbow lights" were much sharper and more vibrant than seen here, with a much deeper range of color.

The LED illumination alternates between all white, and the rainbow. Perhaps 10 minutes each ?

Within 60 seconds of taking this photo, the entire bridge went dark. It was 11:00 pm, and the powers that be had decided that was the best time to start saving on the City’s electric bill — until tomorrow night.

I’M STANDING HERE : 26°19’17.31"N 127°54’59.58"E

BONUS PHOTO APPLICATION : It will reveal dirt and dust on your computer monitor.

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It’s late at night on CHILDREN’S DAY EVE. The illuminated Pylon and Cable-Stays of the Great Henza Mid-Ocean Bridge rise into the moon-lit sky — although the moon is behind me for this shot.

The image is only a poor rendition of what the more sensitive eye can see, but, do I mind ? No. For me, these photos are good enough visual cues to release the absolutely perfect, high resolution images stored in my brain’s photographic memory — memories that include the cool sea breeze, and the sound of the water lapping at the bridge pillar beneath me.

If you are living on Okinawa, and never made this cross-ocean drive, by all means make an effort to do so. There are four different islands out here waiting to be explored, all connected by roads and bridges, and with enough Mama-san Stores scattered throughout the villages to prevent you from starving to death

HERE’S A SIDE VIEW DURING THE DAY :

www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/8699281554/

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HENZA BRIDGE, CENTRAL RED PYLON : 26°19’54.14"N 127°54’57.99"E

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海中道路, 平安座海中大橋, 10号線, 沖縄県道10号伊計平良川線, 伊計平良川線, 沖縄県道10号伊計平良川線, 勝連半島, 平安座島, うるま市, 沖縄県, 沖縄.

"Henza Kai-chu Oohashi" 平安座海中大橋 Causeway Bridge Okinawa Okinawa-ken "Okinawa Prefecture" 海中道路 10号線 沖縄県道10号伊計平良川線 勝連半島 平安座島 うるま市 沖縄県 沖縄.

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RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/

Posted by Okinawa Soba (Rob) on 2015-05-04 18:37:48

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157647179

157647179

Selective focus closeup view of cables plugged into a server network panel with lights indicating activity. Photographed inside an equipment room. Canon 5D MarkII. The file has been meticulously retouched in Photoshop eliminating dust and unwanted flaws. I have over 22 years experience as a photo retoucher.

Posted by Bachmann electronic on 2018-01-30 13:08:59

Tagged: , Computer , Photography , Wired , No People , Surface Mount Component , Computer Network , Network Server , LED , Computer Cable , Electronics Industry , Coaxial Cable , Lighting Equipment , Modem Cable , Graph , Telephone Network Control Room , Connection , Variation , Order , Blue , Technology , Selective Focus , Macro , Horizontal , Close-up , Control Panel , Control Room , Cable , Internet , Mainframe , Hard Drive , Computer Part , Node

Diagnostic

Diagnostic

Selective focus closeup view of cables plugged into a server network panel with lights indicating activity. Photographed inside an equipment room. Canon 5D MarkII. The file has been meticulously retouched in Photoshop eliminating dust and unwanted flaws. I have over 22 years experience as a photo retoucher.

Posted by Bachmann electronic GmbH on 2017-10-24 11:01:27

Tagged: , Computer , Photography , Wired , No People , Surface Mount Component , Computer Network , Network Server , LED , Computer Cable , Electronics Industry , Coaxial Cable , Lighting Equipment , Modem Cable , Graph , Telephone Network Control Room , Connection , Variation , Order , Blue , Technology , Selective Focus , Macro , Horizontal , Close-up , Control Panel , Control Room , Cable , Internet , Mainframe , Hard Drive , Computer Part , Node

It was bound to happen.

It was bound to happen.

SimCity 4 Rush Hour at full HD resolution on a 52" television.

Posted by reindeerhelmet on 2010-09-26 20:24:01

Tagged: , simcity , sim , city , maxis , tv , hdtv , hd , resolution , 1920×1080 , 1080p , computer , cable , cable box , surround , sound , system , surround sound , speaker , sub , subwoofer , pc , windows , mac , mini , osx , living , room , living room , carpet , wall , corner , floor , lamp , floor lamp , brown , white , ansel adams , photo , outlet , wire , dust , dusty , tsetse , tsetse fly

Mouse on dusty table

Mouse on dusty table

Computer mouse and notebook on dusty glass table

Posted by Dmitry Rostovtsev on 2009-08-19 08:58:00

Tagged: , dust , dusty , crisis , accessories , laptop , mouse , business , notebook , portable , technology , computer , hightech , desk , keyboard , information , device , office , cable , roller , cord , glass , table

Mouse on dusty table

Mouse on dusty table

Computer mouse and notebook on dusty glass table

Posted by Dmitry Rostovtsev on 2009-08-19 09:00:38

Tagged: , dust , dusty , crisis , accessories , laptop , mouse , business , notebook , portable , technology , computer , hightech , desk , keyboard , information , device , office , cable , roller , cord , glass , table , screen , touch , pad