Exposing Cartridge Contacts

Exposing Cartridge Contacts

Supplies: Cloth and Miniature Eyeglass Screwdriver

A lot of Atari 2600 games have a dust cover (see photo), which protects the contacts inside the game. To push the dust cover inward, take a small screwdriver (my case a miniature eyeglass screwdriver) and in the left (or right) corner push down on the open hole. The dust cover will pop down and expose the contacts.

Another method (which I don’t recommend unless your game doesn’t work after cleaning it) is taking the front cartridge sticker off via a hair dryer (melts the glue under the sticker), and gently peeling back the sticker (only half-way) and exposing the screw(s). You can unscrew the screw(s) and take apart the cartridge and clean the contacts this way.

To reapply the sticker, you’ll have to use multi-purpose adhesive spray.

Posted by Hobbycorner on 2017-12-01 01:22:17

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grey rays

grey rays

Posted by MyTudut on 2010-11-22 10:51:22

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The Apple Collection, 1983 (Pages 18-19)

The Apple Collection, 1983 (Pages 18-19)

Posted by endless lazlo on 2011-12-13 07:44:36

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Salem_Witch_Book

Salem_Witch_Book

This is an illustration from a CALI Lesson by Eric Molinsky. www.cali.org/lesson/842 www.cali.org/lessons/1120 CALI Lessons are interactive study materials that most law students can access for free. See cali.org to learn more.

Posted by cali.org on 2011-08-19 17:33:42

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