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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Switch Board & Motherboard

Switch Board & Motherboard

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

With the black foam ring dust covers back on, this is a close look at the switch board and motherboard of the Atari 2600.

You can see the color tuner (bottom left of the motherboard, round white circle) and also where the Radio Frequency (RF) cable goes into the Atari.

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power supply [Day 3595]

power supply [Day 3595]

One of the side benefits of running a LAN party for virtual Blizzcon is that since I move my gaming PC out to the dining room area for the event, when it comes time to move it back it’s a great opportunity to open up the case and do some dusting. This sort of maintenance helps keep things running in top shape!

Photo-a-Day: Year 10, Day 308 – Total Days: 3,595

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SHODAN Reprise

SHODAN Reprise

My workstation, SHODAN, was giving me GPU and PSU errors, so I decided to replace and upgrade the GPU and PSU. Thus, I toiled away to get it working again.

Here I am trying to remove the motherboard so I can do a complete dusting off of all components before installing the new parts.

This is the final phase or version of this current build as I also plan to finally replace processor, motherboard, and RAM, sometime this year.

This is essentially a build that I have been upgrading since 2012 and mainly comprises of:

•Intel i7 3770
•ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
•G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1600 DDR3 (4x4GB)
•Plextor M5 Pro 128Gb SSD; Samsung 850 250GB EVO SSD; Seagate Barracuda 500GB (Primarily use my 8TB Network Attached Storage for my media files)

As mentioned above, the first iteration of this build was in 2012 it has changed many times; swapping out parts, adding parts or peripherals, etc.

This time around I changed my VTX3D Radeon R9 390 to a MSI Gaming Z Geforce RTX 2060, and I replace my Corsair GS700 PSU with a Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Series RGB 650W 80 Plus Gold PSU.

Within this year, it is time for me to replace the processor with an AMD Ryzen 7, a B450 (or X470) motherboard, and still have at least 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

It is nearly time to retire my old workhorse, that granted, can still perform very well in productivity and gaming.

Shooting Information:

•Nikon D7200 with MB-D15 Battery Grip
•Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM
•Manual Mode
•1/15th @ 17mm zoom, f/5.6
•ISO 640
•No Flash Fired

Post Processing Information:

•Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
•Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2

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3D Mouse Pad – Ooooo!

3D Mouse Pad - Ooooo!

When I was a kid I thought one of the coolest things was having a custom mouse pad. It was like being the most elite rich person in the universe if you had a unique pad to rest your mouse upon. Those standard black mouse pads or the ones that looked like a weird pool table just were not for me, I had to have my own unique one.

Over the years I have been through many but they have always been there. I can’t stand not using a mouse pad. It drove me freaking bonkers when I would work places that, a. did not have a mouse pad, or b. have ball style mice left over from 1992. For crying out loud, upgrade your gear! It’s a red flag if a media company does not have at least gaming mice to work with. So check that out on your job interviews. It irks me so much that I often bring my own mouse with me to work – especially if I’m doing a lot of computer work.

Currently and for the past 5 years I have been using a Star Wars Death Star mouse pad. It’s pretty cool, round and in the shape of said ‘Star. Why is it called a star though? Does it create its own energy? It must since it can hold over 1 million people!

A picture of the Star Wars pad might be more exciting than looking at this one even though mine is covered in dust and it’s hard to make out the Death Star anymore. I made this first from a crappy pastel quick landscape sketch. Then I scanned it into the computer and made it into a 3D mouse pad. Pretty easy stuff, I even made a pen but I think the scale is too small. I tried to make the edges not completely straight either and add some discoloring with texture effects. It looks like a pen for a tablet not to write with unless you are an elf.

Well, that’s all for now. Long live the mouse pad!

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This is before I blew the dust out of my power supply and re-wired the whole thing. I’ll upload a final picture, soon.

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Dead EVGA GTX 660 Ti

Dead EVGA GTX 660 Ti

Putting together a used computer for my nephew who is a gamer, but does not have enough horse power in his rig to play simple MMO games.

Some signs of warping. Possibly from overheating. There was large amounts of dust in the fan.

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