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

Tagged: , Atari , Atari-2600 , Console , Consoles , Game , Games , Gaming , Board , Motherboard , Switchboard , Clean , Cleaning , CX-2600 , Six-Switch , Light-Sixer , Six-Switcher , Rubbing-Alcohol , Screwdriver , Duster , Endust , Alcohol-Pads , Q-Tips , Compressed-Air , Video-Game , Video-Games , Video-Game-System , Game-System , Electronics , Fun , Memories , Cartridge , Cartridges , Joystick , Joysticks , VCS , Video-Computer-System , Time-Warner-Company , Foam , Washers , Foam-Washers , Ring , Rings , Foam-Ring-Dust-Cover

iMac G5 Capacitor Problem

iMac G5 Capacitor Problem

Looks like my iMac G5 will require a little more work soon. Took the cover off to blow out dust, now that it’s daily commute to work is done and I’ve got more leaking capacitors. So far they don’t appear to have an affect on the operation of the computer, so I won’t repair them until something is actually broken. Soldering on the motherboard is always a risky move, so I don’t want to replace these 7 capacitors until they stop the computer. I still run this computer all day long, every day, and until about 4 weeks ago, it was commuting back and forth to work every day. Takes a beating and keeps on ticking.

The picture of the original blown capacitors is here

Posted by mikebrown666 on 2009-10-18 22:07:17

Tagged: , Macintosh , G5 , iMac , capacitor , leak , leaks , broken , repairs , motherboard , Apple

Hallucination of withdrawal -[ HSS ]-

Hallucination of withdrawal -[ HSS ]-

The motherboard of my MacBook Pro, which I had to send in under a recall program for a potentially incendiary battery. An Apple-certified tech coordinating the recall opened up the unit, revealing four years of dust and cat fur sucked into the unit.

Unfortunately, without my primary computer, I cannot rely on Photoshop, so I had to try GIMP on the underpowered, low-end iMac in my office room. Even though the learning curve will be steep and the goings slow, I found some goodies to make the most of a picture I took of the motherboard before it was vacuumed up and the computer buttoned back up and sent away for the recall work.

Posted by Carbon Arc on 2019-07-28 04:29:39

Tagged: , Sliders Sunday , kaleidoscope , spiral , laptop , MacBook , Pro , internals , insides , innards , guts , motherboard , fan , circuit , microchips , GIMP

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... 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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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

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.

Posted by Hobbycorner on 2017-12-02 01:10:40

Tagged: , Atari , Atari-2600 , Console , Consoles , Game , Gaming , Games , Video-Game-System , Video-Game , Game-System , RF-Cable , Radio-Frequency-Cable , Radio-Frequency , Motherboard , Switchboard , CX-2600 , Six-Switch , Six-Switcher , Light-Sixer , Foam , Washers , Foam-Washers , Fun , Memories , Tuner , VCS , Video-Computer-System , Time-Warner-Company , Electronics , Cartridge , Cartridges , Clean , Cleaning , Joystick , Joysticks , Rings , Ring-Dust-Cover