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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Dust: An Elysian Tail with Virtual Controller by GestureWorks Gameplay

Dust: An Elysian Tail with Virtual Controller by GestureWorks Gameplay

A revolutionary new way to play Dust: An Elysian Tail! GestureWorks Gameplay is a whole new way of interacting with games. Gameplay software for Windows 8 lets gamers use, build, customize, and share Virtual Controllers for touch, which are overlaid on top of existing PC games. – See more at:‪‬

Posted by ideum on 2013-09-25 16:22:48

Tagged: , GestureWorks Gameplay , GestureWorks , Gameplay , Dust: An Elysian Tale , virtual controller , touch controls , touch overlay , PC games , video games , video , game , development , global gestures , touch , controller , gaming controls , interactive design , Ideum , Windows 8 , gamers , touch screen , multitouch screen , technology , gaming , mod , computer games , Blade , Ahrah

Ew, manky.

Ew, manky.

an xbox pad. One that’s dusty and has crumbs in it. I only really took this photo to see what kind of detail i could get out of a photo, and the answer was "too much". You couldn’t see the crumbs with the naked eye, honest…

Posted by mrlipring on 2005-03-26 20:02:35

Tagged: , abstract , xbox , dust , crumbs , computer games , video games , microsoft , joypad , gamepad , macro , macrophotography , electronics , gadget , peripheral , flickoff

GestureWorks Gameplay – Playing Dust: An Elysian Tail

GestureWorks Gameplay - Playing Dust: An Elysian Tail

GestureWorks Gameplay is a revolutionary new way of interacting with games. Gameplay software for Windows 8 lets gamers use, build, customize, and share Virtual Controllers for touch, which are overlaid on top of existing PC games. I – See more at:

Posted by ideum on 2013-09-10 22:50:51

Tagged: , Gameplay , GestureWorks , GestureWorks Gameplay , virtual controller , touch overlay , gaming , computer games , PC games , video games , global gestures , gaming controls , touch controls , Windows 8 , Ideum , gamers , interactive design , Dust: An Elysian Tale

SNES, son! [51/52]

SNES, son! [51/52]

Don’t worry, after next week you won’t need to see my face plastered on your screen every week. Next week I’ll be taking the last installment for my 52-week project. Exciting that the project is finally drawing to a close. Sad that a year has already gone by so quickly.

Check out Melissa and Art’s streams! They’re awesome photographers, and they’ve just finished their respective 52’s this week! I’ll join the club soon. As a matter o’ fact, it’s these two crazies that inspired me to get this year long project going to begin with! 🙂

One week with the high schoolers, and I’ve already fallen ill to the cold. Odd how in Physiology the students just finished learning about pathogens, viruses … well, basic immunology I guess. Irony at it’s best (worst?). It’s time for me to load up on Airborne, and orange juice!

Just the other day, my brother and I blew the dust off of our old SNES (remember this!?) gaming console. So G. We used to play games on this thing when I was still four feet tall! I am now 5’7.5" now, mind you! We have some of the hottest games from the time when the SNES was the rage. Megaman, Contra, STG, Bomberman, Gunforce, SmashTV, it goes on and on! It’s long been forgotten, as many people today prefer their XBoxes, PS3’s, Wii’s (I’m guilty as charged), and computers. I miss having simple gaming controllers like the one for the SNES.

Lemme ‘splain it to ya. An SNES controller has six buttons you need to use … though most games only require the use of four of them. I’ve tried playing games at friends houses on the PS3, and XBoxes. I failed terribly. Mainly because I could never remember the functions of the 48 buttons on the frickin’ control. What are we doin’ -tryin’ a split an atom!?
I much prefer the simpler, classic games. Street Fighter II, anyone? Im’a open a can on you! 🙂

I’ll be away for most of the extended weekend, however I greatly look forward to catching up on your streams when I return!
Have a safe Labor Day weekend all! Toast ’em up!

Strobist geeks, read on!

Lighting: Speedlite @ 1/32 shoot thru, 430EX into softbox @ 1/16 boomed, triggered via poverty wizards.

Stay tuned for next weeks epic conclusion!

Posted by AnthonyMikeLee on 2011-09-02 20:55:00

Tagged: , 52 weeks , self portrait , strobist , video games , SNES , San Francisco , Ca , couch , PS3 , Xbox , Wii , Nintendo , Sony , Labor Day , computer , Microsoft , Contra , Gunforce , Street Fighter , capcom