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latinjoe22

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Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:09:30 PM »

So I recently acquired an old complete Atari video system. The red light is on when I turn on the power, but I get no signal on the TV. I'm using an LCD 40'' tv (modern era! LOL). And I'm also on channels 2 or 3 which are the only ones that the Atari would use. Is there something that I am missing? Please let me know if some of you had the same kind of problem and how you got around it. I am googleing the "How to's" and most of the sites I found call for repairs but I'm no hardware expert.

Thanks for your help!



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Re: Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 09:57:16 PM »

Didn't those things have a switchbox/adapter to set to either the game or the TV?? Maybe you have to set the TV to an auxiliary mode or something?
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Re: Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 12:51:57 PM »

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latinjoe22

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Re: Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 01:41:09 PM »

Is this any help?

https://atariage.com/howto/connect.html

YEAH BABEY! Thanks Kurt eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Time to go hunt for a Coaxial/ female RCA adapter at my local thrift shop!
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Re: Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2014, 04:18:01 PM »

I expect to see another post in a week or so asking how to fix the controllers. :D
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Re: Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 06:33:45 PM »

I expect to see another post in a week or so asking how to fix the controllers. :D

LMAO!!!!
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Re: Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 06:34:37 PM »

I expect to see another post in a week or so asking how to fix the controllers. :D

Baby steps Z, baby steps. LOL
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Re: Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 02:35:20 AM »

After shopping for a Coaxial/RCA adapter, I am proud to announce that my ATARI has still got some steam left in its engine! And Zenith, all controllers work lol so I guess that'll have to be for another time: when I test my Sega Genesis Core system! Thanks again Kurt-eh for the very helpful link.
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Re: Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 02:06:12 PM »

What games do you have for that? Back in the day my favorites in no particular order:

Sky Diver
Human Cannonball
Realsports Baseball
Kanagaroo
Yar's Revenge
Popeye
Combat
Frostbite
Air Sea Battle
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Re: Trying to get an old Atari video game system to work
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2014, 01:55:40 AM »

I only have 6 games, they are:

Ms. Pac-Man
Centipede
Gremlins
Karate (widely considered as the WORST Atari title ever)
Battlezone
Moon Patrol
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