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Atari 800- Diagnosing joystick ports


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I recently bought an atar 800 off of CL and after replacing it's CPU board it seems to be working (48k NTSC version).


I plugged in two of the joysticks that came with it and can not seem to get any to respond. One goes in easily in the first left port, the other one has to be "convinced".


How can I test the ports?


How can I test the joysticks?


I currently don't have another atari 8 bit.

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Thanks, I cleaned the contacts with alcohol and now one of them kinda works in the two main ports. I guess it's had a lot of use.


The other one does not, so I will check with a multimeter when I have time.


Any idea where to get spare parts for a Wico Command Control Joystick?

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