JeffsFort Posted August 9, 2021 Share Posted August 9, 2021 Hi all! This is my first post, just joined and happy to have found your community. Long story short, I love the Atari 2600 and finally decided that I wanted to find a broken unit and fix it to use at home. As kids we burned out three consoles and ended out tossing them Both were most likely fixable too. So I have now purchased three consoles. Two 4 switch Woodies (One of those an early Sunnyvale release) and a Vader. All three non-working for various reasons The two Woodies are looking and running great now with a little attention and a couple of replacement components. My problem child is the Vader. Before doing anything once I finally got it to fire up (Recapped, re-flowed a couple soldier connections, and replaced the power jack), I noticed some ghosting. I did swap its TIA chip with one of the other machines and saw no change. I did decide after finding nothing online that seemed like the same issue, to attempt the AV Composite Mod hoping that eliminating the RF signal would be the fix. Unfortunately, still no change. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as this is the machine I'd love to make my daily driver. I'll attach a couple of pics taken after the AV mod on the 13" CRT that is my dedicated Atari monitor. I'll add one of the console itself. It came out looking incredible which is why I really want it working well. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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