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easy composite mod Videopac/ Odyssey 2


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There are a couple of different ways to connect Videopac G7000 to a monitor. But the easiest way (I think) is just installing an AV mod. As far as I know this is the simplest solution and also easily reversible. I used an Atari 2600 mod kit with a mini jack connection. This one: https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/shop/atari/deluxe-atari-composite-video-mod.html
There are no pictures of the installment, olny the final result. But it's very simple and goes like this:
- Unscrew the RF module with a screwdriver and remove the 4 wires by cutting or soldering them out.IMG_20230105_152956.thumb.jpg.568652d72996ff17ae7cd53df90d4dea.jpg IMG_20230105_153011.thumb.jpg.d53ef4b040c3bde2bb10598f9481e528.jpg
- Assemble the correct color wires together
black -> white (audio)
brown -> red (5v)
orange -> black (ground)
red -> yellow (video)

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- make sure the mod kit is firmly attached and is equal to the RF cable hole. I taped a few screw washers together and laid them over the plastic so there is a surface for the mod kit to stick to. And added extra reinforcement with a plastic strap.

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- I had to manipulate the chassis a little. Be careful because the plastic is thinner as you might expect (the advantage is that it is easy to cut)

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- Put everything back together... enjoy!

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I really liked the end result. The video quality is pretty good (couldn't captured it well on photo 🙃) and the installation is clean, ALMOST no cut 😏.


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