Arno1978 Posted January 25 Share Posted January 25 (edited) Good day, I have what some may consider a stupid question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. My level of circuitry knowledge is basic, so I'm not sure how difficult if even possible the following would be. Can older boards be upgraded to resemble the circuitry of newer boards? And what I mean by that is adding or fixing components that later revisions accomplished. For example for Revision 16 (on the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_2600_hardware) states "Revisions 16 and up contain the model differences described above; they also include a timer chip (A205) added to the reset circuitry of the MPU chip. This chip eliminates the problem of power-on reset failures." Was the reset failure caused by a recent revision before 16 or was it always prevalent? I know the PCBs have different layouts from the early versions to later versions, but basically should be the same. I decided to join the club and get myself an Atari again. I had once owned a Vader, but stupidly sold it (curse my younger self). Tomorrow, I'm about to purchase a lot that contains 2 light sixers and a 4-switch CX2600-A. One is listed as "for parts", but not sure which console it is. I've also been seeing sales listings where VCS's had their PCBs tested and capacitors replaced. All I want to do is ensure that I can prolong the life of my units. I want to have one for sure that will last at least 35 years (when I'm 80) or longer. Also my deepest apologies, if this kind of question has been asked several times before and I happen to yet make another post about it. Thank you for your time and answers. -Arno Edited January 25 by Arno1978 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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