Atari 2600/7800 Composite MOD

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Re: Atari 2600/7800 Composite MOD

Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:47 pm

atari030 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Nice work. How hard was it to get the modulator out? They tend to be soldered to pretty big grounding plates.
No problems, I used my standard iron at about 370 degrees with some fluxed solder wick, it came out no bother, though I would say the can of the modulator was already loose in the solder and nearly pulled straight off once I'd disconnected the other leads.

The solder is much easier to melt than later stuff like ST's.
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Re: Atari 2600/7800 Composite MOD

Post by atari030 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:57 am

Clearly I have some work to do. I dug out the 2600's, one is in pieces and my previous dodgy mod has been exposed so I can work out the problems. Looking at my old mod, I'm stuffed if I can remember what the mod even was and where I dug it up. I will remove it and start again, I think.

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