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Over the years, I've learned a few useful tricks to repair or resurrect recalcitrant
consoles. Some of them may even be useful!
Stuff about controller repair, some troubleshooting and
replacement parts, etc. I actually discovered / wrote much of
this before I realized that a bunch was already in the
Intellivision FAQ. If there are inconsistencies, then the FAQ is
probably right. Consider this supplemental material. You can also find great info
I've borrowed or gotten help from some other source, I try to give credit where it's due.
So far, these are things I've actually accomplished in terms of repairing or modifying and Intellivision unit.
- Repair / replace the voltage supply ribbon cable in an INTV System III (or similar)
Master Component (Details)
- Identified a defective AY-3-8915 chip in a Sears Super Video Arcade (Details to come)
- Repaired heavily used controllers' mylar guts in various ways (Details to come)
- Replace the cartridge port (Details)
- Replaced the RF Modulator UM1285-8 unit on several systems (Details)
- Repair fatigued controller connector (Details)
- Added a connector to the power LED in an INTV System III (Details to come)
You can find the well-worn tech stuff in the
Intellivision FAQ, too - specifically,
the Troubleshooting and