Atari Trashbag update

Small update on the trashed #Atari 2600
The motherboard traces are repaired and seem to be working if not pretty.
Still not a functioning system. Clues are pointing towards the cartridge slot. Pic is the top side under the slot. I think I need to remove it.

Found a small bridge that I’ve cleared. Progress!
Now all games are corrupted but there’s a display. Still think it’s likely the slot. Have bathed it in contact cleaner without much luck


Turned out to be the cpu socket was the problem.
Cleaned and it works!

A reminder of what this board looked like when I first opened it. That’s the motherboard connector. Or it was.

Originally tweeted by More Fun Making It (Lee) (@ZZleeZZ) on 3 August 2021.

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