What’s Inside An Atari 2600?

What’s Inside An Atari 2600?

To celebrate the launch of video game repair guides, do-it-yourself repair website iFixit is tearing down old video game consoles all week long. Today they give us a peek at what’s inside the classic Atari 2600.

By today’s standards, the Atari 2600 is downright primitive. There’s no fan and no CD-ROM drive to get gummed up or out-of-sync. Just a board, a cord, black plastic and faux-wood panelling.

Ah yes, those were the days.

Other teardowns featured this week include the Magnavox Odyssey 100 and the RCA Studio II.

iFixit expanded this week with the addition of more than 200 video game console and accessory repair guides to its self-repair library. If your console is broken and you’re out of warranty, check them out before paying someone else.

Atari 2600 Teardown [iFixit]


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