How To's

This page is for all of you with a soldering iron and a dream!

DISCLAIMER! I provide these instructions for informational purposes only. I can not and will not be held responsible for any damage you might cause to your Atari, yourself, or anything else.

If you see this sticker on the back of your Atari, be brave and disregard it!

Select a question:

Do you have a general "step-by-step" instructions for making an Atari portable?

How do I cut down an Atari 2600 4-switch board to 4x4" and have it still work?

How do I disassemble my Atari Video Computer System and purge its contents into the light of discovery so that all men might behold its glory?

How do I get composite video from my 6-switch Atari 2600?

How do I get composite video from my 4-switch Atari 2600?

What the heck is the difference between the 4 and 6 switch and Junior Atari's?

How do I get composite video from my Atari 2600 Jr., 3 chip version?

How do I run an Atari 2600 off batteries? (All versions)

Why do fools fall in love?

How can I re-wire the cartridge connector port to place it elsewhere? (All versions)

How can I re-wire controllers, Select/Reset/Difficulty switches and the like? (All versions)


If you have a Atari-related question not covered here, please email me. If I know the answer, I will add it to this section for benefit of all mankind! Thanks!

Earlier versions of my "How To" guide included a step-by-step making of process. I have decided to provide all the information in different sections by topic instead. A couple reasons. One, it's easier for me to create the sections and update them in this non-linear fashion. Second, it's easier for you to find the info you need without wading through stuff that might not apply. Lastly, it encourages you to be creative and make the unit YOUR way.

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