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09-28-2019 at 07:41 PM
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Some Quality Colecovision Controller Soldering Work

I've got my power switch cleaned and replaced on my Colecovision, and that's working solidly now. So I've started to move on to cleaning the controllers, as they're pretty flaky, and seeing if that solves the lack of action buttons working. Opened up the first one, and this is what greeted me:

Oof, this is some quality soldering work here. Just so impressed to see this inside...

Needless to say, my Haako FR300 desoldering tool is going to come in very, very useful as I remove all of these controller contacts and action buttons, clean them off, and resolder them with decent connections. No question things are going to work better after I fix this mess.

(While we're here... anyone have a CV controller that's good for parts they want to pawn off? I need a replacement number pad for one where the vinyl is cracking apart and falling off.)

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