Snowflake's Feed

Snowflake
11-19-2021 at 03:18 PM
11 Comments
Rate this Entry

packed up my vectrex (again)

happend again, this time worse. not just the score but the system itself broke down. for unofficial brags that cant be proven, i did get 250k on star trek and the record is 150k, i took a photo of the very damaged score. roger youre in trouble if i ever stop being so poor or so lazy and get it fixed.

but unlike last time where i went on playing with a system that only had the score but not gameplay bugged, now the system itself is dead.

back to atari. kaboom and bachelor party for starts. likely other paddle games as well before finally doing a few select colecovision games and finally onto NES

ThanksJJT_Defender thanked this post
LikesRogerpoco, JJT_Defender, Barthax liked this post
Comments
  1. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    OK. I'm on this cranky kick, that you are already aware of, so I guess I'll go off on you now too.

    :)

    Dude, just do the research and get the damned thing fixed.

    OK, even tho I'm "down in the dumps" over the cold, I've actually had a HUGE blessing recently, that I haven't even bragged about here yet-knowing me, that's crazy, but my head really is kinda out in the clouds right now.

    Old 80's PC's, Atari 400, 600XL, CoCo2, Vic-20, some 2600's(6 switchers!!!), BUNCH of other stuff.

    I'm really looking forward to learning more about restoration, getting some of them up and running 100%.

    Everything can be fixed, Man. I'm SURE you live in an area where, even if you can't do the work yourself, there is someone competent enough to do it for you relatively nearby.

    IMO-you kinda have an obligation to the console to either plan to part with it, or plan to fix it, otherwise it's going to ashes.


    I wish I wasn't so lazy. Hang on.

    From a brief google session, I'm pretty sure there are pots inside, on the logic board.

    Just give it a shot, Man. Don't, uh, touch the monitor, lol, you already know, but try to make some random adjustments to the potentometers(?), just see what happens.


    I really think you can fix it, it's just a cop-out because you can't catch me(lol, that's not cranky me, that's fun me, just being silly), and anything I can do to keep ANYONE from playing Kaboom, I kinda feel obligated to at least try.

    :D

    (Long story short-you really ought to try to give it a shot fixing it before giving up on it, resurrecting a "dead" system is just the most awesome feeling!).


    LikesRagequit liked this post
  2. Snowflake's Avatar

    well channel that crank into some vectrex submissions, cause should i ever do anything about it, theres enough points on star trek alone just waiting for me to overtake you

    ThanksRogerpoco thanked this post
    LikesRogerpoco liked this post
  3. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Haha, I keep swearing to myself that I am gonna plug it back in, but I just have so many other things to get to first!


    Truly, Man. I remember once, a little clearer now.

    I REALLY am a dumbass, in a lot of ways.

    Well, I tried to power up my Vectrex a couple of years ago, it wouldn't come on.

    Had been a while since I'd played it, and you know how many systems I play.

    For some reason, I was convinced that the brightness knob was the power button, was prolly drunk or something, and I was freaking out, couldn't get it to come on.

    In haste, I took the back of, looked around a bit(can't remember what I saw...), then realized there was a power knob on the front, lol.

    Got it put back together, it powered up fine, scared the crap out of me, but was NBD.


    Jut trust yourself to open the back of it, and take a look. It's already buffed, you can't really "mess it up more".

    :)

    That submarine game...dang...Polar something?

    It's, as far as I remember, Star Trek, but way better.



  4. Snowflake's Avatar

    yeah you've spoken of polar rescure before, the instructions make it seem like a more complex game than normal

    ThanksRogerpoco thanked this post
    LikesRogerpoco liked this post
  5. Scott S.'s Avatar

    Wil, send your system to me and I'll fix it, or I'll send you a working one (I have 2 here).

    ThanksSnowflake thanked this post
    LikesRogerpoco, nads, swaggers liked this post
  6. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott S.

    Wil, send your system to me and I'll fix it, or I'll send you a working one (I have 2 here).


    Haha, see, Snow, I TOLD you how high up he was on the "Nice Guy" list!

    :D


    LikesSnowflake liked this post
  7. Snowflake's Avatar

    Wow thx Scott I turned down your offer before cause I didn’t wanna take advantage and though this is a much more generous offer I really wanna play vectrex bad

    last time a three day break briefly fixed it — who knows how. It’s been like a week now I’ll put it out see it magically healed again and if not thank you, very generous

    LikesRogerpoco liked this post
  8. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    Wow thx Scott I turned down your offer before cause I didn’t wanna take advantage and though this is a much more generous offer I really wanna play vectrex bad

    last time a three day break briefly fixed it — who knows how. It’s been like a week now I’ll put it out see it magically healed again and if not thank you, very generous


    A good way around "taking advantage" is simply to figure out something "nice" to do in return.

    Not necessarily financial, but, not speaking for Scott, when someone does something nice for someone, usually all they hope for in return is for that person to do something nice as well, even if it's not for them.

    It's how we roll.

    :)

    Yeah, I mean, if he's capable, and your Bro, no reason not to work together to at least fine tune it so it works optimally, "take advantage" of your Friend knowing something you don't.


  9. Scott S.'s Avatar

    Seriously. If you cover the shipping, you're welcome to have one of mine.

    ThanksSnowflake thanked this post
    LikesRogerpoco liked this post
  10. Scott S.'s Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco

    Haha, see, Snow, I TOLD you how high up he was on the "Nice Guy" list!

    :D


    What the... it's not enough you beat one of my scores... now you gotta start spreading fake news? :P

    ThanksRogerpoco thanked this post
    LikesRogerpoco, Snowflake liked this post
  11. Snowflake's Avatar

    ok, adresses need to be exchanged in email, i think you may have given me your adress before but i'd have to go digging. I'll try to send out mine next week. any suggestions on shipping. insured, how much cushioning, that sort of thing. dumb it down for me, dont assume i know anything ;)

Join us