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Atari Paddle Controller


PADDLE CONTROLLER

Each game paddle consists of a 1 Megohm potentiometer that, when varied, causes different values to be seen and acted upon by the TIA. Also contained in the paddle is a simple spring loaded push-to-make pushbutton switch. There are two game paddles connected to each I/O plug. Figure 3 illustrates the paddle controller assembly and Figure 4 the paddle controller schematic.


FIGURE 3. PADDLE CONTROLLER ASSEMBLY (EXPANDED VIEW)



FIGURE 4. PADDLE CONTROLLER SCHEMATIC / PINOUTS WIRING DIAGRAM


PADDLE CONTROLLER CHECK

Equipment Needed
T.V. Set
Known good VCS unit
Casino cartridge

Procedure

  1. Check for cosmetic damage.
  2. Plug in cartridge and plug control1ers to be tested into the left player port.
  3. Press game reset.
  4. Press the button on one of the controllers. A pair of numbers should appear.
  5. When you turn the knob, one set of numbers should go between 20 and 2O0 by steps of 20. The numbers should not advance greater than a step of 20.
  6. Repeat steps 3, 4,x 5 for the other controller.

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