Trouble with Magnavox Odyssey

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Wed Sep 10 00:12:00 2003

Has anyone here ever tinkered with a Magnavox Odyssey and got it to work?
I have four of these dang things and have not gotten one of them to fire
up. I can't imagine that they are all bad. I am pretty sure that the
video connection from the unit to the screen is solid as I tested it with
an Atari Pong console and got video. I'm using a 9 volt adapter and have
tested the voltage and have also tested that voltage is getting to the
unit and that is all working.

The unit gets turned on when you insert a carthridge. I've inserted and
re-inserted the carthridge several times but there is nothing on the
display, not even a glitch or flicker in the background noise. I've used
contact cleaner on the carthridge and inside the slot but that hasn't

Has anyone else ever played with one of these and gotten it to work?

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