Introducción

The purpose of this guide is to communicate steps on how to replace or repair the cartridge reader on a ColecoVision.

  1. Flip the console upside down and remove the eight 15mm Phillips #1 screws.
    • Flip the console upside down and remove the eight 15mm Phillips #1 screws.

  2. Use the metal spudger along the bottom rim of the front panel to safely remove the top of the console. Set aside the top. Use the metal spudger along the bottom rim of the front panel to safely remove the top of the console. Set aside the top.
    • Use the metal spudger along the bottom rim of the front panel to safely remove the top of the console. Set aside the top.

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  4. Remove the two 15mm Phillips #1 screws holding the casing in place. Remove the casing to reveal the cartridge reader.
    • Remove the two 15mm Phillips #1 screws holding the casing in place.

    • Remove the casing to reveal the cartridge reader.

  5. Desolder the sides of the cartridge reader using the soldering iron and desolder pump. Refer to this soldering technique guide for reference Patiently wait for the cartridge reader to cool down after being desoldered.
    • Desolder the sides of the cartridge reader using the soldering iron and desolder pump.

    • Refer to this soldering technique guide for reference

    • Patiently wait for the cartridge reader to cool down after being desoldered.

    • It's very important to remove all the tin from the motherboard and cartridge reader before lifting it from the motherboard. Failure to do so could damage the motherboard.

    • Carefully lift up the cartridge reader. A plastic spudger might be helpful in order to easily remove the cartridge reader.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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