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.

    • Remove the two 15mm Phillips #1 screws holding the casing in place.

    • Remove the casing to reveal the cartridge reader.

    • Desolder the sides of the cartridge reader using the soldering iron and desolder pump.

    • 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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