Introducción

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

  1. Flip the ColecoVision over with the pegs facing the ceiling.
    • Flip the ColecoVision over with the pegs facing the ceiling.

    • Remove the eight 15mm screws holding the bottom of the ColecoVision in place using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  2. Carefully remove the bottom of the ColecoVision out of the top. I would recommend running a metal spudger along the rim of the case to remove the bottom.
    • Carefully remove the bottom of the ColecoVision out of the top.

    • I would recommend running a metal spudger along the rim of the case to remove the bottom.

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

  5. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the two 15mm screws on the motherboard. Pull the entire motherboard towards the back of the system and carefully lift the entire motherboard.
    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the two 15mm screws on the motherboard.

    • Pull the entire motherboard towards the back of the system and carefully lift the entire motherboard.

  6. Flip the motherboard over.
    • Flip the motherboard over.

    • Using a soldering iron, carefully desolder the power switch from the motherboard.

    • Refer to this soldering technique guide for reference.

  7. Wait for power switch to cool down.
    • Wait for power switch to cool down.

    • Turn the motherboard over upright.

    • Carefully lift up the power switch to completely remove it from the motherboard.

Conclusión

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

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