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The Vectrex is a vector based video game console that was developed by Western Technologies/Smith Engineering in 1982.

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Is is possible to fix the plug

So awhile ago I used to play the vectrex system with my sister and one day my dog chewed of the outlet plug. I was wondering if there is anyway for you to fix that because I’ve been wanting play with it again

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Chris Jr Calderon what are you referring to as the outlet plug. Post some good pictures of what you are having going on with your Question. That way we can see what you see. Can it be fixed? I am certain it can but some of that will depend on your capabilities.

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The answer to your question is Yes. It is possible to repair the Vectrex Plug and Cord.

I am going to assume your mention about the “outlet plug “ is referring to the main power plug and cord.

There are three options to repair the plug and/or cord.

• Plug Only Replacement.

• Cord and Plug Replacement with External attachment.

• Cord and Plug Replacement with Internal attachment.

Option 1: Plug Only Replacement

If the remaining amount of cord length is sufficient you can simply replace the plug end with a new plug from a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) store.

In the USA, ACE Hardware, Home Depot, and Loews will have the Two-Prong plug you can attach to the remaining cord.

The repair to attach the new plug the Vectrex power cord be accomplished with a screwdriver and wire strippers along with the replacement plug.

When wiring up the new plug remember that the Wide Blade of the is the A/C power electrical neutral/return conductor. And the Narrow blade is the A/C power electrical Hot conductor.

• Narrow (Hot) Blade is connected to the conductor that has fully black insulation.

• Wide (Neutral) Blade of the plug is connected wired to the conductor that has a white stripe black insulation.

In the USA, ACE Hardware, Home Depot, and Loews will have the Two-Prong plug, or cord with plug attached that you can used for the repair. If replacing the cord and plug and then part is not available at the store, then alternatively you can cannibalize an existing cord by cutting off the end of black two-conductor extension cord.

Option 2: Cord and Plug Replacement with external attachment.

If the remaining amount of cord length is too short then you can replace the cord and plug with a new part from a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) store.

The repair to attach the new plug the Vectrex power cord will require the new cord and plug to be soldered onto the remaining length of the power cord external to the case.

The repair can be accomplished with wire strippers, soldering iron, heat shrink tubing, and some electrical tape, along with the replacement plug.

When wiring up the new plug remember that the Wide Blade of the is the A/C power electrical neutral/return conductor. And the Narrow blade is the A/C power electrical Hot conductor.

• Narrow (Hot) Blade is connected to the Vectrex power cord conductor that has fully black insulation.

• Wide (Neutral) Blade of the plug is connected wired to the Vectrex power cord conductor that has a white stripe black insulation.

Option 3: Cord and Plug Replacement with internal attachment.

If the remaining amount of cord length is too short then you can replace the cord and plug with a new part from a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) store.

The repair to attach the new plug the Vectrex power cord will require the rear case of the Vectrex to be removed. When removing the rear cases be sure not to touch any of the high voltage sections of the Vectrex.

Bear in mind when fully replacing the the cord you will have to replace the bushing where the cord enters the case. You might also have to place a knot on the cord inside of the case to keep it from being pull loose once the repair is complete.

The repair can be accomplished with a Phillips screwdriver, flat blade screwdriver, wire strippers, a couple of wire nuts along with the replacement plug, and rubber bushing if needed.

When wiring up the new plug remember that the Wide Blade of the is the A/C power electrical neutral/return conductor. And the Narrow blade is the A/C power electrical Hot conductor.

• Narrow (Hot) Blade is connected to the conductor that has fully black insulation.

• Wide (Neutral) Blade of the plug is connected wired to the conductor that has a white stripe black insulation.

For reference here is a link to the Vectrex service guide.

https://console5.com/techwiki/images/a/a...

There are several great Vectrex teardown videos on YouTube to assist in the process. Here is an example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NZ10PG1...

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Some other Vectrex repair coverage on the site below. Some power repair is mentioned. And also other topics are covered.

http://www.wolfgangrobel.de/vectrex.htm

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