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GENERAL => HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION => Topic started by: marculos on January 23, 2012, 04:44:26 PM

Title: Atari (fragile) Lynx
Post by: marculos on January 23, 2012, 04:44:26 PM
Hi, 2nd Atari Lynx II arrived DOA. This time I opened it up and looks like the mosfet Q12 component needs replacing from the googling Ive done. It powers on ok if you put a wire between the battery - and headphone - ( I think ! ) . Cant see any instructions on line on how to replace this, has anyone else done this fix ?
Title: Re: Atari (fragile) Lynx
Post by: AndyRCM on January 23, 2012, 05:15:37 PM
Is this any good . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i44fj6lja1M

:)
Title: Re: Atari (fragile) Lynx
Post by: marculos on January 23, 2012, 08:44:34 PM
yeah Ive seen that, was hoping to find some more detailed instructions, not sure if my rubbish soldering skills will be good enough !
Title: Re: Atari (fragile) Lynx
Post by: 1200xl on January 23, 2012, 09:01:16 PM
Try over at atariage.com
some very knowledgeable people in the lynx forums
Title: Re: Atari (fragile) Lynx
Post by: marculos on January 24, 2012, 08:18:42 AM
thread on atariage is here http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/73794-broken-lynx-any-idea-how-to-fix/

component to replace is here
http://www.atariage.com/forums/uploads/post-12628-1175969246_thumb.jpg

wondering if its just a case of cutting the two legs of the MOSFET and resoldering a replacement
Title: Re: Atari (fragile) Lynx
Post by: 1200xl on January 24, 2012, 04:08:51 PM


wondering if its just a case of cutting the two legs of the MOSFET and resoldering a replacement

You could do it that way if you are not able to desolder it without damaging the traces.
Title: Re: Atari (fragile) Lynx
Post by: marculos on February 03, 2012, 11:12:37 AM
Atari Lynx number 3 arrived today in according to the ebay listing "working order". Looks like another mosfet issue arrgghh !! After my soldering disaster with the gamegear not sure if I am brave enough to attempt to replace the mosfet, looks very fiddly to do ...