Atari 2600 Consoles – 4 Switch & 6 Switch

This video walks through the various iterations of Atari 2600 consoles in my collection. I happen to have a number of different types and I explain some of the differences in this video. See my other YouTube video for a walkthrough on my Atari 2600 games collection.

14 Comments

  1. kewrock on December 22, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Who was Atari Super Service? I don’t think the games came with that sticker. But today I bought a 4-switch game manufactured on Sept.18, 1981. The date was pencil written on a piece of paper scotch taped to the motherboard. The board itself was printed C1980Atari. Mine has that red sticker on it too. Could it possibly be stuck on in factory?

    These consoles are indestructible. The game I found was caked in mud. It had obviously been left outdoors because of all the mud on and in it, and it had dead weed vines inside of it when I opened it up. The board is all oxidized and chalky white and muddy. I sprayed the PCB with dielectric cleaner and sprayed some wd40 in all the switches. It works like new. 30 bucks including all four controllers and a power pack. The joysticks both have broken inner rings, but the paddles work great, surprisingly, no jitter at all.

  2. Mikey G on December 22, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Very nice Mark! We loved the Atari as kids We had the atari Jr, as all mum could afford even when kids where playing the nes Sega when it was new we were still playing the Atari! haha, I have a boxed 4 switch Ive had for a few years now, and couple of days ago just bought a boxed 6 switch, go the Atari! 

  3. Average Joe on December 22, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Excellent video 👍

  4. Mario the silvia on December 22, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Hello. Mi atari 6-switch atari 2600 has no channel 2-3 port like you showed in the video, it has no written text at the back, since its made out of plastic. I don’t even know if the switchbox works. Please send help.

  5. One4All All4One on December 22, 2019 at 2:13 am

    You might want to exorcise that box. Grandma might want to come back to claim her box.

  6. Mark Davis on December 22, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Thanks for your comment. I will look to create some videos in the future with games and other related hardware. There is so much about the Atari 2600 that can be discussed.

  7. ABC3 BARBER on December 22, 2019 at 2:16 am

    I got one 2600 like the one top left…connects to tv via coaxial cable. Can you verify if that’s how it’s connected pkease

  8. The Original Gamer 123 on December 22, 2019 at 2:17 am

    I have a question about the power jack issue. Does this problem apply to 4 switch models as well, or just the 6 switch model? I ask this because I bought a 4 switch woody and I want to take great care of it without damaging it.

  9. japanesesandman on December 22, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Youve most likely put all this back in storage, but any chance for some gameplay videos? perhaps showing off various joysticks/rarities etc?

  10. QuebeC VR on December 22, 2019 at 2:30 am

    The only two consoles you are missing is the Sears verson and a sunny vale heavy sixer

  11. I’m milking it on December 22, 2019 at 2:31 am

    How do you hook up the 4 switch ?

  12. Charlie Selke on December 22, 2019 at 2:31 am

    What was the year when atari made the 1st 4 switch consoles

  13. Troxlarz Gent. on December 22, 2019 at 2:38 am

    I have a Sunnyville, CA six-switch woody. How original is mine?

  14. ap72sentinal on December 22, 2019 at 2:38 am

    ps3,xbox1..and everyone wants to go back to the year i was born in the 70’s?huh

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