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BeanoDK
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« on: July 19, 2013, 03:14:32 PM »

I own two G7000 joysticks (the unplugable ones) but one is defective - can't move to the left - so it's useless Sad

So I was wondering what to do - any joystick clones or adaptors to buy?  Or maybe a common problem thats easy to fix?
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 04:28:43 PM »

Are you sure the problem is in the joystick, not in the G7000 console?
Could also be a joystick cable issue.
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BeanoDK
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 04:40:21 PM »

The functioning joystic works perfectly with the console in both ports, so yes I'm sure.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2013, 09:13:05 AM »

It's not for the G7000 but i made an adapter for my G7400 to the Neo Geo Stick and it works great.
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 09:30:06 PM »

I have seen someone mention that they modded their Videopac with a DB9 port so it could be used with a Atari joystick which may be easier to get hold of than a Videopac joystick (?). Have someone here tried that and able to share how this is done?

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 02:14:57 AM »

I really like to see some "new" Odyssey joystick using the structure of original brokened controls. Back in the days I used Atari controls on my Ody #1, it was not so good like the originals.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 07:49:06 AM »

I have seen someone mention that they modded their Videopac with a DB9 port so it could be used with a Atari joystick which may be easier to get hold of than a Videopac joystick (?). Have someone here tried that and able to share how this is done?

You could place two DIN-6 (270 degrees) chassis mounts on the back of the G700/Odyssey2 and use the later Videopac controllers (with the detachable joysticks) or simply mount two DB9 male connectors and use all Atari compatible (not just Atari) joysticks. Just make sure you do not have electronic gadgets inside the joysticks as the Videopac (normally) has no power pin on the joystick connectors.

Pinouts are just a Google away.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 07:54:06 AM »

As I wrote, the joysticks on my unit are already detachable. Besides, spare joystick are not easy to find for sale which is why Im looking for alternatives Wink

Can you direct me to pinouts for a DB9 adaptor?

Thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 11:53:47 AM »

i've got a wole lot of videopac joysticks if you are interested.
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 11:58:34 AM »

I am Smiley ...can you PM me price and details?

Looking for G7000 joystick with old style plugs and maybe a G7400 joystick also.
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2013, 07:32:36 PM »

You could take a DB9 male-male straight cable and cut it in half and attach DIN6 plugs at the end.
I have made a set of adapter cables like that.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 05:52:38 PM »

Ok thanks.

I managed to get my G7000 joystick working today. The board inside the joystick was cracked which broke a few connections. I glued the board back together and re-soldered the broken connections - and now it works perfectly... yay Cheesy

However, I'm still looking for a G7400 joystick - the kind with a round 6 pin plug (I don't know the correct name). If anyone in Europe are willing to sell me one, please PM me. Thanks.

Edit: I noticed that the plug for Atari 2600 is the same as for the G7000 I own - is it compatible without modification or do I need to make an adaptor?
Again, any concrete help is welcome.
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2013, 09:02:22 AM »

Not compatible, pinouts are different.
http://www.the-nextlevel.com/odyssey2/articles/2600joysticks/
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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2013, 09:17:43 AM »

Just the info I was looking for - thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2013, 05:03:06 PM »

You could take a DB9 male-male straight cable and cut it in half and attach DIN6 plugs at the end.
I have made a set of adapter cables like that.

Do you have the pin-out for that?

I have the cables now and just need to solder correctly so I can use my G7000 joysticks (DB9 plug) on my G74000 console (DIN6 plugs)

Thanks in advance Smiley
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