These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
For more information regarding common troubleshooting issues, check out Atari Lynx troubleshooting page
Identification and Background ¶
The Atari Lynx can be identified by the title “Lynx” top-center of the screen and the title “Atari” on the bottom-center of the screen.The Atari Lynx is a discontinued model of the Atari handheld game systems and was released back in September 1989. The Atari Lynx is a 16-bit handheld game console that was to first handheld game console to display a color screen. The handheld game console features a color LCD with a backlight, switch table configuration, speakers, and various buttons.
The Atari Lynx includes:
- Processor: two 16-bit custom CMOS chips
- Memory: 64K RAM
- Sound: 4 channel sound 8-bit DAC for each channel
- Color: 4096 color palette
- Resolution: 160 x 102
- Screen Size: 3.5" diagonal
The Atari Lynx uses six AA batteries but can also use an AC adapter. The Atari Lynx also had quite a few accessories that are listed below.
- Battery Holder (six AA)
- Headphone port
- Comlynx Cable(Online services)
- AC Adapter
- Carrying Case
- Lynx Sun Visor