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Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
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Introduction

The START/PAUSE/RESET buttons of the Atari 5200 controller can become unresponsive due to dirty/overused connections. Opening the controller and reseating/cleaning the interfaces to these sensors can improve the button's responsiveness.

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  • Using a plastic or metal spudger, pry open the face of the button module.

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Image 1/3: Clean the exposed contacts. Image 2/3: Reassemble by following the steps in reverse. Image 3/3: Reassemble by following the steps in reverse.
  • Take off the plate and the rubber buttons.

  • Clean the exposed contacts.

  • Reassemble by following the steps in reverse.

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Conclusion

Test the controller. If these step don't improve connectivity, take a look at the circuitry replacement guide.

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