Introduction

If your Atari Entertainment System has a power button that needs to be repaired, this guide will take you step-by-step on how to gain access to the power button in order to repair it.

Gently flip the Atari Entertainment System over.  You'll see 7 screws holding the system together. Use a philips head screw driver to remove all seven screws.
  • Gently flip the Atari Entertainment System over. You'll see 7 screws holding the system together. Use a philips head screw driver to remove all seven screws.

  • Pictured above is the Atari 5200 upside down. The orange edited circles over all 7 screws.

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Gently flip the Atari Entertainment System over to the front side. Remove the top.
  • Gently flip the Atari Entertainment System over to the front side. Remove the top.

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  • There are orange objects on the side of the system's top, pinch them.

  • If the triangles cannot be gripped, push the power button on the opposite side. This will lift the triangle to give access to easier grip.

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  • The Power button can now be removed/clean/replaced.

  • Be sure to keep an eye on the spring.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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