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. 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.
  • 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. Be sure to keep an eye on the spring.
  • 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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