Colecovision Schematics

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Anyone have or have information on the genuine electrical theory of
operation for the Colecovision mainboard? I've seen some schematics on
the web, contrived by fans which may or may not be accurate. I have
contacted Hasbro (they own the Coleco rights) and they say they're not
available. Surely, someone has archived them somewhere. Any help is
appreciated.

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Whhhoooaaaa -- slow down there a minute. Hasbro owns the right to the
Colecovision? When did this occur? You sure you're not thinking of
Atari? Hasbro briefly owned Atari, but then sold it off to Infogrammes
(which then changed it's name to Atari). As far as I know, Telegames
owned the rights to Coleco ever since it's demise up until about a year
ago, when it sold the rights off to River West Brands (go to
www.coleco.com and see for yourself).

But then again maybe you know something I don't????
 
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"Crock" <delse@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Whhhoooaaaa -- slow down there a minute. Hasbro owns the right to the
> Colecovision? When did this occur? You sure you're not thinking of
> Atari? Hasbro briefly owned Atari, but then sold it off to Infogrammes
> (which then changed it's name to Atari). As far as I know, Telegames
> owned the rights to Coleco ever since it's demise up until about a year
> ago, when it sold the rights off to River West Brands (go to
> www.coleco.com and see for yourself).
>
> But then again maybe you know something I don't????
>

I think Hasbro bought up some of the Coleco properties (Cabbae Patch? and
Quiz Whiz?), but I also think you are correct about Telegames owning the
rights to Colecovision stuff.

Dane.
 
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Hasbro has the legal property to Coleco, yes. Telegames has publishing
rights, but does not control the Trademark. Atari is owned by
Infogrammes, who merely switched their name to Atari in 2003. I'm sure
I have it right.

None of this, however, answers my questions governing the schematics...
 
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VectorGen wrote:
> None of this, however, answers my questions governing the schematics...
You could get one of the privately done schematics and doublecheck it
by ohmming out a motherboard. I've did that once with a 2600.
 
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Good suggestion, I may have to simply take that route. I was hoping to
just grab an official document and fact check it from there. Maybe it
would make a good project to render a technically accurate document and
publish it to the web...
 
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by the way, 2600 theory of op. is detailed completely from company
documentation on www.atariage.com , for the curious. check the
archives. :)
 

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Go to www.coleco.com (as I already told you once before). It clearly
says there that River West Brands owns both the Coleco and Colecovision
trademarks. So could you offer some evidence to back up your claims,
as I have done (twice now already).
 
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Telegames doesn't appear to have suffered any "demise" they are still
in business. River West claims to control a copyright, but where is
the CONTENT on that site? Hasbro acquired Coleco in 1989, I'm not sure
where it went from there and am not interested in the paper-chase to
ascertain who's right and who's wrong. All I wanted was a goddamned
wiring diagram :)
 
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I have faxed River West, and will post their reply regarding the wiring
/ schematics if and when they get back to me.
 

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Not a problem. Just to note that I never said Telegames suffered any
demise -- I said that Coleco did. Perhaps my wording was a bit
screwey. As you note, Telegames is still going strong (or at least,
still going anyway)....
 
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Cool, no worries. No response from River West, but I remain hopeful
that they take
my request seriously :)
 

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By the way, this site has a complete set of Coleco Adam schematics.
You might want to email the web site's owner -- he may have them
scanned and just not posted them....

http://drushel.biol.cwru.edu/schematics/
 
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thanks for the info Crock, I've contacted the webmaster today :)
 

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Hummm, that second link looks quite familiar.

It's funny what ten seconds of reading this thread can find for you....


:)
 
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That's a waste of sixty seconds, I was hoping for a scan of the
proprietary technical drawing. Dan has made some "guesses" in certain
functions regarding the multiplexer, and some values for parts don't
check out with the board I have.

The second link is a compilation for the Adam. Not the Colecovision.

Also, it's foolish to assume I didn't search Google before bothering
with a post, but I should have made that clear in the initial posting.

It's probably a lost cause at this point anyhow ;)
 
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It's funny what ten seconds of reading this thread can find for you....



:)


I agree Crock :) Though some folks might read slower than others
 
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In article <1119894730.141301.155150@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
"VectorGen" <istolewhitesands@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Telegames doesn't appear to have suffered any "demise" they are still
> in business. River West claims to control a copyright, but where is
> the CONTENT on that site? Hasbro acquired Coleco in 1989, I'm not sure
> where it went from there and am not interested in the paper-chase to
> ascertain who's right and who's wrong. All I wanted was a goddamned
> wiring diagram :)

You mean like this? Just how perfect do you need them anyhow?

http://www.atarihq.com/danb/files/colecovision.pdf

and as a bonus, these should be interesting, too...

http://drushel.biol.cwru.edu/schematics/

It's funny what sixty seconds with Google can find for you.
 

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