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Traindriver69 16 February 2020 16:17

Commodore CD 1200 Trackball for CDTV help needed
Hi all
I have just purchased a Commodore CDTV and with it came a CD Trackball controller now it works fine plugged in with its cable but I cant seem to get it to work on batteries.
Is there something I am doing wrong or is it a common issue that can be fixed.
Many thanks in advance.

cpiac64 17 February 2020 21:02

remove the cable

Traindriver69 18 February 2020 19:00

I have done that it would not be wireless with the wire plugged in:)

Gordon 18 February 2020 19:55

Is the infrared working with the normal controller?

cpiac64 18 February 2020 21:29

take your mobile and use the camera, press some keys on trackball and view on camera if infrared goes on

Traindriver69 19 February 2020 10:58

Yes the normal controller works fine so the Ir is working on the cdtv I have tried the camera trick and there is nothing coming from the Ir of the rollerball controller.

Gordon 19 February 2020 11:21

I dont know the ins of that controller because they so rare so i would open her up and post some picture of the controller board so the experts can point out if any capps need replacing.
I am also assuming you have checked the battery area for corrosion.

Traindriver69 19 February 2020 15:43

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here are some pics as you can see everthing is nice and clean

cpiac64 20 February 2020 16:58

press gray botton for power on

Traindriver69 20 February 2020 17:11

I have tried the power button from day one so it's not that I have forgot to turn it on.

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