After Hours

Cracking Open the Atari 2600 video game console

Nothing fancy

The Atari 2600 is held together with a set of Phillips head screws. Just about every hole on the back of the unit has a screw in it.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.