For some reason every game I play on my Atari 2600 has a score that looks like a combination of numbers and random symbols. Every game does this. Only wherever counters/timers are in every game, certain numbers show up as strange symbols, like with Pitfall, some numbers show up as part of the Activision logo.
No other aspects of the game seem to be effected. Just scores and timers. It also happens regardless of the game being played. Space invaders, Donkey Kong, Battlezone all have the same issue.
I have a four switch Atari 2600 with the wood panel on the front. It's model number is CX-2600A, manufactured April 30th 1982. I haven't been able to find any info on Google regarding this issue.
Everything else works great. Why does it do this?