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General Chat => Dragon's Lair / Space Ace => Topic started by: MacDLSA on September 14, 2011, 11:44:27 PM



Title: LDPlayer "converted" ?
Post by: MacDLSA on September 14, 2011, 11:44:27 PM
Hi everybody !

Some time ago I was about to kick my Dragon's Lair-Daphne cab's PC out of its case and simply place it on a retractile woodpanel, to obtain a layout like the drawer of a Jamma cabinet.
For my "Monolith" multi-emulator arcade cab I reserved to the PC electronics a shelf inside the cab:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PFE7Q-ayzbg/TGXACQINV9I/AAAAAAAABrk/eXg7fajqcmU/s720/Mac_NewCab_25.jpg)
... but I continue to prefer the "all-in-the-chassis" layout, because it's SO quick and simple to take out of the cab if any assistance is needed.

Well, here came Teo's (italiandoh) idea (THNX, Teo !!!) :) !

I took from him some "landfill-destinated" unfunctional LaserDiscPlayers and asked him for a Philips 22VP932...
So he gave me one, previuosly emptied of all its electronic parts, then I proceeded to remove almost all the screw housings, the disc compartment and...
Well, you could take a look here to watch the (temporary... still has to be fixed better) result ;)
http://youtu.be/N3F7hOAz134 (http://youtu.be/N3F7hOAz134)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QQptBU7Txz0/TnDqAg179LI/AAAAAAAACsM/TuK10G2ZQLM/s720/22VP932_PC.jpg)
That picture is taken with my '09 iPhone 2Mpx camera, so sorry for the (bad) quality...
I litterally "threw" a complete PC inside the 932 :) !
Pentium4 (Socket478), 512MB RAM, ATI radeon 9250 (TV OUT), 160GB HDD, PSU (300W).
Power and HDD led respectively placed in the "Power" and "Play" slots in the 932 display (they both are a little bit blurred), and power button fixed in an accessible position in the back of the cab .
Maybe when I have more spare time I could fix it all and reduce all that "flying" cables around inside the cab...


Title: Re: LDPlayer "converted" ?
Post by: italiandoh on September 15, 2011, 12:45:34 AM
haha you did it!
Now beware as your PC may fail just like the LDP did :)
The shells of those Philips players are cursed ;)

Matteo


Title: Re: LDPlayer "converted" ?
Post by: DarthNuno on September 15, 2011, 08:44:22 PM
Nice idea, still the 'spirit of the Philips player' inside the cab but without the problems  :)

But as Matteo said : caution..the curse may be still there...  ::) :P ;D


Title: Re: LDPlayer "converted" ?
Post by: MacDLSA on September 15, 2011, 10:25:46 PM
Hehe, I knew it would have been better if I had taken an empty LD-V1000, historically faster, more reliable and, in my case, with an uncursed chassis :D, without taking away the fact that it is more appropriate for my Cinematronics repro cabinet ;). And that's the reason I asked you if you also have a "landfill-destinated" V1000, Teo... (yep, I know you haven't one in such conditions)


Title: Re: LDPlayer "converted" ?
Post by: inuyaksa on September 17, 2011, 11:46:33 PM
Very good cab conversion!
Those unordered cables are very ugly. ;)

A DL cab with scoreboard is very rare in Italy.

May the force be with you. (to defeate the Philips curse)


Title: Re: LDPlayer "converted" ?
Post by: MacDLSA on September 18, 2011, 03:16:34 PM
inuyaksa ! You're here, too ! :)

...A DL cab with scoreboard is very rare in Italy...
Well, not if you buy the scoreboard in USA and you place it in a (self-builded) Daphne cab...  :wink: