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Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 05, 2005, 04:24:20 PM
Yeah, here we go again :D

I've found one of my favorite game 'XEVIOUS'  :P

This time, the roadtrip won't be far  :roll:  The game is located in France, at only 100km from my place  8)

Ok, let's prepare the map... in case  :roll:  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xev1.jpg)

After the Turbo Out Run road trip, here's once again Freddy ... is  ready to help me for this quest  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xev2.jpg)

Ok, let's go...

We drive 5 minutes and ... out of fuel  :shock:  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xev3.jpg)

Hopefully, he has a short fuel reserve  :idea:  :idea:  :idea: enough to reach the net gas station in ... Luxembourg  8)  :lol:


Fuel's so expensive in europe :(
(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xev4.jpg)

OK we are now in France...  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xev5.jpg)

Hey...we are approching  :roll:  Look that Solvalou who is showing the way  :shock:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xev6.jpg)

... we are close now  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xev7.jpg)

After 1h20 of driving, we are at location  :)

Quick look inside the seller's hangar ...

... Pole Position under the dust  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xx1.jpg)

... and there it is : XEVIOUS  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xx2.jpg)

The worst moment ... give  to seller  :?  :oops:  :?  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xx3.jpg)

... the loading ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xx4.jpg)

... and it's time to go back...

15 minutes later... what ?

We stop  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xx5.jpg)

... it's time to eat, we get the first restaurant  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xx6.jpg)

Let's eat quick  :oops:  A dedicated Xevious is alone, outside...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xx8.jpg)

... on the road again...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xx9.jpg)

... in few seconds, the game will enter in Belgium  :P  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xx10.jpg)

OK, arriving at my home  :twisted:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xe1.jpg)

The gaming room is not finished yet, let's found empty space insise the house  :roll:  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xe2.jpg)

At a temporary location...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xe3.jpg)

OK, now have a look inside the beast  :twisted:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xe4.jpg)

... dust ... dust ... dust  :?  :?  :?

OK, yes, let's check the identity card  :lol:  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xe5.jpg)

Let's plug the thing...  :?:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xe7.jpg)

RAM 8 ERROR
message in the boot check ram procedure  :evil:


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 06, 2005, 09:06:08 PM
Ok, now that the cab is in location... it's time to restore it & make it work... ASAP  :twisted:  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xr1.jpg)

 :? after so many years, a lot of dust  :cry:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xr2.jpg)

Let's start to clean inside the cab' :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xr3.jpg)

I'm starting to remove the alimentation , and ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xr4.jpg)

 :arrow:  a coin of one french franc  :D

... further ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xr5.jpg)

WoW  :shock:  :P  I'm a rich man now  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xr6.jpg)

Well, the inside looks better now...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xr7.jpg)

... without the 22 years old dust  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xr8.jpg)


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on November 07, 2005, 07:56:40 PM
... let's continue the cleaning process :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xpcb1.jpg)

I replace the old srews, full of rust, by new ones  :idea:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xpcb2.jpg)

Now, the serious stuff  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:   :arrow:

The CPU pcb :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xpcb3.jpg)

The VIDEO pcb :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xpcb4.jpg)

I decide to clean the contacts between chip & socket :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xpcb5.jpg)

Here's what I'm using to clean the parts :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xpcb6.jpg)

- air bomb
- contact spray
- special fine cleaner

Look at these chips :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xpcb7.jpg)

DiRt  :evil:  :?

So after cleaning few things on the pcb , I plug on the game and ...

RAM  7 ... time to time :x

or

RAM 8 ... most ot time  :x

Let's start to solve these problem  :roll:

OK, according the documentation :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xpcb8.jpg)

the RAM 8 is the 2S on the video pcb :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xpcb9.jpg)

OK these chip seems to be the fault one, according the doc below  :cry:


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 07, 2005, 09:35:00 PM
I'll try to wash the PCB, it maybe will solve the problem ?!

OK, here we go, I unplug all the chip :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/tran1.jpg)

... hot water, soap and brush : the tools of the day  :shock:   :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/tran2.jpg)

... the moment ...  :roll: water & electronical components ???  :roll:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/tran3.jpg)


Check this operation in a short video, if you don't believe it  :arrow:  :arrow:  :arrow:   http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xeviouswater.avi

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/tran4.jpg)

... removing the rest of soap...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/tran5.jpg)

and finally, let's dry the pcb  :)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/tran6.jpg)

 :)  The pcb looks better now  8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/tran7.jpg)

Plug the chip...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/tran8.jpg)


...  :?  The problem is still the same... well  :?  

... still investigating ...


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 25, 2005, 07:40:35 AM
Well, still don't know where the problem is exaclty located  :? ...

SO, I'll try another way  8)

I got a NAMCO Classic Collection vol 1 original pcb  :lol:

it includes :

- Xevious 'original'
- Super Xevious 'original'
- Xevious 'Arrangement'
- Mappy 'original'
- Mappy 'Arrangement'
- Galaga 'original'
- Galaga 'Arrangement'


It's the Japanes import version :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xcol1.jpg)

It's a jamma, so it will be easy to wire...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xcol2.jpg)

I Got also a new arcade power supply, and of course a jamma harness.

Let's quickly plug the thing, just to check...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnam1.jpg)

Ok, the pcb is ok :)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnam2.jpg)

...but I got a problem on the monitor  :?

I can't have a full size picture  :?  

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnam3.jpg)

It's an ElectroHome 19" G07 CB0 monitor.

The width coil doest effect the size anymore  :?

Well, I'll order a capkit first...


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on January 09, 2006, 10:21:03 PM
Time to restore the panel...

Here's how it looks like :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xcpo1.jpg)

...closer...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xcpo2.jpg)

...mmmhhhh... ugly  :?  :?  :?

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xcpo3.jpg)

Ok, I've to fully restore it  :arrow:

...removing all the parts...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xcpo4.jpg)

Even the joystick is to replace  :(

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xcpo5.jpg)

To do :

- removing the original overlay
- buying a repro overlay
- buying a brand new stick ...


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 04, 2006, 11:24:45 PM
As you can see on tbe latest update, I need a new control panel overlay.

SO I'm removing the oginal 'damaged' overlay :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/cp-naked.jpg)

It is necessary to fully sand the panel, and also the piece of metal who joins the panel/bezel...

... after more than 3 weeks, I finally get the CPO repro :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/got-cpo2.jpg)

Stay tuned  :roll:


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 06, 2006, 10:51:10 PM
Well, I can't quickly fix the original Eletrohome monitor  :?
 :arrow: I'm still not able to extend the picture to "full screen"  :evil:

Hopefully I have two Hantarex spare monitors  :P

In fact I'm not sure if these two spare monitors work... so let's try one, outside the cab of course 8)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/hant1.jpg)

The Hantarex monitor needs 130w... like the original ElectroHome, so it'll be easy and quick to test it   :idea:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/hant2.jpg)

Let's plug everything :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/hant4.jpg)

Yeah Baby Yeah, it's working fine  :D

OK, well, now I'm sure this Hantarex works, so let's remove the Electrome from the cab...  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xf1.jpg)

Here's the empy space, left by the Electrohome... let's see if I can fit the Hantarex in that hole  :roll:  :?:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xf2.jpg)

OK... the Hantarex is on location... same size  8)  The Force is with me today  :lol:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xf3.jpg)

Ok, I plug the monitor and... of course, bad colors...  :arrow:  Don't panic... it's usual after moving it, and changing the monitor orientation : horizontal to vertical...  :idea:  :idea:  :idea:  So, I de-magnetize it, and...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xf4.jpg)

...looks beautifull  :P

Argh,  I can't wait to play these games  :P  :P  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xf5.jpg)

...Stay tuned  :wink:


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 09, 2006, 09:44:04 PM
OK, I don't want to use modern switches for the stick and the buttons, so I'll clean as best as possible original hardware.

It's very dirty :?  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/but1.jpg)

...very very dirty  :evil:  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/but2.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/but3.jpg)

... it's the best I can do :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/but4.jpg)

Ok, let's put them on the panel :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/bcpo1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/bcpo2.jpg)

...closer...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/bcpo3.jpg)

...well, I put back original screws  :oops:  mmhhh a lot of dust  :oops:  I'll change them later :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/bcpo4.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/bcpo5.jpg)

... after all that work... time for some good time  :P  :P  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/bcpo6.jpg)

... Xevious Arrangement is WONDERFULL  :P  :P  :P  I played it like a crazy  :P  :P  :P  :roll:  :wink:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/bcpo7.jpg)

Stay Tuned  :roll:  :wink:


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on February 12, 2006, 12:17:51 AM
...final run  :P

The neon marquee isn't working all the time  :x  :


(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/ver3.jpg)

 ...I change that old 110V material by a brand new 220V neon  :D  Europe RUlez  :roll:  :P  :P  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/ver4.jpg)

I also remove old control panel  screws, full of rust, by 4 brand new ones  :idea:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/ver5.jpg)

... closer ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/ver6.jpg)

..and...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/ver7.jpg)

XEVIOUS is ALIVE !!!

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/ver8.jpg)

Let's Play  :P  :P  :P


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on May 29, 2006, 02:34:07 PM
Yeps...a short update  :roll:  It's alive but the coins door is full of rust  :oops:  :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr1.jpg)

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr2.jpg)

...what a shame... everythink is fine on the Xev' cab' expect the coins door...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr3.jpg)

Let's fix that  :wink:

I sand the pieces  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr4.jpg)

The tools of the day :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr5.jpg)

Let's go with 2 layers of PRIMER :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr6.jpg)

...the other sides :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr7.jpg)

Now, the main black color :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr8.jpg)

... the other sides :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr9.jpg)

The day after, it's all dry  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr10.jpg)

...closer...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevr11.jpg)

Stay Tuned  :wink:


Title: XEVIOUS - RoadTrip + Restoration in progress...
Post by: DarthNuno on March 27, 2007, 10:19:46 PM
Opsss... why I didn't finish this post  :roll:

Of course, it's finished since a while from now  :P

My priority was to have a game up & running... DONE  8)

Now, the cab has to be cleaned ...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnet1.jpg)

... opps... I cannot remove this with soap  :oops:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnet2.jpg)

Hopefully, it's possible to remove such dust with Acetone... this one remove all the paint and other dust...on white vinyl, there's no problem at all  :idea:  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnet3.jpg)

...closer...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnet4.jpg)

Some skrews are full of rust :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnet5.jpg)

After removing rust, I sand the skrews and I paint them in mate black ... the result on location now :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnet6.jpg)

...closer...

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnet7.jpg)

The final result :

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnet8.jpg)

PLaying time  :P  :P  :P

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xevnet9.jpg)