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Title: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 28, 2020, 08:13:08 PM
Hey guys,
Long time that i have posted here, but i want to take you guys with me on a journey that is waiting for a long time...

As you might know, my Zacc's where always at my mom's attic because of lack of space (and a complaining wife that did not want such a woodenbox in the house)

Well, as you also might know, that last barrier is not in my life anymore, so its time to bring the zacc that is left home.

The other dedicated Crazy kong was sold to CKONG, and he still has it as far as i know, leaves me with the 2e zacc which was parted out completely

Time to get this baby to my house as a winter project.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/1.jpg)

Moved the zacc from the attic downstairs, that was the hardest part, 2 narrow turning staircases, but its down  :D


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/2.jpg)

After transporting it in the car, its waiting to enter the house


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/3.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/4.jpg)

This will be a nice spot to place the zacc


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/5.jpg)

Installed the bezel, which has a little flaking unfortunately, but it has the same style as the side art.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/6.jpg)

Years ago i obtained a bootleg crazy kong marquee from SuperUlly, it will do for now.
If anyone has a Vanguard Marquee, i am interested, because that has the same artstyle as the cabinet and bezel
Same for the CPO, but i think i will have one made by Barry.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/7.jpg)

I have a bunch of parts still here, and in the pile i have 2 MTC900 monitors.
Lets see if at least one of them works


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/8.jpg)

I have a Crazy kong Board set here, in fact, i have part 1 from Muerto many years ago, and i have a Part 2
The idea was to install both and use a switcher between them, but as i only have space for one cabinet, and i also like to play other games, i did order a 60 in 1, just to have some other games.
A pc with a mame setup could also be a solution for multigames, but to be honest, i am a bit tired of configuring the stuff and i want to use a real MTC 900, and thats also complicated with a pc setup.

Later more on this  ::)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Laszo on October 28, 2020, 08:54:36 PM
Hi Etienne, your our hero, finally a post of a project again. Super cool keep it coming  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: PaulSwan on October 28, 2020, 09:57:53 PM
Hopefully you can find a better marque than that Crazy Kong one in the picture ;)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Andreas_AUT on October 28, 2020, 11:04:52 PM
Nice to see you in action again :D


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Digimon on October 29, 2020, 08:23:19 AM
great, to see you back in arcade stuff.

If you need spare parts, I can send you nearly everything.

To my mind there is no Vanguard marquee available for this cabinet type.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Belike on October 29, 2020, 03:31:07 PM
Nice to see you back my friend, great project! :)
I have a vectorized file from the Vanguard marquee in pdf and a scan from the cpo in jpg.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SPSskTtBmfw4WQAF1eOZ273gvn6hj1dbnjR3A10OWzVD0toAmNz6wSDTvZTOdSLtbnEPIjxusZz9lyDeB50sddjeEn8ujbtlGom4NnJDK6hyErL3ZHPsMzw6briky-uDtVpaGWkNfVkWuDh2-wY_Nouat6v7Qb4qP9XI89j1Y41Dw6xMSdI7rrEgBK-9Vou_nM78X4-p5Nsph5DgiGUa9tjiZYw_rImg5nNuRE3Cfe7z85-ft_Mhw9o9U2aIvljGneqOFRltvYx70pr9SP0FTyhhvgrumPHm7UK9ehaqozzOLoqZXj0oZ8hNeNwg3s5fdPeIVjZ_KLkA0SmCeC-2zZJSRaDD89Cv-8LsXawoh0DLxHa_F8btKzaryxe3ODAHJC25c1Kc0Mfm2AAtZX0UeTCWSqT3Li0GCUPwAF2cJqxVkDwb_L2WwRe37A_fpFtlpwAXxVTbSywhwINHXv26DqoisJdWDkW96fESuuzoJ-_Q-aP_iumoYJObShDZPgCPV5Q7j-mNq1IxxtcpuuVJF7lvqePPvI5W5tBbCkrqTKmslMXceP7kNTeg88dGdDiH7tmiB6smNPZkkld7hLaD_V-HrG-L2yKnMCVV_e2aZNQ1b3inmp_g224ihFfeasOqXBgAHtVmErtin0pnEEQi-8CiWAvmfLpssD4FRK9sgI4NFEi5o0qRznLhmR-hSw=w1920-h559-no?authuser=0)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 29, 2020, 06:49:29 PM
That vector of the marquee i am very interested in, The CPO i also have in this format, but there are 2 different styles

Small and Big :

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/vanguard/CPOsmall.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/vanguard/CPObig.jpg)

See the difference..  i have the wooden underpanel with the holes matching the small variant.

Looks like i have some vector work to do...


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 29, 2020, 06:54:04 PM
great, to see you back in arcade stuff.

If you need spare parts, I can send you nearly everything.

To my mind there is no Vanguard marquee available for this cabinet type.

I might need a powersupply board + Fan Assembly.
The transformer base i have 2 as far as i remember, its been a while  :D

maybe a coin pcb, i have to check my inventory, its all over the place.

Coindoors, i also have 2 i believe.
Well i will see, good to know you have parts available.  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Digimon on October 31, 2020, 07:20:22 AM
I have all the stuff you need:)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Superully on November 01, 2020, 02:16:57 PM
great news, etienne, i've been wondering what happened to that zacc of yours. love the spot where you put it, looking forward to seeing more progress!


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Luigi on November 02, 2020, 12:07:21 PM
I think Digimon is right, the only Zaccaria Canguard marquee is bevelled and it won't fit on this...could be wrong though.

A far better solution to get lots of games into a cabinet is by using a Pi3+ with Pi2Jamma. More expensive than the 60in1 but waaay better emulation than the 60in1.


Have fun with the resto! :)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 02, 2020, 07:00:53 PM
Thanks, well i have thought about it, but what i only play as a casual gamer are donkey kong, pac games and galaga and a few others, and they play pretty well on the 60 in 1.

I thought about a mame setup, but i am too lazy to figure it all out and configure etc. and then the hussle of connecting the arcade monitor...

Anyway, i messed around with the two MTC-900's i have here but could not get any of the two correct, so i guess they need work.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zacchome/11.jpg)

after some fiddling with the pots:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zacchome/12.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zacchome/13.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zacchome/14.jpg)

So i have made a big sin...  i threw in a 19" 4:3 LCD....   :roll: :roll: :roll:

The control panel was butcherd together with a bunch of crap buttons, but the mission was to play a game last weekend..

And you can see that my little helper, is not so little anymore after a few years...   ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zacchome/15.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zacchome/16.jpg)

Anyway, it plays, and now work on the other stuff.

PS. Digimon, pm me please, i need a powerboard with the cable to the edge connector. the one from the transformer assembly i have here.

The "regfrigurator fan" is also missing, so i need one of that too with the cage.

the coinboard i found, but its missing one connector, i need to figure out which one i have, the bottom or the top..

Thanks in advange

Marquee and CPO i will make, i have the plexi already, i just need to create the graphics to match the spacestation theme.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Luigi on November 03, 2020, 07:07:39 AM
Quote
I thought about a mame setup, but i am too lazy to figure it all out and configure etc. and then the hussle of connecting the arcade monitor...

YES, I know exactly what you mean.....that's the best reason for a Pi2Jamma....no config hassle and it gives you superb 15kHz support right out of the box!  :spaceace:
Donkey Kong is not good emulated on the 60in1, afair there are some sound issues.

LCD-Screen??? naah.....

 ;)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Belike on November 03, 2020, 08:17:22 AM
I have some spare from these types of coin pcb, if you need one ;)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rjx_nJ_6KyXqABNcAYXhFpRRj-jC1xCrvPJI-mcjr7xWmo4ESx5vjnPsd22JaD7A7izasHwJmZtzl_1YyL_oVYOGyIcElCpZMo91Lsca441t0Ahlu1OHwGEVjMaH9oK6DuyBXHZrC1se-o-m_Bl8oFcYZfrMk1C5HSnL-Mdu7cdwcjwlTLtTWlQohkZ5yQkbla9sysCcaghtPlS-BwhQ6shTH5l64UQZCRB_eZSFmBSQyuFj1YhAxR5mc6t5ep6CWINgEBwG6pXbBQI-QjmSepLHFnZJZiQBeuGfZTX4sgScNVBldXEoyNvUQ9B-LAmS7T2P_b7ueWfXDs9z9iJyuLsZqkr13Vvq6Z1a-G9eewIKnGuhob2-IqhuHxJP51TcFBJq9or-dhqkwI-tbZy50COCXn9jSZJy5yxo8aF0DNZeSP5QWVPixiTplvQcBfPK8jHRVt00nw1GXoYfpfEUKHdKLOGLmjg9-szpex-H7Hl0pMrCwOfNrfs8zjhqQ54DLAZLzhO7BirsXxad3yXHSsEDM8b0JgkTE2RNt5RKCJAvAd8iiaDF6xJ3JqTsdktCKHJ4q6JjvfpEvoHyiyLHQv0JaF-Le_RXaRvn4qFUpYqpPeSP9gT5SZIkp2STXCum7GDd9BqkjfVtp4lJQ3ShOAX_XSzhEMs5fbsFp9FX_yUfvT2yqMyM5M82vNAddA=w1214-h911-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/onDAgts3zQGKJtO2ufU_28xokqNdS51wrk9m9F7PL7Vav7pRCHz9QXljK05fwb_aqA1p_ZpABlBQLMBRured0NZGATJ8KwF38w78zKWIdNNuYPwt3g7Axfy7563Td4llOogpyPRSpMhbT9XFMxUW9x55Xu-x1f70JaT7hZw_YSaQAr2OjTOE1nzDk1C0bkcP2vQVzqhU_EoiQ1MlaRYQoCveHdzjnvbNDegyN6Omg4AAT-2y3nBHZFQMyfIxhcomimSdMUIWKFVkU3A9QWf8oJO9EY4wDeIz2l--yTniDuj45JY8zG0utW50T1i3z0tRbEgnrzuJ3SyVh6Vna2ViU4EeL_RPMZEG9g_QIlkdGCoxU6Z4VeDXYwmVtygqG4Cvx6yAzCxdyVPbF2K0M3bk_FoLZImxlq9zvStPd0Uzy0O0_qUpkGK-QkRVxxNIGlok8jNuEOFOi2BCP8SkQuVkeySYQlvvKbIXFZV_kT7PpoQ1ZQatUOODAxOLXJDm3P07iHE8dXmnYw87R0OipAolEvZ_QkZ_ey_d2bWixvR4YFLJxzpDGebnc5zSwjnM4hkpX9fT4vlhNWwV6jGjuk2qQVTKP_0TwZ8dkElS05Yx-BmfYaZRGHtvZIcqWjoHEIkGryHV2n4HbjDh5ZAClEhR7OIjBSVskY5dPm0FXGDMP8ES7lPBDHgdelB3cvIIPQ=w1214-h911-no?authuser=0)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 03, 2020, 12:39:22 PM
I think i have the left coin pdb, but i see in the manual for the "Universal type" they used the right PCB

I have to check that, but good to know you have some ;)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Level42 on November 03, 2020, 11:48:51 PM
Wait , what ???



Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 04, 2020, 09:41:36 AM
what  what ?


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: PaulSwan on November 04, 2020, 05:02:09 PM
Looks like you're are missing sync on the MTC-900 - possibly the PCB is set the wrong sync polarity or the MTC-900 video input connections aren't correct.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Belike on November 04, 2020, 05:20:54 PM
That LCD is a sin indeed. :D
I would rather go for the MTC 900. :)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Level42 on November 05, 2020, 09:02:27 AM
Wait , what ???



LOl, I was acting as if I didnít know already that you brought it home and was working on it after all these years 😁

Goed for you my friend and remember any woman not loving that cab isnít good enough.... (man, Iím SOOOO lucky)

Anyway, Etienne and I already talked about it, we are planning a day of Hantarex trouble shooting.....but.....I still have a Hantarex here which should be in working condition so if things are really messed up (Hantarex raster monitors arenít the nicest to work on) we can always go that route.

Iím not even going to comment about the LCD...... 😁😁😁



Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 05, 2020, 12:22:11 PM
Looks like you're are missing sync on the MTC-900 - possibly the PCB is set the wrong sync polarity or the MTC-900 video input connections aren't correct.

The dipswitch of the 60-1 was set to VGA in the first picture, and after changing that to the other setting, the best i could get it was what you see in the picture
The hanta's have 2 sync wires, but only one is connected the other is cut in the harness which looks factory

So i have Ground, R, G, B and Sync connected in the jamma connector the right way.

That should work out of the box i believe as i have seen more 60in 1's on a MTC900

As Andre mentioned, we will trouble shoot it, and i will connect it to one of the known working Crazy kong boards that i have here to verify

I know that one of the monitors has a missing color, so i think thats a transistor issue of one of the output transistors
Will check it by swapping the chassis after we have one working to see if its the tube or the chassis, but i believe its the chassis

Also i have obtained another temp solution, A CRT VGA screen which is at least better than a TFT ;-)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Luigi on November 13, 2020, 07:11:52 AM
Also i have obtained another temp solution, A CRT VGA screen which is at least better than a TFT ;-)

It is indeed!  ;D


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 18, 2020, 04:58:28 PM
Made a start with some parts..

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/coindoor/1.jpg)

Took the coindoor apart and cleaned all metal parts.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/coindoor/2.jpg)

Coindoor itself looks decent, minor scratches, but no dents as far as i can see.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/coindoor/3.jpg)

The plastic coin insert part also looks great from this coindoor.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/coindoor/4.jpg)

Partially assembled, and cleaned the front.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/coindoor/5.jpg)

I see that the lightbulbs are missing..  in fact the lampholders are also not there  ???


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/coindoor/6.jpg)

Time to dig in my shed, as i remember i still have another coindoor..
Found it, but is not in good state..
Well, at least i can steal some missing parts from this one, and yes, the original coindoor sticker also  8)


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/coindoor/7.jpg)

I may need some other things from this, but for now i only need the lights.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/coindoor/8.jpg)

Its a bit rusty, but it cleaned up pretty well.
At least good enough to apply some silver paint on the rusted spots.

Cleaned also 2 original buttons while i was at it, so they are now ready too and waiting for the control panel.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: PaulSwan on November 18, 2020, 06:31:27 PM
That's just too new & shiny :)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Belike on November 18, 2020, 07:44:02 PM
Looks awesome!


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: slowcade on November 20, 2020, 09:23:20 AM
Beautiful!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Andreas_AUT on November 20, 2020, 10:17:44 AM
nice work.
That coindoor reminds me to --> https://thumbs.gfycat.com/BabyishEuphoricChimneyswift-max-1mb.gif

 ;D


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Laszo on November 21, 2020, 05:29:29 PM
Nice and shining, alway a very rewarding job.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 08, 2021, 02:10:47 PM
Digimon send me a PSU and some other stuff, Thank you very much !!!  that is so cool  :spaceace: :spaceace:

Anyway, was looking through all my stuff that i have around here and miss one connector...

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/zacchome/psuharness.png)

The harness i have but that 8 pin connector was cut off  :-\

I saw that it only uses 6 pins, so i could desolder the 8 pin connector off the board and solder a 6 pin in place (which i do have) but i preffer to use the original connector.

Technically it will not matter, but with the correct connector it prevents wrong connections.

Does anybody have a connector for the 8 pin variant for me to buy or a source where to buy ?


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: PaulSwan on January 08, 2021, 04:54:46 PM
Hi,

I was shocked to find that these old AMP Italy connectors are actually still in stock:

https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/280593/1130917

Paul.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Belike on January 08, 2021, 08:16:25 PM
I think, I have some of those, let me check. ;)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 10, 2021, 11:38:56 AM
Hi,

I was shocked to find that these old AMP Italy connectors are actually still in stock:

https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/280593/1130917

Paul.


Thats very cool, i see also that other sizes are still available.
Next question, i searched for AMP Pin or AMP Connector on the same site, but i cant find the pins that are needed for these, also i never have ordered pins, and know there is a lot of differences.

Do you know which one's go in these ? (preferably a link from that site as they also have a dutch site and ordering will not be a problem i guess)

@ Bela, If you have one, thats also cool ofcourse :-)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: PaulSwan on January 10, 2021, 04:39:52 PM
The series is called "AMPMODU Mod I" and they have a variety of contacts for the series. This list link *may* work:

https://www.digikey.com/en/products/filter/rectangular-connectors-contacts/331?s=N4IgjCBcoLQCxVAYygMwIYBsDOBTANCAPZQDaIAzABwBMADCALqEAOALlCCAL69A (https://www.digikey.com/en/products/filter/rectangular-connectors-contacts/331?s=N4IgjCBcoLQCxVAYygMwIYBsDOBTANCAPZQDaIAzABwBMADCALqEAOALlCCAL69A)

It appears I've been using 280702-1 "tin contacts" (that I got from Mouser):
https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/280702-1/1150100 (https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/280702-1/1150100)

...but there are gold ones as well if you like flash ;)
https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/280621-1/2263241 (https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/280621-1/2263241)

Paul.



Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Belike on January 10, 2021, 07:08:59 PM
I have 3 pieces of 8 pin connectors, one cut off with very small wires and 2, as a part of a loom.
Also has some crimps. ;)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fiPzN2tTMNogMP2II9p-gL1QY9g_gKz_z8kuSf9h3o-scxvewtIUDS4hKonZMWR9cAtJ0sB8Vlr43M5jqMMwMMgSm6mr4g3H2QHnUqJjkPXPq7TvYE1Sk0uZqDsUyQc4mkkeYbC10QsW8PkEHVDv09=w1214-h910-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fTjOQBbbBxNcPJyazR88hEScS7HEoBeY19Uc0NZ0ftnKbaJ1u4KuAouQxEVP_fS1u_mTjHIeq6bt-aL7dFREFCNorfpywhwNv32Bv4cCQ1qDXMciZgW5F7mXeE0Es5-8YJSyeRW7gQC-BiHbylJqwh=w1214-h910-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dOt72x0qtZ0JmJ6XNFJxJOW2ybsvwB7UiYMACP7wUicFdyHbfowD4dW1LHyyRnjx9Abo6vp8TbPLEcZLczzk3dpeePpq_Je9hjiCxosqjb0U-asmW5WyvED3XetjQZ6VNnFIsSpWkzdJyFUSvgneW5=w1214-h910-no?authuser=0)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ernpN-uy7OpQjMWhCLOg3tNUlHJwWO5idfT0w3vLdas1Vhvcn3DLoPPXH7zlmBgS7YDAQCqbAng_HjWSwh2ELVnlq3F773HTxuGtOMbJ0thU_NWa_Qyc_mSJhuMWD_slv8AzmfwsqbamEc-WeZsRWW=w1214-h910-no?authuser=0)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 11, 2021, 02:44:55 PM
Thanks Paul !

@Bela, Cool, i got a crimper for those pins, so if you can miss one of the connectors and 8 pins (make that 10 if i screw up), i am very interested to buy from you.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: PaulSwan on January 11, 2021, 06:28:41 PM
Those crimp pins in Bela's photo are not the right pins for the AMP Modu I connector housing, see the DigiKey photo.
https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/280702-1/1150100 (https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/280702-1/1150100)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Belike on January 11, 2021, 08:20:33 PM
Yeah, Paul is right, I tried to install one, but it does not fit to the connector.
The connector with those small wires has all the crimps at each hole factory installed, if you can remove the remaining plastic isolation and solder some cables, it might be ok.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Digimon on January 11, 2021, 09:40:32 PM
i have the AmpModu crimp pins.

But I am out of 8pin plugs


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Digimon on January 11, 2021, 09:47:46 PM
you can always get spares in italy:

https://errebishop.com/de/raster-signalsteckverbinder/4329-modu-i-steckverbinder-weiblich-8-wege.html


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 15, 2021, 04:26:06 PM
Thanks everyone, ill try option from bela first, i think i can solder them on.

Yeah, Paul is right, I tried to install one, but it does not fit to the connector.
The connector with those small wires has all the crimps at each hole factory installed, if you can remove the remaining plastic isolation and solder some cables, it might be ok.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Laszo on January 19, 2021, 11:57:30 PM
Conrad also has these connectors,

https://www.conrad.nl/zoeken?search=Amp%20modu&searchType=regular (https://www.conrad.nl/zoeken?search=Amp%20modu&searchType=regular)


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 01, 2021, 04:42:57 PM
Loooooong time has passed....
I took a break :)

Anyway, a little update for you guys;
Took for the test an old cut-up control panel and installed some switches:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/1.jpg)


Changed the monitor from a temp LCD to a VGA CRT, at least its a working CRT, The MTC900 is still not fixed unfortunatly  :oops:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/2.jpg)


60 in 1 up and running, found a suitable connector in a pile of stuff and the harness is complete now.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/3.jpg)


First game to test is ofcourse one of my favorites, Donkey Kong!  :spaceace: :spaceace:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/4.jpg)


And ofcourse "Part II" Junior!

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/5.jpg)


Time to do something about that test situation, Received a long time ago some piece of plexi that should fit, I believe it was Bencao, but please correct me if i am wrong, than i can credit the right person, Anyway Thanks !

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/6.jpg)


Also Thanks to Andre, long time ago he gave me this Suzo inductive stick.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/7.jpg)


As the provided connector only takes very thin wires, i soldered them on.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/8.jpg)


Some heatshrink and good to go!

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/9.jpg)


Made to my measurements, and an exact fit!, great, i only need to drill a few extra holes.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/10.jpg)


As you can see i need a bigger hole for the joystick in the plexi.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/11.jpg)


and modify the already butchered wooden control panel.
Dont worry, i have the original here untouched ;-)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/12.jpg)


after some modifications it fits flat with the wood, will fixate it later and will post that once its done.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/13.jpg)


Kept the plastic front of the monitor, cut it up so that fits nice over the tube.
Later i will spray it black and make the cardboard inner bezel fit.

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update1/14.jpg)

Thats it for now, oh i almost forgot, i transparent sprayed the glass bezel to prevent more chipping.

Its nice to be out there in the shed again and tinker with this stuff  ;D


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Digimon on November 01, 2021, 09:21:10 PM
great that you are back on track.

what is the problem with the Hantarex? Do you need some help?


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 02, 2021, 09:04:48 AM
Thanks man,

Don't know whats up, I have 2 chassis and 2 tubes, but only one i get some image. (see earlier posts)
Have to check both tubes and both chassis i guess, perhaps i can make one working from the 2, but i lack the time to dive into it.
oh well, maybe one day in the future, they are on the attic so not in the way.


Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on November 17, 2021, 09:07:41 PM
Another little update;
I printed the picture that i had of the "small" Vanguard CPO and placed that temporary under the plexi;

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update2/CPO1.jpeg)


I know it needs a complete vector and print by Barry, and that will happen, but for now its better than the bare wood

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update2/cabinet.jpeg)

Opened up Photoshop to "steal" some art that i can use in my vector file;


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update2/start.png)


and made a start in vectors of the directions part of the cpo.
not finished yet, the inner black line is too thin.
The text part will be cut out anyway, so i dont worry about the text not beeing exact  ;D

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/Zacchome/update2/control.png)


All i need now is some time and some more time to vector all parts needed to recreate the cpo and the marquee.



Title: Re: Finally after many years, the zacc is comming home !
Post by: Luigi on November 19, 2021, 12:51:53 PM
Looking great so far....keep going, Etienne!  :spaceace: