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Title: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 24, 2009, 04:59:19 PM
As many of you know , i won the auction from  this (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=931.0) post.
I said i was out at 50€, but i couldn't resist to gamble once again, and then i won it  :P

Okay , a nice Sunny Tuesday in september i agreed with the seller to pick it up.
First some preparations before i leave for my journey...

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/1.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/2.jpg)
Width and height shouldn't be any problem  8)


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/3.jpg)
As many of the “roadtrippers” here, i also need to take the Official “statistics picture”  ;D


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/4.jpg)
TomTom ready..  (sorry for the blurry picture, my other cam is good in macro, but this one apparently not  :oops:)


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/route.jpg)
And because of that is here a detail picture, and the details:
Distance one way: 302 Km’s
estimated time: 3 hours


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/5.jpg)
“Don’t worry Pauline & Table, i’m comming!!”  :lol: :lol:


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/6.jpg)
Okay, many people here like also non arcade related pictures, so i will throw a couple in here and there…
This is the “Traffic Learning Camp” close to my place..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/7.jpg)
Some abstract road deviders at the city of “Eindhoven”..
They look like preforated pipes..  


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/8.jpg)
As many people know, there are parts in germany where the highways dont have speedlimit
I hope i will not return to the netherlands like the car in front of me…  :o


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/9.jpg)
Last stop for the german border..
To keep the spirit going im going to put in some oneliners and you may guess from where it comes
(its almost like the "Great SuperUlly Quiz")  ;)
Time to “fill her up at number seven”
 

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/10.jpg)
Ahh , the german border, time to switch the Music to some “German Rock”  :twisted:


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/rammstein.jpg)
RAMMSTEIN RULEZ!!!  :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/11.jpg)
Passing the River rhine..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/12.jpg)
I like the bridge…


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/13.jpg)
Then suddenly, my radio changes to “multimedia” and i listen “Magical Sound shower” ..
Hey, that’s not from Donkey Kong !!  :D


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/14.jpg)
My right foot reacts to the music i guess  ;D ;D ;D
SPEEEEEEEEDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/15.jpg)
After some “low flying” there’s a few kilometers of roadconstruction….  :(


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/16.jpg)
What’s that ??  I must be comming close according to the building above…


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/17.jpg)
Yes, here is my exit “Gütersloh”…


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/18.jpg)
Or “Ausfahrt” as the germans call it


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/19.jpg)
I really must be close now….
I see Donkey Kong everywhere !  ;D


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/20.jpg)
Yep, only 2,1 Km’s more and i am at the sellers location..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/21.jpg)
At the sellers Garage,
There it is !  :P
Hmm… those securitybars absolutely  need to go !


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/22.jpg)
Loading complete, fits exactly!


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/23.jpg)
Some art in front of this building..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/24.jpg)
Leaving “Gütersloh” again, up to the highway and back to the Netherlands..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/25.jpg)
Did i already mention that i love the german Autobahn ??  8)


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/26.jpg)
Let me check if after these speeds the lute is still in place…


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/27.jpg)
Aaagggghhhhhh, not you again Donkey kong !!  :twisted:


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/28.jpg)
Time to finish the german part, so i finnished my “german drink”  8)


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/29.jpg)
Entering the Netherlands, immediately Roadconstructions..  :evil:
I miss the german Autobahn already!


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/30.jpg)
Whats that….   Do i see traffic jam ???


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/31.jpg)
Yes, i spotted it correctly, major traffic jam….
This sets me back 45 minutes……  :(


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/32.jpg)
At this time of the year the Netherlands grow a lot of Corn…


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/33.jpg)
And here  i spotted a very old “Opel Kadett”..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/34.jpg)
Breda !, thats my exit !
Hmmmm  finaly home
Thanks god a buddy of me called me during the way , and he had some time to unload the beast!


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/35.jpg)
The unloading can begin at my mother’s house..
Big thanks Rodge!
I owe you one (or two)  ;) :oops:


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/36.jpg)
Machine in place and Rodge starts to inspect immediately…
(part two for the oneliners quiz..)

“Step aside Butch…”


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/37.jpg)
Looks like this machine made almost 26000 DM !  :o


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/38.jpg)
After some quick inspections …  the hinch is broken an need some repairs.. (or replacement)


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/39.jpg)
The top has a lot of chips…
Maybe it will need some T-Molding…


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/40.jpg)
The control Panel….


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/41.jpg)
Power supply area


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/42.jpg)
The board set, i can see it says “Nintendo 1981” , so i think the board is original…
Will remove and clean it later, it has issues….


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/43.jpg)
The monitor is working, when i fire it up , i listen a sound followed by this image…
A noise is comming from the speaker , and when i flip the coinswitch the counter goes one number up.. no sound of the coin insert..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/44.jpg)
We decided to switch it off and on again..
Since the monitor was already “warmed up” we could see some sort of ramtest followed by the previous image..
Ok enough for now, i will look later to find time to start working on it
Anyone some idea what could be the cause of this  ???


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/45.jpg)
Anyway , the Official statistic picture…

It tells us:
Date: 22-09-2009
7 hours 45 minutes spend
624 Km’s on the road
Average outside temperature 19,5 degrees Celcius
One tank of gas (wich my company pays..)

This Roadtrip is officially over!


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: scr33n on September 24, 2009, 05:31:51 PM
Woooowwww !!!!

Your first roadtrip and described very well  :-* :-*

Thanks Etienne!!!

After Bruno and Ully another great roadtriper  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Superully on September 24, 2009, 05:44:53 PM
first of all: welcome to the roadtrippers, etienne, and thx a lot for sharing your trip with so many pics!

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

eh, stupid question: which parts of this picture are real and which are fake?

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/30.jpg)
Whats that….   Do i see traffic jam ???

i L-O-V-E  :-* that pic and the expression on your face!

One tank of gas (wich my companie pays..)

man, if there were the case for me i'd be on the road more often  ;)

regarding your cab: looks like a lot of work ahead of you, but you will do just fine! how long is this going to stay at your mother's place and how did she react to her new piece of furniture?  ;)


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: DarthNuno on September 24, 2009, 07:38:14 PM
Hey...Hey ... Hey... and here we are... Your first road trip my friend  ;)
You're since a long time a member of the 'club' my friend  :-*, but now you're also a part of the big 'Road Triper' family  ;)
You've got the virus, and I'm sure it won't be the last one  ::) :P
Thanks for your first 'Road Trip' story Etienne  ;)

Homepage of course  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/konged.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 24, 2009, 08:01:59 PM
Thanks guys!

@ully, i need to be honest about the fake question..  i really don't know, i found this pic in the internet, i did not do the photoshopping myself... :oops:
My mother asked me if i was feeling ok to bring this old thing in her house...
it will stay there on her attic, since i moved out of my parents house, this room is almost empty (that was my old bedroom) and i will have two advantages:
1. space enough for the work
2. a happy wife  ;D

it will be alot of work, but thats the fun part of it too right ?

@Bruno, thanks for the headline! , and thanks for adopting me in the "roadtripper" family  ;D


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Superully on September 24, 2009, 08:04:31 PM
My mother asked me if i was feeling ok to bring this old thing in her house...

don't worry, ever since i started this hobby my mum hasn't stopped shaking her head  ;)


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: DarthNuno on September 24, 2009, 08:33:45 PM
My mother asked me if i was feeling ok to bring this old thing in her house...

don't worry, ever since i started this hobby my mum hasn't stopped shaking her head  ;)

Same for me... but there's nothing she can do, except helping me  ::)

 :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/G3/dech5.jpg)

...unloading the Galaxian Theater...  ::)  ;D


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 24, 2009, 08:38:37 PM
My mother asked me if i was feeling ok to bring this old thing in her house...

don't worry, ever since i started this hobby my mum hasn't stopped shaking her head  ;)

and my guess is that its not the "yes" mimic....    ;D ;D ;D

Quote
Same for me... but there's nothing she can do, except helping me  ::)
...unloading the Galaxian Theater... ::) ;D

and i need to say that i like this photoshopped version a little better  8)
It really gives a true view whats going on in our mothers heads... :wink:

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3750/untitledro1.png)


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: DarthNuno on September 24, 2009, 08:48:26 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Sonic 1992 on September 24, 2009, 11:15:02 PM
Many Happy Congratulations on your first road trip!!!


May you have many more, and Good Luck on your restoration of your wonderful DK Table!   :D  :pac:  :ghost:  :spaceace:


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: gyruss on September 25, 2009, 11:31:10 AM
Nice trip, congrats!


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 27, 2009, 08:14:28 PM
thanx guys!

btw, nobody for the  "Great SuperUlly Quiz" ??   ;D


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Superully on September 27, 2009, 08:19:02 PM
(part two for the oneliners quiz..)

“Step aside Butch…”

that's from the "quarter pounder with cheese" movie  ;)


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Level42 on September 27, 2009, 10:08:16 PM
Congrats !!!!

The power supply is certainly different from the original Nintendo but the board-set definitely is original.

If you ever plan on removing the white ball top......my Galaxian is in desperate need for replacing ;)

For the trouble shooting: start with the basics. Measure the supply voltages on the PCB set.


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 28, 2009, 10:15:53 AM
(part two for the oneliners quiz..)

“Step aside Butch…”

that's from the "quarter pounder with cheese" movie  ;)

Ully wins in the "Great SuperUlly Quiz"  ;D ;D

Congrats !!!!

The power supply is certainly different from the original Nintendo but the board-set definitely is original.

If you ever plan on removing the white ball top......my Galaxian is in desperate need for replacing ;)

For the trouble shooting: start with the basics. Measure the supply voltages on the PCB set.

If you have a black or "DK brown" ball for me , the white is yours, one side has a "DK Brown" ball, and i like that more, so i was already planning to change the white ball, for "DK Brown" or both Black

The PCB measurements i will do when i start on the project, first i will totally dissasemble it in order to clean / paint / restaurate it
also i wil try to reseat all the connectors after the cleaning of the board (and also reseat all the IC's) to see if that makes any difference

nice to see its a original board, and since there is some image on the screen, its definetly fixable    :P


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Level42 on October 01, 2009, 11:43:48 AM
What kind of joysticks are used ? And what is the diameter of the shaft ? The original Nintendo DK joysticks have black ball-tops.


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 01, 2009, 01:51:47 PM
I will try to pass by my mother and take som pics and measurements

the machine is not in my house

ill come back to you on this

i was already thinking that the DK brown that they used on this table will be hard to find, so black will do i guess  ;)


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 01, 2009, 08:32:36 PM
Well i was in my mothers house after work, and did some things..

About the ball for Level42:

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/1.jpg)
After i removed it , it looks like there is a crack  :(


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/2.jpg)
the bottom has a metal part with threats, i think is Metric 8 mm.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/3.jpg)
you cannot read it from my tool, but the shaft is 8 mm.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/4.jpg)
the ball itself is 36 mm.


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/5.jpg)
a close-up from one of the joysticks..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/6.jpg)
to take these pics , i removed the monitor..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/7.jpg)
Label says Sanyo..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/8.jpg)


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/9.jpg)
on the bottom of the cab i find a loose wire.....  ???


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/10.jpg)
Some pictures of the board set..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/11.jpg)
After taking a close look, i found one loose connector on the board, "P8" and guess what , the loose wire fits there
now i only need to find out where this wire needs to go  ???


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/12.jpg)
Maybe to here ???  looks like a kind of "freeplay button" to me , but i dont know
also there is a disconnected potentiometer too there ??? maybe for the volume or something ?


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/13.jpg)
Some more pictures of the board set..


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/fase1/14.jpg)
and the back of the boardset..


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 28, 2009, 02:25:09 PM
I found a simular looking table on ebay germany (http://cgi.ebay.de/Original-Konami-Video-Cocktail-Scramble-von-1981_W0QQitemZ120483830146QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutomaten?hash=item1c0d655982)

It looks like its the same table as my DK table, wich we thought was karateco

i see a licence plate of Logitec

Does this ring a bell for anyone ??


(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ebayitems/!BdRe(w!!2k~$(KGrHqEOKj8Eq3(IsH3SBK4KfLZpSg~~_3.jpg)
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/21.jpg)
also the condition is better looking than mine...   :-\
maybe i need to catch thisone an make that my DK .....

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ebayitems/!BdRefEg!Wk~$(KGrHqMOKiEEq28,hfS0BK4KfcWjVQ~~_3.jpg)


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: flip41126 on September 04, 2010, 06:18:46 AM
Came across your trip. Looks like fun. Just woundering what you did to fix the monitor? I just picked up a DK cocktail and looks just like your screen.


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 04, 2010, 10:26:12 AM
monitor was not broken, the board does not function properly

still no time to work on it, promissed the wife to finish the house first, and thats progressing good  ;)



Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2010, 10:06:18 PM
Beware, after you "finished" your house (my experience is that if you own a house, it's never finished) your wife will have other things on here list.....

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 06, 2010, 10:43:54 PM
yeah im affraid so....


Title: Re: [Roadtrip] Donkey Kong Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 14, 2013, 09:32:48 PM
Came across your trip. Looks like fun. Just woundering what you did to fix the monitor? I just picked up a DK cocktail and looks just like your screen.

I know its a old topic, but i just stumbled upon a video with exactly the same issue...
its also upside down in the video, just like mine was..
(yes i say was, because i dont own this table anymore)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YlmwzGpen40#t=218s

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/dktable/43.jpg)