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Nice to see it found the love it deserves ;)

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Cab identification help
« on: April 23, 2015, 02:43:14 PM »
Clues all goes in that direction :)

Nice cab anyway!

Wow, the dedication you and your friends are putting on this is incredible, congratulations! I like very much arcades like this, where classics, more recent machines, pinballs, candys etc can live togheter... it's marvellous. Maybe you have the right place for eurocade 2016 ;)

Keep this topic updated!

If not correctly emulated (expecially the camera handling) MAME is not an option anyway unfortunately

No, i know, but it's also true that synonym9 didnt mention to install 6 or more buttons on a dedicated cab, nor a 60-in-1 ;)

Well, we are saying the same thing then. Irreversible modifications to a cabinet should not be confused with the use of MAME anyhow: the project is on our side, not something to fight with as someone think ;)

As far as your work is reversible , i do not see any problem using MAME to revive a classic. Its' way worse to strip an original art and replace it with a repro because it's not perfect or doesnt look good... there are different points of view as you can see, and the forum is the right one ;)

Here they are, side by side. I will post a light-up pic too in the enxt few days, don't worry  :D

Uh, I have just noticed that I have not updated this post for years!

I don't want you to think that those two games have been trashed: they are fully working now!
In particular, I had the opportunity to work on them starting from this summer.

WGP was the first of the line because it was 90% working and not too much work was predicted. After a good cleaning i replaced the (linear) not working secondary PSU with a switching PSU. As it was juicing the rumble motor, this (and reconnecting the cables) was all it needed to have it back to work. Another problem was the audio: only one channel was working. After some google i noticed that TAITO's are known for audio problem caused by the op-amp going bad. Piggybacked the old IC and the channel started working right after... yes! Last problem was mechanical :the springs that keep the wheel in place where broken, so i had to replace them.

Race Drivin' was another story: i knew it had some board problem, mechanical and the monitor had color issues. This board is incredible: it gives you the position of defective RAMs and you can bet that replacing them the pcb will work! I had 2 defective VRAMs and by replacing them the PCB was fixed! I would never be able to fix it without those self test, great work ATARI! While doing this, the monitor died. It had xray shutdown, but trying to fix it i shorted the EAT (and i am not a noob on this :(). Being a zenith K7000 (K7000a) i had to replace it. Found that MTC9110 is a good replacement for those (you need to swap the neckboard socket and place a higher value resistor in series with the filament, 2.2 ohm if i remember well, i wrote this somewhere else so if someone need the correct value i can source it and replace some connector) and it really is :)
Some additional work (greasing of the pedals, cleaning of the cab, a good revision of the "new" monitor) and now it works great!

I have some pic on the phone, let me see if i can upload them...

If you decide to part it out, i am in the need forh the pcb ;)

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Intervideo VP21" NIB/NOS monitor :) :)
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:01:18 AM »
That monitor don't  need an iso transformer: if you look close at it you will see that the psu is a switch mode psu.   Pay attention though: the primary  side of the psu is "hot", so in the case of servicing it while working you need a 1:1 iso ;)

Technical Area / Re: criminal termination HELP
« on: January 24, 2015, 03:37:30 PM »
If the PCB was working before the PSU change, i would bet you have low voltage on the 5V line. ..

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Superully's ELEKTRO Gameroom
« on: December 18, 2014, 07:22:26 AM »
Hope you had a good deal with that, Ully: you sure will miss it  :'(

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Superully's ELEKTRO Gameroom
« on: December 17, 2014, 07:30:11 AM »
Hey, am i wrong or my favourite of your cabs is missing (paperboy)?

Technical Area / Re: flakey us 150 psu on my taito superchase
« on: December 12, 2014, 01:51:54 PM »
Why you are wasting your time trying to replace that PSU? Check the voltages it outputs, first...

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