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« on: June 11, 2006, 10:22:10 AM »


Yesssss... a new baby to bring back at the Nuno's Lair  Cheesy       DEFENDER !!!

Here we go... friday the 9th of june, 7:30am... the car is ready :



Remember, it's brand new car, only 3 weeks old, and it will be already the second roadtrip with that car  roll eyes  Cool



Let's go to Nederland  arrow  it will be the first time I'm going there  Shocked



...nice bridge...



...green energy... nice  Shocked



After approx 4~5 hours of driving ( #@!? works on Belgian highway  Evil  Evil  Evil ), we arrive at location.

The seller is really kind, and after a nice welcome, I see the beast  arrow



...quick check...



...more check...



The seller is also a collector, here's "his" baby :



A wonderfull Galaga... of course I can' resist to try it   roll eyes  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue

Ok, after very cool discussion with Rob about coin up collecting, playing his games, it's time to load my new 'adult' toy  roll eyes  oppps



Rob has a bandage around an hand, but he wanted to help me to load, very nice  Smiley



The *WORST* thing to do today...



Ok, now the defender is safe on my car  lol



Before going back to Belgium, a nice walk on the local port...



...usual tourist picture  roll eyes  lol   arrow



Ok, well... it's time to go back @ home...

Holy Jesus !!! Traffic Jam all the time  Evil  As we are driving close to the biggest nederand's town... traffic jam ...and it's a sunny friday evening... I won't choose a friday anymore if I've to go back there  confused

A short stop at a burger king   roll eyes  Tongue



I like the 60's decoration  Smiley

Oppss... this isn't green energy anymore  confused



In few meters, the Defender will be... in Belgium, in my country  lol



Wow, what a day... 08:25pm ... finally @ home  :|



Let's check the distance driven  arrow



...approx 850km... not really a big roadtrip, but one of the worst regarding the time spended on the road because all these traffic jams & work on the road  :x

...but hey, I've got a DEFENDER now  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue

StAy TuNeD...  roll eyes  
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 09:44:42 PM »

OK, let's unload it... alone  confused  Cool  (don't try this at home if you're more Dexter than Space Ace like me  lol  lol  lol )



It looks nice  Smiley Some scratch on sideart but hey...it's a 26 years old cab' :



...bring back some goodies, thanks ROB Cheesy



... I like  this Super Pac Man, back from an 80's game room  Tongue   arrow



...he also give me that DVD to watch, full of video games  Tongue  



...and Defender, finally in Belgium now :-)




Well, the game is unfortunately not working  confused

StAy TuNeD...  roll eyes
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006, 10:03:59 PM »

Ok, now have a look inside the cab :



On that card, there is two missing rom  confused Is it normal ?   confused  confused:



The monitor... it looks clean, but it need to be demagnetized ...



Dust...and empty spaces  Cool  ...



Well, the game don't boot...  confused  confused  confused

Let's remove the main pcb...



... opssss... there is 3 components missing...gr...gr...



... and that blue dust Huh?... mhhhh not to good  confused  confused  confused



...OK, I remove the cpu and all the rams, in order to wash it...



...sun... dry it fast please   roll eyes  Cool

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 09:53:11 PM »

Well, the main PCB ( cpu + ram ) looks very bad as you can see on the previous pictures : missing parts, acid damaged, ...  confused

OK, I'll try to repair pcb or finding parts, but while this time, I also want to see that Defender alive, so  arrow

Let's "simulate" the pcb  roll eyes  



I want it as close as possible as the true pcb, so I won't use any converter... the vga signal directly in 15khz in the monitor.  So I've done a VGA cable hack ( isolate the blue, red, green, sync vert + hori, and ground ), and I'll test the game with ArcadeOS and an old mame 0.57 in pure dos on a P3 800Mhz ( Thanks Sam for the mobo+proc  Smiley  )





Ok, the image looks very good, but I can center the picture in the center of the screen ( not horiz pot  :cry:  )

Ok, let's see how to fix that...
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2006, 08:39:17 PM »

have you think about the multi williams jamma board ?
a bit expensive but still that i will do if i 've a defender.

why?

you can play all the williams games, and also new small pcb = long lige longevity !!!!



Games supported with a horizontal mount monitor:

Robotron
Defender
Joust
Stargate
 Bubbles
Splat
Sinistar
Moon Patrol  


all the info here:

http://www.arcadeshop.com/multi-pcb/multi-pcb.htm

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2006, 09:21:59 AM »

Shocked  Shocked  Shocked  YOu're my hero ArcadeFever  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

This card will be *THE* solution.

I never heard about this card before, thanks for the link  Cheesy

Well, it's a little bit expensive, but it's a solution to avoid a computer  Cool

The first step now is to fix that monitor, or change it  confused

My god, monitor are so cheap in US : 179$$$$

Why am I living in europe  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2006, 08:15:01 PM »

if you need anything from the US dont be shy to ask  
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006, 09:04:02 AM »

The geometry problems on the monitor drive me crazy  Evil

The only issue seems to install new capacitors on it. Let's get a 'CapKit' for that Wells-Gardner K4600  arrow



Let's remove the monitor :



... very easy to remove it on this cab'  Shocked  :



The monitor is ready for the 'operation'  lol  :



Now you can see the full tutorial I've done to install the CapKit here  arrow http://www.dragonslairfans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=131

CapKit... installed  Cool  :



Let's quickly plug the monitor, and see how it looks after installing new capacitors  roll eyes



Yeah baby... Yeah  arrow the geometry problems are... GONE  Tongue



AArg... I can't wait for playing it  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue



...to bad with a keyboard oppps  oppps  oppps :



...I've now to wire the control panel... easy task regarding the CapKit installation  lol

Stay Tuned...
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006, 06:50:59 PM »

Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy WOW Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2006, 12:26:55 AM »

OK...close to the end now  Tongue

Just to add new wires to the control panel :



The 2 ways stick :



...lot of  easy but boring stuff (new wires, IPac config, new HP, new power switch...)  and ... there it is  Tongue  :



...here's the DEFENDER gallery  lol  lol  lol
















...now PLAYABLE at the Nuno's Lair  Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2006, 01:29:03 AM »

very nice  Cheesy

any progress on the pcb ?
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 07:56:41 PM »

...3 years later  Roll Eyes Tongue

Just to show you a nice 'item' you must have in your game room, close to your Defender cab'  Tongue Grin  arrow





Oh no... I'm too old for trying to play it (7 - 14 years)  Cry Tongue

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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 08:49:26 PM »

nice score, i need that one, too! you should somehow put it on your defender cabinet ...
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2009, 08:55:44 PM »



Oh no... I'm too old for trying to play it (7 - 14 years)  Cry Tongue

No no no Bruno, you're thirteen, as all of us here  roll eyes Grin
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Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2009, 09:07:15 PM »

No no no Bruno, you're thirteen, as all of us here  roll eyes Grin

TRUE!!!  Grin Grin Grin  Kiss Kiss Kiss

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