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DEFENDER !!! Road Trip in Nederland !
« on: June 11, 2006, 09:22:10 AM »
Yesssss... a new baby to bring back at the Nuno's Lair  :D       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:  8)



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



...nice bridge...



...green energy... nice  :o



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:  :P  :P  :P

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



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



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:  :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  :?

A short stop at a burger king   :roll:  :P



I like the 60's decoration  :)

Oppss... this isn't green energy anymore  :?



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  :P  :P  :P

StAy TuNeD...  :roll:  :wink:

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 08:44:42 PM »
OK, let's unload it... alone  :?  8)  (don't try this at home if you're more Dexter than Space Ace like me  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: )



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



...bring back some goodies, thanks ROB :D



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



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



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




Well, the game is unfortunately not working  :?

StAy TuNeD...  :roll:

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006, 09:03:59 PM »
Ok, now have a look inside the cab :



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



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



Dust...and empty spaces  8)  ...



Well, the game don't boot...  :?  :?  :?

Let's remove the main pcb...



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



... and that blue dust ???... mhhhh not to good  :?  :?  :?



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



...sun... dry it fast please   :roll:  8)


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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 08:53:11 PM »
Well, the main PCB ( cpu + ram ) looks very bad as you can see on the previous pictures : missing parts, acid damaged, ...  :?

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:  :wink:



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  :)  )





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, 07:39:17 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, 08:21:59 AM »
:o  :o  :o  YOu're my hero ArcadeFever  :o  :o  :o

This card will be *THE* solution.

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

Well, it's a little bit expensive, but it's a solution to avoid a computer  8)

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

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, 07:15:01 PM »
if you need anything from the US dont be shy to ask  :wink:

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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006, 08:04:02 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'  :o  :



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  8)  :



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



Yeah baby... Yeah  :arrow: the geometry problems are... GONE  :P



AArg... I can't wait for playing it  :P  :P  :P



...to bad with a keyboard :oops:  :oops:  :oops: :



...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, 05:50:59 PM »
:D  :D  :D  :D WOW :D  :D  :D

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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2006, 11:26:55 PM »
OK...close to the end now  :P

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  :P  :



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
















...now PLAYABLE at the Nuno's Lair  :o

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2006, 12:29:03 AM »
very nice  :D

any progress on the pcb ?

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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 06:56:41 PM »
...3 years later  ::) :P

Just to show you a nice 'item' you must have in your game room, close to your Defender cab'  :P ;D  :arrow:





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


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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 07:49:26 PM »
nice score, i need that one, too! you should somehow put it on your defender cabinet ...
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2009, 07:55:44 PM »


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

No no no Bruno, you're thirteen, as all of us here  :roll: :wink: ;D :wink:
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2009, 08:07:15 PM »
No no no Bruno, you're thirteen, as all of us here  :roll: :wink: ;D :wink:

TRUE!!!  ;D ;D ;D  :-* :-* :-*

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