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« Reply #420 on: March 03, 2013, 11:19:08 AM »
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« Reply #421 on: March 04, 2013, 12:37:59 PM »

Bruno, do yourself a BIG BIG favor and throw that thing away !!!!

Yes, if you have to use this in your gameroom ALL (yes ALL) electronics in the gameroom will be affected/destroyed. It can take months before defects will show up !!! The powder is very agressive for electronic PCBs !
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« Reply #422 on: March 06, 2013, 10:57:25 PM »
Episode 13 "Slave!" is now available in this HD video  8)  :arrow:



Ignition soon!  8)

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« Reply #423 on: March 07, 2013, 01:06:56 AM »
Episode 13 "Slave!" is now available in this HD video  8)  :arrow:



Ignition soon!  8)

I can't wait :D

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« Reply #424 on: March 07, 2013, 04:51:00 PM »
PROJECTS FROM SCRATCH:

Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

RESTORATIONS:

Q*bert - Timber

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« Reply #425 on: March 07, 2013, 07:51:56 PM »
Fire it up !  :D

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« Reply #426 on: March 08, 2013, 05:58:50 PM »
great stuff!


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« Reply #428 on: March 09, 2013, 08:27:30 AM »
.. the sound of all those fans starting up at the same time.

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« Reply #429 on: March 13, 2013, 02:24:51 PM »
that machine is about the size of my arcade building inside

Which really shows the scale of your new building :shock:  :D

I need that space too :lol:

Great to see it getting rebuilt

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« Reply #430 on: March 16, 2013, 12:07:27 AM »
All the G³ parts are in place! It's now time for starting a new season of this Galaxian3 Theater6 story :

SEASON 07 - FIXING THE THEATER

EPISODE 01: Live After Death?
Starring : Darth Nuno


Remember the huge 'step down' converter? Now plugged and ... powered!  :arrow:



...but the GT6 is still not powered yet. There's no unique 'power on' button on a such beast...no, that beast starts when activating two breakers, right here :



Before activate them, a last sign...



Let's go...



...Breakers on!



On the screens... this!  :arrow:



'blue screen' (yeah yeah... like windows), and nothing on the right screen.

Don't panic Bruno! At this first start, I didn't insert any of the LD into the players, as suggested in the installation manual.So let's insert now both disc in each LD players, and see what happens...



Well, the left LD player start to play the disc (no interactivity here, it plays the disc just like a movie).
Nothing on the right screen.

Because I've too much 'incertitude' about the components working or not, I'll have to perform some logical test to figure out what's wrong so far...

All I know from this first test is :

- the left LD player work
- the left projector work
- the game doesn't boot

no picture on the right side can means the right LD player connected doesn't work and/or the right project doesn't work.

So let's inverse LD players for the next test :



Following that test, I can tell this :

- one the of two LD player doesn't work
- both projector works, but the right one has a problem on its blue tube :



See, no blue atm  :arrow:



Well, the non working LD player should not be a problem, I have few spare ones... no, the major problem here is ... the game doesn't boot!

According the manual, I should have some leds activity on both CPU boards... and there's nothing, or almost nothing!

Dawn! What could be the problem at this step? Why none of the CPU board starts? Wait! There's a common board connected to these two CPU boards : the RAM board!

Hey! It may be the problem... I remember long time ago, when I've done close pictures of each board, I had to pull them off from the rack, all of them... and I clearly remember that RAM board had many cables hooked to it, on its back! I clearly remember I was not sure to put back all the cables on its back in their original position, because the access was not easy, and it was not important at the time... :oops: It may be the problem here & now, that would explain why there's almost no led activity? Let's pull off that board :



Removed from the backplane :



Now see the back of that RAM board... 8 connectors...



...and I only have to plug two cables! Thanks to the dust, I can figure out what are the two 'correct' connector/location to use  ;D  :arrow:



Ok, now the two cables are well inserted in their corrected location, I'm ready for the next test... 8)

And the first 'video episode' of this new season 7 :arrow:



Stay tuned, of course! 8)
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« Reply #431 on: March 16, 2013, 02:37:03 AM »
Rahhhhhhhhhh i hate teasing  ;D

Good Luck for the next step  :wink:

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« Reply #432 on: March 16, 2013, 08:54:06 AM »
Lets hope that there is Live after Death !

 

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« Reply #433 on: March 16, 2013, 09:55:18 AM »
Yep. That is one good reason to keep the boards dirty.

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« Reply #434 on: March 16, 2013, 09:59:57 AM »
The biggest problem (if the CPU boards boot correctly now) could be the tritube projectors, as i know, they are pretty rare nowadays, as everybody use LCD/triLCD and DLP projectors... if it really goes wrong, you always can try to use some projector with VGA or SCART input and try to make some adapter for this, but... it's not the best solution. (and to double check if the GT6 use 15khz or 30khz signal, as some projectors doesn't support 15khz anymore...