great news, bruno! those AS power supply conversion kits are pure magic, they save you from a lot of trouble and are easy to handle. highly recommended!!!
Yes, these original power supply medium boards are the weak point of many games from that era. That conversion kit is great improvement for the reliability and security (new battery, less warm...) of the game.
Does your neck hurt when you've finished playing?
Nope, not my neck
...but my 'index' finger, yes!
Let me explain...
Yesterday I wanted to switch that working Wacko located in
the living room against a non working cabinet located in my game room.
There are few stairs between the ground and the kitchen, which is my usual way to in/out cabinets.
In order to pass the stairs ('coz I'm alone for doing that now) no other solution than lay down the cabinet like this
The next step now is to go outside and pull down the cabinet... I've done this dozens of time. But because I knew that cabinet is very heavy, I pulled very hard in order to move it on a long distance during one effort. Bad idea, I pulled too hard and because of the inertia, the cabinet moved too far... and my index finger got stuck between the cabinet and the wall...ouuuch!
Ouuccch!!! (Nuno's horror show...Caution!)
First a part of skin was peeled off, but worse a huge pain came inside the finger
I have to stop for a while now
20 minutes later, no more sensation in that finger...a part of if turns to blue color ... not good ... but so let's continue the job, without using that finger... The cabinet is inside the kitchen, I cannot let the cabinet like that... I have to move it before the return of my wife/daughter! it's gonna be rock and roll
I'm really stupid, if I was wearing my protective gloves... ok, it's a little bit late, but I swear I won't do this anymore without protection!
OK, the game is OUT of the house.
The weather is not too bad for this winter season... Let's get that opportunity to take pictures of the Wacko
"How it's made?" or the secret of the Wacko 'shape'
Great condition as you can see...
Let's subtitle the next picture : 'PLAY ME!'
I'll switch the Wacko against the (fortunately for my index) empty Space Invaders :
OK, but the location I plan to use for the Wacko requests an other cabinet move... let's pull out the MACH3, fortunately on FOUR wheels, so quite easy to move too
At last... WACKO on location