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After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« on: September 08, 2012, 10:55:50 PM »
Oke i think this one deserves its own topic, it will be a long term restoration.

Whit an event like eurocade you can get motivated to start at the arcade

Oke lets step back to 2010:



Pick up two big boys
Afterburner and g-loc
The g-loc left the building to the scrap yard because it was beyond saving :-[ only leftover parts are stored in the basement(moving part’s, board ,wiring and some other stuff)
But now its time for the game this topic will be al about
After burner dlx I will try to keep you guys updated

First step taking of al the parts that are put on the game whiteout bolts for storage:







When I god the game one of the motors was disassembled so I was afraid it was end working any more ,bud whit a test at work powering the motor it was turning oke so that is a good part. :)

Then it was time to clean the gear box(need to say it was the first time working on a video game my hand are covert in oil)



Lets pull the electronics:





Missing board set located in my upright

Closer look at the pcb
Motor driver board needs some work:





Don’t know where this one is for ???



Here is the motor located does end look really nice





Second motor for left an right movement stil in the game



Disassembled



Needs some cleaning work

I hoop to leaf the game in one piece bud found out that the wheels where the cockpit is rolling on are not in a great condition and needed to bee replaced



So now I need to build a lifting system to pull the cockpit from the base.

First goal is getting the motor parts and rolling parts clean, put it back together and then start the electronic part’s

If somebody can help me whit something let me know looking for:
Afterburner dlx manual and electronics schedule (if someone can sent /point me to a scan also would be great)
Afterburner main board set
Al the other after burner dlx board’s love to have some as spare part

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 11:00:53 PM »
If you bring this working to Eurocade 2013 I'm buying you an extra beer.....or two ! ;);)  :spaceace:

Manuals and docs:

http://arcarc.xmission.com/PDF_Arcade_Manuals_and_Schematics/


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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 07:22:34 AM »
Fantastic! a HUGE job lays ahead of you for sure!
I had the opportunity to by one when i started to collect, but i didnt have the space at that time  :-[ (It was working and dirt cheap!)

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 08:28:04 AM »
Thats a hardcore resto in front of you, but when you're playing it later and its moving, it will be worth all the trouble !



Goodluck bart !

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 08:38:02 AM »
woaaah bart, this looks like an incredible amount of work, BUT the end result will be totally worth all those efforts. good luck, i'll follow this closely!!!
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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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 08:54:12 AM »
Yeah, this will be a real hardcore restoration, but the end result will worth every minute you put in this. ;)

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 09:33:50 AM »
 :ghost:  real nasty hardcore is more appropriate...    very few information about saving AB DLX so far...  there are so many possible problems .  and when someone has the luck to have it functional  he doesnt try to touch it anymore...

"Triacs" have bad reputation in years  (your picture with rusty chips). you'll certainly have this problem.  there are too problems with the "dead end course" of switchs tests for rotation... (that was my problem  :?)

my AB DLX  is dead at this moment... i dont know what occured, something blew out in the psu part?... never found answer anywhere about this..     there are too specific pieces behind the fuses.  and they cost an arm to find/replace !!    seems only in japan available     some "on/off" protection surge when the rotation runs bad.    you cannot dismantle it easily  it breaks in parts  :evil:::).        KLOV forum seems your only hope. there are some threads (mainly about Triacs problems..)




« Last Edit: September 09, 2012, 09:36:43 AM by caincan »

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 09:34:13 AM »
AB DX is awesome! Highly interesting topic to follow!  :)

No more G-Loc parts available by any chance?

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2012, 09:37:51 AM »
 :) that reminded me about these G-loc problems...  in years too,  it seems that no one found the answer about these faulty mechanisms...

good technicians said these Sega are evil to repair/maintain

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 09:29:45 PM »
And it’s update time

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If you bring this working to Eurocade 2013 I'm buying you an extra beer.....or two !

Manuals and docs
If you guys help with loading (350 kg)than I will bring it(if running)
Thanks for the link very  useful information in the manual

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"Triacs" have bad reputation in years  (your picture with rusty chips). you'll certainly have this problem.  there are too problems with the "dead end course" of switches tests for rotation... (that was my problem)
No problem whit the triacs (there just complete missing) can you help me witch type are the 4 smal triacs?


But to make the project a bit easier for me, first focus on the easy painting en meganical restoration

First done is cleaning one of the gear boxes


Before:


After:


Looks much better, condition of the bearings is oke so thy don’t have to be replaced

Next thing I notes when cleaning that the image in front of the cap is real easy to wipe of , so I decided to put a coat of clear coat on it.
A bit more shiny than original but it protects the image that is more in portend to me


Next step the top of the game needs to be separated from the bottom

Found a nice spot for it only the projector needs to go:





Next the afterburner is flying again ;D :



Didn’t go al according to plan
One of the bolds the head broke of because it was stuck in the nut and the nuts are welded stuck to the frame.
Need to use some violence to get it out :-\


Need to grind the old nut of the frame and weld a new one on it easy fix

Also the monitor has some problems I think :?


Next steps will be cleaning and fixing the bottom part of the game find some wheels,  and fix the wheels where the complete machine rolls on


First steps of paint work:



@ bruno  g-loc part’s




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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 09:36:07 PM »
nice job on the gear box! what did you use to get it that clean? the red stuff in the plastic cup - or is that simply tea? :P
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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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 09:41:47 PM »
Diesel fuel (the red stuff)
Great stuff to clean greased stuff always use it to clean my bike chains but also works on gearboxes ;D

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 10:59:52 PM »
Just for information, it is well known that the castor wheels Sega used for these DLX beasts were badly underrated for the weight.  When replacing, do not replace like for like, go for a much higher rated and stronger castor.

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2012, 11:05:16 PM »
Too bad about the neck of the tube ! What monitor is in there ? What resolution ?

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Re: After burner dlx (pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2012, 09:26:04 AM »
Afterburner deluxe in action in T2, check this video at 1.01 and at 1.26 min. ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X74PvB0aBNY
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