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« on: November 05, 2005, 04:24:20 PM »
Yeah, here we go again :D

I've found one of my favorite game 'XEVIOUS'  :P

This time, the roadtrip won't be far  :roll:  The game is located in France, at only 100km from my place  8)

Ok, let's prepare the map... in case  :roll:  :wink:



After the Turbo Out Run road trip, here's once again Freddy ... is  ready to help me for this quest  :lol:



Ok, let's go...

We drive 5 minutes and ... out of fuel  :shock:  :?



Hopefully, he has a short fuel reserve  :idea:  :idea:  :idea: enough to reach the net gas station in ... Luxembourg  8)  :lol:


Fuel's so expensive in europe :(


OK we are now in France...  8)



Hey...we are approching  :roll:  Look that Solvalou who is showing the way  :shock:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



... we are close now  :P



After 1h20 of driving, we are at location  :)

Quick look inside the seller's hangar ...

... Pole Position under the dust  :?



... and there it is : XEVIOUS  :P



The worst moment ... give €€€€€€€  to seller  :?  :oops:  :?  :oops:



... the loading ...



... and it's time to go back...

15 minutes later... what ?

We stop  :roll:



... it's time to eat, we get the first restaurant  8)



Let's eat quick  :oops:  A dedicated Xevious is alone, outside...



... on the road again...



... in few seconds, the game will enter in Belgium  :P  8)



OK, arriving at my home  :twisted:



The gaming room is not finished yet, let's found empty space insise the house  :roll:  :?



At a temporary location...



OK, now have a look inside the beast  :twisted:



... dust ... dust ... dust  :?  :?  :?

OK, yes, let's check the identity card  :lol:  8)



Let's plug the thing...  :?:



RAM 8 ERROR
message in the boot check ram procedure  :evil:

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005, 09:06:08 PM »
Ok, now that the cab is in location... it's time to restore it & make it work... ASAP  :twisted:  :roll:



 :? after so many years, a lot of dust  :cry:



Let's start to clean inside the cab' :



I'm starting to remove the alimentation , and ...



 :arrow:  a coin of one french franc  :D

... further ...



WoW  :shock:  :P  I'm a rich man now  :roll:



Well, the inside looks better now...



... without the 22 years old dust  :?


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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005, 07:56:40 PM »
... let's continue the cleaning process :



I replace the old srews, full of rust, by new ones  :idea:



Now, the serious stuff  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:   :arrow:

The CPU pcb :



The VIDEO pcb :



I decide to clean the contacts between chip & socket :



Here's what I'm using to clean the parts :



- air bomb
- contact spray
- special fine cleaner

Look at these chips :



DiRt  :evil:  :?

So after cleaning few things on the pcb , I plug on the game and ...

RAM  7 ... time to time :x

or

RAM 8 ... most ot time  :x

Let's start to solve these problem  :roll:

OK, according the documentation :



the RAM 8 is the 2S on the video pcb :



OK these chip seems to be the fault one, according the doc below  :cry:

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005, 09:35:00 PM »
I'll try to wash the PCB, it maybe will solve the problem ?!

OK, here we go, I unplug all the chip :



... hot water, soap and brush : the tools of the day  :shock:   :P



... the moment ...  :roll: water & electronical components ???  :roll:




Check this operation in a short video, if you don't believe it  :arrow:  :arrow:  :arrow:   http://www.dragonslairfans.com/xevious/xeviouswater.avi



... removing the rest of soap...



and finally, let's dry the pcb  :)



 :)  The pcb looks better now  8)



Plug the chip...




...  :?  The problem is still the same... well  :?  

... still investigating ...

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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2005, 07:40:35 AM »
Well, still don't know where the problem is exaclty located  :? ...

SO, I'll try another way  8)

I got a NAMCO Classic Collection vol 1 original pcb  :lol:

it includes :

- Xevious 'original'
- Super Xevious 'original'
- Xevious 'Arrangement'
- Mappy 'original'
- Mappy 'Arrangement'
- Galaga 'original'
- Galaga 'Arrangement'


It's the Japanes import version :



It's a jamma, so it will be easy to wire...



I Got also a new arcade power supply, and of course a jamma harness.

Let's quickly plug the thing, just to check...



Ok, the pcb is ok :)



...but I got a problem on the monitor  :?

I can't have a full size picture  :?  



It's an ElectroHome 19" G07 CB0 monitor.

The width coil doest effect the size anymore  :?

Well, I'll order a capkit first...

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2006, 10:21:03 PM »
Time to restore the panel...

Here's how it looks like :



...closer...



...mmmhhhh... ugly  :?  :?  :?



Ok, I've to fully restore it  :arrow:

...removing all the parts...



Even the joystick is to replace  :(



To do :

- removing the original overlay
- buying a repro overlay
- buying a brand new stick ...

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2006, 11:24:45 PM »
As you can see on tbe latest update, I need a new control panel overlay.

SO I'm removing the oginal 'damaged' overlay :



It is necessary to fully sand the panel, and also the piece of metal who joins the panel/bezel...

... after more than 3 weeks, I finally get the CPO repro :



Stay tuned  :roll:

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2006, 10:51:10 PM »
Well, I can't quickly fix the original Eletrohome monitor  :?
 :arrow: I'm still not able to extend the picture to "full screen"  :evil:

Hopefully I have two Hantarex spare monitors  :P

In fact I'm not sure if these two spare monitors work... so let's try one, outside the cab of course 8)



The Hantarex monitor needs 130w... like the original ElectroHome, so it'll be easy and quick to test it   :idea:



Let's plug everything :



Yeah Baby Yeah, it's working fine  :D

OK, well, now I'm sure this Hantarex works, so let's remove the Electrome from the cab...  :arrow:



Here's the empy space, left by the Electrohome... let's see if I can fit the Hantarex in that hole  :roll:  :?:



OK... the Hantarex is on location... same size  8)  The Force is with me today  :lol:



Ok, I plug the monitor and... of course, bad colors...  :arrow:  Don't panic... it's usual after moving it, and changing the monitor orientation : horizontal to vertical...  :idea:  :idea:  :idea:  So, I de-magnetize it, and...



...looks beautifull  :P

Argh,  I can't wait to play these games  :P  :P  :P



...Stay tuned  :wink:

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2006, 09:44:04 PM »
OK, I don't want to use modern switches for the stick and the buttons, so I'll clean as best as possible original hardware.

It's very dirty :?  :



...very very dirty  :evil:  :





... it's the best I can do :



Ok, let's put them on the panel :





...closer...



...well, I put back original screws  :oops:  mmhhh a lot of dust  :oops:  I'll change them later :





... after all that work... time for some good time  :P  :P  :P



... Xevious Arrangement is WONDERFULL  :P  :P  :P  I played it like a crazy  :P  :P  :P  :roll:  :wink:



Stay Tuned  :roll:  :wink:

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2006, 12:17:51 AM »
...final run  :P

The neon marquee isn't working all the time  :x  :




 ...I change that old 110V material by a brand new 220V neon  :D  Europe RUlez  :roll:  :P  :P  :P



I also remove old control panel  screws, full of rust, by 4 brand new ones  :idea:



... closer ...



..and...



XEVIOUS is ALIVE !!!



Let's Play  :P  :P  :P

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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2006, 01:34:07 PM »
Yeps...a short update  :roll:  It's alive but the coins door is full of rust  :oops:  :





...what a shame... everythink is fine on the Xev' cab' expect the coins door...



Let's fix that  :wink:

I sand the pieces  :arrow:



The tools of the day :



Let's go with 2 layers of PRIMER :



...the other sides :



Now, the main black color :



... the other sides :



The day after, it's all dry  :arrow:



...closer...



Stay Tuned  :wink:

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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2007, 09:19:46 PM »
Opsss... why I didn't finish this post  :roll:

Of course, it's finished since a while from now  :P

My priority was to have a game up & running... DONE  8)

Now, the cab has to be cleaned ...



... opps... I cannot remove this with soap  :oops:



Hopefully, it's possible to remove such dust with Acetone... this one remove all the paint and other dust...on white vinyl, there's no problem at all  :idea:  :P



...closer...



Some skrews are full of rust :



After removing rust, I sand the skrews and I paint them in mate black ... the result on location now :



...closer...



The final result :



PLaying time  :P  :P  :P