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« on: November 05, 2005, 04:24:20 PM »


Yeah, here we go again Cheesy

I've found one of my favorite game 'XEVIOUS'  Tongue

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

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



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  confused



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


Fuel's so expensive in europe Sad


OK we are now in France...  Cool



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



... we are close now  Tongue



After 1h20 of driving, we are at location  Smiley

Quick look inside the seller's hangar ...

... Pole Position under the dust  confused



... and there it is : XEVIOUS  Tongue



The worst moment ... give  to seller  confused  oppps  confused  oppps



... the loading ...



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

15 minutes later... what ?

We stop  roll eyes



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



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



... on the road again...



... in few seconds, the game will enter in Belgium  Tongue  Cool



OK, arriving at my home  Twisted



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



At a temporary location...



OK, now have a look inside the beast  Twisted



... dust ... dust ... dust  confused  confused  confused

OK, yes, let's check the identity card  lol  Cool



Let's plug the thing...  confused:



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 eyes



 confused 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  Cheesy

... further ...



WoW  shock  Tongue  I'm a rich man now  roll eyes



Well, the inside looks better now...



... without the 22 years old dust  confused

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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  confused

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 eyes

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   Tongue



... the moment ...  roll eyes water & electronical components Huh?  roll eyes




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  Smiley



 Smiley  The pcb looks better now  Cool



Plug the chip...




...  confused  The problem is still the same... well  confused  

... 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  confused ...

SO, I'll try another way  Cool

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 Smiley



...but I got a problem on the monitor  confused

I can't have a full size picture  confused  



It's an ElectroHome 19" G07 CB0 monitor.

The width coil doest effect the size anymore  confused

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  confused  confused  confused



Ok, I've to fully restore it  arrow

...removing all the parts...



Even the joystick is to replace  Sad



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 eyes
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2006, 10:51:10 PM »

Well, I can't quickly fix the original Eletrohome monitor  confused
 arrow I'm still not able to extend the picture to "full screen"  Evil

Hopefully I have two Hantarex spare monitors  Tongue

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



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  Cheesy

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 eyes  confused:



OK... the Hantarex is on location... same size  Cool  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  Tongue

Argh,  I can't wait to play these games  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue



...Stay tuned  
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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 confused  :



...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  oppps  mmhhh a lot of dust  oppps  I'll change them later :





... after all that work... time for some good time  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue



... Xevious Arrangement is WONDERFULL  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue  I played it like a crazy  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue  roll eyes  



Stay Tuned  roll eyes  
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2006, 12:17:51 AM »

...final run  Tongue

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




 ...I change that old 110V material by a brand new 220V neon  Cheesy  Europe RUlez  roll eyes  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue



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



... closer ...



..and...



XEVIOUS is ALIVE !!!



Let's Play  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2006, 02:34:07 PM »

Yeps...a short update  roll eyes  It's alive but the coins door is full of rust  oppps  :





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



Let's fix that  

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  
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2007, 10:19:46 PM »

Opsss... why I didn't finish this post  roll eyes

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

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

Now, the cab has to be cleaned ...



... opps... I cannot remove this with soap  oppps



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:  Tongue



...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  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue

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