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Etienne MacGyver
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« on: September 24, 2009, 04:59:19 PM »


As many of you know , i won the auction from this post.
I said i was out at 50€, but i couldn't resist to gamble once again, and then i won it  Tongue

Okay , a nice Sunny Tuesday in september i agreed with the seller to pick it up.
First some preparations before i leave for my journey...




Width and height shouldn't be any problem  Cool



As many of the “roadtrippers” here, i also need to take the Official “statistics picture”  Grin



TomTom ready..  (sorry for the blurry picture, my other cam is good in macro, but this one apparently not  oppps)



And because of that is here a detail picture, and the details:
Distance one way: 302 Km’s
estimated time: 3 hours



“Don’t worry Pauline & Table, i’m comming!!”  lol lol



Okay, many people here like also non arcade related pictures, so i will throw a couple in here and there…
This is the “Traffic Learning Camp” close to my place..



Some abstract road deviders at the city of “Eindhoven”..
They look like preforated pipes..  



As many people know, there are parts in germany where the highways dont have speedlimit
I hope i will not return to the netherlands like the car in front of me…  Shocked



Last stop for the german border..
To keep the spirit going im going to put in some oneliners and you may guess from where it comes
(its almost like the "Great SuperUlly Quiz")  Wink
Time to “fill her up at number seven”
 


Ahh , the german border, time to switch the Music to some “German Rock”  Twisted



RAMMSTEIN RULEZ!!!  Twisted Twisted Twisted



Passing the River rhine..



I like the bridge…



Then suddenly, my radio changes to “multimedia” and i listen “Magical Sound shower” ..
Hey, that’s not from Donkey Kong !!  Cheesy



My right foot reacts to the music i guess  Grin Grin Grin
SPEEEEEEEEDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!



After some “low flying” there’s a few kilometers of roadconstruction….  Sad



What’s that ??  I must be comming close according to the building above…



Yes, here is my exit “Gütersloh”…



Or “Ausfahrt” as the germans call it



I really must be close now….
I see Donkey Kong everywhere !  Grin



Yep, only 2,1 Km’s more and i am at the sellers location..



At the sellers Garage,
There it is !  Tongue
Hmm… those securitybars absolutely  need to go !



Loading complete, fits exactly!



Some art in front of this building..



Leaving “Gütersloh” again, up to the highway and back to the Netherlands..



Did i already mention that i love the german Autobahn ??  Cool



Let me check if after these speeds the lute is still in place…



Aaagggghhhhhh, not you again Donkey kong !!  Twisted



Time to finish the german part, so i finnished my “german drink”  Cool



Entering the Netherlands, immediately Roadconstructions..  Evil
I miss the german Autobahn already!



Whats that….   Do i see traffic jam Huh?



Yes, i spotted it correctly, major traffic jam….
This sets me back 45 minutes……  Sad



At this time of the year the Netherlands grow a lot of Corn…



And here  i spotted a very old “Opel Kadett”..



Breda !, thats my exit !
Hmmmm  finaly home
Thanks god a buddy of me called me during the way , and he had some time to unload the beast!



The unloading can begin at my mother’s house..
Big thanks Rodge!
I owe you one (or two)  Wink oppps



Machine in place and Rodge starts to inspect immediately…
(part two for the oneliners quiz..)

“Step aside Butch…”



Looks like this machine made almost 26000 DM !  Shocked



After some quick inspections …  the hinch is broken an need some repairs.. (or replacement)



The top has a lot of chips…
Maybe it will need some T-Molding…



The control Panel….



Power supply area



The board set, i can see it says “Nintendo 1981” , so i think the board is original…
Will remove and clean it later, it has issues….



The monitor is working, when i fire it up , i listen a sound followed by this image…
A noise is comming from the speaker , and when i flip the coinswitch the counter goes one number up.. no sound of the coin insert..



We decided to switch it off and on again..
Since the monitor was already “warmed up” we could see some sort of ramtest followed by the previous image..
Ok enough for now, i will look later to find time to start working on it
Anyone some idea what could be the cause of this  Huh?



Anyway , the Official statistic picture…

It tells us:
Date: 22-09-2009
7 hours 45 minutes spend
624 Km’s on the road
Average outside temperature 19,5 degrees Celcius
One tank of gas (wich my company pays..)

This Roadtrip is officially over!
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 05:31:51 PM »

Woooowwww !!!!

Your first roadtrip and described very well  Kiss Kiss

Thanks Etienne!!!

After Bruno and Ully another great roadtriper  Space Ace Space Ace
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 05:44:53 PM »

first of all: welcome to the roadtrippers, etienne, and thx a lot for sharing your trip with so many pics!



eh, stupid question: which parts of this picture are real and which are fake?


Whats that….   Do i see traffic jam Huh?

i L-O-V-E  Kiss that pic and the expression on your face!

One tank of gas (wich my companie pays..)

man, if there were the case for me i'd be on the road more often  Wink

regarding your cab: looks like a lot of work ahead of you, but you will do just fine! how long is this going to stay at your mother's place and how did she react to her new piece of furniture?  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 07:38:14 PM »

Hey...Hey ... Hey... and here we are... Your first road trip my friend  Wink
You're since a long time a member of the 'club' my friend  Kiss, but now you're also a part of the big 'Road Triper' family  Wink
You've got the virus, and I'm sure it won't be the last one  Roll Eyes Tongue
Thanks for your first 'Road Trip' story Etienne  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 08:01:59 PM »

Thanks guys!

@ully, i need to be honest about the fake question..  i really don't know, i found this pic in the internet, i did not do the photoshopping myself... oppps
My mother asked me if i was feeling ok to bring this old thing in her house...
it will stay there on her attic, since i moved out of my parents house, this room is almost empty (that was my old bedroom) and i will have two advantages:
1. space enough for the work
2. a happy wife  Grin

it will be alot of work, but thats the fun part of it too right ?

@Bruno, thanks for the headline! , and thanks for adopting me in the "roadtripper" family  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 08:04:31 PM »

My mother asked me if i was feeling ok to bring this old thing in her house...

don't worry, ever since i started this hobby my mum hasn't stopped shaking her head  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 08:33:45 PM »

My mother asked me if i was feeling ok to bring this old thing in her house...

don't worry, ever since i started this hobby my mum hasn't stopped shaking her head  Wink

Same for me... but there's nothing she can do, except helping me  Roll Eyes

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...unloading the Galaxian Theater...  Roll Eyes  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 08:38:37 PM »

My mother asked me if i was feeling ok to bring this old thing in her house...

don't worry, ever since i started this hobby my mum hasn't stopped shaking her head  Wink

and my guess is that its not the "yes" mimic....    Grin Grin Grin

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Same for me... but there's nothing she can do, except helping me  Roll Eyes
...unloading the Galaxian Theater... Roll Eyes Grin

and i need to say that i like this photoshopped version a little better  Cool
It really gives a true view whats going on in our mothers heads...

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 08:48:26 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 11:15:02 PM »

Many Happy Congratulations on your first road trip!!!


May you have many more, and Good Luck on your restoration of your wonderful DK Table!   Cheesy  pacman  Ghost  Space Ace
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2009, 11:31:10 AM »

Nice trip, congrats!
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2009, 08:14:28 PM »

thanx guys!

btw, nobody for the  "Great SuperUlly Quiz" ??   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2009, 08:19:02 PM »

(part two for the oneliners quiz..)

“Step aside Butch…”

that's from the "quarter pounder with cheese" movie  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2009, 10:08:16 PM »

Congrats !!!!

The power supply is certainly different from the original Nintendo but the board-set definitely is original.

If you ever plan on removing the white ball top......my Galaxian is in desperate need for replacing Wink

For the trouble shooting: start with the basics. Measure the supply voltages on the PCB set.
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2009, 10:15:53 AM »

(part two for the oneliners quiz..)

“Step aside Butch…”

that's from the "quarter pounder with cheese" movie  Wink

Ully wins in the "Great SuperUlly Quiz"  Grin Grin

Congrats !!!!

The power supply is certainly different from the original Nintendo but the board-set definitely is original.

If you ever plan on removing the white ball top......my Galaxian is in desperate need for replacing Wink

For the trouble shooting: start with the basics. Measure the supply voltages on the PCB set.

If you have a black or "DK brown" ball for me , the white is yours, one side has a "DK Brown" ball, and i like that more, so i was already planning to change the white ball, for "DK Brown" or both Black

The PCB measurements i will do when i start on the project, first i will totally dissasemble it in order to clean / paint / restaurate it
also i wil try to reseat all the connectors after the cleaning of the board (and also reseat all the IC's) to see if that makes any difference

nice to see its a original board, and since there is some image on the screen, its definetly fixable    Tongue
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