Pinball Machines
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January 15th, 2017

I managed to figure out how to properly wire the MCR board to a K4906 to stop the rolling. It wasn't so much a monitor issue as an oversight on the wiring requirements.

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January 14th, 2017

Continuing the path to stop the vertical scrolling issues, I bought a capacitor kit from Ian Kellogg. They're pre-assembled and labeled well enough for anyone to do. It fixed some of the issues with the monitor, but not all.

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January 13th, 2017

The search for music in this one. Connector issues, loss of channels. That's what working on a 35-year old game is! And that's why it's fun. In the end, we managed to make some headway and get the sound working.

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January 8th, 2017

Spent this weekend working on the cabinet harness and figuring out if I had everything to test the boards, actually turning them on. And it ended up that I did...after buying an Arcadeshop MCR Power Adapter for the switching power supply. Video shows how it all went together and the initial power up.

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January 2nd, 2017

There are games that every collector herald as the 'greatest games of all time'. And in my arcade, Budweiser Tapper is one of those. I've been searching high and low for all the pieces to build my own since outright purchase of a Tapper has become not only elusive, but very expensive. In this video, I managed to acquire the cabinet, one of the hardest pieces to find.

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Rampage is one of those games that was in nearly every arcade in the 80's. It's one of those staples that everyone should own. And I managed to find a relatively cheap one! That's because it's in a Xenophobe cabinet. Yes, Xenophobe. The cabinet is odd, but the internals are nearly identical to what a Rampage cabinet would have in it which is why the conversion occurred in the first place.

The plan is to finish the Xenophobe and find a real Rampage cabinet to complete both games.

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December 7th, 2015

Replaced the Z15 7432 IC which was not acting as it should. We look at why and investigate what's next.

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November 26th, 2015

We tackle the replacement of the Nuke hole on the left side of the playfield. It began as an intermittent nonfunctioning switch. Then, after a while, it progressed fully into the non-working category, practically making the game unplayable. An hour's worth of work and all is well again! We even play a game afterwards. Fun stuff!

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