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The Search for Candy

Postby NoAffinity » February 17th, 2017, 2:14 am

So, I've recently intensified my effort to add a candy cab to my collection. I want to first thank the community here, without whom I very well might have come home with a cab that was a little high on price with some issues. I could read in my mind how the responses would play out if I were to post pictures of the cab, with the excessive burn on the monitor, and with other potential issues.

At any rate, I wanted to share the experience, and start a documentary of my effort, which I am ever so much hoping will be short-lived one. :ryu:

Made the tip about 2 hours north after talking to a guy with multiple candy cab postings on ebay. The prices are a bit high, but I figured it was worth seeing what he had. I had no idea what I was getting into. At the end of the day, I came home empty. My intent is to get a JAMMA cab. He had mostly JVS cabs. Of the 3 blast city's he had, all in decent physical condition, one of them had significant monitor burn. And, of course, that's the only one that had a working monitor. My desire is to get, at a minimum, a mostly working cab. The monitor has to be good. I've got to many projects going on at the moment, I don't want to take on the can of worms that monitor seems to always be in candy cabs. I couldn't get past the burn-in and other general mediocrity of the one working monitor, and so, the search continues.

I was kicking myself on the drive home for not making an effort to rescue and strike a deal on that lonely blue CPS-2 board out in the middle of no man's land (last picture).

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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby NoAffinity » February 17th, 2017, 2:18 am

These pictures truly are just the tip of the iceberg. This warehouse was packed. There was an egret II next to the astro city's, but he was wanting way more than my budget for it. He was also offering a Lindbergh, but again, outside of my budget, and not JAMMA (making it more outside of my budget.

I'm sure there are some rare gems back in the darkest depths that I didn't even get a glimpse of.
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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby Flinnster » February 17th, 2017, 11:38 am

Wow. I feel your pain though. Good luck on your searches! :)
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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby markedkiller78 » February 17th, 2017, 11:53 am

You can make an NNC play jamma games. The tosh tri-sync is a great monitor too. Probably a bit late now, but I wouldn't rule them out.

What I would say though, buy the best cab you can. Replacement parts are starting to get very expensive. It's well worth paying top dollar at the start with no additional outlays.

Out of interest, how much was the E2?
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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby NoAffinity » February 17th, 2017, 1:21 pm

markedkiller78 wrote:You can make an NNC play jamma games. The tosh tri-sync is a great monitor too. Probably a bit late now, but I wouldn't rule them out.

What I would say though, buy the best cab you can. Replacement parts are starting to get very expensive. It's well worth paying top dollar at the start with no additional outlays.

Out of interest, how much was the E2?

Thanks for the advice, markedmiller. That is my mindset too. I was thinking about it more last night, getting that itch "I'll run back up there, make an offer on all 3 blast city's, get him to throw in some spare parts...". But then I re-convinced myself, I don't have the space or the desire to take on that level of a project and I have too many projects and small things on my various cabs needing attention. 6 months down the road, a year down the road, maybe I'll be ready to take on a greater "whole-cab (or -cabs)" project. But yeah, for now I want something that is going to be plug n play. I learned that lesson from my Donkey Kong - over 6 months and lots of energy once I determined to replace the monitor in it...I'm in no hurry to repeat that.

He was asking $1100 for the Lindbergh and $2k for the E2. I didn't see either one working. The E2 looked pretty clean from the outside. I didn't even get a look at the Lindbergh.
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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby rufus » February 17th, 2017, 2:10 pm

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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby NoAffinity » February 17th, 2017, 3:26 pm

rufus wrote:Image

lol

There are literally (20) of them there. I was thinking NC or NNC will be next, but I only have enough budget for one cab at the moment and the only JVS hardware I have now is a NOAMI w/ a CVS1 cart, which I don't have a lot of interest in playing. Again, I'd rather hold out for a good JAMMA investment first and not deal with having to source a JVS-to-JAMMA converter, and all that fuss.

Maybe I'm being a bit of a primadonna with my approach, but I want what I want. :fastlove: I appreciate where you're coming from, though. :thumbupright:
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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby nem » February 17th, 2017, 3:47 pm

Was this KC?
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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby rufus » February 17th, 2017, 4:13 pm

An markedkiller78 point out, NNC have a tri-sync monitor so adding a jamma wiring is pretty simple.
Honestly, if you have a basic soldering skills you can make an adapter by yourself, no need for any external hardware/converter.
On the plus side, a NNC is a more recent cabinet which mean you get a "younger" monitor/chassis.
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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby NoAffinity » February 17th, 2017, 5:10 pm

nem wrote:Was this KC?

Yes, KC.

^Any instructions out there on how to make the adapter?
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Re: The Search for Candy

Postby rufus » February 17th, 2017, 5:56 pm

The harness is something similar to this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Capcom-Sega-Japan-original-arcade-cabinet-brand-new-JVS-JAMMA-Naomi-harness-/232158021378

But maybe you will need to change some connectors, i'm not sure since I have a NUC.
But there is no need to convert the buttons/joystick from parallel to serial (JVS USB connector) then back from serial to parallel with an adapter.

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