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by arttu
April 14th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Testing +5v
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Testing +5v

In my experience it's okay if you have the cab on at 5V, then change pcb, turn the cab on and notice that there's a bit of overvoltage - just adjust it down and you'll be fine. For the past couple of weeks I've gone through my collection (around 250 PCBs) and did I turn the pot down for safety every...
by arttu
April 14th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Testing +5v
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Testing +5v

This does not answer your question (which is that it's completely fine to measure the voltage from there), but I really recommend you spending couple of dollars to buy a device like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-DC-30V-2-Wire-LED-Digital-Tube-Display-Panel-Volt-Meter-Voltage-Voltmeter/254423...
by arttu
April 10th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: The Stanley Parable - and the rest of my YT stuff - 7/14
Replies: 57
Views: 7037

Re: How to fix and maintain the Konami / 3DO M2 - and the rest of my YT stuff - 4/10

Thanks for the info! I didn't actually remember that M2 has a battery in it.

Just yesterday when going through my games my Polystars did not boot up. The problem was fixed simply by replacing the IDE cable.

I'm sure your video will come handy some day in the future.

Thanks again!
by arttu
April 8th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Discharge a crt
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Discharge a crt

What I meant (sorry if this is too simple but I want to be as clear as possible) - was: 1. when you put the screwdriver (other side mounted to the chassis with a FAT wire, a normal thin wire will not do - use a thin enough wire and it'll start burning) under the anode cap "sucker" before removing th...
by arttu
April 8th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Discharge a crt
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Discharge a crt

Disconnect DC, put one hand in your back pocket and don't take it out, and then do the screwdriver trick with the other hand by touching the anode under the cap. Do that couple of times, waiting 30 secs or so between discharges. Most monitors have auto discharge but it can fail, so I always assume t...
by arttu
March 29th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Battle Garegga caps
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Battle Garegga caps

Not really a Q&A but maybe this makes someone to "say hello" to their Garegga pcb: I'm in the process of going through all my PCBs and checking if any need fixes, battery replacements, suicides need reviving etc.I was surprised to find the 1000uF electrolytics in Battle Garegga in this condition: ht...
by arttu
July 7th, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Blurriness Sega Blast City
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Blurriness Sega Blast City

Just saw that the "PLAY" font are redish and blurry compared to the "FREE" Your color convergence is off. To tell the truth, convergence is something I'd not try to adjust if you're not experienced. I don't know what kind of monitor you have but traditionally the tube convergence is adjusted by rot...
by arttu
November 7th, 2016, 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Change Air Blade Battery leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Change Air Blade Battery leaking

Meanwhile you might find this interesting: http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthrea ... -batteries
by arttu
November 7th, 2016, 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Change Air Blade Battery leaking
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Change Air Blade Battery leaking

I'm dig out my Change Air Blade from storage tomorrow and check it out - I remember it having an empty battery holder. As far as I know the game does NOT have a suicide battery - the battery is only used for high scores etc.
by arttu
October 16th, 2016, 6:47 pm
Forum: Home Games
Topic: Anyone stroking themselves over the PS4 launch announcement?
Replies: 833
Views: 96112

Re: Anyone stroking themselves over the PS4 launch announcement?

geotrig wrote:well anyone get the psvr
It's great. Especially the games that support two motion controllers. Only downside is the crappy resolution but you don't notice when you are playing a game.

Honestly I have no longer any interest in playing any console games without VR.
by arttu
October 8th, 2016, 7:25 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Need help: Weird CPS1 Magic Sword issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Need help: Weird CPS1 Magic Sword issue

Ok this is not going to help you at all, but I'm just wondering how these c-boards can be so brittle. I have loads of cps1 games and they seem to be pretty much indestructable, but both of my two magic sword pcbs have broken c-boards (gameplay is ok but colors are wrong). Really annoying, considerin...
by arttu
September 29th, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

Re: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?

Streets of Rage 2 & Mega Play pcb at eBay ..... for $2000 :eh:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEGA-MEGA-PLAY- ... 2151960861

I am very interested but not "2000 USD" interested. Hell, I haven't even played any Streets of Rage games before :)
by arttu
September 24th, 2016, 10:39 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Boot or Original : Post original/bootleg PCB photos here.
Replies: 570
Views: 143295

Re: Boot or Original : Post original/bootleg PCB photos here.

Fire Barrell ar ebay - I've been trying to buy this game for almost 20 years (I'd prefer the "Air Assault"-version) but haven't seen it for sale anywhere. http://m.ebay.com/itm/172351222548 All eproms have blank non-official-looking stickers, no irem seal sticker etc .... there's no way this is not ...
by arttu
September 4th, 2016, 9:47 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

Re: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?

Out of interest, do you know where that Gunstar Heroes was acquired from? I bought mine from ebay some 10+ years ago. Absolutely no recollection who the seller was. Looks like eBay's purchase history only goes to 2014 and I have deleted all the purchase-related emails so I'm sorry I can't help you ...
by arttu
September 4th, 2016, 9:03 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

Re: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?

System16.com is now fixed not to list SoR1 for Mega Play....and I have one less game to find in order to complete my collection! :)
by arttu
September 4th, 2016, 8:35 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

Re: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?

I don't know what Gunstar Heroes looks like on a megadrive, but I guess these are the main differences between console and arcade versions ("pre-game" instruction screen + credit/insert coin texts). It's been a VERY long time since I've played this but the number zero in the top is lives and in arca...
by arttu
September 4th, 2016, 8:18 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

Re: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?

I thought Gunstar Heroes was a legend too but I saw one on the market zone of a uk forum. @Arttu: any pics of your Gunstar Heroes ? Well, the cart itself could be a bootleg as it looks like any other Mega Play cart, but Gunstar Heroes is the only Mega Play cartridge that I own that has instructions...
by arttu
September 4th, 2016, 8:14 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

Re: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?

Those Streets of Rage images on that flyer are of the 2nd game. :penser: Hehe, okay that explains quite a lot :) I have never owned a megadrive/genesis myself and have never played Streets of Rage (1 or 2) so I didn't notice that but it did cross my mind that the SoR1/pics on the flyers could be a ...
by arttu
September 4th, 2016, 5:26 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

Re: Streets of Rage 1 on Mega Play, does it exist?

http://wiki.arcadeotaku.com/w/Sega_Mega-Play Thanks for the link, that's another "proof" that Streets of Rage 1 does not exist on Mega Play, but then again that page does not include, for example, Gunstar Heroes... ...and of course this doesn't mean that the game actually exists, but ... http://i.i...