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by Sumez
May 26th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Arcade Games & Artwork
Topic: [SOLD] FS - Rastan PCB
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: FS - Tetris: TGM "The Grand Master"

Damn that was a fine price
by Sumez
October 30th, 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Weird video issue on JAMMA PCB (update: suicided game?)
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Weird video issue on JAMMA PCB (update: suicided game?)

Alright, connecting video ground to ground didn't change anything at all.
by Sumez
October 29th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Weird video issue on JAMMA PCB (update: suicided game?)
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Weird video issue on JAMMA PCB (update: suicided game?)

Already using a jamma passthrough for a bunch of these purposes (such as measuring voltage, capture breakout and a negatron for -5V)

If just connecting video ground to common fixes the problem, that's cool. But couldn't the issue be caused by the cab sharing those two in the first place?
by Sumez
October 29th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Weird video issue on JAMMA PCB (update: suicided game?)
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Weird video issue on JAMMA PCB (update: suicided game?)

yosai wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Is video ground connected?
Good suggestion that I somehow didn't think of. I recall my TGM2 board requires video ground, but it might be connected to the common ground rather than video ground. I'll measure and check back later today.

Where is video ground supposed to go on a NAC chassis?
by Sumez
October 29th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Weird video issue on JAMMA PCB (update: suicided game?)
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Weird video (hsync?) issue on JAMMA PCB

Wow, for some reason my Google skills missed this post from another forum: http://www.ukvac.com/forum/alligator-hunt-sync-issue_topic365319.html It seems that it's a suicide battery issue, and can be fixed by switching out two ROMs on the board. The thread is inconclusive about wether this was actua...
by Sumez
October 29th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Weird video issue on JAMMA PCB (update: suicided game?)
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Weird video issue on JAMMA PCB (update: suicided game?)

I recently bought this game on eBay - I still have the time to file for a refund, but if possible I'd prefer to just solve the issue. So I'm hoping someone here has seen something similar and have a suggestion. The game in question is the relatively obscure Alligator Hunt, and the issue is best demo...
by Sumez
July 3rd, 2017, 10:08 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: PlayChoice-10 to JAMMA
Replies: 1
Views: 388

PlayChoice-10 to JAMMA

I'm trying to run my dual-monitor PC10 PCB in my NAC cab, and I'm kinda stuck. I've just confirmed that the board actually works, with the game booting up immediately in an original Nintendo cabinet, but when I try to hook it up in my NAC using my home built JAMMA adapter, nothing happens except the...
by Sumez
March 6th, 2017, 8:53 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Dumb question re: pcb feet installation
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

I don't remember who I copied the idea from, but I've seen it around several places - instead of screwing the feet into the board, I just hang them on two hooks hanging over the side of the board. Makes switching out PCBs extremely quick and painless.
by Sumez
February 27th, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: How to remove antistatic coating/scratches arcade monitor
Replies: 18
Views: 5531

Re: How to remove antistatic coating/scratches arcade monitor

yosai wrote:Have a quick forum search for Novus.
I know what Novus is, but I have never heard about using it on a monitor :O
by Sumez
February 27th, 2017, 3:39 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: 4 button games on blast city?
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: 4 button games on blast city?

It needs that yes, but I think it's safe to assume that is already connected. I'm pretty sure it comes standard in any Sega Candy
by Sumez
February 27th, 2017, 1:19 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: How to remove antistatic coating/scratches arcade monitor
Replies: 18
Views: 5531

Re: How to remove antistatic coating/scratches arcade monitor

Curious, what polishing compound are you guys using? Anything specific that would be best to avoid?
by Sumez
February 27th, 2017, 8:29 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: 4 button games on blast city?
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: 4 button games on blast city?

You can usually add the fourth button manually to the existing loom. Kick is only for boards that use a special plug for extra buttons (like Capcom fighters) http://wiki.arcadeotaku.com/images/e/ed/Blast_cp_cab_pinout.jpg Lowest row, opposite of the ground wire that's already connected to every othe...
by Sumez
February 22nd, 2017, 11:00 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Paint, sand, polish, wax...
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Paint, sand, polish, wax...

Novus 1/2/3 does wonders on the black plastic marquee. Mine was ridicolously cracked all across, and I managed to touch it up perfectly using only 1 and 2 that I already had lying around for pinball reasons.
by Sumez
January 27th, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: PCB newbie questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: PCB newbie questions

Depends on the cab. If it's standing on its side, there shouldn't be an issue, but even then I'd still be careful if your cabinet has metal sides inside (like most candy cabs do). In my old wood cab I just rested the PCB's on the side, but in my New Astro City, I use the wooden board you can slide i...
by Sumez
January 27th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: Insert Coin
Topic: Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 4291
Views: 435291

Re: Introduce yourself here!

MVS and F3 are definitely a great way to start out, that's where I came from myself. Cabinet looks really awesome too! I know most people here prefer the Japanese brands, but some of those really traditional woodys just have a special kind of atmosphere around them. The control panel looks like it w...
by Sumez
January 26th, 2017, 7:30 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Few random question about a Blast City
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Re: Few random question about a Blast City

Well, you can't run it for your own personal use either, but that's not gonna stop people, is it :\
by Sumez
January 25th, 2017, 10:30 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Strange sound glitch on MVS cart
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Strange sound glitch on MVS cart

Sounds the most likely then, thanks a lot. There's a limit to how far I'll go with this though. If fixing the issue requires a donor cart it's pretty much pointless, since it's a somewhat cheap game anyway. And of course at the end of the day, whether the game works properly is the repsonsibility of...
by Sumez
January 24th, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Strange sound glitch on MVS cart
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Strange sound glitch on MVS cart

The quickest way to confirm whether the culprit is the PCM chip, is to replace it? It has a billion tiny SMD legs, doing that sounds like a project for the ages :P
by Sumez
January 24th, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Strange sound glitch on MVS cart
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Strange sound glitch on MVS cart

I second that. What's the quickest and dirtyest way to confirm whether this is the issue? :)
by Sumez
January 24th, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Strange sound glitch on MVS cart
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Strange sound glitch on MVS cart

It sounds like exactly the same thing you're experiencing in the first video!

What's the approximate ETA on the troubleshooting results for your carts? I would love to hear your conclusions.