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by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 11 - Intermission This brings us up to where I am at right now on things. I have thrown a few encoder board in and the original buttons to test everything out. I have also put a KVM switch in to test everything out. Here is a list of the things I still want to work on for this: 1 - Replace cont...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 10 - Fans I was tempted to not do anything about the fans. This is no longer a commercial unit, it will not be on 24/7, and it produces significantly less heat without the stock 720p monitor in it. For the sake of completeness I just couldn’t say no! Since this no longer has an arcade power sup...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 9 - Illuminated move strip and wiring The illuminated move strip has eluded me for a while now. For the first few weeks I have played around with different configurations of LEDs, every time getting the spotlight effect when turned on though the diffusion layer and glass. Finally realized that ...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 8 - Side panel painting and reassembly This is a big update! And completes the hardest and most time consuming part of the project for me. When I originally got this Chewlix it had white trim pieces. This is in-line with the Vewlix L units, but I always had a soft spot for the dark grey that co...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 7 - Screen Replacement Through some poking around on the internet I was able to find two main threads that deal with monitor replacement. One of them deals with an actual Vewlix, the other a Chewlix. One of the issues with the thread is that it is a few years old now, and some of the monitors t...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 6 - Speakers Originally this Chewlix unit came with four smaller speakers. There was nothing wrong with them. They produced sound, and were surprisingly good at it for cheap speakers. I was not super happy with the amp, bass levels and general quality of the speakers however. I have not bought ...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 5 - Power The original Chewlix unit I got had a generic arcade power supply in it as well as a double Japan style outlet that was being used for the monitor. This will be used for modern gaming via Nintendo Switch as well as a Pi4. All of these things run off the normal NA standard. This will n...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 4: Gutting the main unit Since none of my plans for this involve Jamma or a dedicated arcade built I thought it was best to completely gut and clean the unit. When I say gut I mean everything! Nothing too exciting here so here is a picture of a completely empty Chewlix unit! https://imgur.com/a...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 3: Control Panel Spend the bulk of my first night disassembling the machine to a point where it was manageable to get up and into my office. After that it was onto cleaning, restoration and upgrades. The control panel needed a bath, had a fair bit of dirt kicking around on it. The 2-player pane...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fu

Part 2 - Pricing and Budgets This will be a fairly small section for now. I want to be as transparent as possible about pricing to give everyone an idea of what has gone into it, and also let potential owners know what might be coming! Note 1: These prices are in CAD, and will be converted to CAD i...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Vewlix / Chewlix purchase and upgrades experience | disassembly and rebuild | Nintendo Switch integration | Other fun!

Hello all, Over the past month and a bit I have been working on a Chewlix unit I picked up locally in Ontario. There are great pockets of information floating around, so I wanted to add my expertises in hopes they help others who are looking to take the plunge into Vewlix or Chewlix ownership. --- P...
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: High-end Vewlix complete guide (1440p screen, sound, lighting, controllers, configuration, emulation...)
Replies: 7
Views: 3076

Re: High-end Vewlix complete guide (1440p screen, sound, lighting, controllers, configuration, emulation...)

Fantastic post! This got me going in the right direction for my own Chewlix project. Will be posting that as soon as I get approved to make posts here.
by TheTrainGoes
July 27th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Insert Coin
Topic: Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 4632
Views: 663985

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Hello! from Canada