Astro/New Astro City CP quirk.

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geldra
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Astro/New Astro City CP quirk.

Post by geldra » December 19th, 2018, 2:22 pm

This isn’t a question that needs a fix, more an observation.

Does anyone know why or have a theory why a lot of Astros aren’t flush on the left hand side of the CP where the CP meets the monitor surround?

I have two Astros and they’re both the same. Is it a flaw in the materials they used, some kind of shrinkage?
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Re: Astro/New Astro City CP quirk.

Post by mRCaESaR » December 20th, 2018, 12:57 am

Mine is pretty flush.

I think it's the way the hinges are screwed on - your particular machines might not be screwed on the hinges so when the cp is locked, that it's flush.

Also, you have to take into consideration, these are over 25 years old (the Astro's anyway). They're bound to get some wear and imperfections over time

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Re: Astro/New Astro City CP quirk.

Post by nem » December 20th, 2018, 3:15 pm

The bolt holes for the hinge aren't round, they're oval. Just undo them and push or pull the CP as fit and then tighten.

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Re: Astro/New Astro City CP quirk.

Post by geldra » December 20th, 2018, 3:44 pm

I have given it a go and it looks better. The monitor surround definitely sticks out a bit from the cabinet back on the left. Not that this looks bad or anything. Was just a general observation from seeing a lot of recent Astro refurbs here and there. Just wondered if it was something about the Astro (like how a lot of machines split/crack either side of the CP where the cab must be weak).
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