Picked this up from John(aka Kawydud@KLOV) in Strykersville, NY a few weeks back.
I posted on KLOV that I was looking for a Robotron project and John stepped up and offered a project Robotron he just didn't have time for. It was semi-working... dirty... but most important of all... COMPLETE!
As you can see from the above two pictures, the sides cleaned up pretty well with some soapy water and Magic Erasers.
For the control panel, I decided there was just too much cigarette burning and ordered a replacement from ArcadeShop.com.
As far as the semi-working part of this game... one game EPROM was bad, there were a few cold solder joints, some of the power connectors were burned, and the leg levelers were all messed up(yeah... I know... this didn't make it "not work" but it was something that needed to be fixed so I listed it).
After getting it working, I did cap-kits on the sound board and power supply board. I also replaced a bunch of pins and connectors since they were pretty corroded. Then I decided to convert the memory over to 4164 RAM since they run cooler and draw less power. And finally I replaced the AA battery holder with a lithium button battery holder. The only thing left to do now is cap the WG4900 monitor.
Then yesterday I replaced the capacitors in the Wells-Gardner 4900 monitor and the wifey helped me dial in the colors... since I'm about as color-blind as it gets.
Basically the game has been fully gone over now and hopefully it will last for years to come... as long as I don't run it over with my truck that is. Damn this is a frustrating game!!!
This custom neon sign was made by one Mr. Gu and can be purchased over at BacktotheArcade.com. Tell them Jeff sent you.
There are some more pictures of the neon sign HERE...
(AS OF: 06-22-2012)
Page Created: 03-30-2012
Last Update: 06-22-2012