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    Discoloration in corner of CRT

    You'll be fine. You can't own an arcade cabinet without being comfortable opening it up. You might not know what the heck you're looking at in there yet, but that's okay, you learn by asking questions. And poking around, but maybe don't do that until you know where it's safe to poke.
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    Konami Windy Restoration with Video!

    It's definitely harder now than it used to be. Was a time when I wasn't buying more because I just wasn't in a place to fit them or work on them, not because they were harder to come by. I could have picked up more cabs on any day of the week really in days past. Make a call or two, take a...
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    Vertical position Adjustment not working

    I'm not a monitor repair expert, I've stumbled my way through fixes, but hardly at the level some others are here. That said, if you have a problem that "fixes itself", on any level, I'd do a recap before worrying about anything else. Have you ever recapped this chassis?
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    Konami Windy Restoration with Video!

    This is how blessed we are in Cali lol
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    Monkey Ball Panel Reproduction

    Yeah, it's already super useful and I'm only scratching the surface. I've wanted one for years for projects and finally just pulled the trigger instead of obsessively researching and thinking about it. Went with a 600x400mm cutting area for compromise between size of machine and working space...
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    Monkey Ball Panel Reproduction

    3D printing is such a boon to this hobby. I honestly don't think it's possible to make injection molding work for this, the price to get in is just too high for the limited numbers that would be bought even if you advertised it in every arcade group you could find. But the ability to do these...
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    MS2930 Chassis + MS2931 Tube - Yellow Tint on Screen

    So let me just quickly walk you through what I saw and did, because it's easy. A nice solder joint should look like a Hershey's Kiss, good fat base that tapers up clean. 9 times out of 10 you can spot a cold solder joint just visually, you will not see that Kiss, something will be sunk in or...
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    FOUND: Candy Cab

    Well not with that attitude! :D Congrats, keep us updated, especially if you have questions, but just show it off either way.
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    Hello from CA

    Welcome. CA is a big place, you don't have to list your exact location if you're shy about that stuff, but being more specific is often helpful when it comes to people giving you advice. SoCal isn't the Bay Area etc.
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    FOUND: Candy Cab

    You can find sub-$1000 Aeros here, but 'working' is the kind description. They're the most commonly hacked up cab. But as with all things, if you're willing to put in effort you can save some money. Well, some, you're gonna be out replacement parts for rescuing the poor butchered control panels...
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    MS2930 Chassis + MS2931 Tube - Yellow Tint on Screen

    This is logical, and yet, loose wires happen. You're probably right, and that's not it, but I would not assume because it worked before that it works now. You did a swap, something could have pulled loose. Just keep that in mind. I've certainly had things "just stop working" and found a loose...
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    FOUND: Candy Cab

    Everyone who’s never done it thinks they’ll rotate their monitor on a whim to change between games. Everyone who has buys a second cab. :dead:
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    FOUND: Candy Cab

    Friend of mine just shipped a Blast from KC to NY. See how it shows up, always a roll of the dice. But you know, that's kind of what it takes right now if you're not in a place with supply. Someone else I know just picked up an Astro from KC in person, which is definitely easier. The truth is...
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    Monkey Ball Panel Reproduction

    This is the downside to resin printing, bed sizes are smaller, and to go larger you are going to pay more for sure. Maybe it doesn't make sense really, I dunno. That said, prices in Canada seem about the same as the US...
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    Vacuum Formed Part Reproduction

    Bezels are tricky. I brought this up in another thread about using random donation monitors for a repro project, and anything where the bezel actually frames the bare monitor (unlike the Cute where you can float it in space behind the smoked plexi) means matching up a bezel to a lot of different...
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