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    WTB Nanao MS8/MS9 (Astro City Compatible)

    Thanks for all the offers to take a look at what I'm dealing with. FIrst off - how the hell do I get a good photograph of an arcade monitor without catching the sync lines ruining the photo? Here's some I got before with some patterns from the 240p test suite.
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    WTB Nanao MS8/MS9 (Astro City Compatible)

    Hey all - I've got an Astro City that has a long story. Got it from KC and to be honest it's just got some convergence and color issues that I'm not sure I can solve. Curious to look and see if anyone has a better condition specimen of this monitor out there for sale. I'm located in Oklahoma...
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    Nanao-MS8FSG Washed Out/no brightness adjust

    Well, I've learned a few things since I last posted. I found out my cable does NOT have SH/SR ends on it, but has PH ends on it. I also learned that it is actually connector to connector-reversed. I plugged it in first with a connector to connector cable from the R/G/B/bright section of the...
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    Nanao-MS8FSG Washed Out/no brightness adjust

    Just tested each connector and I get no continuity across pins 9, 10, 11. This was probably caused by me snagging it while trying to rotate the monitor, if I had to guess since you have to grab the bottom (where the remote board is located) to move the monitor and it's easy to accidentally snag...
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    Nanao-MS8FSG Washed Out/no brightness adjust

    I’ve pulled the remote board to check continuity and I can visually spot one wire pulled out of the connector on the remote board side. This is pin 11 on the remote board and as well as I can trace it goes to one leg of the SS Switch SW502. If you look at the other side you can spot my original...
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    Nanao-MS8FSG Washed Out/no brightness adjust

    I've pulled the monitor, discharged and cleaned around the anode cap and then replaced the anode cap and retried everything. Same overly bright, washed out image. I get no change when turning the BRIGHT pot on the remote board. This makes me think something is wrong there? Would there be any...
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    Nanao-MS8FSG Washed Out/no brightness adjust

    I'm certainly not great at eyeballing JST connectors yet, but is that a JST-SH that goes to bias/brightness on the remote board? In my head it makes sense that I'm not getting that brightness remote board in the "loop" somehow and since it's a potentiometer wouldn't it's effect be to restrict...
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    Nanao-MS8FSG Washed Out/no brightness adjust

    I’ve had problems with that harness before where I totally lost blue signal because of a wire out in the connector. I would believe it could be something to do with that smaller green connector on the bias/brightness side. If someone could tell me a replacement for that cable that is longer...
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    Nanao-MS8FSG Washed Out/no brightness adjust

    I left it as is for a while (off) and came back after dinner and now when I just turned it on it starts making a distinctly electric-clicking sound while it's warming up. It stopped this and finally got a picture, but it looks the same. I turned it right off after it got a picture thinking that...
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    Nanao-MS8FSG Washed Out/no brightness adjust

    I haven't tried adjusting the R/G/B bias and seeing if I can bring it in yet, because it's in the cabinet and tough for me to get in and out. It can't be common to see big adjustments to calibration because a monitor has been rotated, right? I can't spot anything grounding out, or that was...
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    Nanao-MS8FSG Washed Out/no brightness adjust

    Hey guys, just rotated my Astro City this afternoon into vert from horizontal and now after I've got everything back up I've got a very washed out picture. I can adjust screen down, but eventually rather than an all-black I just get a cloudy white. I can't get this thing to make a real black...
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    Sega Astro City credit switch

    Thanks - that’s sort of what I’d come up with in my searching also today. Is there any particular kind that should fit my Astro City coin door? Or, is there a standard?
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    Sega Astro City credit switch

    Hello friends, I recently started trying to restore the ability to coin up on credit to my Astro City. I received it with no coin acceptor, and with a pair of wires dangling where the acceptor used to be. I've run the cabinet with a pushbutton wired to those wires to coin up and that works...
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    LCD Cabinet Options

    Ah, thanks for the correction. How do folks generally feel about G-Balance cabinets vs say a Vewlix? I've played on a Vewlix before and kind of consider it the standard here, I guess. Also interested in ability to rotate for tate.
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    LCD Cabinet Options

    I bought my Astro City from KC, so I'm not opposed to dealing with him. I was mostly just wandering if there are LCD cabs newer than about 2007-2009 that I just wasn't aware of. Or are Vewlix, Noir, Lindberg, G-Balance and Chewlix variants about what's out there?
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