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  1. bbickell

    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...
  11. bbickell

    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...
  12. bbickell

    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...
  14. bbickell

    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?
  16. bbickell

    LCD Cabinet Options

    Hey guys, recently got my first cabinet, an Astro City, and I love it but now I'm thinking about another cabinet and I'm looking into options for an LCD based sitdown cabinet. I know that a lot of folks recommend the Vewlix models but also with the caveat that most replace the screen. I don't...
  17. bbickell

    K C Game sale

    Shipping on my Astro City from LA to Oklahoma was $500 with STI. Overall I'm pretty happy with the experience buying from KC. Cabinet condition was accurately represented to me and now given the shipping costs, I'm wishing I'd just snagged a Blast to go with it on the same shipping trip.
  18. bbickell

    Astro City monitor nanao ms8 no blue signal

    John is a real homie for sure. He was super nice and they had everything done quicker than I expected.
  19. bbickell

    Astro City monitor nanao ms8 no blue signal

    Hey guys, thought I’d give y’all an update since everyone helped me so much with this project. I called PNL and spoke with John there, shipped them the chassis and they had it back to me within 2 weeks for a grand total of $150 including shipping both directions. According to PNL I did burn...
  20. bbickell

    Astro City monitor nanao ms8 no blue signal

    Yeah I told my wife as much - hey at least it was a mistake with high voltage that didn’t kill me. That’s not too bad! I am going to be much more certain of where an anode cap is at all times before powering a monitor on now. What’s probably the most annoying is that I just tracked that blue...
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