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  1. ekorz

    [Found] Tekken / Namco 44 pin harness

    Anyone got a spare Namco kick harness? Came with Tekken etc. Maybe you upgraded to the JNX one and this is in your parts box now?
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    Boot Camp #2 - CPS1 A failure

    Who loves dead A boards?? This one at least shows me a bit of color pattern on startup, giving me hope. A boards are hard for me to troubleshoot currently because so much of the pcb is obscured by the B board. No room for my normal probes :( so I just ordered a cable kit that reorients the A...
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    Boot Camp #1 - Gundam EX Revue

    To add to my Lucky Moron PCB Repair series, I decided to start this sub-chapter called Boot Camp. Previously I fixed things that were just sort of not-working, but now we'll really get into it where the board doesn't even boot. To add to the fun, I don't actually know what I'm doing and don't...
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    Lucky Moron PCB Repair - #4 Killing Blade PGM Cart

    Lucky Moron PCB Repair Episode 4: Killing Blade PGM Cart (or: Fluffy's carts are superior) This game got swapped into a lot deal at the last minute when the seller couldn't find his promised Dynax mahjong title. Despite it's lack of worth I did receive a video of it working beforehand, and upon...
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    IC: PVM 20L5 boston metro

    On Friday I'll be extracting my PVM 20L5 from my office in downtown crossing. Anyone been hunting one? I'm about 50/50 on selling this, but I'm curious if there's local interest. imgur.com/a/AiPM4mf pics that I had taken wayyy before lockdown, except Time Crisis 3 looks better now, that was...
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    Gunbird 2 Audio Improvement [WIP, help wanted]

    I've been working with Psikyo boards a lot, and recently noticed the audio quality differed greatly between the two PS5-pcb-layout games, Gunbird 2 and Strikers 1945iii/1999. Gunbird 2 suffers from what seems like video interference. This issues has been mentioned before on AP and elsewhere, but...
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    Lucky Moron PCB Repair - #3 Strikers 1945 II

    Lucky Moron PCB Repair Episode 3: Strikers 1945 II (or: Measure Once, Cut Anyway) Even though I know about The Glitch now (awesome stuff @Hatsune Mike!), I still suck at Dodonpachi and can't even 20cc it, so it was time to put that board away and load up to some good old-fashioned Psikyo...
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    Lucky Moron PCB Repair - #2 Strikers 1999

    Lucky Moron PCB Repair Episode 2: Strikers 1999 (or: Sold "Tested Working 100%") Symptom: eBay seller willfully ignored the boot-up screen where it CLEARLY SHOWS "WORK RAM NG!" and sold the board as working anyway. Game also freezes several seconds into game-play. Why do I even eBay anymore...
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    Lucky Moron PCB Repair - #1 Double Dragon

    Lucky Moron PCB Repair Episode 1: Double Dragon (or: how you would fix this pcb since you aren't @caius either) A local collector recently listed multiple boards for sale, and the combination of both a) geographically-nearby and b) reasonable-prices put me into a buying mood, even though...
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    PCB Preheater

    I’m considering getting a pcb preheater for making smd work a bit easier and cleaner. Right now I just heat up the back side arbitrarily before I work on the front, but I’m well aware it’s not ideal as my pcbs inevitably warp slightly by the time I’m done. I would probably be satisfied by a UV...
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    Not mine: Fighting Bujutsu full cab

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F174139252247 Not mine. I should buy it just for the pcb... But I don’t want to do that to a full cab so here’s hoping someone is also a rare fighter fan and can scoop this up.
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    Final Fight 30th Anniversary Edition

    Look what just got released by Grego and Rotwang: https://github.com/originalgrego/FinalFightAE-Source Also the Romhacking.net link Copy/paste from the Intro notes, emphasis mine... Final Fight 30th Anniversary Edition is a modification to Final Fight World, ffight.zip in mame, that enhances...
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    Nanao ms-2931 buzz (fixed!)

    Been living with this for a while but I feel like I should address it now that flybacks are available. If it’s the flyback... I don’t see any cracks or arcing. this buzz is pretty consistent, I do think it gets slightly louder as the tube warms up. It will buzz at a higher rate at 24 or 31khz...
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    WTB Darksoft Neo Geo MVS Multi cart

    https://www.highscoresaves.com/darksoft-neo-geo-multi-mvs-cartridge.html (they have a lot of other kits in stock too https://www.highscoresaves.com/darksoft-kit.html)
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    [WTB] Star Trek Voyager security button

    Hi. Did you click on this because you have a Voyager gathering dust somewhere? Great. Sell me the stupid security button. Maybe the megajamma board if you want, I have one but two is always nice. I just need that button thing that looks like a battery but isn't. WTF is it even anyway??!
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    Weird (to me) potentiometer code

    Hi All! I’m used to seeing potentiometer codes on stuff where the first two digits are a value, and the last digit it’s a factor of 10. So “202” is 20 x 10^2 or 2k ohms. Well I’m looking at 239. It’s not 23000000000 ohms... it meters at 2k (so 23 = 2 x 10^3 = 2000) so I’m wondering if the 9...
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    MS9 remote board potentiometer values

    Anyone have a Nanao ms9 remote board handy? Could you grab the potentiometer values for the white trim pots? I melted mine. And I can’t see the values on the schematic. Yay! Otherwise I’m gonna buy another and store them here for posterity. I found a thread referencing the black ones but would...
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    What smd is “pc”?

    Hopefully this is an easy one... R=resistor C=capacitor PC=???
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    Time Crisis 3 contrast / sync [solved]

    I have TC3 running on a PVM, and, well, it looks like ass. For a long while I just assumed my namco IO just had some old caps and that its video was impaired. A few days ago, I replaced the io, and sadly had no change in image quality whatsoever. Then I learned that 2x6 games have a...
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    [SOLD] Sony PVM-14L5, pickup in Boston, color issue. $75 local

    Hi All. Posting this on reddit crt also, but a bit later today or tomorrow. You get a head start! I bought a Sony PVM-14L5 PVM for $110+shipping last year. I meant to keep it around as a test bench monitor but it's just sat next to my desk literally all year. It has a color issue on the right...
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