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Where do I find manual and schematic for a bootleg game . Maybe someone will know these boards and guide me in the right direction.
This is my 2nd attempt at a video game , the first one is still collecting dust :FP:
I changed a bridge rectafier and now it seems to have all power 5 v , 12 v and 24 v.
I would think it's not booting .
Any help is appreciated

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Have u tried kicking it? Kicking it may help.

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Doesn't work , i might not have the right technique you might have to stop by to show me how . :D
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steamfitter wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Where do I find manual and schematic for a bootleg game .
you don't ... :( even for non bootleg games, it's a blessing to find a schematic.
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Would a working Xevious board help? The video card comes with a video glitch.

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I know very little about video games .

The transformer is loud enough that i tough it was the speaker.
I tested at capacitors (on main board) and get voltage out of all of them but don't know if there right 5 12 24 dcv +/-
The back of the tube has orange glow
no sound, tried coin up
2 16 pin chip had black legs , cleaned and re-install

i have a working atari astroids cocktail , the original has 1 board and the meteorites has 2
if i could swap them to test i would if i know it's safe to do so
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A friend tested my board and it's working but no shooting sounds all other sounds are good . Where is a good place to buy cap kits for my monitor power supply and any do and don't when rebuilding the 2 boards for the monitor .

Merci

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This board has a blown fuse F100.
I wonder if it's related to the bridge I replaced on the main power supply.
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Some progress
Replaced blue cap and bridge rectafier . All the powers good coming out of the brick .
Tried just changing cap on the board and still didn't work . I took the board out of my Astroids cocktail and tried it , it works but the screen has a dot in the center and lines .
I'm looking for info to rebuild the small power supply , caps are replaced . Anybody come across this board before ?

It probably needs a cap kit for the monitor or is it bad when you have a bright spot in the center ?

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Looks to me like a problem with the blanking line/spot killer circuit on the monitor board. Checked for cracked solder or bad header connections as well as short circuits/corrosion whiskers. Definitely don't leave it on more than a few seconds with that centre dot as it's burning a hole into the middle of the phosphor. You definitely don't want that.

shango066 went through this when repairing one and although he's a TV repair guy he managed to fudge his way through: https://youtu.be/ZfKYHPU3uek?t=689

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semicolin wrote: ↑
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Looks to me like a problem with the blanking line/spot killer circuit on the monitor board. Checked for cracked solder or bad header connections as well as short circuits/corrosion whiskers. Definitely don't leave it on more than a few seconds with that centre dot as it's burning a hole into the middle of the phosphor. You definitely don't want that.

shango066 went through this when repairing one and although he's a TV repair guy he managed to fudge his way through: https://youtu.be/ZfKYHPU3uek?t=689
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Took board out and noticed 1 connector wasn't all the way in . Pins where good , reinstalled .
No has very small dot in the middle no lines of the graffix
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reflow every solder point on the whole monitor board. You haven't changed anything except you've moved things and now it's changed, therefore you have a mechanical contact issue somewhere

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With the help of Semicolin I got rid of the dot in the center of the tube .
Thanks again Colin

It even says Atari on the screen with the bootleg board :FP:
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Had fun playing it this morning buddy work well good job 😊

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That's Great Denis. Cant wait to try it out.
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Update
I replaced the 5v transistor and now works with the original board. The only issue is no sound when I fire .
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Awesome! You're getting there!

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Great to see you have it up and running.
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What is left to do

No shoot sound but I hear cliches in speaker

Install leaf switch for fire button
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