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CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:46 pm
by HPR Pinball
Ok, i had this idea recently and it's done.
Talk everything crt here, show pictures and video of your games in their crt glory, crt projects, crt repairs, anything crt related, Vector monitors color or black/white also and etc .... !!

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:57 am
by steamfitter
Great idea Max , I'm in
I was talking with a friend a couple weeks ago about my space attack crt monitor . I showed him a picture of my monitor ( the picture won't download ) and he said it just might be a bad chip .
This being my first video game repair I'll need all the help i can get .
The IC sockets are blue should i start by replacing those ?
I'll take more pictures of the screen and see if i can get one to download.

Merci ,Thanks

Denis

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:06 pm
by Dave W.
Definitely joining the club!
I've gotten a bit better at troubleshooting and repairing chassis over the last couple of years, but I'm nowhere near a pro at it.
Did a tube swap on a K7000 once and it wasn't too hard. Anyways, I'll try to contribute as much as possible to the thread.

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:37 pm
by HPR Pinball
Upgraded parts for your vector monitors, very high quality parts.
https://alan-1.com/

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:06 am
by Mrhide
scanlines sur l'egret 2 :
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Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:05 pm
by HPR Pinball
It's time soon to try my freshly repaired/reconditioned/tested Neotec 27 inches crt monitor chassis. Got it free non-working from Azatotht (Thanks again) a few years ago. Chassis repaired by Chad Entringer from arcadecup.com There's little burnin and wear and i hope it worth the time and money invested.
http://www.arcadecup.com/

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:00 pm
by shovelhed
steamfitter wrote:Great idea Max , I'm in
I was talking with a friend a couple weeks ago about my space attack crt monitor . I showed him a picture of my monitor ( the picture won't download ) and he said it just might be a bad chip .
This being my first video game repair I'll need all the help i can get .
The IC sockets are blue should i start by replacing those ?
I'll take more pictures of the screen and see if i can get one to download.

Merci ,Thanks

Denis
I'd not just dive in and start replacing parts without knowing what's wrong with the monitor.

What's it doing? It could be a pile of things going wrong: power, wiring, game board, monitor chassis.

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:02 pm
by shovelhed
HPR Pinball wrote:It's time soon to try my freshly repaired/reconditioned/tested Neotec 27 inches crt monitor chassis. Got it free non-working from Azatotht (Thanks again) a few years ago. Chassis repaired by Chad Entringer from arcadecup.com There's little burnin and wear and i hope it worth the time and money invested.
http://www.arcadecup.com/
I had a Tron with burn in, you couldn't really notice it when playing the game. If it really bugs you you might find a replacement tube and swap them.

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:10 am
by steamfitter
shovelhed wrote:
steamfitter wrote:Great idea Max , I'm in
I was talking with a friend a couple weeks ago about my space attack crt monitor . I showed him a picture of my monitor ( the picture won't download ) and he said it just might be a bad chip .
This being my first video game repair I'll need all the help i can get .
The IC sockets are blue should i start by replacing those ?
I'll take more pictures of the screen and see if i can get one to download.

Merci ,Thanks

Denis
I'd not just dive in and start replacing parts without knowing what's wrong with the monitor.

What's it doing? It could be a pile of things going wrong: power, wiring, game board, monitor chassis.
Game boots , coins up and plays also has sounds but the the screen lines don't line up . The monitor has been changed and it has no adjustment setting . I've tried many time to download picture with no success .

Merci
Thanks

Denis

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:36 pm
by shovelhed
Am in Orleans Denis, I am happy to have a look and lend a hand!

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:38 am
by steamfitter
shovelhed wrote:Am in Orleans Denis, I am happy to have a look and lend a hand!
sent pm

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:58 pm
by HPR Pinball
Ok bad news, monitor worked for 5 minutes and .... failed !!
I have too much projects to put more time on this monitor.
I also have more 19 inches and 13 inches monitors in storage to try.
Will try to buy another working one if i'm in luck in the future .

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:52 pm
by HPR Pinball
Another try, a 1984 WG 13K4831 13 inches monitor, it's a success this time, i'm very happy !!
Those pixels look fantastic, don't you find ? :) :) :)

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:24 pm
by HPR Pinball
My lucky little star already listen to me !!
Found a WG 25k71xx series monitor to replace the Neotech.
This WG is working and in nice condition, no burnin, it's a 1995 and it is from a Mortal Kombat cabinet.
It's a more common brand of monitor and much easy to repair if needed in the future.
I will plug it next week-end and make necessary adjustments.

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:02 pm
by Chnillapoil
I love CRT's , I join the club too !
I used to repair TV's and VHS in the 90's :FP: Tells me I'm getting old....

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:50 am
by shovelhed
Thought I'd add an easy resource for CRT parts. This site is run by a fella called Ross, he's part of a Facebook group I belong to (https://www.facebook.com/groups/653156894847539/)and a helluva good human. Sells capkits and some flyback Transformers, too. Something that you often have to reach out to the USA for.

https://arcadebuilders.ca/

Alternatively, you can usually figure out the caps you need for your monitor by going through it physically and marking them all down AND going over your chassis' documentation. It's often a good idea to do both in case someone has swapped in a diff cap then the spec calls for. When I shop at Digikey, I pick Nichion caps almost exclusively that spec 3000+ (I aim for 5000 Hrs) @ 105°C. The price difference between 1000hr and 5000hr is so little, so why not get a part that will last forever at even high temps. A 1000 hour 105C cap at 55c is specced for about 32k hours which is about 3 years. Honestly, 5000hr caps will probably fail from age before wear.
e.g.:
https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/e ... -ND/589024 1000hr @105 is $0.35
https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/e ... ND/2598234 5000hr @105 is $0.51

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:17 pm
by HPR Pinball
Hantarex mtc 9000 10 inches NOS crt monitor tested 100% working (Thanks Chnillapoil)
Super Street Fitghter on a 10 inches crt monitor, very rare occasion to look at this, look super tiny sweet :)

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:46 am
by Chnillapoil
Wow vraiment nice !!!!

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:35 pm
by Mrhide
HPR pinball et Street fighter? hell froze over!

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:53 pm
by HPR Pinball
Mrhide wrote:HPR pinball et Street fighter? hell froze over!
J'ai du chemin a rattrapé mais un jour je vais te botter le cul :lol: :lol:

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:58 pm
by HPR Pinball
My new 25 inches monitor need love.

There's few hacks from arcade operator to fix. The degaussing circuit not working, i found some magnets installed a long time ago by operator.

I also fix the problem temporarely with magnets and will try to restore the degaussing circuit and demagnetize the monitor frame.

This monitor is still very bright and only very minor phospor burn

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:59 pm
by Mrhide
hehehe! du Cave maintenant! ya de l'espoir :)

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:08 pm
by Chnillapoil
Important info if you want to rejuvenate your tube:

https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downl ... _Chart.pdf

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:02 pm
by Mrhide
Chnillapoil wrote:Important info if you want to rejuvenate your tube:

https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downl ... _Chart.pdf

j'pense qu'une fois le virus mort, va falloir que j't'invite ;)

Re: CRT club welcome everyone (No lcd allowed)

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:37 pm
by Chnillapoil
Mrhide wrote:
Chnillapoil wrote:Important info if you want to rejuvenate your tube:

https://bkpmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/downl ... _Chart.pdf

j'pense qu'une fois le virus mort, va falloir que j't'invite ;)
Hug LOL