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18th June 2006, 10:06 AM
Hi All,

Just wanted to share my recent aquisition. I picked up a box of stuff that came from a cabinet with Defender in it. It has all the Defender PCB boards etc (I think), and power supply. There was also a monitor chassis (not sure if it any good), joystick & buttons. The boards appear to be in OK shape, although ROM number 5 appears to be missing, and some of the connectors on the side of the boards have some of the points missing, but it looks like they have been deliberately removed (could there be a reason for this?).

Anyway, one day (far far away) when I get time to try and get the game to work, if I whack it in a cabinet should I put it in a Cocktail or an upright? What are people preferences? Please see pics of the stuff attached.

18th June 2006, 10:29 AM
Nice score. Personally I love the upright Defender cabinets.

18th June 2006, 10:34 AM
Hi Roxbury,

Rom 5 is not populated on that board, and the missing pins are to prevent the connectors being plugged in the wrong way, via keys in the harness. Personally I prefer the up-right defender myself, but it all comes down to personal preference.
I'd be happy to test your pcb's for you on my test jig if you like, or offer any other help you need.



18th June 2006, 11:07 AM
Thanks JWG. I may take you up on that one day. I think I got a good deal getting that lot for $35

18th June 2006, 11:11 AM
Thanks JWG. I may take you up on that one day. I think I got a good deal getting that lot for $35
$35 is an excellent deal for a set of Defender boards, well done!


The Pinny Parlour
18th June 2006, 11:15 AM
OMG nice score :D

18th June 2006, 11:26 AM
Thanks JWG. I may take you up on that one day. I think I got a good deal getting that lot for $35
man you got ripped tells ya what ill take it off your hands for what you paid and ill shout ya a beer:badgrin :badgrin :badgrin :badgrin ;)

Arcade King
18th June 2006, 11:39 AM
Well its the Red lable so it will go in either cocktail or upright :) nice PCB almost as good as mine :D

18th June 2006, 01:52 PM
UPRIGHT !!!!!!!!!!! You lucky lucky bugger !

18th June 2006, 02:00 PM
Lucky man! I wouldn't bother with that monitor chassis I have two of those die on me.The flybacks are prone to go from my experience.

18th June 2006, 02:03 PM
nice score.

Go for an upright there are plans on the internet for them.

Ive worked alot with these boards so if you get stuck I may be
able to help.

18th June 2006, 07:18 PM
Well now I am inspired to get that Defender board up and running. Unfortunately it won't be for a while due to work, study, home renovation and holiday commitments.

I don't think I will be able to get another upright to put it in for a while due to space issues during renovating, however my girlfriend has said I can get some cocktail cabinets due to their size. I have tracked some down some and should be picking up 3 during the week. They are LAI 20" and need some work, but one of these could be Defenders home when I get time to put some effort in. Making an upright from scratch sounds challenging, maybe one day? I will keep you posted.

PS I will post pics of the 3 Cocktails when I get them.

The Pinny Parlour
18th June 2006, 07:24 PM
however my girlfriend has said I can get some cocktail cabinets due to their size.

Introduce your girlfriend to the wonderful world of CABERET CABINETS.


18th June 2006, 09:38 PM

30th July 2006, 10:06 AM
Well I have managed to find one LAI control panel to suit a Defender LAI cocktail. Now to find a control panel for the other side!


**UPDATE** I think this control panel is for Asteroids, not Defender

22nd December 2006, 03:51 PM
Today I shed a tear for what was once a LAI Defender Cocktail Cab. At a junk shop I found this gutted cab, with every panel of wood suffering water damage, the only salvagable items being metal screws & brackets, and the control panels/ joysticks/ buttons. So for $22 I took it home, from which I will salvage the control panels etc for my eventual Defender restore. I wonder if my boardset came from here originally? There can't be too many of these in Tassie any more.




22nd December 2006, 07:41 PM
Today I shed a tear

:cry I Hear You :cry