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  • What in the hell is a chassis!

    Ok, Im not completely stupid.

    But I thought a chassis was something you used to mount something, like the chassis of a car etc.

    So, my new cab has a monitor, but no chassis. Talking to the bloke I asked if the monitor works and he said sure, just got to get a chassis. I got back in the car and told the minister of finance and war, I said, now I just gotta work out what the hell that is.

    So Ive worked out its an electronic gizmo that drives the monitor i guess.

    What is one of these going to set me back? I will have to post a pic of the monitor to get some idea of what chassis I need for it from you knowledgeable people.
    Hindsight is always in high definition!

    C64anabalt: 9647m

  • #2
    Look up Jomac he does a uni chassis for 15-20 inch monitors. He will set you straight cost about 150.00. Well worth it he is a well respected member here
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    • #3
      thats true, a monitor chassis or a monitor driver board they are referred to as well. basically its the circuit board the drives the monitor tube itself
      rc forums looking for cabinet pc atx power supply for 12/5 volt for mame cabinet and turn it on
      if your new to electronics and

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      • #4
        Joey (Jomac)
        he helps everyone here
        has "universal chassis" which fit most monitors
        as mentioned cost about $140-$150

        most helpful guy - will walk through the wire connecting process with you too which was very helpful for me

        Jason

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        • #5
          Ok, so I need a monitor chassis for this one.

          But before going to the expense of getting the chassis, how do I know this monitor actually works?

          If I go and spend the 150 for the chassis, then also need the adaptor for connecting the monitor to the pc and find out the monitor is stuffed I will have wasted 200+ bucks.

          Where I could have bought a telly or pc monitor by then.

          Any tips on checking if the monitor works?
          Hindsight is always in high definition!

          C64anabalt: 9647m

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          • #6
            pc monitors are cheap as chips

            try pc recycling places,ebay,auction houses ect. i got one for $30 (21 inch crt) plus ive scored one free (gotta pick it up)

            a safe bet is to find a dead tv (free usually) that way you have a new tube as joey can match the chassis to the tube

            http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=1797
            http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=11097
            you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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            • #7
              This cab already has an arcade monitor in it, but I dont know if it works. If it does work, id just use that one as it is what was in it and fits nicely.
              Hindsight is always in high definition!

              C64anabalt: 9647m

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              • #8
                no worries

                joey will run you through everything
                you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                • #9
                  Typically, there is VERY little that can go wrong with a tube itself .. nearly all the stuff that can fail in a screen, is in the chassis board, so you're pretty safe with the tube. Same reason why you can pick up old (Dead) TVs, gut the tube,fit a jomac chassis and have a nice new screen operating.. even tho the TV side of it is dead, the tube is nearly always great!
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                  • #10
                    as a ganeral rule of thumb you can get *many* years of life out of a telly tube.

                    in fact i have a little 12 inch colour akai tv my dad bought in the early 80's that is going strong!
                    rc forums looking for cabinet pc atx power supply for 12/5 volt for mame cabinet and turn it on
                    if your new to electronics and

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                    • #11
                      I just realised something. My monitor in the cab is 26".

                      Can Jomac handle that one?
                      Hindsight is always in high definition!

                      C64anabalt: 9647m

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                      • #12
                        I'm sure he can handle it, nomatter how big you think it is

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                        • #13
                          who is this Jomac fella anyway

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jomac View Post
                            who is this Jomac fella anyway
                            Dunno, some weirdo from over west who's far too smart and helpful for his own good!
                            Bite my shiny metal ass!

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, I heard a rumour that he fixes Chassis for free and that includes shipping both ways. What a guy.
                              Hindsight is always in high definition!

                              C64anabalt: 9647m

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