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    Howdy all,

    New user from the ACT, just picked up some kind of 2 player LAI early blue cab (like TMNT) running a pandoras box.
    Joined for the info and to ask some questions about identifying what the machine may have been in a past life (no stickers etc)
    If anyone can point me in the right direction in the forum (or on the machine) of where to start looking for the right info, that would be appreciated.

    Cheers

  • #2
    Post up some pics, lots of members know the LAI cabs inside and out

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    • #3
      Screenshot_20190730-180352.jpg
      After an hour browsing here I believe it is actually a TMNT blue cab. It was definitely 4 player once and the deal sealer was the service buttons inside the front door are labelled red blue yellow purple, which is the same colour as the TMNT players. Might have to restore it now I know this ��

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      • #4
        Don't be too sure. Whilst it could definitely be restored/converted to TMNT cabinet, LAI made lots of these cabinet's with various games in them...
        Does it have an official LAI number plate on it? Usually on the rear top of the cabinet. Having this number may help.

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        • #5
          IMG_20190728_172017.jpg.
          This is the plate, is there some kind of LAI register where the numbers are listed?

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          • #6
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            Found some tin had been cut and put over the 4 player select buttons, so only player 1 and 4 buttons were used as a 2p. I removed the tin and it appears to have a black sticker over the whole panel, I noticed some colour and started scratching, I believe it's a wrestlefest decal that has been painted over in black but the players 2 and 3 haven't had the button holes cut out yet.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LO247 View Post
              https://www.aussiearcade.com/attachm...hmentid=151235.
              This is the plate, is there some kind of LAI register where the numbers are listed?
              No idea, maybe one of the older more knowledgeable members can chime in??

              The mystery continues as to what it was originally

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              • #8
                I am strangely intrigued by this mystery

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                • #9
                  Welcome to AA

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to AA.

                    That style of LAI cab is the first cab I ever bought, I still have it as a 4-player MAME machine. They are solid cabs, weigh a bloody ton. They were used in a wide range of 2-player and 4-player games, Turtles, Street Fighter II, Vendetta, Sunset Riders and many more.

                    Does it have the original Kortek monitor?

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                    • #11
                      I believe it has a zenith monitor and a kortek chassis?

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                      • #12
                        Zenith tube, Kortek chassis, together they make the monitor.

                        What's the picture like? Those old Korteks are best replaced with a nice Nanao if you can get your hands on one. Kortek/Zenith combos were in so many 26 inch Aussie arcade machines and they were of very B-grade quality compared to the awesome Nanao stuff.

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                        • #13
                          It's quite fuzzy/blurry and too much green tint, haven't touched the adjustments yet but hopefully I can clear it up abit. Otherwise il start the hunt for a new nanao monitor I think. Thank mate

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LO247 View Post
                            It's quite fuzzy/blurry and too much green tint, haven't touched the adjustments yet but hopefully I can clear it up abit. Otherwise il start the hunt for a new nanao monitor I think. Thank mate
                            Get the back off the cab and you can carefully start adjusting the pots. The focus pot can be found on the back of the EHT (also called flyback, the large black plastic thing at the back corner of the chassis). There will be two pots (potentiometers), one labelled screen and the other labelled focus. The screen will up the voltage, which will in turn change the brightness of the image. The focus is what you want to try to fix the blurriness. However, many of these monitors are just old and shit now and no amount of adjustment will help.

                            The colour adjustments are found in two places, one set on the chassis and one set on the neckboard. One is for gains and one is for cutoffs, can't remember which one is which. Green is often set high as it provides an artificial brightness boost for old monitors, but of course, it also makes the green too heavy in the process.

                            Read up on some adjustment guides and have a crack, it's surprising how often a good adjustment will fix a shitty monitor.

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                            • #15
                              Double post sorry. The machine used to have a degaussing coil installed, button etc inside, but the coil has been removed from the CRT. Do I bother buying one and refitting it or use a handheld one?
                              The focus knob etc on the chassis seems like it's on the wrong side when I remove the rear, I might have to 180 deg rotate the chassis I think.

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