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Cyber-dust

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  1. Hey guys. Just got mail arrive from Japan. A shiny new topper for my Namco Noir, except for one thing... I think something is missing. How the hell do I mount this thing. I assume I'm missing a bracket. Anyone with a Noir and topper able to help me out with some pics of the mounts used? Cheers Sent from my ASUS_Z01QD using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  2. Hey guys. Picked up a DD Bootleg. Plugged it in (checked voltages, all are within tolerance) and getting garbage on boot. This is during the ram check screen that is supposed to kick in. Let it hang for a while with no change. Doesn't play 'blind'. Anyone run into this and know a possible cause? Have reseated the harness a few times to no avail. Sent from my ASUS_Z01QD using Aussie Arcade mobile app
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  4. So I have found a seller that wants to sell as a whole unit. I currently don't have the space. If I can organise someone that wants the whole unit for free I'm happy to pay the seller their asking price. I just want the game board. Located in Parramatta region NSW Sent from my ASUS_Z01QD using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  5. Photo didn't seem to attach Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  6. Hiya, Anyone know what this connector is? I know it's a 'kick harness' but looking for the name of it and places I can source some headers to make a few more. Recommendations for wires would be appreciated too. I have 4 machines and would rather make my own than pay a premium on ready made ones. Cheers. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  7. Taken a short break and just gathering parts and researching more for now. In the meantime, my MGCD arrived today and trying to suss it out. Boots with sound. I guess I need to figure out dip settings and make an extension harness and re-route a few wires to the right pins. I know it's JAMMA in the sense that MVS is 'JAMMA' (It is but isn't). Anyone with a MGCD got a dip settings guide? I did hear that the MGCD prefers a JP console but this seems to not be the case. I can only get a response out of my PAL unit. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  8. Wanted, Namco Noir 2 player, 12 button control panel. Mine has a big dirty hole thanks to Timezone's card readers. Show me what you've got and throw me a price. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  9. Booster is a no go. RGB and 5v GRND all connected, no longer outputs a video signal with amp installed. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  10. Yeah, just tried flipping through resolutions. It seems to not like displaying moving video. Displays the static logo fine, when flipping through resolutions on the menu screen and during boot animation it's garbled trash. Something must be going on with sync. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  11. So I guess even on PC I can't remove my double posts and compress the thread :/ bummer. Anyway, I've connected the Dreamcast to my CGA to VGA converter. I was worried about my green line being busted. turns out it's fine. I'm getting brief video out and not holding sync. Progress is progress though. Getting at least a brief view of some form of a signal through RGB is a GREAT sign of life and a step in the right direction. Hopefully the RGB amp will help to stabilize the sync but I'm still wondering if it's because the PAL unit is outputting at 50hz native. I have purchased a cheap US NTSC unit from eBay that had dead controller ports. This is a non-issue as It's probably just a blown fuse. Once all the hard work is done in prototyping on this console, I can do a case swap, Mod the US NTSC unit in the same way, and hopefully by the time I'm done, I will have a single unit capable of running off JAMMA AND a TV. (“؟Porque No Los Dos?”) Very low quality, vertical video. But Progress is progress no matter now small.
  12. May have hit a brief snag. Still waiting on the rgb booster. However, I have sent direct rgb/sync to the jamma edge and trialed it through my Astro City. I do get a signal though it is black and white scattered garbage. I have put up a brief video (not of the displayed screen) and had a comment in regards to needing to force 60hz refresh. I figured direct rgb would just be dull and require a rgb booster to fix the brightness but needing to run at 60hz may affect the sync, correct? Trying to work out how to go about hard forcing 60hz output on a PAL unit that already lacks video out. Shameless self plug of current progress Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  13. Thanks! :D it's been great fun. I do however feel a little guilty of post spam though. Unfortunately, since I'm on mobile I can't edit my posts. I will return later once I have access to a pc and edit and consolidate all progress into a single post. Goimg to be a fair amount of clean-up but should be easier to read as a single post instead of scrolling through the thread. Limitations of mobile. Sorry for the constant thread bumping. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  14. Still waiting on parts to continue work on Video out. In the meantime, voltage displays have arrived. 1 for +5v and 1 for +12v. Allows for a brief check of ballpark voltages before turning on the console via the console's power button. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  15. Successful power ups from both mains and JAMMA edge. Next is video out. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  16. PICO PSU spliced and ready for direct from wall or JAMMA edge. Successful power up. Waiting on RGB booster. Currently can't test for signs of life just yet as obviously, AV port is dead. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  17. Purchased 2 voltage displays. Orange for +12v and Red for +5v. Not important yet but will look nice once I clean up the case and start making it look 'modded' moreso just for aesthetics. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  18. I'm the same. My space limit is 4 cabs. I tend to pick up a cheap 'junker', fix and flip it and pick up another rundown cab to repair. I swear I get my enjoyment out of fixing them rather than actually playing them. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  19. For stereo to mono I think this little instructible should work fine. I can use the prototyping area off my JAMMA fingerboard for this. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Way-to-Convert-Stereo-to-Mono/ Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  20. Also slowly ordering parts for audio amp with volume pot. Also going to try to convert stereo back to mono. Not really ideal but at least all sound channels will be there instead of missing Right side audio. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  21. Awesome. Yeah, I'll be away for a week but got someone to collect mail. Waiting on PICO PSU anyway so instead of waiting around for individual parts I just ordered the booster and hopefully it's all arrived in time to just slap it all in. Still worried about the green contact pad being burned out but since it was already a 'dead' console I'm not too fussed. Practice is practice. Continuity was fine so I'll see how we go. Booster ordered. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  22. Reckon this would do the trick? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.es%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153372211622 Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  23. Was dumb... used short wires I had laying around. Extended and applied heatshrink sleeves, playing around with JAMMA edge location. The fingerboard I'm using has a space for prototyping. I'll need to cut it off. Once cut off, it can be reused for the RGB amp. The power-in socket will be obsolete once I have JAMMA power. Luckily the kit comes with a 3D printed socket housing. I can use this to plug the hole and use a dremel to extend the slot need for the JAMMA edge. I'll need to build a box to house the PCBS for my pad hack. Hopefully I can make something for the console itself to piggy back onto, house the PCBs in there and route wires to the JAMMA edge up through the bottom of the console. Standard controller cables out the front of the box and directly into the 2 ports on the console. Will at least make it look clean. On the inside I'll use some quick disconnect sockets for easy disassembly once I know everything works. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  24. Ok, so RGB, composite sync, L/R audio has been tapped, and RGB selector has been bridged. TINY traces on board and unfortunately the contact pad for green has been burned out from solder side. I ran a coninuity check and all contacts are still working so crisis averted, I just tapped into the green from the AV connector pin on the parts side and ran it though a non important screw hole. Conviently, the pcb shield has holes all the way around it to asist with airflow. Since I'll be doing a PICO PSU mod as well, heat is less of an issue and I can get away with using them to route wires up and out the side to assist with making a clean link to the JAMMA edge. Also, since I'm using a GDEMU, I have space where the GDRom drive usually sits to build amps. It's a crued hack job at the moment but I see this as prototyping and practice and if I pick up another cast further down the line with a similar issue, I'll know exactly what to do. Progress pics so far, will continue when I get more parts along the line. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
  25. Yeah I'm well aware of these boards. I'm just a fan of tinkering with things and making new things and trying to get it as self contained as possible. Cheers for the suggestion, they're just pretty expensive. Sent from my SM-G925I using Aussie Arcade mobile app
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