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  1. Done, Finished, Gone! ;-)

    Done, Finished, Gone! ;-)
  2. All yours ;-) I'm in Vic, Nunawading area for...

    All yours ;-)

    I'm in Vic, Nunawading area for pickup.
  3. FREE - C64 "8565R2" Colour (PAL) Chip.

    C64 "8565R2" Colour (PAL) Chip.
    Never opened, still in original packet.

    Does anybody need a Commodore C64 pal colour chip?
    I (somehow) have one here, and want to see it go to good home to help...
  4. Those thin lines across the top of the picture...

    Those thin lines across the top of the picture (retrace lines) are easily removed by simply replacing some bad capacitors.

    The cheap caps rated at 85degrees ALWAYS let down PC monitors every time...
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    Yep, standard window glass is a heavy UV barrier

    Yep, standard window glass is a heavy UV barrier
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    Livin' on the edge lol

    Livin' on the edge lol
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    what's an eprom? lol....it's like a...

    what's an eprom? lol....it's like a record..........what's a record?........it's like a cd..........what's a cd?.............it's like an mp3..............oh, i understand now. ;-)

    - - - Updated...
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    If you're desperate, leave the Eproms out in...

    If you're desperate, leave the Eproms out in daylight (direct sunlight) for at least an hour and they'll erase.
    (of course you need to remove the sticker over the quartz window lol)

    Your Eprom...
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    Duke Nukem, Helloween harry, Jazz jackrabbit,...

    Duke Nukem, Helloween harry, Jazz jackrabbit, Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Logical, Lemmings and of course XTGOLD to manage everything lol
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    Thanx Rohan, ok so planB is for me to find a...

    Thanx Rohan, ok so planB is for me to find a board (working or not) and trace the whole thing out, assuming chips onboard are still labelled......I plan to scratch build one of these old B+W car...
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    The meter needle is completely missing (easy to...

    The meter needle is completely missing (easy to break off). It's missing because the meter should have a glass cover to enclose/protect the needle in the meter....so, looks like someone broke the...
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    Nice game, great score.... You might want to...

    Nice game, great score....

    You might want to try connecting a known-working video source into the monitor.

    So, locate the video cable into the monitor (it might be connected vias an RCA plug,...
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    Seems to be the common request this past week lol...

    Seems to be the common request this past week lol

    PM sent.
  14. what are the exact requirements? what...

    what are the exact requirements? what leds/buttons need to be lit and when?

    attract mode?
    player mode? etc etc

    This shouldn't be too hard to build yourself (or someone else) but at least it's...
  15. MAME jerky VGA screen when scrolling

    Hi All,

    I've decided to revisit MAME after many years.
    The last time i was into it, it was v.125, but i downloaded the latest version v.160 the other night.

    I noticed that "occasionally" the...
  16. Sounds like an ideal project for a small micro...

    Sounds like an ideal project for a small micro like Pic micro, picaxe, avr, or even arduino board.
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    Yep, aligning 1 monitor is no big issue, but try...

    Yep, aligning 1 monitor is no big issue, but try doing them in 10's or 100's if you're the monitor-service guy, and you soon get tired of tweaking manually.
    The auto aligns we used on our mons (in...
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    There are electronic tube alignment(s) in high...

    There are electronic tube alignment(s) in high level TV broadcast monitors.
    A photo sensor is placed on the screen, it analyses the colour balance errors then adjusts all the drives/purity controls...
  19. ....and it's hard to move

    ....and it's hard to move
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    There's probably a bunch of assorted mini...

    There's probably a bunch of assorted mini doorstopper rubbers at hardware or furniture renno places. worth a look.
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    Additionally, while changing 1 or more...

    Additionally, while changing 1 or more (shotgunning) capcitors might fix the problem(s), you're then faced with re-aligning geometry & linearity of the image, adjusting scan correction/pincussion...
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    I think the best bet is to lay this thing forward...

    I think the best bet is to lay this thing forward so the crt is sitting flat on it's front face on a small table or box.

    The box needs to be a little smaller then the overall crt size to allow you...
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    OK, it was a loose example not to be taken so...

    OK, it was a loose example not to be taken so literally,......let's go with -4v on the -5v, or +10v on the +12v line for the sensitive types ;-)

    Anyhoo.
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    I think its very handy to see at a glance that...

    I think its very handy to see at a glance that +5v might be only +3v, or -5v is only -1v, or the +12v is +20v.

    While most equipment *might* still operate at odd voltages, it's good to know that...
  25. It's always an electrolytic cap in the vertical...

    It's always an electrolytic cap in the vertical deflection/driver circuit, it drys out and you lose voltage drive to the vertical yolk/coil, hence the image collapse.

    Quite often you can follow...
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