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Offline dschnur

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She's a bit crusty... Want it for mailbag?
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:44:22 PM »
Attached is a little preview of a 1979 Missile Command main board that I ran across a few years ago.  I also have the regulator/power supply II board too.

If anyone wants to see Dave take a look at it, I'll send it in.

This one even has the original burned Pin 1 on the J1 edge connector.  It was a common problem with the early games. If I send it in, you'll see the work-around that was most commonly done in the days when video arcades would often have a tech on staff who did component level repair.

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Offline wilfred

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Re: She's a bit crusty... Want it for mailbag?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 03:44:47 PM »
Is there something uniquely interesting or unusual about it? That would be the test I would apply to stuff sent in for the mailbag.

Not that I want to discourage you from sending stuff in if you just want to get your name mentioned. Dave can decide what he wants to show. Also the mailbag is a much less frequent segment these days now that the Monday has been dropped.
 

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Re: She's a bit crusty... Want it for mailbag?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 08:52:31 PM »
Also the mailbag is a much less frequent segment these days now that the Monday has been dropped.

Yes, why is that? Did I miss an announcement somewhere by Dave? I think Mailbag is still "Everyone's favourite segment".
 

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Re: She's a bit crusty... Want it for mailbag?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 09:39:45 PM »
Attached is a little preview of a 1979 Missile Command main board that I ran across a few years ago.  I also have the regulator/power supply II board too.

If anyone wants to see Dave take a look at it, I'll send it in.

This one even has the original burned Pin 1 on the J1 edge connector.  It was a common problem with the early games. If I send it in, you'll see the work-around that was most commonly done in the days when video arcades would often have a tech on staff who did component level repair.

 -D

IMO it would be better passed on to someone who would try and fix it and get it back in use, there really wont be many of those around now
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Re: She's a bit crusty... Want it for mailbag?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 12:23:07 AM »
IMO it would be better passed on to someone who would try and fix it and get it back in use, there really wont be many of those around now

Yep, agreed.
Thanks for the offer, but there isn't much of general interest to an arcade board on it's own.
 

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Re: She's a bit crusty... Want it for mailbag?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 09:18:18 AM »
IMO it would be better passed on to someone who would try and fix it and get it back in use, there really wont be many of those around now

The 8 Bit Guy comes to mind: http://www.youtube.com/user/adric22
 

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Re: She's a bit crusty... Want it for mailbag?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 05:17:24 PM »
ebay it - collectors who own the machine are always looking for spares.
same goes for the AR2 board.
 


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