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 on: Today at 08:16:44 PM 
Started by squireg - Last post by arcade jedi
Hello Gents,

I'm in Michigan.  The following IMO and based on experiences I've had in my area.  When they come up, you can get nice (with normal battle scars) garden variety Ms. Pacs for $500 all day.  They don't start out at that price, but the ones I can talk down to that price, I buy.  I think that's fair for my area.  I've seen them as high as $1000 to $1200 to start, but these are sellers looking for gullible buyers or guys that think that they have something special.  I doubt anyone is actually getting that for one.   Roll Eyes

For $600, it would have to be a pretty nice looking version.  By that, I mean, close to being fully restored.

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 on: Today at 07:47:13 PM 
Started by arcade jedi - Last post by arcade jedi
Hello All,

I recently bought a Red Tent, so I'm new to this sub-group within the hobby.  I cannot find the PPUs I'm looking for.  Is there a source for these or is it a "find-them-when-and-where-you-can" sort of thing?

Anyone interested in selling any?

Arcade Jedi

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 on: Today at 11:33:28 AM 
Started by BadMonkey - Last post by John's Arcade
Tempest are never junk in my eyes.

If you can find one that was converted into another game, it would be a good candidate.

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 on: July 26, 2017, 10:32:56 PM 
Started by BadMonkey - Last post by BadMonkey
Tempest are never junk in my eyes.

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 on: July 26, 2017, 10:22:11 PM 
Started by Raven - Last post by Raven
I got my first non working Ms. PacMan game last week.  I got it home and drilled out the lock to make sure everything is there and found a reset switch on the board.  I pushed it and the game started working.  The game plays but it has some issues.  As you can see  from the picture the score, lives, and the fruit is all garbled or corrupted.  Does anyone know how to fix this? 

I have already pulled the roms and CPU chips and reseated them.  I have also pulled the CPU chip from the daughter board and put it on the main board.  I still have the same issue.


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 on: July 26, 2017, 09:34:53 PM 
Started by Raven - Last post by Raven
Hey guys!  I found Johns videos through an online search for a mame build I was thinking about doing a few months ago.  When I came across his videos I was hooked and started watching all his videos from the beginning and I am almost caught up to his current videos. I am still going to build the mame cabinet but I got my first arcade machine last week.  Its a Ms. PacMan cocktail table.  I can't wait til I get more!

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 on: July 26, 2017, 08:49:34 PM 
Started by HunterStephens1 - Last post by allansim
Nice pickup!

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 on: July 26, 2017, 07:20:38 PM 
Started by HunterStephens1 - Last post by HunterStephens1
Ok so yesterday I went on my first game pickup for a Galaxian cocktail and heres what I came home with.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1aNk49
Talk about original unmolested. I cant see any wiring mods replaced caps or anything. The underlay on the glass has seen better days and there are a few nicks on the cab but other than that its in really good shape. The CPOs look perfect and the board is super clean. So far the only thing Ive found wrong with it is that the AC line filter is dead and wont let voltage pass through. Tell me what you guys think! How necessary is it to keep the line filter in there? Should I do the DC power mod on the PCB and use a switcher or keep the transformers? Ill be doing a cap kit on the PCB and G07 chassis as preventative maintenance so let me know some other things i should do while Im capping stuff.

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 on: July 26, 2017, 04:47:51 PM 
Started by tebright1 - Last post by tebright1
So... I managed to get a converted DK! Has Super Mario Bros at the moment.

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 on: July 26, 2017, 02:23:47 PM 
Started by masterchief217 - Last post by masterchief217
Try reseating or swapping the CPUs.

This has happened to me many times with these boards.


reseating the cpu ppu and rom chips on top of the daughter board didnt work so im replacing the thing that the daughter board ataches to on the mainboard

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