Avoid Spikes

Day 60. I can now apply power and absolutely nothing catches on fire. Making a note here: huge success.

At night, the spot-killer comes.

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13 Responses:

  1. Zach Fine says:

    All those wires and my fear of not being able to keep a vector monitor happy have long conspired to keep me from buying an old Tempest cab. The Replicade Tempest has been a fun stopgap.

    • jwz says:

      Gross. CRT or GTFO.

      • Zach Fine says:

        Had I your engineering skill, can-do spirit, and also I lack sufficient available space for a full-size arcade machine.

        I'm a big believer in having a real vector CRT as well, I just don't have one.

        • jwz says:

          I have been beating my head against this for 60 days, I wouldn't put too much stock in my engineering skill.

          • Zach Fine says:

            I'd have blown something up by day 2 and had to order a new whatever part that I didn't completely understand how to install.

            • jwz says:

              What... do you think I've been doing this whole time?

              • BHN says:

                jwz: letting the magic smoke out of things since the 1990's

                • dk says:

                  A close friend of mine is a real wrench-turner. He has a bunch of broken parts hung on his "Wall of Shame," as examples where he screwed up. Me? I made a cassette digitizing system out of a high-speed duplicator. In the process, I fried my DAQ. Taught me a lesson in the value of zener diodes, and added several weeks to the project while I trawled eBay for another one. If you could bronze a circuit board, I would...

  2. NB says:

    The third "Previously" link leads to this page?

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  4. Eerok says:

    You probably already know this, but the LV2000 is the best piece of kit you can buy for an Atari vector monitor. I've fixed about a dozen of these, and I always bulletproof them with an LV2000.


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