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by hedorah
October 15th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Any PCB shops left in Japan?
Replies: 29
Views: 1234

Re: Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Great, thanks everyone.

Will check out Beep and try to find KVC Lab if I can.

I have always wanted to visit Game Kanaya, but no Osaka on this trip sadly, so maybe next time.
by hedorah
October 15th, 2019, 12:27 am
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Any PCB shops left in Japan?
Replies: 29
Views: 1234

Any PCB shops left in Japan?

Hey Guys, Been out of the scene for a few years, but figured a Japan visit next week might rekindle my activity. Was doing some searches for PCB shops in Tokyo and it seems like Mak is the only game in town? Gfront and Try seem to be gone? Is there anyone else around? Also Mak's prices suck or I nee...
by hedorah
May 8th, 2014, 9:06 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Blast City wont turn on (nope, its not the door switch)
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Blast City wont turn on (nope, its not the door switch)

So far the parts I have swapped and determined not to have any issues are as follows: PSU, IO board, door switch. I feel you pain. So you swapped the whole rear power unit? Maybe that connector on the base that the PSU plugs into is not straight or dirty? Yep the whole slide out box unit was swappe...
by hedorah
May 7th, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Blast City wont turn on (nope, its not the door switch)
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Blast City wont turn on (nope, its not the door switch)

Thanks for the replies guys, couple of quick follow ups: Have you made sure the neckboard is firmly attached? I have examined the neckboard, but I have not checked to see if its firmly attached, I will try to do that this evening. But even if it was not attached, shouldnt I still get some kind of re...
by hedorah
May 6th, 2014, 9:22 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Blast City wont turn on (nope, its not the door switch)
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Blast City wont turn on (nope, its not the door switch)

O.K. I have a bit of a head scratcher here. I have 2 blast cities, and recently moved across state. Both units were working before the move, now one of them does not. Everything physically checks out fine, and all the wires appear to be connected. However, when I attempt to turn on the blast city in...
by hedorah
May 14th, 2013, 11:23 pm
Forum: Arcade Games
Topic: Buying arcade games in japan
Replies: 22
Views: 8124

Re: Buying arcade games in japan

Thanks for posting this! I have been looking for PCB shops in the Kansai area for years to no avail. I will have to check this out on my next trip out.
by hedorah
April 24th, 2013, 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Blast City Sound Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Blast City Sound Issue

The sound amp on Blasts are actually inside the PSU cage. Not sure why sound would be coming out of one speaker, one of the more technically proficient members will probably have better answers for you.
by hedorah
April 17th, 2013, 12:22 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Cleaning Blast City
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Cleaning Blast City

Agreed those things work awesome, just dont use them on any of the clear plastic bits (header card etc). Also be careful when using them on the monitor bezel as mine seemed fond of chewing through some of the black paint.
by hedorah
August 21st, 2011, 6:57 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Advice wanted - Preparing Blast City for Paint Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: Advice wanted - Preparing Blast City for Paint Shop

I ended up doing this exact same thing myself a few months back. It ended up being pretty straight forward outside of a few stripped screws. And yes I would leave the speaker grills intact. Just tell the body shop to mask them off when painting. Also there is a blast city teardown thread on here tha...
by hedorah
August 8th, 2011, 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Gladiator aka Golden Castle Harness Question
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Gladiator aka Golden Castle Harness Question

O.K. Not the best game in the world, but I have a lot of nostalgia surrounding it, so I stupidly picked up a Gladiator aka Golden Castle PCB assuming it was JAMMA, but as I quickly found out it is not. :shock: Anyone know what kind of wiring harness I need to make this Jamma compatible? Also if anyo...
by hedorah
August 5th, 2011, 7:02 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: How much would you pay for a new mint Blastcity?
Replies: 13
Views: 2091

Re: How much would you pay for a new mint Blastcity?

I can vouch for that. I have been to Dave's cave and begged and pleaded with him to sell me one to no avail :cry:
by hedorah
August 5th, 2011, 5:54 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: How much would you pay for a new mint Blastcity?
Replies: 13
Views: 2091

Re: How much would you pay for a new mint Blastcity?

As long as we are on the subject of bad build quality, personally I completely disagree with the earlier comments about suggesting an Egret 3. The Egret 2 is great, but the 3 has a crap monitor chassis that looks much worse than a Blast with low res games, and has one of the worst power supplies kno...
by hedorah
August 5th, 2011, 3:44 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Blast City Bass Fishing cabs...
Replies: 24
Views: 3160

Re: Blast City Bass Fishing cabs...

He had a couple in march. So anything is possible.
by hedorah
August 5th, 2011, 3:20 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Blast City Bass Fishing cabs...
Replies: 24
Views: 3160

Re: Blast City Bass Fishing cabs...

As far as I know Matsu will not charge a premium for a blast with no burn in. He charges a flat rate and if it's less than stellar you ask if he can come down on price. As far as cab choice I agree with the others, it really depends on what type of games you want to play. If it's all low rez stuff t...
by hedorah
August 4th, 2011, 6:21 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Blast City Bass Fishing cabs...
Replies: 24
Views: 3160

Re: Blast City Bass Fishing cabs...

Ken rarely sends pictures of the cab you will actually get, which is one of my all time problems with him. Instead I would suggest Matsu in Southern California, he completely shops all his cabs before selling (complete cleaning, joystick replacements, etc) and the pictures he sends is of the actual ...
by hedorah
July 25th, 2011, 5:00 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Nanao 2931 wire on chassis
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Nanao 2931 wire on chassis

Was this the one you bought from Matsu? :(
by hedorah
July 23rd, 2011, 3:47 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Where to buy Egret 2 Side Art
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

Re: Where to buy Egret 2 Side Art

While I have never dealt with Sean's Egret 2 repro art specifically I have dealt with his side art for other cabinet styles, and in my opinion its not the material he is using thats the problem, its just that his color and hue shift is always slightly off from the original. This generally bugs the h...
by hedorah
July 6th, 2011, 1:05 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Where to buy a Used or NOS Nanao MS9-29T
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Where to buy a Used or NOS Nanao MS9-29T

Sorry to derail, but just curious, did you buy the "pair" that were for sale, and if so, did you get both of them?

Really too bad that you were wanting one so bad, only for it to have issues. :cry:
by hedorah
May 26th, 2011, 5:28 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Blast City measurements with back and cp. Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Blast City measurements with back and cp. Help!

I'm thinking about getting a Blast sometime in the future.. I need to know some answers though. 1. The cp comes off like the Egret's does it? Just open the cp, unscrew and detach? 2. The cab's back cover comes off by just taking out the screws? It's not internally attached to anything is it? 3. Cou...
by hedorah
April 11th, 2011, 6:41 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Nanao 2930-SE convergence problem
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Nanao 2930-SE convergence problem

Yah my 33 has terrible corner convergence in the upper left corner which is kindof depressing me, so let me know if you find any good results.