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by Darklightjg1
September 11th, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Sanwa PM1745 screen brightness fades in and out and what do these other pots do?
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Sanwa PM1745 screen brightness fades in and out and what do these other pots do?

Hi, I figured I'd play with it for a while before asking about this since it took almost a year just to get an image in the first place. So the game is technically operational, but I have to resolve this eventually to make it truly enjoyable: The image on my monitor has this behavior where if the ba...
by Darklightjg1
August 28th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: 6th button (Hard Kick) not registering on Pandora's box 4
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: 6th button (Hard Kick) not registering on Pandora's box 4

Switching it to ELF did resolve the issue. Thanks. I didn't know what ELF was meant for.
by Darklightjg1
August 27th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: 6th button (Hard Kick) not registering on Pandora's box 4
Replies: 2
Views: 150

6th button (Hard Kick) not registering on Pandora's box 4

Couldn't really find anything that addresses this directly, but the jist of it is that I have a PB4 hooked up with a JNX Atlas adapter that's supposed to work with a kick harness (CPS2... see picture). The problem is I'll get the first 5 button inputs for both player 1 and 2, but the hard kick butto...
by Darklightjg1
August 24th, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Getting Pandora's Box 4 to run on CGA (15khz only) monitor?
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Getting Pandora's Box 4 to run on CGA (15khz only) monitor?

I saw a video of someone playing with the same type of PB4 on their Astro City cabinet (which usually comes with a 15khz monitor), so I took the risk and tried it on mine... it does indeed work and didn't blow up again (thank goodness). The only difference I can think of is that I did NOT have the V...
by Darklightjg1
August 12th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Game Hardware Q&A
Topic: Getting Pandora's Box 4 to run on CGA (15khz only) monitor?
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Getting Pandora's Box 4 to run on CGA (15khz only) monitor?

Has anyone done this? I've been searching all around for something that confirms it has been done before, but the closest thing I could find is something being done to resolve the reverse issue (they used a CGA to VGA converter): https://www.hasntfiguredouthowtoembedyoutubeproperly.com/watch?v=S97wW...
by Darklightjg1
July 29th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?

Yes the remote board was sent as well. I can see the brightness change a bit when the screen is visible, but what would cause it the screen to fade back to black without touching it (happens within 5-10 minutes)? Edit: I'll add in the detail that the screen doesn't start out visible when I turn the ...
by Darklightjg1
July 29th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?

It's an actual Sanwa tube. I ordered both the tube and chassis to replace the MS2931.
by Darklightjg1
July 29th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?

So I got back home and what I'm experiencing so far is that I can briefly get a dim image and then it fades back to unseeable after a minute or two. Any idea what's going on here? The brightness pot will only turn so far and doesn't really help after it fades (was also too washed out when the image ...
by Darklightjg1
July 29th, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?

Thanks, I’m out right now, but before I left I managed to get a faint image by adjusting the screen pot a bit and the brightness pot on the remote board. Hopefully when I get back I can manage to get something playable. -Side question has anyone ever tried to run a pandora box 4 on one of these moni...
by Darklightjg1
July 28th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?

turn the screen volts up on the flyback to see if you get a raster This may be a stupid question, but does it matter if the machine is turned off while I make that adjustment? If the machine needs to be on, is it okay if I turn it with my bare hands? Asking because a long time ago I remember the te...
by Darklightjg1
July 28th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Sanwa PM1745 no monitor image or neck glow?

I just recently got my chassis sent back for this from PNL and decided to try and hook it up. I'm still not getting any monitor image. Didn't hear any chassis click and nothing has blown up on it as far as I can tell, but I also don't see any neck glow and when I run my hand over the screen, I do fe...
by Darklightjg1
July 22nd, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Trying to figure out proper isolation transformer setup (Monitor and house voltage different from cabinet)
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Trying to figure out proper isolation transformer setup (Monitor and house voltage different from cabinet)

Wall/surge protector -> Isolation transformer -> Step down transformer -> Arcade cabinet AC plug -> adapter -> monitor chassis A step down transformer acts as an isolation transformer. An isolation transformer is just a 1:1 winding transformer, meaning the input and output voltages are the same. Th...
by Darklightjg1
July 16th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Trying to figure out proper isolation transformer setup (Monitor and house voltage different from cabinet)
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Trying to figure out proper isolation transformer setup (Monitor and house voltage different from cabinet)

I've been asking another user monitor related questions in PMs and figured to make a thread just in case anyone had any additional details on this particular subject. I have a Blast City Cabinet and am attempting to use a Sanwa PM1745 monitor inside of it (with an adapter made to connect the cabinet...
by Darklightjg1
June 3rd, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?
Replies: 43
Views: 2854

Re: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?

There is one part of the Sanwa chassis that I'm guessing is the video signal connector or something? Maybe not? Can someone help tell me what this is? It's an all-in-one connector, just like the one you have for the original Nanao chassis. It has AC power, demag switch and RGB input. Compared to th...
by Darklightjg1
June 3rd, 2019, 12:48 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?
Replies: 43
Views: 2854

Re: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?

New situation/question: So I ended up getting a whole new tube and chassis (I believe it is a Sanwa PM1745), but while most of the cords are connected between the tube and chassis, I don't know how I'm going to get it connected to the arcade cabinet itself (this board on the Sega Blast City): https:...
by Darklightjg1
May 31st, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Do you swap mounting cages when replacing a monitor?
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Do you swap mounting cages when replacing a monitor?

My replacement monitor just came in for my Blast City cabinet (a Sanwa PM1745 replacing a Nanao MS2931) and I'm waiting on a friend to come over before I attempt to lift/swap them out. However while waiting, I took a measurement of the screw holes on both mounting cages and the look to be about 1/2 ...
by Darklightjg1
February 27th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?
Replies: 43
Views: 2854

Re: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?

A 27" tube should fit inside/mount inside the cabinet, no? He offered to credit me back if I shipped back this chassis (since we're not really sure what else to do with it) and I'll trying getting a tube + chassis combo of the same brand (neotec in this case).
by Darklightjg1
February 26th, 2019, 3:06 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?
Replies: 43
Views: 2854

Re: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?

I'm confused because I'm getting two conflicting ideas. Last week, the PNL guy says the chassis is fine (they test for 24 hours before shipping their stuff out) and that the fact that it wasn't clicking on and off (and the neck was glowing) when the horizontal yoke cord was removed, should mean it's...
by Darklightjg1
February 24th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?
Replies: 43
Views: 2854

Re: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?

I got .2 on the horizontal and 16.4 on the vertical readings. I'm going by this post in another forum with the device set to 200 mH:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=64179.0

Is that correct?
by Darklightjg1
February 17th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?
Replies: 43
Views: 2854

Re: Is the Makvision chassis compatible with Blast City Nanao Tube?

Once I get the inductance reading (still reading the horizontal and vertical connection, right?) then what should I do? The inductance meter is shipping in two days.