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by DaveOrAstroDave
June 10th, 2017, 1:45 am
Forum: Arcade Games & Artwork
Topic: You've Got Grail! The Valuation Thread
Replies: 9830
Views: 1082472

Re: You've Got Grail

It pains me greatly to do this, but it's time for me to face the reality of apartment living in San Francisco with a kid on the way. I have to get rid of some things, but I don't really know what they're worth. Would anyone be so kind as to offer their assessment of the value of the following items?...
by DaveOrAstroDave
July 19th, 2009, 4:06 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Astro City marquee
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Astro City marquee

Does anybody know where to get a new marquee for the original Astro City? Specifically, I mean the one that lights up when you turn it on, with the speaker grilles on either side, not the top signholder thing. The colors on mine have faded to transparent, and I'd really like to have the original neo...
by DaveOrAstroDave
July 5th, 2009, 7:55 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Astro City mounting bracket, board dimensions sought
Replies: 9
Views: 1842

Re: Astro City mounting bracket, board dimensions sought

The mounting bracket pictured above is the same one I have in my regular Astro City. It definitely sounds like you have a substitute in yours. Where it came from is anybody's guess. Perhaps it belongs in a different type of cab? Highly possible. It's pretty annoying that it goes all the way back.. ...
by DaveOrAstroDave
July 5th, 2009, 7:46 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: New Astro City Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: New Astro City Questions

G4rou - that definitely sounds like you've got the wrong tongue. There's actually a small space between the cash box and the front of the cab where the tongue is supposed to slide in when locked. I'd guess the depth on the tongue you have is wrong, so the tongue isn't lining up with the space. I was...
by DaveOrAstroDave
July 1st, 2009, 7:02 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Astro City mounting bracket, board dimensions sought
Replies: 9
Views: 1842

Re: Astro City mounting bracket, board dimensions sought

Hmm, those pics are interesting. I wonder how many revisions the Astro design went through. I vastly prefer that mounting bracket to the one that I have. The pictures in the original Astro City manual look like yours, but my mounting bracket has a lip on the top and bottom, and extends all the way t...
by DaveOrAstroDave
July 1st, 2009, 6:53 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: New Astro City Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: New Astro City Questions

Is it possible to close the door all the way while it's unlocked? if so, the wrong locking tongue might be installed.
If not, maybe the hinge isn't mounted to the frame correctly. Can you see anything obstructing the door?
by DaveOrAstroDave
April 20th, 2009, 4:33 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Original Astro City cash box locking tongue
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Re: Original Astro City cash box locking tongue

I've just sent you a P/M with all the details.

Best of luck!
Dave
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 23rd, 2009, 2:22 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line

Yep, that did indeed fix it.
Sorry to bring this one up for the apparent third time.. I guess I didn't search thoroughly enough.
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 22nd, 2009, 11:31 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line

Ahah! Now it's starting to make some sense. Perhaps what's happening is the video generator on the cave board is starting each frame too soon, i.e. before the vblank, etc finishes completely. If that's the case, that would explain why moving the image further down via the test menu would help - it d...
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 22nd, 2009, 11:00 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line

Hmm. I was wondering that myself about it being cave-specific, but if that was the case, I don't understand why adjusting the monitor would affect it. It seems like it's got to be something the monitor's doing with the signal, because adjusting the monitor height pot doesn't affect how the PCB gener...
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 22nd, 2009, 10:00 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line

It was kinda hard to get a pic, but maybe this will do. The monitor is mounted vertically, so as I adjust the width (height for landscape orientation), I can count up to 3 scan lines gradually disappear, one after another, as the height pot is adjusted, or as the picture gets brighter. Since it's pi...
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 22nd, 2009, 9:31 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line

I've noticed the issue with prettymuch everything I've hooked up. Right now I've got a Mushihimesama PCB connected, but I've also noticed it with ESPGaluda II and my PS2 that I wired a vga-port onto. Actually, I never noticed it with my MAME pc w/ArcadeVGA card, but that doesn't necessarily mean tha...
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 22nd, 2009, 9:09 pm
Forum: Monitor Q&A
Topic: Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Nanao MS9-29S Incomplete first scan line

Hi Everyone, I'm having a weird issue with the Nanao in my Astro City cab. The first scan line seems to actually start from about 1/3 of the way accross the screen, and the length of the scan line seems to vary with the brightness of the raster, or the height of the screen as set by the height adjus...
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 20th, 2009, 2:26 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Original Astro Speaker upgrade
Replies: 62
Views: 16940

Re: Original Astro Speaker upgrade

Actually, yeah... At the risk of going off topic, I have a few bits and bobs that I could possibly be convinced to part with. I've got a slightly damaged control panel base (the plastic surround the CP mounts to), an extra repro 2L12B panel with repro art on in, some spare Sanwa sticks, the aforemen...
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 20th, 2009, 2:17 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Original Astro City cash box locking tongue
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Re: Original Astro City cash box locking tongue

Excellent! That is exactly what I am looking for! PM sent =)
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 19th, 2009, 7:03 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Original Astro Speaker upgrade
Replies: 62
Views: 16940

Re: Original Astro Speaker upgrade

Just thought you might like to know - I went and got these beauties at Parts Express: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=264-812 I had to trim about 1/8" of plastic off of the 4 little tabs on the speaker mounts to get them to fit, but they sound absolutely stunning. I never exp...
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 19th, 2009, 6:56 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Original Astro City cash box locking tongue
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Original Astro City cash box locking tongue

Hey Guys, I was wondering if anybody knew where to get ahold of the NCA-1017 locking tongue for the cash-box door on an Astro City. I just replaced all my junk cam locks with nice new SEGA ones thanks to Jim Dolliver at SGE Vegas, and I just realized the standard DP-1167 tongue doesn't fit. I've che...
by DaveOrAstroDave
February 4th, 2009, 4:13 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Astro City - Hole in Rear? (no homo)
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: Astro City - Hole in Rear? (no homo)

Actually, another option is to have a new rear panel fabricated at frontpanelexpress.com. They've got a free cad program that generates an estimate automatically. I've drawn up a rear panel replacement for myself, and I intend to put external volume knobs, ethernet & RP-SMA antenna ports, and a new ...
by DaveOrAstroDave
January 28th, 2009, 2:50 pm
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Cursed metric screws!
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Cursed metric screws!

So, it looks like the screw is a Self-Tapping B1-thread M5x20mm. Apparently it's the Self Tapping B1 style that makes the thread courser. And, of course, Wilco only lists up to M4 on their website, here: http://www.wilco.jp/products/F/F-E-B1.html The measurements here appear to match http://jitukawa...
by DaveOrAstroDave
January 28th, 2009, 4:39 am
Forum: Cabinet Q&A
Topic: Cursed metric screws!
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Cursed metric screws!

Whoa, that looks like a great resource!
I'll give that a thorough examination when I'm less jet-lagged, but it definitely looks promising.

Thanks for the help!