NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Arcade cabinet hardware and accessories
Post Reply
lastspaceship
Posts: 6
Joined: March 30th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Location: United Kingdom
eBay: ebay.co.uk/usr/mattcmonfeet
Initials: MAT

NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by lastspaceship »

Hi all - got a new astro city coming into the house - trying to work out how much might need to be disassembled to get through a 71cm internal door ie how far into this i'll need to go..https://wiki.arcadeotaku.com/w/New_Astr ... Down_Guide . Guess hoping could keep the CRT in. CP stay part of unit right? (first one). I mean i'll find a way just seeing what i'm in for. :)
geldra
Posts: 256
Joined: December 18th, 2008, 1:09 pm
Location: South Shields, UK.

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by geldra »

You may be looking at a full disassemble.

The base and front, up to the lower side of the control panel are all one part.

There’s nothing really that you can take off to make it any less wide or deep.

Guess it depends what’s on the other side of the door if you could “pivot!!!!” it through somehow.
God I hope this Xenepp made Mame board is good.
lastspaceship
Posts: 6
Joined: March 30th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Location: United Kingdom
eBay: ebay.co.uk/usr/mattcmonfeet
Initials: MAT

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by lastspaceship »

ha thanks appreciated, the "pivot" is giving me hope..maybe possible.. was hoping i could avoid full disassemble and getting into CRT discharging etc + fighting stubborn screws.
User avatar
cools
Armed Police Buttrider
Posts: 13009
Joined: August 17th, 2008, 4:49 pm
Location: Wales, United Kingdom
eBay: hordarian
Initials: CLS

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by cools »

A NAC monitor is in a frame, it doesn't need to be discharged to remove.
Image
User avatar
nem
Posts: 2213
Joined: August 17th, 2008, 6:59 pm
Location: Finland

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by nem »

Yeah, the monitor isn't an issue. It's really easy to take out in an Astro. However, stubborn screws are indeed a ball ache. Arm yourself with JIS drivers as advised in the AO wiki guide.
lastspaceship
Posts: 6
Joined: March 30th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Location: United Kingdom
eBay: ebay.co.uk/usr/mattcmonfeet
Initials: MAT

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by lastspaceship »

good stuff thanks all for the pro-tips - got a JIS screwdriver. Actually two incoming so one in the house one to storage( for now) appreciated.
User avatar
waiwainl
Posts: 107
Joined: June 27th, 2014, 12:10 pm
Location: Netherlands

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by waiwainl »

Had similar situation. But as described way up here, you can fully disassemble it, 71cm passthrough is no problem. Will take you 30 mins to do this, just don't be scared and take lots of pictures for the re-assembling again :D

Use 2 people for this.
lastspaceship
Posts: 6
Joined: March 30th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Location: United Kingdom
eBay: ebay.co.uk/usr/mattcmonfeet
Initials: MAT

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by lastspaceship »

will do. cheers. i think the monitor will need rotating for this one too so maybe two jobs in one.
geldra
Posts: 256
Joined: December 18th, 2008, 1:09 pm
Location: South Shields, UK.

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by geldra »

Also, is it 71cm max or could you take the door off to give you a few more cm?

You could do the full tear down solo (have done it myself to get it through a door) but a second pair of hands is useful for various reasons (thinking of reassembling the back onto the base can be a bit tricksy (not impossible solo though).

Can’t echo the advice about the decent driver enough too.

Oh and a handy pot/divider to put all the bits in.
God I hope this Xenepp made Mame board is good.
lastspaceship
Posts: 6
Joined: March 30th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Location: United Kingdom
eBay: ebay.co.uk/usr/mattcmonfeet
Initials: MAT

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by lastspaceship »

Got the driver. Yeah it’s the door casing (wood batons on the inside of the doorway)on these Doorways that restricts the width (I mean you take them off but your in redecorating territory ) . Weighing up the solo teardown but can get some help. Also thinking if I have to teardown a floor below my chances of lifting that monitor up one or maybe two flights might be tough work too. It’s like victorian era houses weren’t designed for arcades, what were they thinking.. :D
geldra
Posts: 256
Joined: December 18th, 2008, 1:09 pm
Location: South Shields, UK.

Re: NAC doorway tip/ how far to strip down

Post by geldra »

You’ll need some security torx bits for a few of the screws iirc. If you need to break it down fully, the power lead panel is held in by security torx screws.
God I hope this Xenepp made Mame board is good.
Post Reply