Inside the (new) Astro

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Inside the (new) Astro

Post by Akuma » December 21st, 2010, 8:26 pm

Trying to expand my (so far quite limited) Astro knowledge.

One of my NACs has this PCB board mount:
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The other one has this one:
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Is the second one official Sega? The drawing in the NAC manual looks different, however, it seems to fit perfectly besides it partially covers one of the threaded holes in the bottom :think: :think: :think: :crazy:

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Re: Inside the (new) Astro

Post by Red5 » December 21st, 2010, 9:04 pm

I think they are both official, tetsujin would confirm,
But pretty sure i have had both types on my past nacs, interestingly like you'r 2nd pic, mine to had the better Blast City type PSU :think: , maybe they went hand in hand?
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Re: Inside the (new) Astro

Post by KmanSweden » December 22nd, 2010, 7:42 am

Mine looks like to top one.. :D
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Re: Inside the (new) Astro

Post by joeks » December 22nd, 2010, 8:09 pm

Same here. Both my Astro and New Astro have the top one.

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Re: Inside the (new) Astro

Post by Munchies » December 22nd, 2010, 10:54 pm

Have the top one as well in my astro :D

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Re: Inside the (new) Astro

Post by brendz » December 23rd, 2010, 3:41 pm

Ive had a few new astros and only one had the big tray. I think it was for supporting of the sega model 2 board (and giant metal cage) for dynamite cop that came in it.

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Re: Inside the (new) Astro

Post by jonny5 » December 23rd, 2010, 5:52 pm

The big tray is what comes in a Versus too.
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Re: Inside the (new) Astro

Post by Akuma » December 23rd, 2010, 9:23 pm

brendz wrote:Ive had a few new astros and only one had the big tray. I think it was for supporting of the sega model 2 board (and giant metal cage) for dynamite cop that came in it.
That makes sense as I already wondered how to mount this big **** of a mobo... Good stroke of luck I got this version then as I want to make it a dedicated Model 2 machine :awe:

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Re: Inside the (new) Astro

Post by ookitarepanda » December 28th, 2010, 7:05 am

Mine also has the very large tray that's in your second picture. I sort of like it because I can fit a decent-sized MDF board in that slot and it'll be really steady.

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Re: Inside the (new) Astro

Post by Akuma » February 1st, 2011, 11:51 am

Just to have it documented:

There were indeed basic Jamma NACs and Model 2 NACs.

I just tracked down the manual of the latter (Manual no. 420-6157 - New Astro City with Virtua Fighter 2 marquee and scene on screen + instructions on bezel).

Differences are:

- PSU is the big one with that fat **** amp underneath (as seen on my pics in the first post of this topic)
- the big, sturdier PCB holder
- 1L3B panel having the button alignment like the Naomi (3-1-2) and JLFs
- wiring loom includes a custom Model 2 video plug - easy switch between normal RBG out and the Model 2 connection
- includes some wiring adaptors for Model 2 connection (PSU adapter, Jamma to Model 2 adapter, sound cable)

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