Videokarma.org

Go Back   Videokarma.org TV - Video - Vintage Television & Radio Forums > Vintage Arcade, Pinball, and MAME

We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-27-2010, 05:23 AM
miniman82's Avatar
miniman82 miniman82 is offline
First Light: 1952-2011
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Great Mills, MD
Posts: 4,077
Atari Space Duel Arcade

Had one given to me today, my boss decided he couldn't take it with him to Alaska.

It had a problem with the high voltage supply in the monitor, which I quickly figured out was caused by a burned up resistor (which appears to form a snubber, since it's in series with a cap across the primary of a transformer). Replaced the resistor, fixed one other bad solder joint, and it's up and running.

I can't find a pic on the net to show what it looks like, but it's a 'sit down' model, not a stand up one. I'll upload some pics of it running when I get a chance.
__________________
Evolution...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-29-2010, 11:36 PM
colorfixer's Avatar
colorfixer colorfixer is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 316
I'd go through the game sooner than later and do what's recommended in the FAQs to make the thing reliable and more importantly, less likely to self destruct.

Space Duel's normally use a Wells Gardner WG6100. This beast will kill its own power supply if the deflection amps or HV cage goes south, making for even more repairs.

There's also merit to doing recommended upgrades to the AR-II, also known as the power supply regulator and audio amplifier board, as these will lead to serious destruction of the logic and even the monitor if it goes south. It's simple work that includes re-capping amongst other things, which can best be described as an ounce of prevention=ton of cure.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ęCopyright 2012 VideoKarma.org, All rights reserved.