The game was stored in a shed at the Paradise Valley KOA for many years. It had several minor problems. This game uses the same control boards as a Space Invaders. It uses a copper clad plate for aiming and works great.
This machine will be out in the wild fishing for quarters at Paradise Valley KOA Kampground. It has been on location for many years and needed a little maintenance and repair:
Reset Relay Switch Adjustment
P1 10’s Zero Switch Adjustment
Bad Motor Clutch
Player Unit Sticking
Setup, Config, Test
The game needs the wiring neatened and it will be done.
Installed the 29″ LCD TV using M6 bolts and 3/4″ salvage plywood. This TV is an insignia NS–29D310NA15 from best buy that I got for $99 on Black Friday of 2015 and it works exactly as I hoped (meaning it turns on to the correct setting when power is applied. It was hard to get going because it had do a channel scan successfully in order to get through the initial setup. Not a good design feature considering some buyers (at least in Montana) do not have “local” stations to pick up. I finally attached some rabbit ears to pick up the locals and it was off to the races…. the hurdles that is: Next I could not select VGA input because the computer wasn’t hooked up to it. NBD.
Installed the buttons for escape and PC Power. They are both on top of the machine.
Installed the absolute cheapest 2.1 sound system available to drive the original speakers. This cabinet has 2 speakers up front, 2 in the seat back and a bass in the seat bottom.
It’s all tied together with a smart strip when the PC boots, the speakers and TV come up automatically. It is very important to me that the machine be robust enough for unexpected shut downs and no use of TV remote.
Once the controls are wired, there will be 25 games to configure and calibrate.
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This machine had a burnt “Man Load” Coil, a couple of broken switches, a sticking coin relay, burnt out starter and bulb and a few other little things. It will go into a commercial setting so many of the bulbs were replaced with LED’s, the backbox field was cleaned and the playfield was cleaned and waxed. It’s a great game for one or two players.
This nice machine will be found in the Paradise Valley KOA campground store shortly.
This machine came in dead. Monitor won’t stay on and main board won’t boot.
Replaced Main Board (Lower Right) – $465 Exchange
Next, it boots and reports I/O Board (Lower Left) Error – $365 Exchange
Next, it boots up and runs a couple of hours before another failure
The game reports A/I Board (Upper Left) Error – $350 Exchange
Add in another $45 for the $17 in UPS charges and the parts cost is already at $1225.
Now it’s time to burn it in for a couple of days before going after the broken display. The test TV might replace the Wells Gardner LCD if it can’t be fixed.
Recommendation – DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE!
It’s almost time to start installing this equipment in a cabinet. MALA front end, merged gamelist of MAME and M2 Games – 24 games total. A-PAC for the encoder (note the test pots). This will be installed into a Crazy Taxi. September 1 deadline for the entire project.
I had a request for some closeups of this item. Here they are. Mechs, counter, harness and slam switch included.
Here is another coin door:
This is all it takes to put your older Williams EM on free play. Not really a hack, but works perfectly. This particular replay unit is on a Gold Rush from 1971.