When looking over the "huge pile of junk" (quote: Hollo's wife) recently, there was something that occurred to me... Japan has some seriously weird a*** controllers! I am not talking about the classic pieces of crap we all know and love (eg: Nintendo's Power Glove - in fact I have left the Power Glove out in this round up of Japan-ness), I am talking about either dedicated, failed, or just plain odd controllers that many people outside of Japan probably have not seen before.
Updated 14th July 2012 at 09:50 AM by Arcade King
I have had this machine for a long time, and it was converted to a MAME cabinet about 8 years or so back after the original monitor decided to fry. A new monitor mount was made to hold the 19" SVGA (1600x1280) monitor.
Only last week did I replace the aging 2GHz Pentium 4 (DOS 6.22, ArcadeOS) with Windows 7 and MALA. Anyway, tonight I quickly hacked up an instruction card. This hopefully should help the mrs navigating the unit whilst I'm away at work. Feel free to use it,
Updated 8th July 2012 at 08:48 PM by KegRaider
Originally Posted by Frank_fjs
Replacement beltMedium sized Phillips head screwdriverSmall precision Phillips head screwdriverSmall precision flat head screwdriver1.5mm Allan keyTweezersPliersCotton tipsIsopropyl alcohol (or another cleaning solution good at removing melted rubber)
SECTION 1: Drive Removal
Flip the unit upside down and remove the following
my name is paul jones a pinball enthusiast from the late 70s, i have recently returned from a trip to pinball hall of fame in vegas & realize how much i have missed this great game which i grew up on, just a small post to introduce myself to everyone
Just posting this to give myself some kudos.
I tend to struggle with technical matters but really want to improve my skills, being a retro collector it's extremely handy to have some console repair skills. It's a sad realisation that at some point our beloved retro consoles will break down and require repair. Learning how to properly solder is next on my list, just struggling to find the time to practice.
So I purchased an extremely cheap FDS console that was in