Baby Pacman marquee light rebuild

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Jun 222013
 

Today I spent an hour rebuilding the marquee light for the Baby Pacman. This was originally designed to run on 120v, but a previous owner had spliced some mains cables, and hooked it up to a 240v ballast in a very dangerous way. So I have now returned it back to its original state and repaired the cut wires, and feel happier that it is now not going to give anyone an electric shock 🙂

Baby Pacman Marquee Light

Baby Pacman Marquee Light

Wells Gardner K4800 Monitor Recap

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Jun 162013
 

This weekend I’ve replaced all the capacitors on a Baby Pacman Wells Gardner K4800 monitor using the document below as my guide:

Wells Gardner Recap

Wells Gardner Recap

WG-4915 (42 downloads)
 
Note: some of the capacitors are slightly different between the K4915 and K4800 chassis. Please see my earlier blog entry for the specific capacitors.

I also confirmed with John Purski from Wells Gardner that the K4900 flyback can be used as a replacement on the K4800 chassis.

Garage Conversion to Arcade Update 4

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Jun 092013
 

I’ve been working really hard on the garage over the last couple of days.

I had made a start on the left hand wall in March by building some window frames, and plasterboarding the lower parts of the wall:

Window Frame

Window Frame

Today, I have pretty much finished plasterboarding the left hand wall and window, apart from some beading that needs doing around the windows. This means I’m now 95% done 🙂

The ceiling, left, right, and top walls are all boarded. I just need to finish the boarding at the walls near the entrance, but only one side can be done at this stage until the the electrical work is completed:

Plasterboard 09/06/2013

Plasterboard 09/06/2013

Monitor Recapping Work

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Jun 062013
 

Got my work cut out this weekend replacing the capacitors on this K4800 Wells Gardner monitor for the Baby Pacman game.

Interesting use of axial capacitors instead of radial capacitors! 😡

Monitor Recap Work

Monitor Recap Work