Space Invaders II – We have a problem pt. 1

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Oct 282012

I was having some issues with my Space Invadesr Part II monitor. The picture would intermittently slide off to the right.

So the monitor was re-capped in the hope that this would fix the problem. Unfortunately I now the screen below. I’m fairly confident that all the capacitors had the correct values and were not fitted backwards:

Space Invaders Problem

Space Invaders Problem

Having had a quick look at the readings at the G edge connector, it looks like this might be a coincidental power issue

I have tested the PCB using a custom harness and a Jamma supergun, and have found that this is working as expected

I’ll post a further updates as I investigate

Baby Pacman!

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Oct 272012

Just bought a Baby Pacman cabinet. For those that have never seen one of these before it’s partly arcade pacman, and partly pinball.

It needs some serious restoration work, and a good clean!

Baby Pacman

Baby Pacman

Wanted: Arcade cabinets/Parts/PCB’s

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Oct 212012


If you have any arcade items for sale please leave a message using the “Email” button with a phone number/email address and I will contact you. I’m generally interested in:

  1. Arcade Machines – specifically from the 1970/1980’s – Asteroids, Pac-man etc
  2. Arcade Machine Parts – Monitors, Coin Doors etc
  3. PCB’s
  4. Arcade Repair Equipment

I am specifically looking for the following items:

Arcade machines:

  1. Paperboy/Championship Sprint – A shell is sufficient
  2. Taito Ice Cold Beer
  3. Midway Tapper


  1. Ghosts´n´Goblins Original Capcom
  2. Renegade
  3. Tapper

Again, if you have any of these for sale please let me know! Thank you!

Play Expo Manchester 2012

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Oct 132012

Just in case you didn’t know, a large gaming event (Play Expo) took place on 13th/14th October at Manchester’s Event City. This featured a selection of arcade and pinball machines.

Here is a video walkaround featuring all the arcade and pinball machines that were available:

Play Expo Manchester 2012

Some random pictures of the console and classic gaming related area:

Play Expo Manchester 2012 Pictures