Episode 34–12…It’s The Magic Number


October 2015

Happy Halloween everyone!

As we bring October 2015 to a close, it’s time to start looking towards the upcoming holidays, time with family and friends and hopefully some quality game restoration time! We’re definitely looking forward to the same and to help kick off ‘our favorite time of the year’ we have a new episode to help get you through some of that oh-so-quiet garage time applying bondo and huffing magic eraser suds. Smile

One thing that never ceases to amaze is just how much you can accomplish, even on a short schedule.  Both Brent and I were on the road most of the month for work and vacation, yet we still managed to cover off on a lot of topics:

  • Brent goes to Disney and gives us the low-down on Disney Quest, he makes some great progress on the Burgertime and gives the Big Guns the boot.
  • Whitney gets another Satan’s Hollow, wishes he had worked on the Zoo Keeper, laments starting on the Rally-X and almost drops an R-Type to its death.

Add to that we cover off on everything you’d ever want to know about rebuilding a G07, respond to a boat-load of feedback, Brent finally understands why magic marker isn’t OEM on the Burgertime and talk about why you don’t take Whitney fishing.

Here’s how the show timings break down:

00:00 –  Gameroom, Project and Personal updates

01:38 – What we listen to & Raw Thrills Pac-Man clock review

02:19 – G07 Arcade Monitor Deep Dive

03:10 – Let’s Spend Brent’s Money!

03:27 – Feedback & News

04:11 – Outtakes!

Episode 34 - Show Links

Here's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
TopicCategoryMore InformationNotes
Flaming FingersGame Flaming Finger Merchandiser @ KLOV
BurgerTimeGameBurger Time @ KLOV
Satan's HollowGameSatan's Hollow @ KLOV
R-TypeGameR-Type @ KLOV
Pac-Man LED Desk ClockAccessoriesRaw Thrills Pac-Man LED Desk ClockIt's awesome!!
What we listen toPodcastsPinball
Spooky Pinball
The Pinball Podcast with Don & Jeff
PinheadZ Pinball Podcast
Coast2Coast Pinball Podcast

Ten Pence Arcade Podcast & Blog
No Quarter Podcast
Arcade Repair Tips - Fix the game, play the game!
Gameroom Junkies Podcast

Retro Gaming Roundup
Retro Computing Roundtable
You Don't Know Flack
The Retroist
Sprite Castle - Commodore 64/C64 Game Podcast
Atari 2600 - Game By Game Podcast

Non-gaming related, but still in the industry
TWIT - This Week In Tech by Leo Laporte
TWIT - Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott
The Amp Hour
The History of Personal Computing Podcast
The list is always expanding and changing up, so check these out and let us know of any you listen to, as well!
G07 Deep DiveRepairGood overall summary of common G07 Repair items - http://www.pinrepair.com/g07

Bob Roberts' G07 Notes (along with the Sync/Curl mod) - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/g07notes.html

Bob Roberts' G07 Cap Layout - http://therealbobroberts.net/go7lyot.html

Bob Roberts' B+ Setting - http://www.therealbobroberts.net/go7-1.jpg

Things to look out for:
Improperly-loaded resistors from factory in the sync section - http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=49279.0

Fusible Resistor at FR401 - http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=220729
Buy it from Mouser - http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=EMC2-68R0KIvirtualkey66210000virtualkey756-EMC2-68R0K

Pre-Order for the new Journey cassette interface boardNew PartPre-order thread on KLOV
Color Bud and Root-Beer Tapper sideart!ReproductionsThread on KLOV

$199 + $12 to ship per set.
KLOV member Markl
5101 / 6514 / 6116 / 6264 nvram modulesNew PartInfo thread @ KLOV

$16 each; $35 for the Defender kit.

These battery eliminator modules replace commonly used arcade RAM chips such as 5101, 6514, 6116, and 6264. These modules eliminate the need for a battery and prevent corrosion due to electro-chemical migration caused by having a constant voltage on the PCB (battery).
Pre-Order - Reproduction Major Havoc Upright Wiring HarnessReproductionsInfo thread @ KLOV

$140 for the control panel and wiring harness

Being run by GoldenAge Arcade Parts
Pinball Magazine #3New Editionhttp://www.pinball-magazine.com/shop/
Bally/Stern Solenoid Driver Board Output Tester New PartInfo thread @ Pinside

This is for testing the solenoid outputs at the various headers on the solenoid driver board. This can be used in in the machine's normal "solenoid test" routine.

No cables needed to those connectors (just a connection to +5v dc for the bar graph led and plug the board right into the header you want to test). This wouldn't do "actual-load" testing, but it would identify shorted transistors or faulty connections easily.. or help isolate where a problem is (ie. board, cable, etc).
Playfield Switch Interface BoardNew PartInfo thread @ Pinside

It's basically a pass-through board to allow you to connect a playfield switch harness from various manufacturers and convert it to the pin-out of other manufacturers.
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