How hard are those to install? Also, is a little jitter normal for the picture?
Regarding the Charles Tweety Buzz-Off kit
I just purchased on on eBay. He has a great document including a full size color picture printout of the circuit board with the actual wires taped to the actual points you'll attach them to on your system. He also has some good videos on you-tube, after watching the videos, I decided to purchase one and install it.
The process is not to complex, you must
- pull off your volume knob,
- open your Vectrex (5 screws),
- use wire cutters to permanently remove a small yellow/braided shielding cable,
- disconnect 4 simple cable connections (two are on a cable you will not re-attach,
- remove the mounted plastic base with the circuit board on it (5 screws),
- solder 2 wires to large existing solder points for sound out and ground on the front edge,
- and then insert the last orange wire into an open unused component pad/hole and solder that,
...all solder points pretty easy to identify and get to.
- then if necessary, you can cleanup your volume/power knob with contact cleaner and inject some dielectric gel to make it as good as new,
- connect two of original connectors and plug the speaker into the new amp,
- button it back up and you're done (20 minutes).
The tricky part is putting the back back on and getting the brightness pot to poke back through the hole, he has a great trick where you use a straw to guide it back through.
It's obvious he took great pains to make it as easy as possible and thought through the entire process end-to-end. You can tell he understands how much we love our systems and I absolutely appreciate the care he has taken in developing this kit and process!
Edited by Neuronic, Sun Jul 2, 2017 2:56 PM.