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Upright Atari Asteroids Arcade with No Video

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Hello,

 

I recently inherited an Upright Asteroids arcade game. The kind found in the old arcades. The game appears to operate but there is no video output.

 

I've been reading around and it seems one of the first things is to replace all (or most?) of the electrolytic capacitors. I was able to find the Real Bob Roberts site that offers re-cap kits. There are several cap kits (http://www.therealbobroberts.net/caps.html) including one specifically for the Asteroids game.

 

Questions:

 

1) Is the Asteroids re-cap kit all the I will need?

 

2) Is anyone familiar with this particular video issue?

 

I'm an embedded engineer and quite familiar with circuits and etc. Although, I am entirely unfamiliar with the likely failure modes of this machine, and would be grateful for insight from folks experienced repairing the Asteroids arcade game.

 

The model number is 215 XX.

 

Kindly,

Graham

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A couple of guys around here are pretty deep into arcade game knowledge, too. Somebody may chime in with some suggestions.

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A couple of guys around here are pretty deep into arcade game knowledge, too. Somebody may chime in with some suggestions.

 

Yes, but asking his question over there in addition to here will greatly increase his chances of finding a solution.

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if you're looking for arcade monitor tips, you should check out Randy Fromm's video series on youtube. He goes through the entire basic theory of operation of CRT's and some troubleshooting tips for various issues.

 

edit: or he did. for some reason he pulled down his CRT videos.

Edited by some_canuck

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Is the game playing blind? Can you get any display in Test Mode? Which version of the monitor do you have, Electrohome or Wells Gardner?

We can talk if over Graham, I have an Asteroids and Asteroids deluxe uprights, so I am a little familiar with these monitors :)

Edited by atari-dna

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