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multicade cocktail monitor fix? best option?
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:06:12 AM »
We have 2 of these Ms Pacman multicade cocktail machines. The monitor went out on the first one about 9 months ago. Now the monitor on the second one has failed. I had a previous thread about locating a transistor (HOT) and Hamster was able to identify the game as Tovis manufactured Happ Vision Pro MTG 1901 chassis. I assume they are both the same and have attached a picture of the second one that I took this morning. My question is what is my best option(s) for getting these fixed ? board replacements? Repair or what? Please advise. 

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Re: multicade cocktail monitor fix? best option?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2022, 12:17:00 PM »
Atari Jim has fixed the VP for me in the past, I would give him a buzz, you will need to bring the monitors to him for repair.
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Re: multicade cocktail monitor fix? best option?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 12:22:10 PM »
These had a habit of the flyback going bad, sometimes I would find the HOT
in the bottom of the cabinet still attached to the heat sink; got so hot, it desoldered
itself. In your pic, looks like the cap near the iso/xfmr has bulged up, also common.

caps, flyback, hot $150, would need the monitor or game

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Re: multicade cocktail monitor fix? best option?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 12:31:11 PM »
A+ Rated ^

If you decide to make the trip, i have that item here you can pickup ( Jim is less then 5mins from me )
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Re: multicade cocktail monitor fix? best option?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 09:32:04 AM »
Ok so this thing started working again by itself on Saturday :roll: ??? This morning however its back down, no picture you can just hear the fan running is all. I assume its still a problem with the monitor? perhaps it just had one last rally in it? Will try & see if a drop off to Atari Jim can be worked out.   

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Re: multicade cocktail monitor fix? best option?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2022, 09:49:53 AM »
LCD swap is an option. :P
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Re: multicade cocktail monitor fix? best option?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2022, 12:48:23 PM »
If it started back up even once, all it needs is a cap kit, and just replacing the one
I mentioned will probably do the job.

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Re: multicade cocktail monitor fix? best option?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2022, 01:00:20 PM »
yep, shorted cap = dead, opened  up, works, but probably shorted out again.
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Re: multicade cocktail monitor fix? best option?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2022, 09:22:29 AM »
Thanks Guys !!  I replaced the capacitor that was pointed out in the photo as well as another one that looked suspect & its been working fine ever since ;D