Author Topic: Asteroids Monitor Repair in Clearwater, Fl (Near Tampa)  (Read 354 times)

Offline arcadeology

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Asteroids Monitor Repair in Clearwater, Fl (Near Tampa)
« on: September 18, 2023, 09:48:59 AM »
Howdy!

Arcadeology here, long time Texas collector. I recently sold an Asteroids to a gentleman in Clearwater and shipped the game to him. As you can imagine, shipping made the game lose its mind... The game arrived with partial horizontal collapse on the monitor (right side of the screen collapsed to the vertical midline of the monitor).

I am trying to find someone who could do a house call for this gentleman to fix the game. It will be at my expense. Was trying to just send him an entire other monitor for him to swap but he just wants someone out to fix the game.

Please message me if you can help me get this fixed for this gentleman!

Thanks,

Arcadeology

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Re: Asteroids Monitor Repair in Clearwater, Fl (Near Tampa)
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2023, 07:24:49 AM »
Sounds like a bad solder joint on the deflection board or bad pin in the connector. Could be a failed transistor, but more likely the connector pins need a
solder reflow. I cant do the fix, but it should be easy for someone close to him that is somewhat familiar with vectors.

aj

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Re: Asteroids Monitor Repair in Clearwater, Fl (Near Tampa)
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2023, 09:41:46 AM »
Sounds like a bad solder joint on the deflection board or bad pin in the connector. Could be a failed transistor, but more likely the connector pins need a
solder reflow. I cant do the fix, but it should be easy for someone close to him that is somewhat familiar with vectors.

aj

I went through all that with the shipper when they dropped off the game. I had re-flowed everything with fresh solder to prevent those kind of issues. I really think it is a dead transistor or something like that. I had them reseat everything to make sure and no change.