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astro fighter repair
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:46:06 pm »
Im trying to restore an astro fighter, its the cocktail version fromm1980. Everything works except the display. I can still play the game just can't see what's going on. The fuses appear to be good. I was thinking of switching out the tv for a 1991 emerson that i have. It fits  in but the connections dont match. Im wondering if there is a way to connect the new tv or if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this. If its the tubes i wondering if i can take them out of the new tv and put them into the old one. Any advice would be appreciated! The new tv only has 4 wire plug but the old one has five (see pictures i dont know the names) is there a way around connecting this? I have the manual  but i dont understand  it.

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Re: astro fighter repair
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 07:48:21 pm »
Picture of the old connection

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Re: astro fighter repair
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 05:54:05 pm »
Hi. The four pin plug is the deflection coils on the tubes neck. You can sometimes switch them round to the other one but picture may be affected badly. Might be best to carefully remove the whole assembly from the tube and swap to other tube but watch for the deflection angles. Look at both tubes and they should be similar in shape. The Astro fighter boards have RGB outputs plus sync which can be fed to another RGB monitor or combined to provide composite for B/W monitor.

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Re: astro fighter repair
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 07:45:31 am »
you might think about just fixing whats in it... get a pic of the chassis or look for a sticker on the tube with the model