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Author Topic: Ebay Jamma PCBs (EDIT: not multigames)  (Read 378 times)

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Ebay Jamma PCBs (EDIT: not multigames)
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:56:38 am »
I've been in search of Jamma PCBs, and have a small budget ATM.  I have come across quite a few of games such as this:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CIRCUS-CHARLIE-ARCADE-GAME-PCB-WORKING/302712285908?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20180124145912%26meid%3D4adcb12ced944aa286c824bef6a7adbe%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D142764147568%26itm%3D302712285908&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

I know you can "hack" (maybe not the correct term.  Possibly bootleg?) games onto certain other pcbs, but is that the story with PCBs like this?

Is it too good to be true?  It'd be nice to run circus charlie on a real PCB, but will this just be junk? 
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Re: Ebay Jamma PCBs
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 09:10:42 am »
First off. That is not a JAMMA PCB. That looks like a Konami pinout. Several games share that pinout. You can wire a Konami to JAMMA adapter or buy one. If it is a bootleg then some are good and some are terrible. I am not an expert on this, but it might be an actual Konami board with Circus Charlie Roms burned onto it. I am not sure if the Konami PCBs worked in this way. Some platforms worked for multiple games.

Also FYI. The heat sync is missing from the audio amp. Again, I hope that somebody who knows more than me will chime in. I don't know how essential the heat sync is.

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Re: Ebay Jamma PCBs
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 09:25:39 am »
First off. That is not a JAMMA PCB.

Forgive me, as i wasn't very clear.  I did know that this one was not jamma, i just discovered it in my search.  There are many others i've seen that are jamma, however.

That looks like a Konami pinout. Several games share that pinout. You can wire a Konami to JAMMA adapter or buy one. If it is a bootleg then some are good and some are terrible. I am not an expert on this, but it might be an actual Konami board with Circus Charlie Roms burned onto it. I am not sure if the Konami PCBs worked in this way. Some platforms worked for multiple games.

Also FYI. The heat sync is missing from the audio amp. Again, I hope that somebody who knows more than me will chime in. I don't know how essential the heat sync is.

Great info, thanks!   :cheers:

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Re: Ebay Jamma PCBs (EDIT: not multigames)
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 09:33:54 am »
There is nothing to forgive. I probably should have worded my response a little better. ;D

I have a Circus Charlie PCB. It is a fun game.

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Re: Ebay Jamma PCBs (EDIT: not multigames)
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 09:41:47 am »
I have a Circus Charlie PCB. It is a fun game.

Circus Charlie is BY FAR the most played game in MAME among the kids in my house.  It would go over really well here.  I just don't want to buy junk.

So on this PCB, it looks to me that what i've circled is the audio amp, and the space that is pointed to is space for a heatsink?  I can get a generic heatsink easy, as i'm involved with a large group of local audio enthusiasts, and they all have junked receivers sitting around.


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Re: Ebay Jamma PCBs (EDIT: not multigames)
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 09:57:11 am »
That's the spot.

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Re: Ebay Jamma PCBs (EDIT: not multigames)
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 10:02:22 am »
Working PCB for a game you want?  C'mon, dude, just buy the thing.


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Re: Ebay Jamma PCBs (EDIT: not multigames)
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 10:12:52 am »
Yeah. Pull the trigger. The JAMMA adapter is like 30 or 40 bucks I think. If you are handy with a soldering iron it is easy to make one cheap. It just depends on how much you value your time.

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Re: Ebay Jamma PCBs (EDIT: not multigames)
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2018, 11:18:37 am »
Working PCB for a game you want?  C'mon, dude, just buy the thing.

 :lol :lol

Another time of the year, that would be a no brainer.  We are currently in "think about every purchase over $20" mode, at the moment.

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Re: Ebay Jamma PCBs (EDIT: not multigames)
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2018, 07:42:21 pm »
Here's an epilogue to my tale:

I have waited a bit longer, and in the meantime a gentleman posted in our local FB arcade group (started by me, but participated in by few).  He had these babies for sale. On the left is a working Ms. Pac-Man, and on the right is a working Super Cobra. $50 for BOTH, and came with manuals and TONS of printed info.  Score.

(Ps- I'll fix this pic's size and location when I'm at my computer)

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