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Arcade 1UP - Dig Dug Countercade Breakdown
« on: June 07, 2019, 03:34:46 pm »
Arcade 1up - Dig Dug Countercade
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Did a breakdown, and some testing with the Arcade 1up Dig dug machine.

Its a very minimal build, with 1 new component that is not in the
normal machines.

Retroralph did a breakdown on the pac-man one on youtube, so if you
want to see that as a video reference, it might help.
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Parts:
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1 joystick
2 player buttons for action / pump [1 on left of joystick, 1 on right]
2 player start/credit buttons
1 volume adjustment switch
1 on off switch


cabinet
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1 control panel
1 control panel plexiglass overlay  - 2 large screws
1 panel under control panel in front
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1 plain back panel - attached with 4 screws

1 top panel overhanging - to hold in marquee
1 marquee panel
1 front bezel
2 left and right panels

video
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1 8 inch lcd screen
1 lcd controller cable converter
1 cable for lcd
1 cable for power to lcd

box covering the video board - 2 small screws

game
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1 ribbon cable to control panel
1 cable with ground from PCB to video board
1 game pcb
1 power cable
1 multi wire cable to video board

box covering PCB - 2 screws


ALWAYS MAKE SURE POWER IS OFF BEFORE STARTING
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None of the screws were tightened much

Also, although most of the cables are one way, make a
not of the reversible one, with the red wires, and also
which sides are plugged in. Take pictures if necessary.


Tools need - Philips Screwdriver
           - possible smaller sized philips screwdriver
           - something to hold the screws

I flipped the machine onto the front for this part
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1 - detach power cable from small connector to mini plug on back
2 - Detach 4 screws on back panel

3 - Carefully unplug the mini power cord from the PCB

4 - Remove the 2 side screws from the box over the PCB,
you now have access to it.
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I stood the machine up for this
5 - Remove the front 2 large screws from the control panel

DO NOT LIFT OUT YET

6 - carefully pull up, and REMOVE the 2 pin cable attached to the
speaker. If you yanked the control panel off, it will probably rip
out the cable.

7 - Detach the large ribbon cable from the control panel,
this will free up the PCB.

8 - Remove the ground screw and then you can detach the larger
ribbon cable (the one with the red wires)

9 - You can also remove the smaller cable with 3 wires on it.

This removes the PCB from the board
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10 - Remove the 2 small screws from the side of the box on the
back of the LCD

11 - Remove the 2 cables from the back of the lcd converter board.

This gives you access to the video board, if you want to attach
another one for Modding, or a different LVDS adapter.

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* To reassamble - just reverse the steps
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At this point, theoretically, you could swap in another
control panel, other countercade PCB's, etc.

Or just experiment.

I did the reverse, and tried plugging the Dig Dug PCB, into a full
sized Arcade 1UP, but of course, the video output is not compatible
and just gave a blank screen.

If the settings in the software can be modified to address it, it most
likely would work, but of course, the control panel would have to be
altered with that board too.
video boards




control panel




blank screen



later
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« Last Edit: June 07, 2019, 03:49:45 pm by negative1 »

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Re: Arcade 1UP - Dig Dug Countercade Breakdown
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 12:05:26 pm »
Looks like the price on these is already starting to be dropped - Walmart marked them down to $179 and Rakuten has them on sale for $152 - wonder how long it will be before these reach the $75 price the Asteroids and Centipede cabs got to.

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Re: Arcade 1UP - Dig Dug Countercade Breakdown
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 02:07:49 pm »
Looks like the price on these is already starting to be dropped - Walmart marked them down to $179 and Rakuten has them on sale for $152 - wonder how long it will be before these reach the $75 price the Asteroids and Centipede cabs got to.

I'm not sure what the rakuten site is, but yes, $152 is a decent price.

will be interesting to see how much further they drop.

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Re: Arcade 1UP - Dig Dug Countercade Breakdown
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 04:17:09 pm »
on sale now at walmart.

Some places have it for $149, others for $99.

Centipede, Space Invaders, and Pac-Man are on sale also.

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Re: Arcade 1UP - Dig Dug Countercade Breakdown
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2019, 05:05:04 pm »
15 inch screen mod.



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Re: Arcade 1UP - Dig Dug Countercade Breakdown
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2020, 04:11:07 pm »
Arcade 1up Countercades on sale : $125 + shipping

https://arcade1up.com/collections/counter-cade







Centipede, Dig Dug, Space Invaders



Walmart is $150 with free shipping.

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