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Century electronic Dart board
« on: April 01, 2021, 01:24:00 pm »
I found an old thread on this site which featured Ken Layton. He is a guru with these dart boards. So if he is listening or if anybody else knows about these vintage dart boards please chime in.
I recently bought a early 80ís century idea board. When plugged in nothing happens. Ken talks about these power supplies are crap. Canít disagree with that! I have not found a wiring diagram. I did find on board which sits between the transformer and the capacitor has a burned up solder component called J1. Iím not sure what went there but itís gone now. I will post pictures and would like to know about this Peter cheau power supply Ken talked about. Any help would be appreciated thanks

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Re: Century electronic Dart board
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 06:04:01 am »
Definitely try googling the parts seperately. Like the power supply model number. Measuring voltages is step one.

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Re: Century electronic Dart board
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 07:04:20 am »
I did find on board which sits between the transformer and the capacitor has a burned up solder component called J1. Iím not sure what went there but itís gone now.
On schematics and PCBs, J = Jack.
- Fixed part of a jack + plug connector pair.
- Typically a female socket, but could be male pins.

Just spitballing since I haven't seen a schematic or pics yet, but there's a good chance it was the power input jack for that PCB.
- It probably burned up because of the heat generated by a poor-quality, high-resistance connection.


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Re: Century electronic Dart board
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2021, 07:34:21 am »
would like to know about this Peter cheau power supply Ken talked about.
I assume you're referring to this thread where Ken mentioned the possibility of using a Peter Chou power supply to replace the poor quality original power supply if someone can find a schematic of the original.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,122218.0.html

The Peter Chou PSU is an arcade-style switching power supply.




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Re: Century electronic Dart board
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2021, 02:14:39 pm »
Thanks for the replies. I wanted to post some images to give more contacts to the issue. Now that I cleaned off all the dust from some Smokey tavern I can. I can read the voltages on the transformer but Iím not sure where to go from there. I spent over 100 bones on this thing which is way more than I should have for something that doesnít turn on. So in the end I just canít put too much money in it.

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Re: Century electronic Dart board
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 02:21:51 pm »
Here is some more images

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Re: Century electronic Dart board
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2021, 02:25:48 pm »
As well as some from the under side.

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Re: Century electronic Dart board
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2021, 09:47:50 pm »
Great news! After going over everything and clean and clean I started testing voltage. Right off the bat I found the switch was bad. I replaced it and the transformer starter to hum. I put a jumper wire around the J1 missing component and the whole dart board sprung to life.
The only thing left is to find a working target board. I will post a picture of the manufacturer. If anybody knows where to get one of these or how to fix it I would appreciate it.
Thanks again
Mark.