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Author Topic: Replacement Options for Asteroids Cab with Faulty PCB  (Read 1118 times)

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Replacement Options for Asteroids Cab with Faulty PCB
« on: March 12, 2022, 06:48:13 pm »
Hello, I picked up my first vintage arcade cabinet last week and I couldn't be more excited. It is a 1979 Atari Asteroids Cabinet and it's in decent shape. Unfortunately, something is wrong with the PCB and the game does not boot. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions regarding a replacement for the PCB... I'd prefer if it was something that takes advantage of the Vector monitor but I am open to suggestions. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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I know the PCB is faulty because the previous owner would swap the PCB out with a working one and the cabinet would work fine.

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Re: Replacement Options for Asteroids Cab with Faulty PCB
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2022, 09:13:47 pm »
Might wanna head over to KLOV, there are more experts on original hardware over there.

To the best of my knowledge though, there are no easy modern plug and play B/W vector products at this time (yet). Arcade Jason has shown a number of tests for FPGA products that would plug right into an Asteroids or Asteroids Deluxe harness and play either games.

https://forums.arcade-museum.com/threads/multi-vector-games.489092/post-4347603

In the meantime, I'd say get the original PCB repaired. It's a well documented game and lots of people out there with knowledge on how to fix.
 

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Re: Replacement Options for Asteroids Cab with Faulty PCB
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2022, 08:05:05 pm »
Here's a brand new reproduction Asteroids board for sale. https://forums.arcade-museum.com/threads/asteroids-pcb-reproduction.503635/