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JVL RETRO
« on: July 13, 2022, 06:31:40 pm »
I have a JVL RETRO.  Joystick board needs work. Center joystick works 4 LED'S also work.  Left side switch does not work but the LED does.  Right side switch does not work as well as the LED.
Am looking for a repair service or possible complete board replacement with a working one.

Photos: A-Board   B-Left Switch   C-Right Switch

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Re: JVL RETRO
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2022, 05:18:36 pm »
oof!

that's going to take some pretty serious work to fix...especially after it's been ham fisted.

those right angle surface mount LEDs are known for rotting and just falling off due to corrosion.

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Re: JVL RETRO
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2022, 06:53:53 pm »
Should of seen it before I cleaned it up.
yea just started looking around for a replacement board or parting out unit
Those switches look like they work by a light beam being broken when you tap the plastic button.

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Re: JVL RETRO
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2022, 10:06:31 pm »
yeah, it's just an infrared led and a receiver. SUPPOSED to be more reliable than a microswitch...except when you design your cabinet so dumb, that when crap gets spilled on it, it literally funnels it onto the board where it corrodes and eats away at the solder/traces.

i wouldn't say it's unfixable... anything is fixable given enough ignorance and time.

i say if you absolutely cant find replacements... you can jerry rig it till it works...

but try and find a replacement first XD.

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Re: JVL RETRO
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2022, 10:57:31 pm »
Ignorance? I prefer to call it determination.  :soapbox:

You Canucks throw in the towel too easy.......

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Re: JVL RETRO
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2022, 10:34:28 pm »
Good day sir,i need some diy advise from you for building a megatouch cabinet

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Re: JVL RETRO
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2022, 11:25:11 am »
Ignorance? I prefer to call it determination.  :soapbox:

You Canucks throw in the towel too easy.......

it's a common euphemism i use...

"i will fix this using brute force and ignorance"

IE - i will smash this with a hammer (brute force) and then pay to replace it (ignorance of the fact you COULD fix it, but because ive already broken it to remove it, i will ignore the fact i COULD have fixed it)

in this case. "ignorance" is being used to loosely describe the fact that with enough money and knowing who to send the part to get it fixed, anything is fixable.

Good day sir,i need some diy advise from you for building a megatouch cabinet

one does not "build" a cabinet with megatouch software...one buys a megatouch machine, then fixes it. megatouch software cannot be emulated nor obtained "free"