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TRON IS ALIVE !
« on: July 01, 2008, 10:57:00 pm »
Can you guys belived that i never played Tron in my life  :'( well, my dream came true  :applaud:

My Tron is finally alive !!!

It started few months ago: http://spaceinvaders.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=967

Found a Tron cab for $99, and of course it was not working   :P  the sides were not in a good shape, the back of the cab is very bad, all back doors unusable   :cry:  But the front was in perfect condition   :cheers:



The monitor was blank, and the game did not even play blind   :dunno  so i started to work on little things:



The cab stayed in a corner for a while, until i decided to really see what was going wrong... :D

I turn on the cab, download the owner manual, look at all the fuses and check the voltage, and  :timebomb: nothing at all...

I removed the power supply:



As you can see, a lithium battery was installed, i can see some trace of repair before.
Now i have a few choices

1- try to repair it again, order a cap-kit
2- get another one working on ebay  :roll:
3- make some research  :wink: an it pay off  :D (Thanks to this board once again  :notworthy:)

I found this:



A replacement, it is plug and play, just need a regular power supply  :applaud:

I placed an order, and got it a few days later   :cheers:





I hooked up to a brand new PSU...know was time to put it in the cab...





no need of those cables with that device...



I rewire the PCB



The wood that was maintaining the PCB was in a bad shape, so i replaced it with a PCB holder, that i bought form Bob Roberts a while ago...





Time to check all the connections...





A little prayer to the ARCADES GODS, power on and  :-\

YHEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA IT'S WORKING !!!!





Before playing my first Tron game, i decided to give a final cleaning to the cab...



I probably removed 3 tones of dust   :hissy:


TIME TO PLAY MY FIRST TRON GAME

Wowwww, i love it...i never played the game before, just twice on Mame, with the keyboard  :roll:

I love the game, fun fun fun  8)

SHOW TIME KNOW (Probably one of the most beautiful arcade cabinet)


































<----happy  :applaud:

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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 11:11:21 pm »
AWESOME SCORE!
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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 05:04:54 am »
Man you are so lucky!!!! That is my all time favorite game and I dream of owning an original one day while still keeping my arms and legs to play it with. Nice score!  :cheers:


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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 07:39:57 pm »
I'm so happy for you!   :)

I wish my TRON would have had all of it's insides intact.

But in my TRON's case,

Somebody, Thought it would be a good idea to make it a RAIDEN  :badmood:

I would have never made head's or tails outta the mess that was in there!

Which is why i went my route.

Your TRON is beautiful!   :notworthy:

You should be proud !   


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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 08:29:32 pm »
Thank you buckethead  :)

It was such a great experience to play my first round on it  :D

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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 09:01:20 pm »
Great score.

Let's keep this between us, but I have never played Tron   :-[   It was a little before my arcade days.  Nonetheless, I think Tron is a beautiful cab. 

$100 for a classic in that condition that only had that much wrong with it, awesome.
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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 10:15:38 pm »
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It was such a great experience to play my first round on it

Believe it or not?

Still haven't gotten to play mine yet!

Just got around to buying an I-PAC.

Should be here saturday.

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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 11:05:37 pm »
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Should be here saturday.

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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008, 11:19:12 pm »
In the picture below.

Is that a giant monitor bezel around the monitor?

Or a piece of wood?

Thanks!

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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008, 11:48:30 pm »
it's wood...and dust  ;D

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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008, 02:59:15 am »
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

Tron is the sexiest looking classic cab ever. Congrats !!

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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008, 09:23:16 am »
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

Nice score.

* CheffoJeffo looks wistfully at the Tron project right beside him and decides that it's time to pull out the boardsets and see what shape they are in
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Re: TRON IS ALIVE !
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2008, 01:01:10 pm »

* CheffoJeffo looks wistfully at the Tron project right beside him and decides that it's time to pull out the boardsets and see what shape they are in

Good luck  :cheers: