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Missile Command mini / cabaret
« on: June 04, 2008, 10:55:38 pm »
I'll be swapping all the best parts from my cocktail into this mini and then selling the cocktail.

Works and doesn't need much fixing. (photos to come)
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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 02:27:13 pm »
It's dirty.
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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 05:20:43 am »
Ah, so not only the coin-door is blak on the US built version, but also the buttons. (At least, my Irish built one has silver vulcano's).

I don't know what it is, but MS cabarets seems to pop-up like flowers in spring lately, I just saw another one for sale in Germany (fourth one in about 5 months)...

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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008, 03:25:16 pm »
Opened it up to start cleaning (amazing how these things can change hands so many times yet remain full of dust and crap--Am I the only collector who CLEANS ??)

Adjusted the monitor pots to fit the image in the whole screen and upon adjusting the left-most pot the monitor up and died. Hopefully it's just a fuse.
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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2008, 03:31:43 pm »
Opened it up to start cleaning (amazing how these things can change hands so many times yet remain full of dust and crap--Am I the only collector who CLEANS ??)

Adjusted the monitor pots to fit the image in the whole screen and upon adjusting the left-most pot the monitor up and died. Hopefully it's just a fuse.


Hopefully not!  Fuses blown on monitors = bad things.

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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2008, 06:10:16 am »
How did you clean it ? Water ?

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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2008, 12:34:04 pm »
Well at the time of that post, I hadn't cleaned anything. I just fired it up and adjusted the monitor. It turns out that the pot I adjusted was the B+. So obviously I sent too much voltage through something and that something is toast. (Who designs a monitor with B+ pot right next to the other normal screen adjustment pots? -- Matsushita! That's who!  :angry:

So anyways, last night I did clean it. I just use damp (not soaking wet) rags, sponge, hot water and a tiny bit of general purpose cleaner in the water. I remove the boards, power block, but leave the wiring in. Vacuum out the bottom. Scrub dust and dirt away from all wood. Toothbrush for nooks and crannies. Dry paint brush on the power block and boards.

Lastly I sprayed a bit of Fabreeze in there and left the cabinet open to air out over night. Old dust and wood gets a stink in it, so the Fabreeze helps neutralize it (or at least cover it up  ;D ).

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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008, 02:37:12 am »
Well at the time of that post, I hadn't cleaned anything. I just fired it up and adjusted the monitor. It turns out that the pot I adjusted was the B+. So obviously I sent too much voltage through something and that something is toast. (Who designs a monitor with B+ pot right next to the other normal screen adjustment pots? -- Matsushita! That's who!  :angry:
Uh....then again, who adjusts pots without knowing what they're for ?  :laugh:

Did you try powering it up again after a day or so ? Maybe some over-voltage protection kicked in and it didn't do any permanent damage ?

So there's no Sanyo monitor in your cabaret (as you mention Matsushita) ?

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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008, 01:28:13 pm »
Correct, Matsushita in the cabaret, Sanyo in my cocktail. I will swap them, since the Sanyo has the nicer picture, and people say the Matsu is shita.

Haven't powered on again yet. Everything is still apart.
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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008, 10:18:56 pm »
Minor update (no photos)

- Scrubbed clean inside and sides

- Mounted replacement plastic board holder

- Reattached bottom rear (the part with the power switch mounted to it) right side up (it was mounted upside down when I got this cab)

- Swapped in rebuilt AR-II from my cocktail

- Swapped in rebuilt power block from my cocktail

- Swapped in rebuilt game board

- Painted metal top part

- Painted coin door frame

- Patched up holes in front


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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2008, 12:24:47 am »
Did you try powering it up again after a day or so ? Maybe some over-voltage protection kicked in and it didn't do any permanent damage ?
I followed this advice today, and the monitor works! I didn't leave it on too long though, as I think I should measure and accurately reset the B+.
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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2008, 06:53:29 pm »
I HAVE A MINTY MISSILE COMMAND MINI 4 SALE!....
$400.00
EMAIL IF INTERESTED.
WANT LIST: , asteroids mini, crazy climber mini, tron mini, goldball PINBALL,.

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Re: Missile Command mini / cabaret
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2008, 09:13:15 pm »
LOL
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