Ok, sorry for all the questions, but I've been digging, and searching for days and I'm still not sure about some things.
Basically, I have a working Dynamo HS5 cab, with a Lethal Enforcers conversion inside. My aim is to just dump my PC in there and have a decent Mame cab. At this point, I have the PC all set up, configured, and ready to go, and my control panel is all wired up and working. The next step would be to get the PC in the cab, and hook it up to the monitor, and this is where I have a few questions.
1- I'm going with a VGA cable hack, and Soft-15KHz. I have my cable hacked and mapped out, but don't know what wires should go where on the monitor board- they're not labeled. The RGB wires are fairly obvious, but then there's two more wires on a separate connector- I assume Ground, and H/V Sync. Is there a way to find out which is which? The monitor is a Zenith, and the two wires in question are white, and white with a black stripe.
2- My second question is; can I power the arcade monitor (and marquee light) with my PC's power supply, or power my PC with the arcade's power supply? The simple reason is that I'd like to have one switch that does everything, and one plug to power the whole cab. I know the easy way around this is with a Smartstrip... I mean, if it requires clever (and dangerous) rewiring of the cab and monitor, I'll just go with a smartstrip, but if it's just a matter of plugging a harness into my PC's power supply, that'd be the way for me.
3- Will the monitor even power up without the game's PCB inside? Right now, I just unplugged all the harnesses I could find, and pulled out the board. I assume the monitor gets it's juice from the power supply, and doesn't need the game board to work? The plan is to put my PC where the game board used to sit.
Thanks a million! This project would be simply impossible without all the info I got from this site!