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Author Topic: A New Hope... "I knew you could do it!"  (Read 22210 times)

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Re: A New Hope... "I knew you could do it!"
« Reply #160 on: January 04, 2010, 12:04:46 pm »
:applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

thank you... thank  you very much ;)
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Re: A New Hope... "I knew you could do it!"
« Reply #161 on: January 05, 2010, 04:21:48 pm »
 :cheers: Congrats! I just got my Amplifone working last week and played my first game of Star Wars and it was a great feeling!

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Re: A New Hope... "I knew you could do it!"
« Reply #162 on: January 05, 2010, 05:18:27 pm »
Dang, you guys with your crt monitor hacking and fixing.

You make me feel like a wimp for not poking around in those things  :)

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Re: A New Hope... "I knew you could do it!"
« Reply #163 on: January 05, 2010, 07:04:56 pm »
:cheers: Congrats! I just got my Amplifone working last week and played my first game of Star Wars and it was a great feeling!

Thanks, Congrats to you too! I'm so pleased with the results.  Did you have to do any convergence adjustments?

Dang, you guys with your crt monitor hacking and fixing.

You make me feel like a wimp for not poking around in those things  :)

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Nahhh it's no big deal... Actually the amp setup makes working on it easier than most... Only two boards, no neck board... everything can be fileted out on the bench.
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Re: A New Hope... "I knew you could do it!"
« Reply #164 on: January 06, 2010, 01:31:07 am »
Dang, you guys with your crt monitor hacking and fixing.

You make me feel like a wimp for not poking around in those things  :)

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Nahhh it's no big deal... Actually the amp setup makes working on it easier than most... Only two boards, no neck board... everything can be fileted out on the bench.
Totally agreed. The Amplifone was actually the first monitor I managed to fix. I find it very easy to work on. With the FAQ as an excellent guideline. The set-up is ideal to work on and the electronics are much simpler than a raster CRT monitor.

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Re: A New Hope... "I knew you could do it!"
« Reply #165 on: January 06, 2010, 03:49:48 pm »

Thanks, Congrats to you too! I'm so pleased with the results.  Did you have to do any convergence adjustments?


Nope, no convergence adjustments, just a rebuild and bulletproofing of the deflection board and the HV board. I ended up doing the resitor mod that Level42 did (the aluminum cased resistors).
The Amp looks loads better than a 6100 and I agree that it's so easy to work on. I did smoke two posistors since I forget to plug in the degausing cable twice while testing. You'd think I would have learned the first time.  :banghead:

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Re: A New Hope... "I knew you could do it!"
« Reply #166 on: January 06, 2010, 04:40:47 pm »
That was actually one of my first mistakes too, and it was on a friend's cockpit ! I thought my heart exploded when it happened. I had read that Amplifone and WG6100 were (and they are) interchangeable. I thought the degaussing wouldn't needed to be hooked up (it's never important with raster monitors/TV's) and since it was a different connector I skipped it. The thing was that my friend has a cockpit and an upright. The upright had (and has) a working (now rebuilt) Amplifone, and the cockpit a non-working 6100,so I thought running the Amp boards on the 6100 CRT could be tried.... Then I had that small burst of smoke....yikes !

I read that it actually doesn't hurt the posistor somewhere and indeed it's been working fine ever since....

I returned everything as was (because I didn't know that then) and have since repaired both.