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#1 RickR

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 07:38 PM

I got this item from a very nice fellow on Facebook.  He sent it to me for the cost of shipping because it was broken.  Jmjustin6 also helped me out with this one.

 

It arrived, and sure enough, was broken.  But I've disassembled it and it now works!  Needed several solder points touched up.  Especially those on the power connector. 

 

I will say that it needs a good cleaning now that I have it disassembled.  It smells of smoke and cat (I'm exaggerating, it's mostly just dusty).  I suspect this guy:

 

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Who can guess what it is?  :)

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#2 Atari Creep

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 07:42 PM

VIDEO PINBALL!


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#3 RickR

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 07:50 PM

YES! 

 

I'll post another picture once I get it cleaned up and put back together. 

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 07:55 PM

Allow me to be the first to thank you for saving the life of the greatest dedicated consoles of all time. 


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:43 PM

Yay! Im happy youve brought this back to life
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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:15 PM

And here is the final product.  Cleaned up real nice.  Very happy and thankful to have this in my collection. 

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#7 jmjustin6

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:32 PM

Did ya tell the guy you got it from about the progress?
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#8 RickR

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:33 PM

Yes! 


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:37 PM

Nice. Im sure he was happy it got put to use
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#10 Atari Creep

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:38 PM

Looks amazing. Congrats!


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:07 PM

That is awesome!  Another console saved!!


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:15 PM

sweet Rick, I knew what it was having fixt' mine as well 

 

if switches stick, cleaning 'round both the switch & the insert & a light coat of WD-40 helps especially that big ball serve button.

 

I wonder how well this stuff works .... afc8a931-5667-482a-ade0-2ff10943f6c1_100


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#13 RickR

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:17 PM

You are right, the big serve button is a little sticky.  I was going to try rubbing the hole with wax paper. 


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:23 AM

Nice thread!  You made it look brand new!  Do you have any before shots of the externals?


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#15 Atari Creep

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:09 PM

Nice thread!  You made it look brand new!  Do you have any before shots of the externals?

Very good question.


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#16 RickR

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:22 PM

Whoops.  Now you tell me!  I didn't take a before picture.  <sad trombone>


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