KevW24601 Registered User
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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share a post from Barcadia Cork's Facebook page in the hopes that someone here might be able to assist.

https://www.facebook.com/BarcadiaCork/photos/a.1980903088794357/2243523969198933/

Basically, they are looking for help with repairing an Atari Star Wars cabinet. They've had it in storage for a year and want to get it out on the floor, but the machine is having some problems that they haven't had the time to fix.

The link above is to their FB as well so if anybody is good with this sort of thing, drop them a PM. As a regular, I'd be very excited about seeing this game in action too!

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BrownFinger Registered User
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paid in food and tokens..........gtfo

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Inviere Registered User
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BrownFinger said:
paid in food and tokens..........gtfo


The neck Imagine McDonalds offering to pay you in burgers for work done

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Cake of Tremendous Power Registered User
#4

Neck like a jockeys bollocks. Some cheek out of them

eddhorse Registered User
#5

Jeez if they don't have someone to fix arcade machines i woukd be concerned.
Seems like something you should look into before opening an arcade bar.
Wouldn't know much about vectors myself though.

Jack burton Registered User
#6

I called them on it on Facebook haha

"Ben Flyin we didn't mean this as "you do all the work" job but more of a community project to bring a few like minded people together to give it a go. We would also be happy to pay one person to fix it (if you'd like to send us a quote please do) but we thought this might be a bit of fun... and we would have some craic, fix some games, play some games, drink some drinks and make some friends. Maybe wires got crossed (and not just in the machine)."

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magentis Registered User
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I was in here the week before last.Easily half the machines in there are faulty.Looks like they run them until they break and then plug them out and leave them there.There was a locked area down the end which looked to have all their best games broken in there.Playing pacman without being able to move up was a challenge.

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DaveyDave Registered User
#8

Sounds like every other arcade then. I shat my pants when I saw the arcade at Cineworld in Dublin had House of the Dead 4 but it was unplugged and collecting dust. Finally got to play it once and every other time I passed by it was unplugged.

I would have thought a barcade would have a handyman on speed dial considering their niche is arcade machines.

Token have put some of the better games into storage for repairs like Marvel Vs Capcom and Crazy Taxi. Don't know if they're in the same situation but at least they rotate them out with working machines. Haven't been there for a while though I think someone said Tetris is also down.

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80s Synth Pop Registered User
#9

Was in there on Sunday and Tetris is running. Good selection there.

Several machines run LCD's now but I mentioned that to the people I was with and they said "only a nerd would notice that"

Jack burton Registered User
#10

I'd imagine having arcade cabs running in a pub is a constant headache. I would definitely try and have a fairly extensive knowledge of repairs and some good contacts before taking on that challenge.

I find keeping my 3 pinballs in working order tough!

CosmicSmash Registered User
#11

It would make sense alright, I think there's always going to be ongoing maintenance needed where cabs are concerned. I still haven't got around to fixing mine.

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CathalDublin Registered User
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80s Synth Pop said:

Several machines run LCD's now but I mentioned that to the people I was with and they said "only a nerd would notice that"

I take it they're no longer your friends

DaveyDave Registered User
#13

Interesting that Token are running some LCDs, I presume this is for longevity/cost/repairs. How easy is a setup like that on cabs? If it's a crispy clean RGB quality picture then I'd say there's no issue.

o1s1n Registered User
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DaveyDave said:
Interesting that Token are running some LCDs, I presume this is for longevity/cost/repairs. How easy is a setup like that on cabs? If it's a crispy clean RGB quality picture then I'd say there's no issue.


Broken CRT so lashed in an LCD, simple as that really. Lazy fix.

Completely ruins a cab imo, it doesn't feel like an arcade machine anymore. No glow and no proper 240p...oh and screen lag so good luck with snappy controls

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DaveyDave Registered User
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o1s1n said:
Broken CRT so lashed in an LCD, simple as that really. Lazy fix.

Completely ruins a cab imo, it doesn't feel like an arcade machine anymore. No glow and no proper 240p...oh and screen lag so good luck with snappy controls


On that point, how repairable are CRTs? The only two cabs I'd be interested in getting are light guns. If I got one I'd like to know if something went wrong I'd be able to repair it so it would last a long time. Are replacement CRTs possible?

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