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Compactline Rebuild Part 1

May 2nd, 2013 by FRaNKy

We have this stock of old CompactLine cabinets and every now and then one gets converted to something else – sometimes Mame, sometimes a multigame cabinet – but I never documented this before.  Another came on the block so lets document this one from the beginning.

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This is how it sits at the start.  Non working, probably a dead power supply, with an untested CRT monitor.  So we will try to salvage this screen and see if we can get it fixed / upgraded / whatever for potential future use.

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Disconnect the screen.  Goes easy with 3 plugs.

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These cabinets have a cool feature when it comes to the monitor.  It can rotate horizontal or vertical and it flips open like this for very easy access.

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Old control panel.  The joysticks are decent so these can stay – we’ll put in new microswitches – but the leaf-switch buttons will go.  These things are jucky feedback-wise and are crap quality.

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Old control panel components, destination trash.

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Cleaned up inside and out, all cables removed – we can now start rebuilding from the ground up – that will be for part 2.

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