From France with love…
This is my 5th Zaccaria’s cab.
Actually I already have a Head on and a Twin cocktail with Crash (Head On) / Intruder (Space Invaders) but this cab is very nice and I wanted to save it from that warehouse 🙂
This are some details. Unfortunately I had no enough space to take pics of the entire cab.
Control Panel (1) – Cleaning and disassembling
Here is the CP. It was very dirty but not so much damages under the dust. Joystick was rusted and CPO had some cigarettes burns.
Disassembling all parts I could see part of the CPO art was damaged and I used acrylic colors. The wood had some scratches and I found a spray with a very similar blue.
The mounted monitor is an Hantarex MT1.
Not working obviously…
I changed the fuse and I immediately recapped it but I had no changes.
Then I changed the power transistor and the 2 other transistors on the H and V and now the monitor works. Before proceeding with monitor and board I want to finish the cab 🙂
Cabinet base was missing. When I restored my EYES I saw the base was structurally the same for all other zac cabs; some times smaller, some times bigger. In this case it’s smaller: 60cm x 61.5cm so I used the draft I made in the past to build the missing parts.
Each job needs the right tools…
This is the draft I made
First of all I cut all parts
I don’t want to bore you with all details you can already find here in my EYES restoration thread.
I used the same wheels I have under my Astro Wars so both cabs have the same height.
Wasps lived here 🙂
the rest was dirty and rusted but not too much.
Power supply board was rusted in some points. I changed all caps (but not the big ones) and I replaced all regulators.
Now it seems to be new…
As usual I replaced the fuses
and the power switch (I always replace the existing one with a bipolar switch)
Now it is more acceptable; isn’t it?
Aesthetically speaking the board was in good conditions
This is the sound daughter board
And this is the additional board for game dip switches
but once I powered on I could see some problems.
Actually the board was in RESET so I found the reset circuit on the schematics
and bypassed it through the J13 jumper
Once done, I realized the board had mainly graphic problems
In fact replacing rams I had results better and better
Once all RAMs were replaced I had a good screen but I though the game reset again after drawing the maze. Running the game on MAME I understood this game hasn’t an attract mode so it works! So I mounted the PCB in its cabinet in order to test I/O.