Space Fever: Black and White Cocktail

I had said a few weeks back that I had put a stop to anymore arcade purchases until I had all of my current projects in hand. Then something pops up and I find myself buying another cocktail. A fellow collector sent me a message a couple of weeks back with a link to an…

Radarscope: Part 4

As you’ll see from my last post, I’ve been trying to put some time aside to finish some of my outstanding projects. Today’s focus was driven by a very exciting delivery: A highly anticipated order from none other than the amazing MikesArcade! There were numerous parts for my numerous projects, including my Radarscope upright. The…

An update for 2020

As you’ll no doubt be aware, I’ve been pretty quiet here for a while now. As is always the way, life gets in the way and hobbies take a back seat. I’ve not really had chance to do anything with my arcades since the end of the Summer last year. I haven’t stopped buying though!…

Sheriff Cocktail: Part 6

Now I finished up the last post after discovering the Sheriff game ran with the I/O board from HeliFire and possibly tracing the issue to a bank of counter ICs. Unfortunately, due to being very new to arcade repair I didn’t have any replacement parts. So off to eBay I went and ordered a variety…

Sheriff Cocktail: Part 5

So in my last update on this restoration I had assembled the cocktail and discovered the board gave me nothing!The next step was to work with my friend Paul and try and diagnose the issue that was stopping the board booting. We had a quick look over it a few weeks back and with swapping…

Radarscope Cocktail

So you may have seen in my other Radarscope thread that I picked up a Radarscope cocktail. I bought it back in July last year from CoinOpWarehouse and it was bought as a non-worker. I asked for a couple more pictures at the time as I wanted to know if it had it’s serial tag….

Radarscope: Part 3

So in my last update, I’d removed and socketed all of the RAM chips on the CPU board. This appeared to have fixed the issue with the game hanging on boot up, but now despite coining up and starting it hung after typing out the instruction screen: After publishing that post, a fellow collector got…

Radarscope: Part 2

So it’s been a long while since I last worked on this Radarscope boardset. When I last looked at it I’d got it starting with a working CPU, but it was hanging before properly starting. The research I’d done at the time had led me to believe it had a RAM issue. I sourced some…

Red Donkey Kong to Radarscope: Part 1

This is a big one for me. Ever since I started collecting Nintendo arcades I have been “obsessed” with the history of the games and how each new game came about. The big story of how Donkey Kong came about (covered in one of my previous posts) always intrigued me and ever since I’ve always…