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    Default My first arcade machine! (aero fighters)

    Hey all, I just recently purchased my first arcade machine from a friend for $150. It has been a dream of mine to have one ever since i was little.

    Anyway the reason I got it so cheap is that the fire button for the 1st player isn't working (but should be an easy fix?) other then that it seems fine, a little dirty but fine.
    I guess the one thing I underestimated about it was its size and weight lol. I would really like to disassemble and reassemble it in my room. because my room is on a 2nd floor.

    If i do disassemble it i am kind of scared of the CRT. It's a vertical screen. In the cabinet the CRT has no covering and after being in the tech field for awhile I know touching any open CRT is a bad idea.

    I also just want to take off the metal front where the coin slots are and the metal base, just to make the cabinet some what lighter for bringing to my room. If taking off the metal makes a lot of difference in the weight i might not even bother with the CRT which I really don't want to deal with.

    Any one have any ideas suggestions or anything they would like to add?

    Here is a picture of what the front of the machine looks like the only difference is mine has blue sides with white letters that say "SEGA" which i think is awesome!

    http://www.klov.com/images/11/118124162885.png

    I think i might of gone over my head buying this thing I hope not lol
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    Wow Thanks for such a fast reply Blur2040! Yeah I would rather just bring the thing up (as is) and I really don't feel confortable discharging the CRT I don't have the right tools or knowlege so unless i find some one that does, I don't think that is going happen. I am just worried that If i try carring that thing up the stairs Its going break the stairs. Lol I know that sounds stupid but I guess when my friend was taking it out of his basement's bulkhead door he broke every step on the way.... But those are mostly just wood boards and he also carried up 2 more machines as well, He said mine was the lightest of all of them.

    I would love to keep the thing as intact as i can. Keeping it in its orginal state some people said "it would be cool to replace the CRT screen with an LCD screen" But I think it would kill the whole classic arcade look of it.
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    What the heck, it didn't cost you much more than a copy of the SNES game would. Nice score!

    I don't blame you, not wanting to discharge the CRT. I'm scared to death of electricity. Don't tempt the Gods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Dude View Post
    What the heck, it didn't cost you much more than a copy of the SNES game would. Nice score!

    I don't blame you, not wanting to discharge the CRT. I'm scared to death of electricity. Don't tempt the Gods!
    To to bad I don't know Raiden, I bet he could discharge it and charge it back up for me again might not want to shake his hand though... But yeah i though it was a pretty good deal made a childhood dream come to in the process so hey it all worked out. I tell you, I would rather spend the $150 on this machine then $250 on an xbox 360 or ps3 or even the wii I just think its much cooler lol. But thats just me.

    I'll post some pics of it when I get a chance.
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    great price, nice cabinet, good luck getting it up too the second floor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe West View Post
    great price, nice cabinet, good luck getting it up too the second floor
    Thanks man! If worst comes to worst I'll keep it in the garage, just sucks because I only go in there to park my car and its in the way so i can'teven do that lol.

    If you think thats a good price my friend is selling 2 more for the same price or lower if you can haggle (he just wants to get rid of them). Not trying to make a sales pitch, I am not even sure what the names are lol.Both are snes like graphics, ones a top down racer with a steering wheel and gas/brake petal the other is a bowling game with a track ball. I live in MA, I think you would have to come Pick it up or work out some type of delivery. If anyones interested PM me i'll grab more info for ya.
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    The button is indeed a very easy fix. You can get a new one from http://www.happcontrols.com/ . i wouldnt take the monitor out if you dont feel comfortable working around crts. it sounds like your friends stairs kind of sucked. This cabinet isnt going to weigh anymore than a fridge and im sure your stairs could handle that. Id say for transportation leave it intact, most of the weight comes from the cabinet anyway.
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    sweet congrats (great game I have it on my AES)

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    Good buy!

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    I like Aero Fighters, don't play it much but it's a decent game. I'm wondering what type of cabinet it's in; I'd rather have a "generic" one than a repurposed cabinet for a completely different game, myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Oscuro View Post
    I like Aero Fighters, don't play it much but it's a decent game. I'm wondering what type of cabinet it's in; I'd rather have a "generic" one than a repurposed cabinet for a completely different game, myself.
    Should be in a regular upright cab, with the marquee and most likely some basic sideart. Noting too fancy.

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    Yes, of course it's upright. Reading carefully:
    Quote Originally Posted by enp82003 View Post
    Here is a picture of what the front of the machine looks like the only difference is mine has blue sides with white letters that say "SEGA" which i think is awesome!
    It sounds like an Astro City or something. See what I meant now?

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    Congratulations, owning an arcade game is a lot of fun. And don't forget, what you have is a vertical monitor cabinet, with Aero Fighters currently in it. If you want more variety you can easily put another game board in it, (as long as it's a JAMMA board for vertical monitors) or switch out the marquee, bezel and control panel graphics to any game you want. Or even MAME it for greater variety. It's a lot of work, but a fun project.

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    I think I have the board for Aer Fighters 2 if you ever want it. I don't have any vertical screen cabs so I don't use it really much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weirdguy View Post
    I think I have the board for Aer Fighters 2 if you ever want it. I don't have any vertical screen cabs so I don't use it really much.

    Aero Fighters 2 was a horizontal screen Neo Geo MVS cartridge. Do you mean Sonic Wings Limited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XYXZYZ View Post
    Aero Fighters 2 was a horizontal screen Neo Geo MVS cartridge. Do you mean Sonic Wings Limited?
    Damn, now I feel like an idiot... It's Sky Soldiers that I have...

    http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9577

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    Ok guys I am back, sorry for the wait I been pretty busy lately. Anyway I figured out i could get to the button wires with out opening the front of the cabinet (Duh) *slaps head*. Anyway I have no clue how i am going to fix that button, I don't know where to start I don't want to hurt the wiring at all and i have no soldering skills what so ever. I might trying calling a Pro to look at it i wonder how much that will cost.... Be awesome to get the 2nd player to work and be able to play with friends. Oh yeah weirdguy i'll hit you up with a PM I would be interested in that.
    anyway here are some pics of machine
    Sega this is why i am in love with it lol

    front view

    JAMMA board

    The offending button its the yellow one


    Anyway these are all i could take before my crappy cam died.
    My friend said he would help me bring it up tomorrow I am pretty happy about that.
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    Ahh, too much SMS influence on that side art!

    Great game and artwork though! Control Panel could use a lil' luvin' maybe but it looks pretty good.

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