Post by gliptitude on Sept 10, 2017 6:36:12 GMT -5
I bought an Asteroids with some problems a few years ago. I had the boards repaired by a guy named Mike Salay who happens to live in Cincinnati, local to me. He has a great reputation in the region, specializing in Atari vector games. It's a hobby for him and he can be contacted through the KLOV forums.
I don't know if you're determined to fix it yourself or looking for direction. I sure don't know how to do it or go about it. But perhaps I can give some clues from what I remember the expert telling me.
There is another board, I guess for the monitor. I removed both and was told that both boards received repairs. I think some chips were replaced and some were just reseated.
He has a test rig for Asteroids and most other Atari vectors too. I'm not sure what this consists of but I imagine you could find another Asteroids owner in your area who would let you compare boards and try yours in his or her machine. .. I have one in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Asteroids is a very common game and I'm sure you'd get some input if you sign up at KLOV. It's a bit of a commitment since membership requires either sponsorship or a one time donation, (I think I gave $10). Maybe I could sponsor you if we can figure out how to do that. .. KLOV = Killer List of Video games and is associated with International Museum of Arcade Games. The forum community is big and active and consists of many arcade cabinet owners and enthusiasts.