Repairing an Atari 1984 Paperboy Arcade Game Cabinet! -

Repairing an Atari 1984 Paperboy Arcade Game Cabinet!

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  1. Ive never seen an arcade machine actually opened up, that motherboard is titanic!

  2. I wish u could fix my astroids deluxe machine

  3. Pinball is my thing,ain’t a machine made I can’t beat. Buddy of mine was an ace on Defender then graduated to Stargate when it came out. He played Stargate for 17 + hrs straight on 1 quarter at a Mr Donut,they were giving him coffee to keep him alert,didn’t know it at the time but he was less than 3 hrs from the world record,and was ahead of the the guys score time wise. We were also kicked out of a number of arcades in the area for playing to long,cops even said it the owners place he can ban anyone,we never even got our quarters back lol.

  4. My first job back in the 80's after leaving school was refitting arcade cabinets. I would rewire old cabinets and put the newer game boards in them. Change out the artwork panel that usually came with the new game board. Test them and then drop them off at the sites. Spent a lot of my youth in arcades in the 70's and 80's. Got given a bunch of old black and white boards and parts by the local arcade while still at school and built a couple of working machines on the bench at home (Original space invaders and a lunar lander game I forget the name of). I went on to a carrer in telecommunications. A few years ago I bought a new machine with an emulator in it and now my daughter and I play the games I played at her age.

  5. This machine has the coolest and most different controller of any of them. Really cool. It's hard to play well on a MAME with xbox controller.

  6. It’s so satisfying to find out what was wrong with these and then fix it

  7. dang i played this as a kid WONDERFULL WORK

    i miss the old days when gaming was social event in a big hall with a load of other crazy kids and a bag of coins .

  8. Oh wow remember playing that age about 8 at the sea side in holiday ! Took 10pence coins I'm in uk !

  9. Back in the old BASIC programming days I remember you'd program sound using the poke command and an address, like POKE(11).

  10. Why don't you just take all that out and put a Raspberry Pi in their LMFAO

  11. That’s so amazing watching someone figure it out like that. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  12. If I remember correctly, the op-amp amplifies the difference of the inputs to whatever gain it's set to. Negative 10 and positive 5v and no gain would be 15v.

  13. Too me it sounds like the early sound boards for the computers late 80 ties up to the first dedicated wave soundboards Roland and later Creative labs soundblaster sound Cards. And its correct on the Yamaha. I have had good expiriances whith soundblaster.
    Keep up the good work 👍👍👍🙂🙂👍👍🙂

  14. One of my top 5 favorite arcade games… I loved this game. I would get wired up on Hawaiian Punch and play this..

  15. Im so glad to have found your channel, we watch alot of vids from Todd over at Tnt, but they never really show the in depth work like you do, I enjoy aspects of both channels, so reminiscent of my teen years playing these games at the local arcade, thanks for all that you do to keep these classics up n running, Liked and full view, see ya in the next vid, Take care

  16. if most of it has been replaced. just play an emulator.

  17. Sudden fond memories of my time working in coin-op Atari engineering (1976-2003). Thanks.

  18. Double like! This game was a big part of my childhood.

  19. Great game! Seeing this reminds me of the Road Runner game I also used to play so long ago. Can't remember, was that also made by Atari? Lets see what my Google-fu can find out…
    Did I see Gauntlet in a response below?? Can't wait!! edit: How is the monitor wired to the board?

  20. Where can I play this machine? Is the arcade near myrtle beach? I’ll be taking a trip down there later this year

  21. We test the left pokey we test the right pokey we test both pokeys and we mix them all about we do the hokey pokey and mess it all around that's what its all about.

  22. These days, you are not permitted to say "paper," because when we awful humans destroy trees to make paper, we are DESTROYING THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET!!! …or so i've heard. But you may also not say "boy" on account of that is racist against people who have two X-chromosomes. The nerve on you for posting this…

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    ^^ Joking, of course. Thank you very much for the video. I remember playing this game at Circus Circus in Las Vegas when I was very young. It was one one of my favorite games, and I wish I could play it again.

  23. I hear it in your voice, you're not completely sold on LCD screens, I think, like me you prefer CRT any day of the year!…ya dont have to answer this!

  24. He replaced the Pokey and turned the game around. That's what it's all about!

  25. I am late to the comments.. but EGA to me is still EGA, never heard of "medium resolution".. yet now I see those terms everywhere!
    Could you not use a 19" VGA-SVGA monitor?

  26. Loved paperboy never knew there was a arcade machine of it. Super neat

  27. Explain what a Paperboy is to all the millennial watchers

  28. As soon as I heard that hissing noise, I went on "it's an amp… it's the damn amp!"

  29. you are like the sherlock holmes of video game repair! I spent a year learning to troubleshoot and repair refrigeration and AC systems…that was simple compared to what you do…A/C=power, line, switch, load…….no chips or transistors involved!

  30. is there any way of getting a prefect color & contrast display one thise besides eyeballing it? is there any "hardwhere" that exist like for the pc, , would be kind of cool trying to create it 🙂 then again i have no ifead how to hack a arcade without screwing up the rom itself 🙂

  31. I never played this game but enjoyed watching the repair process. I used to work in the Newspaper industry as a Journalist. My Dad threw papers growing up. Funny how things turn out.

  32. Hmm, is there no solution that utilizes and old VGA 19" CRT monitor? What does that converter output to, VGA or DVI? If VGA, why not hook it up to a CRT monitor?

  33. We have a Paperboy that does not start up, it says 6502 communication error, have you ever had this and what did you o to correct it? I've tried several 6502 chips and that made no difference.

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