BurgerTime Cabinet Repair

Well, it’s been over 3 years since I picked up my BurgerTime system and I am finally getting around to working on it. When I initially got it, I was excited to restore it and launched into a heavy cleaning of the unit. Aside from the need for a general cleanup, the biggest issue I was aware of was the water damage the cabinet had endured at its base. The bottom particle...
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Sega Out Run Upright

San Diego continues to have a dearth of reasonably priced arcade classics available through Craigslist, so I have extended my search to Orange County, the Inland Empire, and even the Coachella Valley areas. This approach bore fruit a few weeks back when Blake and I made a road trip to the city of Orange to pick-up a BurgerTime upright. This time the object of my affection,...
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Joust Power Issue Part 2

Joust Power Issue Part 2 Well, the repairs that Area Amusement did to my Joust system have lasted just about 2 months. Once again, the power supply appears to not be properly powering the game boards. Marquee, coin doors, and monitor are all powered up properly, but the rom board appears to be getting no power because the numeric diagnostic LED on that board has no display. The power supply board also has...
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BurgerTime Pick-Up

BurgerTime Pick-Up Scanning the San Diego Craigslist ads was not providing too many opportunities for picking up additional systems. I expanded the search to include the Palm Springs area (where we are looking for a new “Escape” vacation rental to replace the one we sold in Tahoe) as well as the Orange County and Inland Empire areas. I hit pay dirt when this Bally Midway BurgerTime...
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Zaxxon Upright Purchase

Zaxxon Upright Purchase Purchased my first new system in about ten years: Sega Zaxxon. I had been monitoring Craigslist here in the San Diego area for about two months and had seen quite a few games on my want list come up, but all were significantly over my price range. $2,000 & $2,500 for a Star Wars, both of which appeared to have sold. $850 for a Frogger, which has been relisted at least a half...
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