the Monitor
the Monitor and chassis


The game originally came with a 23" monitor made by either Wells-Gardner, Motorola, or TEC Videoelectronics.  The 23-inch monitor was huge compared to the 19-inch monitors other games had at the time.
Before I go on, you need to realize that the video monitor is the most dangerous part of the game.  You should really leave this part to an experienced technician.  The monitor can hold a charge for years, even if it had been unplugged; a charge powerful enough to KILL you.  Additionally, if these things break they, are designed to implode.  HOWEVER, it can still shoot glass out that can cause LETHAL damage.

If you ARE going to mess with the monitor, you should at least read up on some of the numerous sites that detail the steps involved.

This site has some of the most basic and easily understandable instructions. 


The service manual details how to remove the monitor.  The monitor is actually installed in a removable service deck.



You will need to get a cap kit for the monitor.  A cap kit is a set of replacement capacitors that are on the monitor's pcb (which is part of the chassis).  Bob Roberts sells cap kits, as well as many other vendors.  Again, there are no replacements for the be careful.


Additionally, no one still makes 23-inch CRT monitors anymore.  So, take care of yours.

If your monitor needs any other type of adjustments...take it to a professional.

The earlier games that were produced had a green overlay that went over the monitor.  Atari stopped using these after about the first 300 games.


There are two pieces of artwork associated with the monitor.
The first is the monitor bezel.  It depicts a stadium full of fans watching the game.  It is printed on scored cardboard.  Unfortunately, no one makes this piece.


The glass also has artwork silkscreened on the back of it.  Be careful when cleaning the glass as to do flake off the paint.
It consists of a black, orange, and white border which runs around the perimeter of the glass.  Additionally, the "Instruction" graphic is part of the border (and is also silk-screened onto the glass).

Again, no one reproduces this artwork.