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Written by Robert Meaux   
Monday, 20 July 2009 10:12

Well, I did get the electronics up and running again.  I had a hard time finding the exact fuse to replace the blown one.  I could find the right amps, but not the correct voltage.  I contacted some of the guys on the KLOV board and they told me that I needed the exact match for the amps, but the a higher rated voltage was okay.  Good thing, too.  Because I looked EVERYWHERE here in Houston AND on the internet to find the exact match.  Anyway, put in the new fuses and it's up and running again.  I still have to fix the speakers, because there is no sound right now.

I had Cory Roberts over the other night and we played a 3:00 game.  It was exhausting!  We were both huffing and puffing and started to sweat.  Great game! 

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Written by Robert Meaux   
Friday, 03 July 2009 22:33
I suffered a setback with the electronics today.  I was hooking up new speakers for the game, but they didn't work.  I hooked up the old ones, but still no sound.  I started working on that problem...then noticed parts of the screen were gibberish.  This was the area where the score and timer are, although the playfield looked fine.  In the process of troubleshooting, I blew a fuse in the power supply.

Spent an hour going to Radio Shack, Lowe's and Home Depot, but couldn't find a replacement.  I'll have to go the Fry's to find one, but it will have to wait until Sunday, since stores will be closed (and we have company coming over) for the 4th of July.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2009 17:25
Thank you to Jeff Rothe PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Meaux   
Monday, 06 July 2009 17:18
Jeff Rothe graciously provided use of the artwork for the Atari Football logo that shows at the top of the page.  Jeff also did the scanning and vectorizing of the Football Player side-art which This Old Game is printing (hopefully this month). Be sure to check out Jeff's site,  Rotheblog.com, for current news and information on video arcade games.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2009 09:25
Still searching for wood grain side-art PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Meaux   
Friday, 03 July 2009 23:02

The search is still on for a decent wood-grain plastic vinyl.  The original one used for the game is no longer produced.  I have had no luck in finding a color and pattern to match it.

I'm leaning towards a plastic laminate called mila-naturel.  I have a sample of the material, but I'm waiting on some darker samples that should be arriving in a few days.  The roll is wide enough to accommodate the game, plus it has a good look.

There are still some details to examine before purchase, but it looks like my best options at this point.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2009 17:26
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