Category Archives: Arcade Hardware

The Arcade hardware section. For all the little bits of stuff

Looking Inside A Razion LE (NG:Dev.Team) MVS CART

I recently had a bit of luck by managing to find a copy of Razion for the Neo Geo MVS at a sensible price.  The original manufacturers were doing a reprint of the game (hardly ever happens) so a copy … Continue reading

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I’m Not Dead, I’m Just Moving

Actual restoration posts on this blog have been a bit thin on the ground for the last 6 months.  I know this but it’s because I’m FINALLY moving to a bigger place and the Blast City and all the games … Continue reading

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Changing The Backup Battery ON Neo Geo MVS (1 Slot)

I recently picked up this Neo Geo MV1FZ single slot board off eBay for a reasonable price (So many seem to be up there for £65+ and anything on an auction has a problem). simply because I have one working … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Crashing / Noisy Naomi 2 Motherboard

I recently bought a new NAOMI 2 motherboard to replace the one I currently have that only plays Naomi 1 games (I dropped it and one of the GPUs de-socketed itself).  This board was sold as working and, well, it … Continue reading

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Game Pickup – Tekken 3 (Namco System 12) [Video at end of post]

Picking up Tekken 3 in the UK isn’t as simple as it is in the USA.  There are many listings on eBay from the USA but the postage is almost as much as you’re paying for the game and that … Continue reading

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Inside a Hyper Neo Geo 64 Cart

I got out the Hyper Neo Geo 64 the other day for a few rounds of sword fighting a-la Samurai Spirits 2 and thought. .. “I wonder what it looks like in that cart?” So, following in the footsteps of … Continue reading

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Monitor Update 2 – Fixed!

Thanks to some lovley people on the internet I have works around the issue with my Ms2930 and it’s now back to full working order again!  The problem?  The third dip switch on the remote board is faulty.  Why did … Continue reading

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