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The Original Control Panel Rescue (Part 1)

So, when I got the Blast City, the control panel it came with was “OK”.  Quite dirty but overall fine from the outside.  However, when it came to fully populating the CP with 6 buttons (instead of 4) and switching … Continue reading

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Getting The Marquee Light Working Again (tracking down odd starter ballasts)

When I got the cab one of the few things I knew didn’t work at all (possibly the only thing that was actually faulty) was the marquee light.  Not the “Vs” display or the “Winner” lights, those are fine.  It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Coin Mech Accident (1HKD == 2p Coin!)

I stumbled upon a happy coincidence today.  As I have previously mentioned the coin mech in the Blast City is a mechanical type coin checker and is currently set to accept $1 (HK) coins.  It turns out that with a … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting / Fixing The Coin Mech

I had the time today to get round to looking at the coin mech on the cab.  Prior to today I’d been running all my games in freeplay mode which is convienent but not really authentic.  When I got the … Continue reading

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Sega Vs Blast City Cab

This beauty arrived yesterday.  It’s a Sega Vs Blast City arcade cab origionally from around 1996 and Sega’s “Model 3” era.  This one is in pretty good shape cosmetically with the main unit having been resprayed at some point in … Continue reading

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