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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2013, 11:09:31 AM »
Ehh, maybe a long shot but you wouldn't mind remove the monitor chassis and send to Sweden? My DK I bought has a defunct chassis and the seller who imported take forever to get it fixed and I don't think it will be repaired since he only got the chassis and my guess is that the tube need a rejuvenation.

Anyway, there are what we know, 4 of these monitors, Sanyo EZ20 in Sweden so they don't grow on trees here.

Or wait? Is it a Sharp monitor on yours?

Anyway #2, whatever the chassis is, is it possible for you to remove it and send? Without the metalplate since it will increase the shippingcost alot. I'll pay for the shippingcost of course. If not, I understand.

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I am not an Arcade repairman, and what you are asking seems like an extensive undertaking.  Basically you want the monitor, but not the machine.  First I really just want to try to get rid of the entire cab.  Also I am not too sure the monitor is even properly working.  It could be a simple cap problem, or it could be the monitor itself that has the problem.  For instance after about 3 hours of play the monitor starts rolling over.  I don't think it would necessarily be a good idea to pay to ship for the monitor if it may not work properly in the first place.
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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2013, 11:25:24 AM »
I'm guessing he doesn't want the tube, only the chassis.  Shipping the tube overseas would be insane. 
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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2013, 01:43:11 PM »
Yes. Only the chassis. Not the tube. Easy to remove but takes probably 15-30 min. However, if you don't know what you do, you could shock yourself if you don't remove the anode cup with care. If you do not know how to discharge a monitor I will not ask you to do this even though it's easy just using a screwdriver and some wire. The rollover is a easy fix though.

Also, if you decide to do this please send me a picture of the tube. If it's a Sharp I will not have any use for it since the chassis isn't compatible at all. What I know of...
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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2013, 01:57:46 PM »
Yes. Only the chassis. Not the tube. Easy to remove but takes probably 15-30 min. However, if you don't know what you do, you could shock yourself if you don't remove the anode cup with care. If you do not know how to discharge a monitor I will not ask you to do this even though it's easy just using a screwdriver and some wire. The rollover is a easy fix though.

Also, if you decide to do this please send me a picture of the tube. If it's a Sharp I will not have any use for it since the chassis isn't compatible at all. What I know of...

Yep, I have never taken the chassis off an Arcade machine before.  So I guess that's a no go.  Sides like I said I would like the machine to be in one piece whatever it's fate.
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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2013, 10:44:12 PM »
George, CraigsList!

Or go to KLOV and describe your situation. I guarantee someone there will help you. There's a "Last Call" thread for emergency situations.

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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2013, 08:15:46 PM »
Got someone to pick the machine up!  They are going to transform it into a Donkey Kong, but that's OK as long as it's not a 60 in 1. 8)
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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2013, 09:08:22 PM »
Wow my heart is broken!

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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2013, 09:35:41 PM »
Did you keep the board? If you did, or if there is a chance you can get it back.. I'll give you $100. for it. I should have offered that sooner.. Sorry.

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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2013, 04:15:11 AM »
Happy-ish ending. Glad it  didn't go to the dump.
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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2013, 04:25:18 AM »
Did you keep the board? If you did, or if there is a chance you can get it back.. I'll give you $100. for it. I should have offered that sooner.. Sorry.

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I told him before I made this post that the only thing I was taking out is the DK3 board.  Why would I let him take that if he is turning it into a Donkey Kong machine.  By the way this machine of course originally was a Donkey Kong machine, and so no one should morn it being turned into what it originally was in the first place.  One thing Ken, the board has some slight sprite issues with a couple of lines running across Donkey Kong.  Here is the video of what I am talking about. 
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  If you still want to pay $100 for than yeah, I'll do it. :)

Also, I broke the World Record on four different Donkey Kong 3 machines, and so its not that bad when you take that into account.

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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2013, 05:16:22 AM »
I can fix the board issues, thats not a problem. This way we can preserve at least some piece of the games history. Let me know how to get you some money.

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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2013, 05:19:40 AM »
I can fix the board issues, thats not a problem. This way we can preserve at least some piece of the games history. Let me know how to get you some money.

-Ken

OK, will PM you.  8)
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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2013, 05:26:34 AM »
Done, I added $20. for shipping, you should be able to get it shipoped for that, if not let me know and we'll get that covered.
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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2013, 05:33:03 AM »
BTW, Ethan and I had a bet for 'A Benjamin' that he is very likely to lose, no matter who won the money was going to make its way into the gaming community. You can thank Ethan and that 12 pac for this ;-)

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Re: Free Donkey Kong 3 Machine!
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2013, 08:09:31 AM »
BTW, Ethan and I had a bet for 'A Benjamin' that he is very likely to lose, no matter who won the money was going to make its way into the gaming community. You can thank Ethan and that 12 pac for this ;-)

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