WIP SEGA Space Harrier – Part 3

Posted by on Sep 13, 2015 in Gaming | No Comments
WIP SEGA Space Harrier – Part 3

I have sent the non working boards in UK to RetroClinic. This guy is very skilled, he will repair your old Sega PCB easily…

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Live from United Kingdom. Work in Progress…

RetroClinic Space Harrier PCB 1

That’s great news! It works!

This PCB is soooo rare (and expensive… We saw one in auction in Japan this year 2015. It was sold at something like 2000€… PCB only. Crazy!), I was a little bit stressed to have some shipping issue. But everything went fine. Let’s have a look…

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Very professional package. Not the kind of package you see everyday.

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Here they are. New components, and even new PCB feet. Cool.

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Ok. Crucial moment. Fingers crossed.

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Welcome to the Fantasy Zone! Yes! It’s working. Incredible. Amazing. etc.

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Isn’t it beautiful? One of the best (and may be the best) combinaison of wood, electronics, music and graphic design that humanity has ever done!

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That’s amazing… Playing this game after so much time. Awesome, really. With OutRun, this is one of my favorite now.

Don’t worry, there are still plenty of issues to fix:
– Neon is not working. Gonna get a new starter soon.
– Screen is vibrating a lot. Like 1cm up-down, 4 times /seconde… It’s almost impossible to play. But it’s not a PCB problem.
– In test mode, there is still one RAM that is tested ‘Bad’.

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And after there are things to enhance on a cosmetic side:
– Wood work on the base (the footstep part is often broken on this cabinet. Too fragile. Bad conception)
– New locks and keys. I have the locks, but no key…
– Touch up painting on both sides.

But the main difficulty was to make the game work. And it’s done.

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