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Hey guys! Thank you in advance for any advice you give (or don't, haha).


I've got a really nice Galaga stand-up... the cabinet was rebuilt / restored by Chattanooga Pinball. I moved all of my internals into that cabinet, and everything worked great for a year and a half. I recently completed a move, and the monitor has completely died.


As it was dying, it was taking longer to start up, and in most cases, the colors looked faded. Additionally, there seems to be a lot of burn-in onto the tube monitor, so I'm averse to simple doing a capacitor replacement.



What are my options for replacement? I'd rather keep a tube monitor if I can, but if an LED monitor is the idea replacement, I'd go that route. Anyone know if there is a "kit?"



Thanks!!!
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Hey guys! Thank you in advance for any advice you give (or don't, haha).
I've got a really nice Galaga stand-up... the cabinet was rebuilt / restored by Chattanooga Pinball. I moved all of my internals into that cabinet, and everything worked great for a year and a half. I recently completed a move, and the monitor has completely died.
As it was dying, it was taking longer to start up, and in most cases, the colors looked faded. Additionally, there seems to be a lot of burn-in onto the tube monitor, so I'm averse to simple doing a capacitor replacement.
What are my options for replacement? I'd rather keep a tube monitor if I can, but if an LED monitor is the idea replacement, I'd go that route. Anyone know if there is a "kit?"
Thanks!!!

 

the best option would be to find a replacement or rebuild your original cga monitor

 

the cheap and easy option is to swap it out with a lcd screen

if you do convert just make certain you use a correct lcd 4:3 screen and not a 16:9 screen the wide screen will look like crap and stretch the picture

 

best option for a lcd replacement would be one of these since its native cga

https://na.suzohapp.com/products/accessories/49-3223-01

 

the cheap route would be

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-19-LCD-Flat-Screen-VGA-Monitor-L1910-1280x1024-Grade-B/232720801674?epid=80077696&hash=item362f3d9f8a:g:cxEAAOSwQUhats6C

and one of these

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gonbes-GBS8200-CGA-EGA-YUV-RGB-To-VGA-Arcade-Game-Video-Converter-Latest-aga/221649408037?epid=1348457668&hash=item339b559025:g:RDEAAOSwMmBVg3Vb

but mileage wil vary on the picture quality the cga-vga boards are spotty on the quality

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Okay if it was working and then started to die as you describe, it could very well be a bad flyback on the chassis board. Do you still have a neck glow when you power it one? That would at least verify that the heaters in the tube are working. But the flyback being such a heavy and large component on the chassis, can easily crack a solder join or trace near a solder joint when moving arcade cabs around.

 

Obviously you need to be careful and either find someone to look at this if you aren't comfortable with discharging a CRT tube yourself or look up some videos on other arcade repair channels on YouTube before attempting it yourself.

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1. Promise to never again do business with Chattanooga Pinball

 

Seconded. And all of the repair advice above is sound.

 

One thing to consider: if you toss the CRT, you're tossing a good chunk of what makes the game the game. Unless the burn-in is really awful, I'd say keep it.

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