Might be buying a Blast City cab. Can I get some advice please?


#1

Hey guys I found someone selling a Blast city cab. The kind with with Sega Bass fishing. It in pretty good shape except the monitor is out. No PCB either. He wants $150 for it. Is this a decent deal given the condition of the cab? I really want to get this. Can any one tell me how much troulble it would be to replace the monitor and controll panel? Would it be easy to do if I had no experince with this kind of stuff? Also how much do you guys think it would cost me to get this up and running? Any help would greatly appreciated.


#2

Ok Ive done this before so heres the deal

  1. your going to have to buy a jvs harness and take out that big ass model 3 board. You can buy one at coinop for 50 bucks. http://www.coinopexpress.com/products/parts/wiring/Wiring_Harness_JS_%26_JVS_For_HOT_CMG_3113.html

  2. a control panel this part is pretty straight forward and easy

  3. youll have to get a weiya chassis from some place maybe alva amusement or maybe someone on NEO-GEO.COM has one . you wont be able to get a nano one anywhere unless your are extremely lucky this is going to be the most expensive part to replace. Also check alvaamusements


#3

I think the monitor in that cab is the pice de rsistance. Shame it doesn’t come with it. $150 seems like a good deal until you pile on the costs of a decent monitor, a replacement panel with buttons/sticks, harness, game etc. Still, not buying it seems wrong. Hit up arcadeotaku.com for info. Also hard–candy.com is a good resource. Good luck.


#4

Don’t forget arcadeotaku.com.


#5

Is the monitor missing or just not working? If it is not working, see if you have a TV repair shop around you, and check their prices first. A good tech should be able to fix your monitor with little issue, the problem will be finding one.

Are you planning on running arcade boards in it, or consoles?

Without a monitor or broken for that matter, the price seems a little high. If you have to replace the monitor it can mean big $$$ Just the shipping for a monitor is expensive.


#6

Wow thanks for the fast reply guys. But I was a little off with my information. I’ve been emailing this guy back and forth on the cab for a while now. The monitor is included, when I said out I meant not working. Sorry for for the confusion. And he said he wanted to keep the PCB. Which isnt a big deal to me condsidering the game is not my cup of tea. But the guy told me the monitor just dosn’t turn on. He also said I could send chassis to place called All Good USA for repair for $75. Which I just found out a few mins ago from the last email I got from him. So Im guessing Ill be in the clear if I get that fixed. Sorry for all the confusion guys. Im just really pumped about getting this. Esp knowing that its just the chassis thats needs repaired and a panel swap. Speaking of which, how does that work? Is it done like quick connects? Oh and thanks for all the links and adivce guys it’s greatly appreciated.


#7

I honestly don’t know yet. I would love to turn it into an MVS cab. Or maybe my dreamcast to it? I sure as heck don’t want to run emulators on it thats for sure. This is really new to me. So Im on the fence about that. But I was just told the chassis could be repaired for $75 at a placed called All Good USA.


#8

seriously, wtf can’t i find good deals on cabs.