I am currently restoring an atari star wars arcade machine, it is an original 1983 model with the vector monitor.
The machine has and will not be switched on until all power is tested and wiring checked.
First up is the power supply
Spent 4 hours on the power supply the other day when i finished work, here are the results, time well spent i think, i'm happy with it anyway
The main fuse holder was broken so i replaced it with another.
Also forgot to replace the F1 fuse sticker, damn, i will have to look for it in the morning.
If all the photos are a problem please let me know and i will keep them to a minimum.
I also, cleaned all the wiring.
Tested the power supply, not good.
Here are my readings, only light and fan connected so will be a little higher:
The fault on the 37v line could be the reason the monitor is not working, more investigation needed.
Having not had time to check the power supply again last night today i decided to restore the monitor (cosmetically). The monitor does not work or so i have been told but i have a problem with the power supply which could possibly be the cause.
I cleaned the circuit boards and tube when i got into work this morning.
I didn't want to leave the monitor down at work for too long which gave me an excuse to get it sorted tonight, so when i finished work i stripped the monitor to pieces and went ahead and cleaned it up.
I have misplaced the HV cage, it will either be in the garage here, in my car or the garage at work, that will be going black once i find it.
5 hours later and this is the result...