Arcade Archive

Toshiba SD-B100 DVD information / service / repair

The Toshiba SD-B100 DVD player is the model used by Seibu CATS video mahjong systems (and some Konami bemani games), it’s a broadcast quality unit actually designed by Sanko supporting serial control.  There’s an IR receiver present

Old scans added to the archive

I found some scans I hadn’t actually processed and uploaded from before the scanner failed – just added them!  

Irem (ELNA) capacitor update – Madonna cabs

If you have an Irem Madonna cabinet you’ll find that there’s a credit board clipped to the left side of the coin box casing – M79. It’s got the same problem as the game boards, two were

Y2 System JAMMA to Mahjong adapter reproductions

There’s a very rare Mahjong game for the Y2 system called Higurashi No Nako Koroni Jan, because the system is JAMMA native an adapter is needed for you to play the game on a Mahjong panel.  The

Capcom CPS Q-Sound case cap repros

Well thanks to Franco on the Arcade Otaku forum, we’ve put together reproductions for those often missing screw caps on CPS Q-Sound cases. These usually go missing when they are opened up to be desuicided, battery swapped,

Art scanning paused

So I was really getting into getting through the huge piles of art that need scanning, and scanning everything that arrives or leaves as a priority but unfortunately…. Scanner has started adding strange streaks to scans, it

Art scanning update

It’s been a while since I posted here, I’ve been so busy with so many projects and not buying much worth showing off.  However the scans archive has quietly (and slowly) been increasing and today it broke the

PLCC84 7064/7096 to Dataman 48UXP adapter

Reading ROMs and other chips can become an expensive process. Even when you’ve obtained a reader which has all the device support you need, it will tend to come with a standard ZIF socket and if the

1972 TONY coin-op Mahjong bartop

I was browsing Yahoo auctions recently looking for Mahjong control panels and an IMAX MJ adapter loom, when I came across an unusual little bartop machine, the “TONY”.  The description stated that they’d plugged it in and

TourVision – display board add-ons finally discovered

I’ve had the good fortune to locate some of the add-on score display panels which were previously only seen in a flyer image, and testing them has helped me learn more about just what the “score” is.