Monitor 3

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I haven’t updated this in a while since I’ve just been fairly frustrated with the whole thing. I hooked up the new monitor and it blew. I knew it would since it was a Nintendo monitor that only took 100v and our wall current is 120v. I took it back to my parts guy and he said it would work anyway (bullshit), and if it blew he’d give me a new one. So, just to prove him wrong I did it anyway and BOOM! It blew and he gave me a 13” Hantarex with bad trivia burn in. I should have played it safe but I didn’t want the Nintendo monitor anyway.

After pluggin the Hantarex in, I fried a resister on the main PCB since I forgot to ground the monitor properly. Stupid stupid stupid. Fast forward three months to this weekend and I’ve finally made some progress.

Many thanks to Dave Martinez for coming over and helping me with the Hantarex monitor cap kit. The monitor is working fine now. Yay! Dave’s going to help me solder the blown resister tonight. After that it’s troubleshooting anything else that may come up so hopefully I’ll have a playable game by the end of the night. Yay! I’ll try to post some pics tonight if I remember.