General Category => Gone but not forgotten => Topic started by: tim on November 22, 2005, 10:46:03 AM

Title: Galaga
Post by: tim on November 22, 2005, 10:46:03 AM
Company : Bally/Midway (licensor). Created by Namco.
Cabinet : Dedicated
Monitor : 19" horizontal color raster


In November 2005 I bought a Star Trek sit-down locally. When picking it up I noticed that the seller also had several other games for sale including a Galaga. I asked him about it and he said it had a bad board and wasn't sure about the monitor. He was moving so his price was good so I agreed to buy it. I like buying broken games as long as they are complete and in good condition (much cheaper that way). He threw in a new control panel overlay (which I forgot -- had to go back). The cabinet itself was in about 7 of 10 condition. With the overlay installed it'll be an 8 of 10 easily.

When I got back with it, I plugged it in and the monitor made a horrible teeth-rattling chattering sound. Yup, that's not working.

The machine is currently awaiting my attention to diagnose and repair it.