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General Category => Gone but not forgotten => Topic started by: tim on November 22, 2005, 08:59:07 PM



Title: Gravitar
Post by: tim on November 22, 2005, 08:59:07 PM
Company : Atari
Cabinet : Dedicated
Monitor : 19" horizontal color vector

(http://www.arcadecollecting.com/pics/Grav.jpg)

Sometime in 2003 I heard that Gaymond Lee was leaving the business (getting into real estate). I emailed him to see if he had any games that he wanted to sell to me at his going out of business price and he said he had a Wacko and a Gravitar that needed to go quick. I told him I'd take them both. He said he'd drop off Gravitar but Wacko would have to wait. So he dropped off the Gravitar and it was a beauty. Great condition, nice monitor -- all good.

Then, about a month later, the top half of the image on the monitor went away. One of the transistors on the chassis frame shorted. Replaced it and it's working great now.

The Wacko wait turned out to be infinite. I had to move before Gaymond ever got around to delivering it. No biggie since I hadn't paid for it.