Chase HQ Upright Restore – The Teardown (Part 1)

My next project will be a restore of a Taito Chase HQ cabinet. I have to say that as awesome as Chase HQ is, the quality of the build of this particular cabinet is really bad. Terrible chipboard, really not made to last. So I really do have my work cut out on this one. A quick check of output voltages on this before the teardown showed 12V on one of the 5V lines, enough to do serious damage to a PCB if plugged in. First thing to do is a complete teardown before moving on to bodywork repair, rewiring, and sprucing up the cabinet. Luckily Chase HQ is such an awesome game. Any less, it would only be worth parting out :S First up the purpose of this post is to retain pictures for reference when I do the rebuild. Might be useful to any other owners in a similar situation.

cab2

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Base transformer etc

 

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Main transformer removed

 

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Base pre fan removal

 

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Power supply removed

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2nd transformer removed

 

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2nd transformer

 

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Distribution block

 

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Distribution block removed

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Third transformer removed

 

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Gas pedal

 

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Gas pedal removed

 

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Cab Front

 

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Side wiring

 

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Fan and transformer

 

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Cab Front graphics

 

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Shifter removed back

 

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Shifter removed

 

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Steering wheel removed

 

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Cab Front 2

 

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Coin mech door removed

 

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Coin Hopper Frame

 

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Looking down

 

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Glass bezel removed

 

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Cardboard bezel removed

 

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Earth strap

 

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HV Unit plugs & chassis bottom left

 

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Aux power pcb connectors

 

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Removed video connector pins

 

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Connector H

 

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Removed monitor power connectors

 

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Wire screw harness point

 

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HV Unit removed

 

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HV unit & plugs

 

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Tube chassis removed

 

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Steering console removed

 

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Steering console

 

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Steering console rear

 

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Steering mech removed

 

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Steering console stays

 

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Steering mech

 

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Steering mech rear

 

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Steering centre opto out of focus

 

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Marquee removed

 

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Edge connect to coin mech wire harness

 

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Credit PCB

 

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Credit PCB Edge connect

 

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The PCB works!

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