I had a few tasks ahead to complete the restoration. The good news is everything went smoothly, with no sticking points.
First up time to make a new cardboard bezel for the monitor. The old one is a bit scummy. I couldn’t find a piece of cardboard large enough at a local stationary store, but will just attach 2 pieces together.
The perspex bezel that came with this cabinet had very bad crazing (look back to part 1). But I did have a spare in good condition I had been holding onto for a very long time for this moment!
I had a spare standard L shape PCB with standard roms to use in place of the PCB that came with this cabinet, which was running a hacked rom of Space Invaders 3. This pcb was missing the thump thump sound of the invaders advancing. Luckily it was an easy fix – just a capacitor with a broken leg right on the thump thump sound about. Replaced that, now have a fully working PCB.
My cabinet didn’t come with the back door. So time to make a new one. Using 18mm mdf, cut to size.
Now the restore is more or less complete! Looks great all back together now.