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    Quote Originally Posted by wingzrow View Post
    It's looking more & more likely that I'll have to do my own recapping at some point then. The problem is I've got almost no education in that field outside of desoldering pokemon save batteries & replacing them. Are there any good books, or youtube courses, etc, I can read up on to start slowly familiarizing myself with terms & safety procedures before I attempt to do a recap? I don't want to end up accidentally touching a cap inside a Trinitron & killing myself. video games are serious business.
    There are tons.

    I recommend the PACE soldering videos, at least the first few, for worksmanship and understanding.

    Beyond that, there are plenty of youtube videos on discharging CRTs and such. once you're discharged, generally pull the anode cap and neckboard and carefully separate the PCBs (neckbd/main chassis). Take it slow and you'll be fine.

    If you've replaced a save battery you're halfway there. Arcade chassis are often single side plating and not thru plated, so desoldering is significantly easier than say a dual layer game PCB, since solder sticks to the pad itself and not the inside of the holes.

    (side note, anyone know if nanao ms2933 and 2931 are single side or thru plate?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by skate323k137 View Post
    There are tons.
    I recommend the PACE soldering videos, at least the first few, for worksmanship and understanding
    Looks like I have a new project then. I really wish I had started learning this years ago. I want to fix up some CRTs I have in storage, but before that I want to work on some less desirable "throw away" tubes as a test, just so I don't mess up my main CRTs. With prices going up like they are though, it's looking like burning through a few crts as a learning experience is going to cost me.

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    Start with a monitor (or better, junk PCB or something) you can afford to lose and have no hope for. A few hours and a $30 cap kit will go a long way for learning in that case. You just might get lucky and end up with a bitchin' monitor.

    Here's some shots of that D9200 I did, with a PS2 running in progressive scan. I still have one more of these to finish >_<

    PS2 RGB > Extron Sync Stabilizer > D9200





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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverRock® View Post
    There was a LOT caps to replace but it worth. It's a tedious task but man! what huge difference!
    The colors are so vibrant right now that surpass my other KX-29HV3 (PVM2950QJ) and even my BVM also the brightess and contrast are really but really good
    I strong recommend a full recap to this old monitors

    I'll soon to do it to my KX-29HV3 for sure
    How long did it end up taking you to do the entire job?

    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Wont pay more than $150 for a pro monitor but wants a crt tech to do a house call cost you more than the fucking thing itself!

    I seriously doubt CRT repair will become more common because a bunch of retro nerds bought a bunch of old shit. Who're you kidding? this tech is old, dead, discontinued eg. not manufactured anymore. Repairs will be costly and limited.
    I never said I wouldn't pay more. Simply said $150 didn't sound bad for certain monitors but for some it wouldn't be worth it. Also certain monitors are pretty hard to come by and it would be easier to have it repaired then to find another. I'd also not like risking breaking it transporting it to there and back. Considering there is narrow stairs to go out of my basement and then back down to bring it back lol. That Mitsubishi is 42' and 300 lbs. It's a 4 man job to move it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beckett View Post
    Unfortunately no, 480i only. It’s a similar deal to the 20F1U.

    That being said, all content on it looks amazing. If you really need to play 480p content (Such as Dreamcast games that cannot output RGB), I would recommend picking up a Extron VSC and downscale to 480i.
    Yeah, I might try just using it as another option for 240p. I still have my BVM-D24 for anything higher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    Oh my 150 estimate was just to hit the bench.
    What do you think would be the estimate for the full works including a house call, lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon89o View Post
    What do you think would be the estimate for the full works including a house call, lol?

    On a guesstimate, with housecall, plus the labor? 500+
    That's being nice, his housecall fee is prolly anywhere from 150-300 per hour.
    No, just no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Panda View Post
    On a guesstimate, with housecall, plus the labor? 500+
    Yea, this is what I was thinking.

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    I am actually sad that nothing lasts in this world. I got a pvm but it has tube errors now. The technician told me it’s the end of the tv. I went out and hunted for this tv for a long time and after 1 month of use to find out that the tube is giving in. I am gonna go the framemeister and ossc route connected to pro gaming lcd or oled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neomeo View Post
    I am actually sad that nothing lasts in this world. I got a pvm but it has tube errors now. The technician told me it’s the end of the tv. I went out and hunted for this tv for a long time and after 1 month of use to find out that the tube is giving in. I am gonna go the framemeister and ossc route connected to pro gaming lcd or oled.
    Yup, we will all be going this route eventually. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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    If anyone in the NC/SC/GA region wants to give a guy in Augusta, GA a call, let me know. He worked on my PVM-20L2MD and it's perfect now. I paid $150 for his time to take it down, diagnose it, parts, repair time.

    I hope my stuff lasts a long time so I don't have to go flat panel for my retro gaming.

    Sony PVM-20L2MD
    Utrak KM1900CN (brand new in box, factor sealed)
    Sony KV-27FV310 (brand new in box, factor sealed)

    Those are what I have right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Sony KV-27FV310 (brand new in box, factor sealed)
    How are you finding NIB stuff out of curiousity? I found a NIB Panasonic BT-M1950Y once but that was a freak thing. I'm impressed you found TWO of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dochartaigh View Post
    How are you finding NIB stuff out of curiousity? I found a NIB Panasonic BT-M1950Y once but that was a freak thing. I'm impressed you found TWO of them!
    Places like HHgregg had a ton of stuff when they went out of business, my buddy bought quite a few crts and has them in storage. He sells them on ebay and CL for a hefty profit lately.
    No, just no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dochartaigh View Post
    How are you finding NIB stuff out of curiousity? I found a NIB Panasonic BT-M1950Y once but that was a freak thing. I'm impressed you found TWO of them!
    The FV310 was on Craigslist and I drove 8hrs round trip to get it lol. The Ultrak I tracked down after seeing someone on Facebook getting one, shipping was only $40. It was awesome to open those boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    If anyone in the NC/SC/GA region wants to give a guy in Augusta, GA a call, let me know. He worked on my PVM-20L2MD and it's perfect now. I paid $150 for his time to take it down, diagnose it, parts, repair time.

    I hope my stuff lasts a long time so I don't have to go flat panel for my retro gaming.

    Sony PVM-20L2MD
    Utrak KM1900CN (brand new in box, factor sealed)
    Sony KV-27FV310 (brand new in box, factor sealed)

    Those are what I have right now.
    Ugh that is probably at least 6 hours away for me.

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    Analogue tweeted some info on the DAC they are working on for us CRT folks. It's juicy!

    https://twitter.com/analogue_co

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