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    Picked up an empty Big Red

    Traded it for a painted over Williams cab that was once Moon Patrol, then converted to Wrestlefest. Pretty happy about my first Neo Geo cab!

    It's in pretty good condition, but missing the monitor, bezel, glass, and rear panels. I have all the rest. Don't know if the light panels work. Hoping they do (fingers crossed).
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    Very cool! All the ones by me are like $350, totally stripped, with cracked wood and just pretty much jacked-up absolutely everywhere.

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    I find playing games without a monitor can add an entirely new spectrum of difficulty and can be quite engaging. It is almost like you're blind when you really are not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by acblunden2 View Post
    Traded it for a painted over Williams cab that was once Moon Patrol, then converted to Wrestlefest. Pretty happy about my first Neo Geo cab!

    It's in pretty good condition, but missing the monitor, bezel, glass, and rear panels. I have all the rest. Don't know if the light panels work. Hoping they do (fingers crossed).
    Nice find! Good luck with the project/build!

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    I find playing games without a monitor can add an entirely new spectrum of difficulty and can be quite engaging. It is almost like you're blind when you really are not.

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    Looks like it will be great for a restoration!

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    How the hell does your control panel look that nice? Usually they're rubbed down to the metal. Anyway, nice scoop, man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by acblunden2 View Post
    Traded it for a painted over Williams cab that was once Moon Patrol, then converted to Wrestlefest. Pretty happy about my first Neo Geo cab!

    It's in pretty good condition, but missing the monitor, bezel, glass, and rear panels. I have all the rest. Don't know if the light panels work. Hoping they do (fingers crossed).
    Nice pickup - the light panels usually die out - you can get replacements though - I just switched out mine to the A6 EL panels from Glowhut.com. They are very close in width but maybe about 1/4" to 1/2" taller. You can either cut them or tape over that extra. I used electrical tape to tape over the extra and worked out perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmadd220 View Post
    Nice pickup - the light panels usually die out - you can get replacements though - I just switched out mine to the A6 EL panels from Glowhut.com. They are very close in width but maybe about 1/4" to 1/2" taller. You can either cut them or tape over that extra. I used electrical tape to tape over the extra and worked out perfect.
    Very cool to know. I did a search on the forum and found an old post from 200x-ish where it was stated, "either live with it or get a working set". But it is good to know there has since been an alternative found. Because I did plug the cab in and while the LED's for the CP turned on, nothing came on in the marquee. I did see some cut wire just hanging down from the marquee. Hope the damage isn't too bad. But yeah, happy to know there has since been a solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acblunden2 View Post
    Very cool to know. I did a search on the forum and found an old post from 200x-ish where it was stated, "either live with it or get a working set". But it is good to know there has since been an alternative found. Because I did plug the cab in and while the LED's for the CP turned on, nothing came on in the marquee. I did see some cut wire just hanging down from the marquee. Hope the damage isn't too bad. But yeah, happy to know there has since been a solution.
    Hopefully the inverter board that powers the panels is still up there - it should be mounted on the back of the wooden board the marquee holder and speakers are mounted to. Those seem to be a little trickier to find. If it is up there take a look at the two 1-ohm resistors by the input section - you may need to replace those. For some reason they used those for fuses instead of actually installing fuses on the board. Mine were cracked and a little charred looking so I had to replace them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmadd220 View Post
    Hopefully the inverter board that powers the panels is still up there - it should be mounted on the back of the wooden board the marquee holder and speakers are mounted to. Those seem to be a little trickier to find. If it is up there take a look at the two 1-ohm resistors by the input section - you may need to replace those. For some reason they used those for fuses instead of actually installing fuses on the board. Mine were cracked and a little charred looking so I had to replace them.
    Thanks man. The Big Red pickup is like a new girlfriend. Reminds me of that Journey song where the line goes /I get the joy of rediscovering you/..... Last time I seen a Big Red was I'd say....'95?

    I won't see the cab again till the weekend since I travel during the week for work. But I'll take a closer look behind the marquee when I do for that PCB. I do see the EL Panel LCD's. I see the CP LED PCB's. And looks like the mem card and headphone jack PCB is there too. But there is no slot cut out in the CP for those things. I'll take lots of pics when I get home. Didn't have a chance to on Monday when it was delivered to me right after the NBA Finals closeout game. Maybe even turn this thread into a restore thread.

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    I don't get to take a look at my cab often either. It's stored over in Ceres, which is way out of the way of where I live now. I think a couple of my EL panels are out too, but that's the least of my worries with mine lol. I was mainly worried about getting my monitor rejuved. I had the luck of having a Zenith monitor that's absolutely notorious for their issues. Good to see another NG member that's relatively close, and has one that's similar to mine!
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