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Skokage

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Hey everyone, new to the forums and Neo Geo collecting in general. A few weeks back I finally found a semi-decent MVS-4-25 Revision 2 for a great price so I finally pulled the trigger. The cab has a great functioning CRT in it, but the vast majority of it has been neglected and the 3rd slot doesn't work, so I'm currently in the research phase of my upcoming restoration project. So far I've got the LED marquee kit on order, talking with Joe Szabo about getting a complete art kit for this version (his website currently only stocks the Revision 3 that has the speakers in the front with the marquee), and figuring out what type of buttons/joysticks I want to go with. But maybe most shockingly, the memory card reader actually works already.

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Neo Alec

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The LED marquee kit is great, but I actually had all the original stuff for the EL panels when I was doing my restore, and I wish I'd tried restoring that first before selling all the EL panel stuff. (At the time I didn't realize how easy they are to fix.)
 

Pinball

Kula's Candy
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Hey everyone, new to the forums and Neo Geo collecting in general. A few weeks back I finally found a semi-decent MVS-4-25 Revision 2 for a great price so I finally pulled the trigger. The cab has a great functioning CRT in it, but the vast majority of it has been neglected and the 3rd slot doesn't work, so I'm currently in the research phase of my upcoming restoration project. So far I've got the LED marquee kit on order, talking with Joe Szabo about getting a complete art kit for this version (his website currently only stocks the Revision 3 that has the speakers in the front with the marquee), and figuring out what type of buttons/joysticks I want to go with. But maybe most shockingly, the memory card ready actually works already.

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Fantastic- enjoy. I have amassed many arcade cabs over the years, but have to say that my 6-slot Big Red will be the last I would ever sell. Quality and stereo and EL panels :-)
 

beigemore

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doaal

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Really nice cab. Make sure to get the appropriate coloured buttons and dialectric grease under the tube's anode cap.
Hey everyone, new to the forums and Neo Geo collecting in general. A few weeks back I finally found a semi-decent MVS-4-25 Revision 2 for a great price so I finally pulled the trigger. The cab has a great functioning CRT in it, but the vast majority of it has been neglected and the 3rd slot doesn't work, so I'm currently in the research phase of my upcoming restoration project. So far I've got the LED marquee kit on order, talking with Joe Szabo about getting a complete art kit for this version (his website currently only stocks the Revision 3 that has the speakers in the front with the marquee), and figuring out what type of buttons/joysticks I want to go with. But maybe most shockingly, the memory card ready actually works already.
 

Skokage

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Really nice cab. Make sure to get the appropriate coloured buttons and dialectric grease under the tube's anode cap.
Will definitely make sure the new buttons are the correct colors, but honestly I'm almost considering doing clear LED buttons and maybe just swapping the microswitches to Sanwas?... I don't know, wish I could see a cab in person that already has clear LED buttons to see if it looks cool or gaudy.

Also thanks for the suggestion on the dialectric grease! I hadn't read about that piece of maintenance elsewhere so far, although I am also only a few weeks into the research process.
 

Skokage

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Also my first stack of games for my new MVS-4-25! I know I know, get a multi-cart. And you are right, that's the financially smarter move... But honestly I think a lot of me just enjoys the hunt, finding a good legit copy at a great price.

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Neo Alec

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Really nice cab. Make sure to get the appropriate coloured buttons and dialectric grease under the tube's anode cap.
Where can the correct colors be found? I still have lime green in mine.
 

Neo Alec

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HellioN

, What The Fuck Is This Shit?
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Also my first stack of games for my new MVS-4-25! I know I know, get a multi-cart. And you are right, that's the financially smarter move... But honestly I think a lot of me just enjoys the hunt, finding a good legit copy at a great price.

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I see you're new here so you probably didn't know but you must pay tribute.
I expect to see that Blazing Star cart in my mailbox by next week.
😉
 

doaal

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Will definitely make sure the new buttons are the correct colors, but honestly I'm almost considering doing clear LED buttons and maybe just swapping the microswitches to Sanwas?... I don't know, wish I could see a cab in person that already has clear LED buttons to see if it looks cool or gaudy.

Also thanks for the suggestion on the dialectric grease! I hadn't read about that piece of maintenance elsewhere so far, although I am also only a few weeks into the research process.
IIRC the button holes on a US cab won't fit Japanese buttons without using a dremel, but there are some American-style ILs that get close to the feel of Seimitsus.
 

HellioN

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IIRC the button holes on a US cab won't fit Japanese buttons without using a dremel, but there are some American-style ILs that get close to the feel of Seimitsus.
Sanwa type buttons are 30mm.
Happ/IL buttons are something like 28mm.
Happ/IL competition buttons are convex (domed) like Japanese buttons.
Being fans of both styles I don't think they feel anything alike with the Jap ones being a faster lighter press.
 
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