Let me first apologize for offending anybody's sensibilities WRT converting a machine that could have likely been "saved". I spent about a month trying to rustle up a power supply so I could begin to determine what all was damaged when the previous owner replaced the fuses with foil and the transformer melted down. I found a different complete, working Galaxy for $400 and decided my electronically burned out unit would be much more valuable to me as a simulator. I'm sure not all the electronics were toasted, but I refused to start shotgunning a bunch of parts at what likely would cost triple a superior replacement. Many said I should trade it for a stripped cab or build a flatpack. Stripped cabs are like hen's teeth around here and flatpacks are too much work and money. I decided to do what was best for me, my time and my wallet. I surely would have traded this machine out for another standard cab, but it took me over half a year to find this one. I enjoy and appreciate the genuine patina of 30 years of abuse and will keep the original paint as-is.
This machine will have a slightly recessed playfield, a borderless backglass and a 12" laptop LCD DMD. No force feedback.
How I got it:
Time to get started:
Front of cabinet and coin door:
Cabinet cleaned out:
Packed up for the day:
I will use this post to document the components of the project.
Galaxy Pinball Machine from local sale
Westinghouse 39" LED EW39T6MZ from Best Buy
Westinghouse 32" LED UW32S3PW from Best Buy
Intel Core i3-2120 3.3Ghz LGA1155 CPU
ULTRA LSP750 750W ATX POWER SUPPLY
Gigabyte Intel Z77 CrossfireX ATX Mobo
Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Kingston 64GB SSD
Encoder (AVR Minimus)
Fused Power Jack
Laptop LCD Panel (12.1")
Laptop LCD Controller
LCD Mounting Supplies
Rosewill Fan Newegg
Misc Electrical Plunger Sw
1”x2”x8' Ace Hardware
Lepai Amplifier Ebay
Edited by MTPPC, 27 January 2020 - 02:15 PM.