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Protecting uncomplicated issues resembling how one can solder, use solder wick and what resistors, capacitors, transistors and diodes do, it *THEN* plunges into Arcade controller, PCB and display screen fix! How occasions have changed!

This e-book rather is a needs to learn, and while dated in a few sections is actually fascinating and worthy! when geared toward 1980 arcade computing device proprietors, it truly is worthwhile for plenty of next domestic laptop expertise too!

From the preface:

The e-book comprises seven chapters together with nearly a hundred and eighty pages of seriously illustrated details – geared for the operator and distributor technician who upkeep Atari’s digital video and pinball games.

Chapter 1 starts with an creation to instruments and attempt apparatus, and indicates soldering suggestions in lots of photographs.

Chapter 2 covers video game fix the right way to isolate difficulties all the way down to the most important part point and the way to keep up the entire significant participant controls Atari has ever designed.

Chapter three includes info on how the 2 significant sorts of screens functionality (raster- experiment and Quadrascan™ X-Y). it is also distinct problem/solution tables to assist you in troubleshooting either different types of monitors.

Chapter four explains the services of assorted discrete PCB elements, reminiscent of resistors, capacitors, transistors and diodes.

Chapter five introduces the reader to built-in circuits. It covers such issues as how to define ICs on a board, and the way to count number within the binary and hexadecimal quantity platforms. it is usually a desk for settling on IC manufacturers’ logos.

The final component of The booklet — Chapters 6 and seven — offers with circuitry and analog devices.

The ebook additionally includes an eight-page thesaurus. It concisely defines phrases utilized in electronics, and electric and mechanical layout.

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