Last Sunday, I went to look at a local guy’s New Astro City after spotting it listed on CL. Got there and after talking to the guy about his enthusiasm for smoked meats, and extensive boxed console collection, we tried out his cabinet with a Bad Dudes pcb. After showing him where the monitor adjustment controls were underneath the control panel, we got it stretched out good but the picture was also oddly warbling smaller bigger smaller big subtly. I mentioned it and he said he hadn’t noticed it before, said it was prob. the game pcb. I told him I was interested in purchasing if the monitor issue could be figured.
Fast forward to today and we’ve planned to meet up with my dad+truck to pick up, after he rescheduled three times throughout the day. I ask him if we can power it up again, and the problem is worse and persistent on multiple boards. I suggest maybe it could be his power or a v.hold/sync adjustment available on the monitor chassis but I’ve no experience properly adjusting and also maybe potentially dangerous near the zappy bits, he didn’t know how either; plus I’m just guessing and maybe its effed? I walk away bummed.
Had just bought a j-pac and mostly disassembled the old CRT setup and spent half a day figuring out how to lift lever and move and rotate that for dedicated tate.