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1/2/1999 12:00 AM
Happy New Year! Well, I'm back from vacation and I got a lot of new toys to play with :-) A new Cordless Drill, a new Multi-Meter and various other tools. Then I decided to go get some more tools for my self. I went and got a Skill Saw, a Vice and a Sander (not the belt one that I wanted). I am going to attempt to build a new control panel for my Robotron since the old one is too far gone. I might need to get a hand router in order to do it right. 1998 was a good year. The Arcade Restoration Workshop was born, I found the parts for my Favorite game (Donkey Kong). I found parts for Stargate and Robotron as well so the restorations continue. 1999 should be an exciting year as my restorations progress! To start with, I replaced the CPO on my Defender. It looks SWEET! The only problem I found was that it was slightly off as far as positioning, the holes were slightly off and I had a little extra hanging off the top. I trimmed the top (not very well though :-( but its hidden so its not a problem). I really need a sharper knife to trim things like this. If you don't have a cordless screwdriver or drill you should invest in one as it saves a tremendous amount of time and keeps you from getting RMS (Repetitive Motion Syndrome). In the next couple of months I will be looking to get a new Digital Camera so I can start adding more pictures to the site again. If you have a used Kodak (DC40, DC50, etc..) that you would like to trade or sell for a reasonable price then drop me a letter. My 16 new PCBs should be here some time next week, as I go through them I should have a list of what I will be willing to trade. Keep an eye on the "For Sale/Trade" section in a week or so. I'm looking for more links to Restoration Sites so if you have a site, please send me the URL so I can check it out and add a link here. I would also like links to other useful sites that deal with restoration information, repairing, and parts. These links will be added to the Guide to Restorations on their appropriate pages. Thanks to all those who have visited here and to those who have given me feedback. Here's to a great 1999! I'm have been having problems with my ISP not updating my home page correctly (When you refresh it shows the older page instead of my new up-to-date one). Hopefully this will not be an on-going problem. If it is, you may want to book mark http://www.arcaderestoration.com/index.html as it will always take you to the current page. Updated the Links page. Added a couple of notes to the "Checking Florescent Lights" tip.

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8/21/2017 11:10:28 PM
Restoration/Preservation has begun on my Kickman.
 
It's not a full restoration, but more of a preservation of what is there.  I like trying to keep things as original as possible.  With that in mind, I can take a few chances on this one as the damage is already done.  I'm mainly trying to prevent even more damage when I can.  Worse comes to worse, I'll do a full restore on it down the road. 
11/14/2016 3:38:35 PM
Well, I decided to update RoboJuke with a new Motherboard, Processor and RAM. The old one was a Celeron 700 with 2MB of RAM running Windows XP. I upgraded to a Celeron N3150 (Quad Core 1.35Ghz), with 8GB of RAM running Windows 10.
After upgrading, I found out that the software I was using (Virtual Music Jukebox) wouldn't run on Windows 10. After looking for a replacement, I gave up and wrote my own Jukebox Software called "Simple JukeBox". It is avilable for FREE, you can read more about it here: http://forums.arcaderestoration.com/topics/17-Simple-JukeBox
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