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Capcom Midway 1943 - big old arcade game

The image is upside down now - not mirror image, just upside down. I'd like to get it rightside up again so I don't have to stand on my head while I play it - thanks

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  • lankyyankee May 12, 2009

    Hi - thanks for the response. My friend was going to take it to the dump. He said it worked fine, and helped me put it down the basement. When I turned it on, the picture was inverted. E verything functions normally, except the whole picture is upside down. He said it never did it before.

  • aneal1200 May 11, 2010

    Is this a new development or has it always been this way since you owned the machine? Did it one day just "Flip" over? This would be an amazing feat if it did!

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As silly as it sounds, you can probably just open the cabinet and flip the monitor over to get the picture in the correct orientation. Quite frequently arcade machine operators change out the system boards in their cabinets to keep up with the times. If they have a cabinet with an older, less desirable game in it, they'll swap it out for something newer in hopes of earning a few more quarters each week. Once in awhile they'll swap a game that has a vertically oriented monitor (like your 1943 cabinet) to something that's horizontally oriented (like Street Fighter for example). How do they pull this off? They simply open the cabinet and turn the monitor in the correct direction so the players can see it.

If you decide to turn your monitor, here's what to look out for:
First, unplug the arcade machine to avoid electrical shocks.
Monitors are somewhat fragile, and can be extremely dangerous. There is a coil of unshielded copper wire near the neck of the tube that stores charges in excess of 10,000 volts (even when the machine is unplugged and powered down), and can severely injure/kill you if you touch it. I've personally worked with thousands of monitors and haven't had an incident yet. Odds are you'll be perfectly fine, but just be aware that there are dangerous parts back there.

The monitor should have 9 wires going to it broken down into 2 bundles. The power bundle will normally have 3 wires (green, black and white) and will be a thicker gauge wire than the other set. These almost always have a white plastic connector that makes it simple to disconnect them.
The second set of wires will be the image signal wires. These will be a smaller gauge of wire and they'll be red, blue, green, white, yellow and black (in most cases). These wires also have a white plastic connector, but it's often times plugged directly into the monitors main circuit board (or chassis). Just pull the wires off of the chassis making sure you don't damage any of the components (or yourself!)

Once you've disconnected the wiring, it's simply a matter of finding the bolts that hold the monitor in place, removing them (along with the monitor) and flipping it over. The monitor should go in just as easily in either direction. Reconnect the wires, fire it up and off you go!

Good luck!

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