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    Default Atari Tempest cocktail 50.00 CL Cal bay area

    Like the title says just noticed this Tempest cocktail for sale seems to need work but
    the seller says its complete and they have the parts to fix it included ?

    here is the link

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/vgm/1719629758.html
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    If I were anywhere near Cali I'd pick it up.

    I'm stuck in the Midwest, lucky to find a Tempest in ANY condition here.

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    Woohoo - I bagged it!

    Pretty good condition overall... needs a clean and I am told it has a busted monitor (typical for a Tempest) and that they had a tech check it and it needs the LV2000 upgrade (therefore its probably the usual low voltage problem). The cool part is - he supplied that part which saved me about $40 so - not bad... effectively $10 for a Tempest cocktail

    I didn't check it out yet or even power it on as it was a hell of a task getting it into (and then out of) my wifes car last night!!!!

    This will probably be traded at some point as I already have an upright...

    Heres a couple quick snaps I took...




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    I wouldn't mind getting that if you get it up and running. Let me know. Great score! I had a beautiful Tempest Mini that I regret selling. It is one of my wife's favorite games too. Probably wouldn't be that expensive to have it shipped down here to So Cal.

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    Well SoCal you spoke first so if I get it working I'll let you know, like you say I really doubt shipping would run too expensive on this. Happy to wrap and protect it at this end too.
    When I get time to do any repairs - now that's another matter!

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    Cool

    Awsome, Glad it went to a member here I was wanting it myself but have never
    given an arcade machine repair a try and invisioned myself twitching around on
    the floor from an electrical shock
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    Quote Originally Posted by retroshaun View Post
    Well SoCal you spoke first so if I get it working I'll let you know, like you say I really doubt shipping would run too expensive on this. Happy to wrap and protect it at this end too.
    When I get time to do any repairs - now that's another matter!
    Ya, let me know. I am not a fixer upper I would love to have it though if you get it running. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnd View Post
    Awsome, Glad it went to a member here I was wanting it myself but have never
    given an arcade machine repair a try and invisioned myself twitching around on
    the floor from an electrical shock
    And that's a distinct possibility with a monitor repair!

    Thanks fort the heads up. I found out it was posted on KLOV too and some guy actually beat me to it by a day but his email wasn't working so he didn't get the reply from the seller! Once he did receive the reply he called up and I had literally just left with the machine!

    The damn thing got stuck in my wife's wagon though as it was an incredibly tight squeeze and it took me an hour and a half to free it from its prison! I had images of my wife doing the school run with a Tempest in tow
    Last edited by retroshaun; 05-05-10 at 07:23.

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    Nice find at an unbelievable price! Learning how to repair your own games opens up a new world of opportunity, not just being able to maintain them but picking up fixer-uppers and getting more games for the same money.
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    Spot on Scott. I almost repaired my Tempest upright but in the end there were so many things up with the monitor that I sent it away for bulletproofing. I'll probably give this one a go myself though, once I do a little diagnosis.
    Tho I would rather it was power supply issue than the damned 6100! Shocking that those monitors were shipped with the reliability issues they have - tho I expect no-one expected the games to still be running 30 years later!

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