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    Default Spy hunter cabinet

    I have made a deal in the desert for a spy hunter cabinet.
    Not sure the shape it's in so doing my homework early.
    Wont get the goods for a few months when I return home and dig this out of the storage grave it now occupies.

    Thus I put out the plea for repair and tips.
    The only thing I know is that.
    It did work when he got it.
    It had malfunctioning controls when put away.

    Regardless I made the handshake and will pick this gem up in the spring.
    So thanks in advance for anything I can learn before I get my hands on the cab.

    But Yeah! I'm gonna have an arcade Spy hunter in my basement.
    Seriously that was a great game that really needs proper controls!
    Not to mention great soundtrack!

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    Upright or cockpit?

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    Upright as far as I know.
    Have no idea the condition.
    The guy (fellow soldier) just got it for a bit of fun but was and is not a collector.
    Casual conversation lead to a nice grab.
    Half the fun of getting the cabinet is fixing it back up.
    Though I say that without working on it yet.
    Have to do my homework.
    Its been in a barn for years and he is even worried that an animal might even be living in it.
    I said "a deals a deal" hey its 100 bucks.

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    I would say its very likely something is, or was, living in it! Check that out before bringing it inside and detox the hell out of it first!!! Its a heavy as hell cab and very top heavy - bear that in mind when moving it

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    It is sad to hear that our favorite games have become living quarters for animals and pets.

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    Update:

    I turned a bad day into a good one.
    For those that do not know.
    I have returned from overseas deployment.
    have a few problems but that is the life I choose so .....
    I have posted on Monroeworld for a long time and do miss it!
    Thank you Shane R. Monroe for creating so much (this great place by spin off)
    Thank you RGR for continuing such greatness. Honestly thank you!

    Back to now.
    As previously posted I made a deal in the desert for a cabnet.
    That being said all things worked out and I am now the proud owner of an unkept Spyhunter arcade cabnet.
    It is a bit worse for wear, but all parts are intact.
    It has rust, particle board damage (moisture)
    Been in an outbuilding for years and certainly neglected.

    Thus I am asking for help.
    I have no books etc.
    Made the deal sight unseen for the cabinet.
    I paid in good faith the price of 100 dollars, this is the price my buddy paid and we shook hands.
    never go back on a deal my Dad allays said.

    So here are my questions.
    What should I do first?
    I seriously want to plug it in and see what works.
    But understand that could create more problems.
    Any and all instructions will be welcome (Scott)
    Will post pictures soon, my camera did not work for the pick up event.
    I also had to out race rain to get it home before more damage was done.

    Post soon.
    But suffice to say I am happy and honored to have completed this deal!

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    I have owned three cabinets and from restoring them i can say they are usually hardier than they appear. but play it on the safe side and wait for Scott or Retro Shaun to throw you some advice. Also thank you for being awesome enough to offer your time to defending people, that is brilliant. Looking forward to the pictures of the cab.

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    Picture of front and back
    Spyhunter.jpg

    spyhunterback.jpg

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    Condition doesn't look too bad at all (of course its always tough to say from pics). Certainly restorable. First thing to check... unplug everything that connects power to monitor and boards, then test the voltages coming out of the power supply. Off hand I am not sure what a Spy Hunter takes so grab a manual (easily available through google!). Make sure they are correct, or withing a small tolerance of being correct, prior to plugging anything back in!

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    The power supply does not look pretty.
    HNI_0067.JPG

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