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Caleb said in December 18th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I have a lot of questions to ask, to start off what type of monitor did you use for your machine? My next question is how much do you think it cost to build your machine? My thrid question is do you think you can make list of parts? My fourth and final queston is how board does DK actaly have (I’ve has it has 4,2,1)

Jeff Waldron said in December 19th, 2009 at 10:55 am

Caleb, I used the original Sanyo monitor. When picking a monitor you need to make sure you have the proper “video inversion” board or converter for a Donkey Kong. They output the video in a signal that is inverted, or negative of the standard arcade video signal. The inverter board is usually mounted right on the sanyo monitor. Cost is going to be a factor with what you start with. If you already have a Nintendo cabinet like I started with, then you have most of the physical parts you need. Artwork can be found in various places like arcadeshop.com (see my links page for more sources of arcade parts). The board itself comes in two official versions, the two board set for Upright cabinets, or a 4 board set for cocktails. Either one will work for a restoration. As for a parts list, i’d have to know what you are starting with. If you want to see all of the parts required, check out a scanned operators’ manual for a parts list. They can be found at crazykong.com.
Good Luck!

dan said in July 15th, 2011 at 3:29 am

hi how do i get in contact with you would like to buy
your Marios Bros Control Panel is that the wide body one?

Jeff Waldron said in July 16th, 2011 at 10:33 am

@Dan – Sorry it’s a conversion panel for a regular cabinet. If you are interested email me at jeff

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