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Marty said in July 12th, 2009 at 9:58 am

Nice work on the Centipede, especially finding the surprise Millipede board and the Bull’s Eye Board too.

Jeff Waldron said in July 14th, 2009 at 7:05 am

Thanks a lot! I was glad to find them. To be honest the bondo work I have to do on the front is something I’m dreading. I may end up getting a multi-game kit for the Millipede board so I can play both Millipede and Centipede, but I haven’t decided yet.

Sonya said in January 17th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I just purchased a Centipede game in great condition…however, I can’t get the sound to work. I found the volume control but when I turn it I can just barely hear the sound. We jumped another speaker to it thinking the speaker was fried but the same thing…You can hear it when you initially start the game but then it goes really faint…can you help me w/ this? is there somewhere else to turn it on? Also the marquee light…replaced the bulb only to find it does not work…I’m assuming there is an off switch for that…same thing w/ my Galaga game. I NO NOTHING about these games…just bought them because I we liked them and we have a nice game collection in our basement. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me.

Jeff Waldron said in January 18th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Sonya, There could be any number of issues going on. The marquee lights could just have bad ballasts or starters. You could replace the entire light with a small fluorescent fixture from any home improvement store, but you would have to know how to wire the AC power for it. My recommendation would be to post a “Help Needed” posting on the Help and Repair section of There should be collectors nearby that could help you out. They could also help figure out the sound issues.
Good Luck!

Martin said in January 26th, 2015 at 10:28 am

I have a monitor that has too much red all the time, kind of like your blue issue. I recapped the monitor, but still have the red issue. What did you end up doing to get rid of the blue?

Jeff Waldron said in February 16th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Martin, That could be a few issues. First, I’d check the adjustment pots to see if they are having any effect. The pots can be replaced if they are faulty but this doesn’t happen that often. Second I wasn’t very clear in my post but what I found caused this issue was that there were a couple diodes installed backwards. I’d check the same thing on yours. I’d also try to find the right Randy Fromm troubleshooting flowchart for your monitor. I used one for mine and that’s what helped me fix it. Search for one online. Not to hard to find one. Worst case you might have a bad CRT tube. If that’s the case you might be able to find someone that can rejuvenate it. If that’s the case you might have to replace the CRT to fix. Hopefully that’s not the case.

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