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Marty said in August 12th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I picked up a cocktail version recently and plan on restoring it this weekend, well at least start on it anyways. It has two trackballs and one is broken very badly and will not roll. It’s great you have a page that details this rebuild. Thanks for all the tips.

Marty said in September 25th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I had to put the Centipede project on hold for a while, but I finally got it working this week. I bought a replacement monitor at Video Display Corp for about $70. The trackball was not too bad to rebuild. I also used your Magic Eraser advice to clean up the grime. Now it plays great. Thanks again for all the tips.

Jeff Waldron said in September 26th, 2011 at 9:06 am

Glad to hear you got it working! Enjoy it! I am going to be reassembling my cabinet this weekend and hopefully getting it down into the gameroom pretty quick. Can’t wait!

Dave Simmons said in December 26th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I have a cocktail Centipede. It’s been stored in a cool, dry place but has not been turned on for years. I really don’t have the time to restore it. Is there a market for it, and could you give me an idea what it’s worth? Located in SW Missouri.
Thanks, Dave Simmons

Jeff Waldron said in January 3rd, 2013 at 8:42 am

There is a market for it. The cocktail isn’t as iconic as the upright for that game, but I’m sure you could sell it. The best place to try would be Craigslist. If there are local collectors they will be monitoring the site and will make you an offer. I would not expect a huge amount for the game since it is not currently working. Depending on the condition you might be able to get a couple hundred for it. Good Luck!

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