JAMMA board video hookup

Zane Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Sun Oct 18 18:12:53 CDT 2015

On Oct 18, 2015, at 3:16 PM, Jules Richardson <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/18/2015 11:48 AM, Zane Healy wrote:
>> On Oct 18, 2015, at 9:20 AM, Jules Richardson <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> It came from an Aero Fighters cab - board says "IT-19-02" in the corner. I've no idea if it was a one-off for this game or if other games used the same board with different firmware.
>> If you can get it working, it should be a fun game!  I love Aero Fighters 2 & 3 (aka Sonic Wings) on the Neo Geo.
>> Looks like this page might have some details to help.
> Linky not appearing :-(
> I just hooked the board up to a PSU and a speaker, and it makes promising tuneful noises (at ear-bleeding volume*) - so it seems like basic CPU, RAM and ROM are there at least.
> * I've no idea what the original impedance would have been, or how many a typical cab had (more than one?).

If you get that far, then it may have been a monitor problem, rather than a board problem.  Or the board problem is in the video circuitry.

Here is the link I meant to send.


Even now typical cabinets only have one JAMMA board.

I've been researching a project I'm getting ready to start in on.  I want to make some custom arcade controllers as I love the old 8-bit game systems, but the old controllers are *painfully* bad.  As a result I've come across these things on a few pages.  You can find them cheaper on eBay.  It looks like they do what you want.


Right now I'm stuck on figuring out the best option for housing my controller.  The first will be a simple Atari joystick replacement that replaces the joystick with 4 Happ arcade buttons and two fire buttons (so it can be used for either Atari 2600 or 7800.  That's child's play, a good housing isn't.


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