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Re: Connecting old Wells Gardner K7000 Monitor to PC
10/18/10 07:06 PM

Been there, done that :-D

Yes you can just plug it straight in BUT you'll have 2 issues;

Firstly, until you can get your PC to boot and run software to adjust the sync rate, you'll get a messed up picture

(see my screen shot)

Secondly, arcade monitors require a 4v analoge signal. Your VGA card pumps out only 1 volt digital

The problem here is the voltage difference. You'll see a picture, just. And you'll be able to adjust your HT gain to compensate, at the expense of the monitor longevity.....and you'll probably struggle to get the thing to focus properly at the adjusted level.

If you don't mind the rolling BIOS screen, you can buy a video amp from Ultimarc

OR use a J-PAC - this can deal with the refresh rate and amplify the signal

OR buy an ArcadeVGA (the easiest route)

As for the cables. If you use a J-PAC, it's just a straight VGA to VGA cable, no messing. BUT your cab will need to be JAMMA for it to just plug and play

For ArcadeVGA.....I'm assuming you'll have to chop the end of a VGA cable and make up some connection to your game board

Good luck!

ASUS P5W, INTEL Q6700 @ 3.2GHz, Nvidia 8800, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 x64, J-PAC, Capcom Final Fight Cab

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* Connecting old Wells Gardner K7000 Monitor to PC utarcade 10/15/10 05:35 PM
. * Re: Connecting old Wells Gardner K7000 Monitor to PC dosmame  10/18/10 07:06 PM
. * Re: Cable instructions dosmame  10/18/10 07:17 PM
. * Re: Connecting old Wells Gardner K7000 Monitor to PC Naoki  10/16/10 02:14 AM
. * do not read dosmame  10/18/10 07:01 PM
. * He said about ArcadeVGA, and I was speaking about them. Naoki  10/18/10 08:38 PM

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