• identifying old unknown pcbs

    From Blair Ally@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jun 3 23:00:13 2020
    Hey Guys,

    I have a huge collection of old arcade PCBs that we're sorting through at our shop. I'm wondering what are your favorite resources for identifying rare and unknown PCBs. The more common and collectible ones seem to be easier to identify but, I have
    dozens of non-JAMMA and hard to ID boards and am looking for good, updated online resources.

    Thanks in advance for any tips,
    Daniel
    blairally.vintage.gaming at Gee-Male

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  • From Joe Magiera@21:1/5 to Blair Ally on Thu Jun 4 06:51:41 2020
    On Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 1:00:16 AM UTC-5, Blair Ally wrote:
    I have a huge collection of old arcade PCBs that we're sorting through at our shop. I'm wondering what are your favorite resources for identifying rare and unknown PCBs. The more common and collectible ones seem to be easier to identify but, I have
    dozens of non-JAMMA and hard to ID boards and am looking for good, updated online resources.

    There is a very good, accurate and relatively easy way to do this, but you’d need to have an EPROM reader. If you do, you can read a ROM and there are several ways to do a search on the ROM image to determine what game it is. I won’t go into
    explaining it here, but if you have an EPROM reader, let me know and I’d be glad to go through it with you. email me for details (joemagiera@ameritech.net).

    If you don’t have an EPROM reader, then you are in for a most tedious task! There are a few decent web sites out there to help you. They are all set up a bit different, so you might want to take a look at all of them to see which works best for you…

    http://arcadecollecting.xmission.com/pcbpics/
    https://www.crazykong.com/pcbs/ http://www.arcaderestoration.com/Content/PCB+Identification.aspx http://www.arcaderestoration.com/FindPcbs.aspx http://www.wolfgangrobel.de/arcadetalk/pcbgalerie.htm

    Joe (joemagiera at Ameritech dot net)
    joemagiera@ameritech.net

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  • From John Robertson@21:1/5 to Joe Magiera on Thu Jun 4 10:36:24 2020
    On 2020/06/04 6:51 a.m., Joe Magiera wrote:
    On Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 1:00:16 AM UTC-5, Blair Ally wrote:
    I have a huge collection of old arcade PCBs that we're sorting through at our shop. I'm wondering what are your favorite resources for identifying rare and unknown PCBs. The more common and collectible ones seem to be easier to identify but, I have
    dozens of non-JAMMA and hard to ID boards and am looking for good, updated online resources.

    There is a very good, accurate and relatively easy way to do this, but you’d need to have an EPROM reader. If you do, you can read a ROM and there are several ways to do a search on the ROM image to determine what game it is. I won’t go into
    explaining it here, but if you have an EPROM reader, let me know and I’d be glad to go through it with you.. email me for details (joemagiera@ameritech.net).

    If you don’t have an EPROM reader, then you are in for a most tedious task! There are a few decent web sites out there to help you. They are all set up a bit different, so you might want to take a look at all of them to see which works best for you


    http://arcadecollecting.xmission.com/pcbpics/
    https://www.crazykong.com/pcbs/ http://www.arcaderestoration.com/Content/PCB+Identification.aspx http://www.arcaderestoration.com/FindPcbs.aspx http://www.wolfgangrobel.de/arcadetalk/pcbgalerie.htm

    Joe (joemagiera at Ameritech dot net)
    joemagiera@ameritech.net


    What Joe is speaking of is ROMIDENT - where you read your EPROM and
    compare it to the library. Look it up!

    John :-#)#

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