Beatmania Arcade Cabinet!

Well I continued to fuel my addiction and bought a Beatmania arcade cabinet. First off, this thing is MASSIVE. Specific dimensions are: 39″x44″x75″. This makes my six slot look tiny. I have a bit of work ahead of myself:

  1. Clean it up
  2. Recap and calibrate the monitor
  3. Fix general chips on the frame
  4. Convert the HDD to an SSD or a CF card
  5. Probably more!

I’m pretty excited to start this project as I haven’t really done much arcade stuff and have left this blog to rot for a while. I’ve also found a cap list an manual online for the monitor, which I’m going to record on here for reference. The display is a Toei TC-L292

Cap list:

  • 4x 16V 10uF
  • 1x 16V 22uF
  • 1x 16V 22uF bipolar
  • 1x 16V 33uF
  • 1x 16V 47uF
  • 3x 16V 100uF
  • 1x 16V 220uF
  • 3x 16V 470uF
  • 1x 16V 1000uF
  • 1x 25V 1000uF
  • 4x 35V 4.7uF
  • 1x 35V 4.7uF bipolar
  • 2x 35V 47uF
  • 2x 35V 100uF
  • 2x 35V 1000uF
  • 5x 50V 1uF
  • 2x 50V 2.2uF bipolar
  • 1x 50V 4.7uF bipolar
  • 1x 50V 10uF
  • 1x 100V 47uF
  • 1x 160V 47uF
  • 1x 160V 470uF
  • 1x 180V 680uF
  • 2x 250V 22uF
  • 1x 250V 100uF

Manual: 34_toei_tc_l292k_manual

Cloning the HDD or finding ISOs will probably be an issue. I imagine it’ll be possible to make a few different CF cards if I can just find the content, as a lot of the Beatmania cabinets run off the same hardware.

Much much more to come on this!

 

 

Also up….

I bought an F14 Tomcat Pinball last year, and am finally going to get around to refurbishing it. I have an LED kit on the way and am working on tracking down a plastics kit. This should be pretty straightforward as it’s overall in great shape. But just for kicks, here are a couple of pictures.

2 comments

  1. Those are pretty ambitious upgrades/repairs for a machine people tend to take for granted. Really nice to see someone give it the care it deserves. Do you have any data on how much faster, if at all, the game boots up with an SSD (or CF) versus an HDD? Any other mods/upgrades/repairs in store for this machine?

    1. I haven’t been able to give the Beatmania a ton of time yet, it seems like nobody has quite cracked replacing the HDD with a CF card or any other form of flash media so I’m still working on that but have made some progress. I have another post talking briefly about it. Right now all I’ve done with it is recap the display, I will strip it down and give it a fresh coat of paint, buttons, etc next. The Beatmania is next in line after I finish my Whirlwind pinball rebuild.

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