Top notch the whole way!!! Great upgrade.
Great kit. Includes all the essentials. I used the stock screen so I also got the lcd driver kit. Everything went together perfectly. Came out great. The videos on installing the kits were great. Easy to follow.
The conversion kit came in a timely fashion only issue I have is that day microswitches would not included with the replacements week and defeat to the boards were not included but overall it was a decent product
This kit was relatively easy to install, and took me about 3 hours (I was pacing myself, taking time to watch the installation video and get the wiring harness set up correctly the first time.). It really wasn’t that difficult at all.
The CPO was of top quality, and it was a real treat playing several of the classics I grew up with. The on board emulation of the iCade did cause some game’s sounds to glitch a little. While annoying, those games are still playable and are in the minority of titles. This really was a fun way to ‘open up’ the A1Up cabinet, without having to mess with software of any kind.
This is a great kit for upgrading your A1U cabinet and the DIY guys were extremely helpful with all my questions along the way.
Pros - Great support, great installation video and good quality parts
Cons - I think the Jamma harness wires were a little short. I couldn't mount the 60 in 1 on the side of the cabinet and have the harness reach it to plug it in. Instead, I installed another mounting board for the board and power supply.
Ideas - Trackball: I also purchased a trackball and modified the spot where the old speaker was located (lots of work with a router on the back side, so consider their pre-made board if you aren't up for this task). Trackball gets plugged into COM-4 on the 60 in 1 card. Be sure the wire is facing the back of the cabinet, otherwise the motions will be inverted. P1-P2 Buttons: I moved them to the spots where the original on/off and vol switches were located. Again, you have to router the back side just a little so the locking rings tighten correctly. Joystick: I had to change it to 4 way to make the common games like Pac Man play correctly. It is quite easy by rotating the guide ring on the back side after loosening the bolts. Amp: Not having a separate volume control is kind of a pain, so I mounted the amp as close to the back panel as I could and then cut a notch in the panel so the bass, treble and volume could be controlled. EMI power switch: I installed it high up on the right side of the back panel so it was easier to reach for on/off. Wire Covers: I picked up some cable covering at Harbor Freight and cleaned up the wiring.
Overall it was a great experience. It took me a little longer than I expected, but was a fun project for my son and I. Looking forward to our next build. Thanks again guys!
We had about 15 kits go out with the incorrect jamma. It was about 6 inches too short. It is for a countercade not the 3/4 scale. They got put in the incorrect bins. You did a great job correcting our mistake!