Welcome to the Arcade Restoration Workshop!
This site was born out of my obsession with collecting and fixing up arcade games. This site will hopefully provide a good starting place for those who share my obsession.
I have tried to make it easy for people to find the information they need quickly and easily. This is a difficult undertaking considering that there is SO much information to go through.
This site is 100% database driven and has been rewritten from the ground up since it's previous incarnations. I've added the Search capabilities to help you find the information you are looking for quickly and easily.
Over the years, I've taught myself how to repair the PCB's (I'm still learning, and have a long way to go!) and have collected a lot of PCB's that I have no idea what they are. I see this all the time with other collectors as well, and decided it was time to create several databases to help.
The first is a PCB identification database.
The second database is for Arcade Parts in general. I've come across parts I've picked up over the years and couldn't for the life of me remember what they were for. Again, this is a common problem in the community and I figured that this would also be a very useful database.
The third database is for Repair Logs. While learning to Repair PCB's, it's always useful to see how other people have fixed issues. For me, this will the most valuable resource as I keep learning to repair PCB's.
Unlike the previous versions of my site, I now have the ability to allow others to contribute to the content of the site through the databases above. My hope is that this site can provide a central location that people can use to document the PCB's out there and how to fix them.
With the help of the community, I hope that the databases grow and become a valuable resource for others as well as myself.