In April 2016, we took a trip to Arcadia (yes, that is the real name) Florida to see my wife's grandparents. During that trip we picked up a few arcade machines - Multicade, Silver Strike, and Golden Tee Fore. You will see each of those pages start with this same info because I like the town name and I really like the picture of my truck hauling three games:





We stopped off in the Tampa Bay area on the way down to Arcadia. There was a country club that had two games in the clubhouse that they wanted to get rid of. I paid the rediculous price of $500 for the two games. I think the reason I did it was the theft of my Spy Hunter and Zaxxon games the week before. At some point I will put a webpage up describing what happened but it hasn't fully played out at the point. Anyway, on first inspection the Silver Strike cabinet did not look too bad. There were some issues (mainly in the area of the control panel) but it was nothing that I could not work on:



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After removing the waxy substance the monitor was suffering from vertical collapse:



One possible cause was a bad vertical IC3. I swapped the TDA8172 chip with a substitute AN5522:



Where did I get my AN5522? From the stack of TV boards I gathered when I was doing the tube swap on my Area 51 cab:



The new IC3 did not fix anything so I turned my attention to the IC403 video processor. Nope, still not working:



What is this hanging down?



































Note - You are probably seeing missing links to some pictures above. I still use Notepad to create the html code and have a template with plenty of extra references to pictures to save on typing. As I continue the page I will add pictures and descriptions and these missing links will disappear.