Setting Up And Adjusting An Arcade Monitor

Setting Up And Adjusting An Arcade Monitor

The initial process of setting up and adjusting CRT arcade monitors can be a formidable task. There are so many different parts and crazy directions that the procedure can be very frustrating to someone who is just starting to get familiar with monitors. Of course, getting acquainted with these parts and directions is necessary in order to make sure that your monitor operates as intended. In the attached guide, Ingvar Karlsson discusses the various parts and walks you through the different steps you will need to accomplish in order to properly set up and adjust your arcade monitor.

Below you will find a link to download the guide. Please note that this file is provided in PDF format so you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader in order to view the content. You can download Adobe Reader from the following link:

A Guide To Setup And Adjust The CRT Of An Arcade Color Monitor
A Guide To Setup And Adjust The CRT Of An Arcade Color Monitor
By Ingvar Karlsson (Version 1.4.0)

Changes from v1.2.0 to v1.4.0 (February 27, 2021):
* Added section about setup of a 19” WG K49xx Monitor.
* Added section about setup of a 19” Amplifone Monitor.
* Restructured and added more informative text in section about
optimizing purity and dynamic convergence.
* Added info about the FBTs in vector monitors.
* Some minor spelling errors.

Arcade monitors can be difficult to setup and adjust especially if you are new to arcade repair. The confusing terminology and the baffling instructions can present quite a challenge even to the most experienced repair technician. By following the suggestions provided by Ingvar in this guide, you should gain a greater understanding of arcade monitors which will hopefully give you confidence the next time you need to perform this task. Please leave any questions or suggestions in the comments section below.

About The Author: Ingvar Karlsson has been involved in restoring arcade and pinball machines since 2001 and has PCB repair skills as a specialty. His main profession is embedded system development and project management. Ingvar lives with his family in Sweden.


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