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Opening an arcade cabinet

Question from Edmund: Hi, I recently purchased an Street Fighter 2 arcade cabinet. I believe it’s a generic cabinet. It’s my first time owning one! I plan on restoring it down the road and I stumbled upon your website. Just to let you know it’s a great website. I already watched a few videos and I know they’ll be able to help me with the restoration project (replacing the CPO, for one).

I do have a question, and I’m not sure if you usually help with this kind of thing or if you can point me to an online resource. I’ve been able to open the control panel area, thanks to your video. But I plan on putting in bezel artwork, and I can’t seem to get to the glass over the monitor. I’m not sure if I have to remove the whole monitor from the back to get to it or not. I’ve attached some photos, and was hoping you might have seen this type of cabinet and know how to access it.

Thank you in advance for any advice you have.

Kind regards, Edmund


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Jonathan Leung Jonathan Leung Staff October 27, 2015

Response from Jonathan: Edmund,

It actually looks like your Street Fighter 2 has been converted from a Track and Field cabinet (if we had to guess). With that in mind, you should be able to remove the current bezel and glass over the monitor by unscrewing the bottom L-shaped bracket that’s holding the glass down. This bracket is located just above where the control panel bumps up against the cabinet when it is closed. Removing this bracket should give you access to the bezel and glass directly.

Here’s a link to one of the pics you sent:
I have highlighted the bracket in red to help you know what I’m talking about.

Hope that helps. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair.


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