Removing the Joystick

Perform the following procedure to remove replace the joystick. (See Figure 3-1.) 1. Remove the control panel as described under Preventive Maintenance. 2. Disconnect the fast-on connectors from the six snap-action switches. 3. Use a -inch hex driver to remove the four nuts holding the joystick to the control panel. 4. Carefully lift the joystick out of the control panel. 5. Replace the joystick in the reverse order of removal. Reconnect the fast-on connectors to the snap-action switch...

Power OnOff Switch

The power on off switch is located at the bottom rear of the cabinet. (See Figure 5-1.) Please inspect your Xybots game carefully to ensure that the game is complete and delivered to you in good condition. Figure 5-1 shows the locations of the component parts of the game. Table 1-1 lists space, power, and environmental requirements. Inspect the factory-assembled game as follows 1. Examine the exterior of the cabinet for dents, chips, or broken parts. 2. Unlock and open the rear access panel....

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Lubricating the Joystick

Perform the following procedure to lubricate and tighten the joystick. (See Figure 3-1.) 1. Remove the control panel as previously described in this chapter. 2. Use a -inch wrench to remove the four nuts holding the joystick to the control panel. 3. Apply a small amount of lithium grease (Atari part no. 178027-001) to the lubrication points shown in Figure 3-2. 4. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the screws holding the positioning plate to the lower housing. 5. Apply a light film of light...

Removing Integrated Circuits

The easiest and safest method for removing soldered-in integrated circuits (IC) from a PCB is to cut off each pin as close to the IC case as possible with a tip dyke (diagonal cutter) as shown in Figure 4-1. Use the proper soldering iron as previously described under Soldering Techniques. Then, to avoid excessive heat buildup in one area of the PCB, apply heat directly to each pin in a random order. Remove the loosened pin with the tip of the soldering iron or a needle-nose pliers as shown in...

Caution

Solder guns are not recommended for removing or replacing soldered-in components on a printed-cir-cuit board. Solder guns can overheat a device, and their large transient voltage can damage a voltage-sen-sitive device. The following additional equipment is recommended for removing and replacing soldered-in components Solder Sucker Hand-operated vacuum tool used to remove liquified solder from the PCB. We recommend the top-of-the-line Soldapullt brand. Solder Wick Resin-soaked copper braid used...

Xybots Coin Information and Game Statistics Sheet

Figure 1-1 Control and Switch Figure 2-1 RAM Test Figure 2-2 ROM Test Figure 2-3 Switch Figure 2-4 Coin Figure 2-5 Game Figure Figure Figure 2-8 Playfleld Test Figure 2-9 Motion Object Figure 2-10 Alphanumerics Figure 2-11 Color Figure 2-12 Color Purity Test Figure 2-13 Convergence Test Figure 2-14 Sound Figure 3-1 Leaf Switch and Joystick Figure 3-2 Joystick Disassembly and Lubrication Figure 3-3 Control Panel, Video Display, and Speaker Removal 3-7 Figure 4-1 Removing IC Cut-Pin Method Figure...