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Found this at the thrift store. Its by Robert Goodman and from 1978

Any interest in scans from the book? Heres a rough list of the TOC. The book has lots of schematics, pinouts, chip info, parts list, resistor values, etc.

2. RADIO SHACK TV SCOREBOARD GAMES
3. MAGNAVOX ODYSSEY TV VIDEO GAMES
4. STUDIO II BY RCA MODEL 18V100
5. GENERAL INSTRUMENT GAME CHIPS
6. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS GAME CHIPS
7. NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR VIDEO GAME CHIPS
8. PONG BY ATARI
9. MIDWAY HOME PINBALL GAMES

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Can I say, "yes please?" laugh

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hell yes. be sure to scan at high enough res that the schematics are visible. depending on how much contrast you have jpg might not be the best for the images.
I use greyscale png at 200 or 300dpi for everything (except color stuff which I obviously scan in color). I've also been called 'nuts' for this.

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+1 for scans.

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my scanner at work is cropping the lower half for whatever reason, I'll do future scans at home.

Here is the detailed table of contents. LN if you'd like to scan the entire book i can mail it to you, I'm happy to scan individual sections of interest to any devs.

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/2622/toc.png

and the bit that got cut off
4. STUDIO II BY RCA MODEL 18V100
system description
system checking
system connections
test procedures
console disassembly
component replacement procedures
clock frequency adjustment procedure
exchange plan description
pc board packing and shipment
service parts kit
replacement parts

9. MIDWAY HOME PINBALL GAMES
operation and features
diagnostic test
606-1000 & 614-1000/3000
614-2000
score display
matrix section
solenoid section
sound section
the inside world
dead board
fail-safe circuit
tilt light
service procedures
614-2000 circuit protection
electromechanical troubles
replacement parts

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The scanning software may have an option for the scanning size, i.e. letter, A4, etc. to adjust. Many also have a preview window where you can manually drag a box over the portion you want in the final scan.

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Originally Posted By Lord Nightmare
hell yes. be sure to scan at high enough res that the schematics are visible. depending on how much contrast you have jpg might not be the best for the images.
I use greyscale png at 200 or 300dpi for everything (except color stuff which I obviously scan in color). I've also been called 'nuts' for this.


Nope, not nuts, you can reduce the detail if needed if an image is too big, but you can't magically put the detail back in to an image scanned at too low a resolution.

I've seen plenty of scanned schematics out there that would be mutch more usefull if you could actually read the values of the components rather than just having a blob of lo-rez pixels frown

Cheers.

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Agreed. Schematics should be 300+ dpi so that everything is clearly legible.

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Studio II schematics would be much obliged.

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I should have time to scan that section tonight. Is there a FTP I can upload them to?

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