Video: Reconstructing an Arcade Centipede

This is really well outside the realm of simple repair, as the video demonstrates, the machine is basically totaled. There’s no monitor! The power supply is obviously kaput! They get it working though. HAPPY END!

The repair process was involved enough that they did a separate video for fixing the board itself.

Joe’s Classic Video Games: Repairing a Completely Destroyed ATARI Centipede Arcade Game From 1980, Will It Run? (45 minutes)

How we Repair an Atari Centipede Arcade Game PCB With Minimal Test Tools – Simple Schematic Theory (49 minutes)

Video: Classic Game Repairs

The YouTube channel Classic Game Repairs fixes and restores old arcade units, especially those from the classic age and before. There’s a number of such things out there, but this is a whole channel of nothing but! Many of the units are really old too, like from the 70s. Those are a whole slew of games that are much in need of current-day love.

The video linked above is of Universal’s Mr. Do!, which is kind of like more-awesome Dig Dug. Most of these videos, I should make it clear, are not of gameplay footage, but of circuit boards and soldering irons, but that kind of thing is like ASMR to me. Maybe it will be to you too?