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Cinematronics Reproduction
Control Panel Distribution PCB v1.0

Cinematronics Control Panel Distribution PCB

Pricing

Control Panel Distribution PCB: $35.00
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Overview

The Cinematronics Control Panel Distribution PCB connects the CPU board to the game's buttons and joysticks on the control panel as well as the coin switches in the coin door. The buttons and joysticks on the control panel are soldered to the distribution PCB corresponding to the inputs (primary or secondary) that are being read by the game's ROM. The coin door is attached to the distribution PCB via a three pin Molex wafer connector.

This reproduction of the original PCB has the following changes:

  1. In the original PCB, the ribbon cable was permanently attached to the board. The reproduction uses a standard 26-pin box header connector so that a standard ribbon cable can be used to connect between the CPU and the control panel. Because of this, a 30 inch 26-Pin (2x13) Female to Female 2.54mm-Pitch 26-wire IDC Flat Ribbon Cable is required to connect the control panel PCB to the CPU. These can be found on eBay for about $9 shipped.
  2. The connector change required rerouting the traces on the board, but the mounting holes and all other connection points are in the same locations as in the original board.
  3. The reproduction PCB includes improved labeling of the inputs and connectors.
  4. The original board has two 1/4" metal swage spacers installed. The reproduction uses two included 1/4" nylon spacers for this purpose.
  5. For mounting the PCB to the underside of the control panel, two square drive pan head screws are included. Except for their finish (zinc rather than painted black), these screws are identical to those used by Cinematronics.

Package Contents

PCB Additional Items

Ordering Information

Availability (5/2022): In Stock. Please contact me to purchase a board.

Wiring Examples

Below are examples of control panel wiring to the distribution PCB.

Control Panel Distribution PCB Wiring
Star Castle / War of the Worlds

CPU PCB
J3 pins
Control Panel PCB
Connections
Function Wire Color
11 P0 One Player Start Brown
9 P2 Two Player Start Red
13 P6 Left Orange
19 P8 Right Yellow
17 P10 Forward / Shield Green
20 P12 Fire Blue
26 Ground Black

 

Control Panel Distribution PCB Wiring
Rip Off / Armor Attack

CPU PCB
J3 pins
Control Panel PCB
Connections
Function Wire Color
11 P0 Player Two: Left White / Green
10 P1 One Player Start Brown
9 P2 Player Two: Right Red
8 P3 Two Player Start Orange
15 P4 Player Two: Forward Yellow
14 P5 Player Two: Fire Green
20 P12 Player One: Left Blue
21 P13 Player One: Fire Violet
22 P14 Player One: Right Gray
23 P15 Player One: Forward White
26 Ground Black