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ID:	1065816Hey Guys, so here is my how to on how I converted the video for the accuscore+ lowboys to lcd flatscreens.

    So I bought the tv's on black friday and got them for $97 a piece, so you might need to shop around to find them that low.

    All together for parts (excluding tv's) it cost me just about $1,000 and I have 10 lanes so approx. $100 a lane

    I bought the old Jammaboard that Deb had suggested, and it is what made it work out in the end. (Thanks Deb!)
    I bought the board here: (ACV-011 and bought it for $75 a board)

    To power the boards I found a power converter (cheaper on ebay) (I believe the paper said between 6-15volts,the paper doesn't state how many amps so I used the 500mA and after some trial and error, it was the first that worked)
    I bought it here: for $9.95 (100-240v AC to 12v DC Power Adapter Converter 500mA)

    The last part was getting the video from the boards back up to the monitors, for this I went and found some 50ft Male to Male VGA cables. I ran the cables down through the floor like the rest of them for the tower, then brought it back up the pillers that run down the center of my lanes.
    I bought the 50ft VGA cables here: ($12.88 per cable)

    So now that we have the parts all figured out here is how I did it.

    *Please read entire guide before starting.

    -TURN/UNPLUG POWER to the bowlers terminal.

    -First I removed the old gold transformers from the bowlers terminal to make room for the new boards (and they are not required, because the powered the old crt's)
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    -Next take the video cable here:
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    -Cut the end off of the cable, strip off some (about 3-4 inches) of the grey sleeve, and remove the metal braiding.
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    -Splice the wire harness from the new board to the video cable.
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    (I couldn't find the thread that had the wire layout that I had printed) I will take a picture of it and post it.) (The wire colors may or may not be different colors...If you know them the new board paperwork explains how they are wired (6 wires))

    -Next I took a piece of 12 gauge wire (approx. 6 inches long) that I had spare from my light conversion (you can get it just about any hardware store) and crimped on some terminals.
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    -There are two ways to do the next step, for this example I showed the easy way. I took the other end of the 12 gauge wire and attached them to the prongs on the power converter and used heat shrink to cover them (strip back about 5 inches of the shielding so you have enough to wrap the prongs). (This was a picture from my test lane) (Otherwise you open up the converter and cut the wires to the prongs, push the prongs out and feed the wire through where they were and splice inside the converter box.)
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    -Next cut off the other end of the converter.
    -Peel apart the wires and strip the black shield off.
    -Strip both the wires to bare wire.
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    -Splice the two wires to the wires for the jamma boards power. (Doesn't matter which way they go)
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    -Next attach the 12 gauge wire's terminals to the terminal board that the 2 transformers where attached to.
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    -Feed the VGA cables to the tv's.
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    -MAKE SURE that the tv's are on (and on the correct source/computer) before you turn the power back on to the bowlers terminal (plug in the power cord).

    -Turn power on and...
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    *Cover any splices with heat shrink and/or electrical tape*
    *Attempt this mod at your own risk.*
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