Anyone know status of channelmaniac?

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Sent him a board for repair last October. He didn't respond until I pestered him. At which point he said it would be done by end of December. Never heard anything. Pestered him again and he said it would be done by end of March. Still nothing. Now he's ignoring all of my messages.
 
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This is his website: https://www.arcadecomponents.com/index.html

And he's usually a prominent figure at the Dallas Vintage Computer Festival every June.
Shouldn't need his website as I have direct access to him on Facebook. Will not answer my messages will not answer my calls. It's been six months. From the start the only way I could get anything out of him was to pester him. Now even that doesn't work.

I know he's going through personal issues but that doesn't excuse straight ghosting.

At this point I'm almost resigned to the fact that the PCB will never come back. have a 2 slot cab but the PCB not being worked on by channel is a 4 slot. If I bought a cheap 1 slot is it straight plug and play? Will work with the existing harness?
 

GohanX

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You'll need an adapter or some creative wiring to use a 1 slot, the pinout is slightly different. Another multislot would be plug and play.
 

Xavier

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I had a similar thing happen like 15 years ago.
He blames me for the reason he'll only fix so many boards a time from anyone.
Whatevs,

He's a good guy, he'll come through IMO.
Just doesn't communicate well when problems are happening or he's busy.
Somehow he recently appeared in my feed and said he and his wife are sick.
 

GohanX

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2, 4 and 6 slot would be the same pinout. You'd need an adapter like this for the 1 slot:



The 1 slot was changed so it would work with generic cabs later in the Neo's life cycle.
 
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2, 4 and 6 slot would be the same pinout. You'd need an adapter like this for the 1 slot:



The 1 slot was changed so it would work with generic cabs later in the Neo's life cycle.
Thanks!
 

HeavyMachineGoob

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Channelmaniac is a pillar of the community, stick with it, he'll get your board back to you eventually.

Maybe also use his website arcade components.com for communication, wouldn't kill you to use official means to talk...
 
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Channelmaniac is a pillar of the community, stick with it, he'll get your board back to you eventually.

Maybe also use his website arcade components.com for communication, wouldn't kill you to use official means to talk...
"he'll get your board back to you eventually."

Such professionalism. Would never do business with him again. What a joke.
 

StevenK

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"he'll get your board back to you eventually."

Such professionalism. Would never do business with him again. What a joke.
Yeah, stick at him, you've done nothing wrong, get your shit back.

It takes 10 seconds to send a message to explain what's going on.

Assuming he's not dead
 

kernow

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Channelmaniac is a pillar of the community, stick with it, he'll get your board back to you eventually.

Maybe also use his website arcade components.com for communication, wouldn't kill you to use official means to talk...
Uh no fuck that, noone gets a pass. It takes seconds to respond to something. You're just being fucking useless otherwise

The community exists exactly for the opposite reason of this, you start giving people a free pass you know what you end up with
 
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