The Sharp XM-2001N Arcade Monitor

Sharp XM200IN

If arcade monitors were candy bars, the Sharp XM-2001 would be the Reese Peanut Butter cup of the monitor world. Part Nintendo, part Sharp, it offers the best of both worlds without having to sacrifice convenience. The monitor can be used as a decent replacement for Nintendo cabinets, as well as cabinets that would normally take a more traditional monitor. Also known as “the red tent monitor, the Sharp XM2001 was used periodically by Nintendo when they faced monitor shortages at their factories. Like all Nintendo monitors, the Sharp XM2001 has a unique tube that makes it stand out. The chassis itself looks a bit different than the normal Sanyo chassis that Nintendo liked to use. The curve on the board makes the chassis L shaped compared to the normal rectangular pattern that you’d expect to see.

Sharp XM200IN Back

While it offers a crisp clear picture and doesn’t have any known defects, there are some downsides to the Sharp XM2001. This monster has 2 different fuses that can short out and that are unique sizes. Luckily, Sharp included two extra fuses in the back of the chassis to use as a backup, so if you do manage to short your fuse, you get a 2nd chance before having to wait for a special order in the mail. The chassis itself is a little hard to get to. It’s screwed in and tied to the monitor’s frame in such a convoluted way that it almost doubles the time it takes to do a simple cap kit. Trying to get replacement parts for it can also be a major challenge. Because the flyback is no longer being made, it’s left a void in the market that collectors have taken advantage of. The subsequent hoarding of these flybacks has only caused the price of replacements to skyrocket to a point where it’s almost more cost effective to buy a brand new universal chassis.

One of the more interesting things about the monitor is that they built in a degaussing button on it that allows you to reset the electrons inside of the tube. Most arcade monitors will do this automatically or won’t do it all, so it was unique to see this built in. Like most of the monitors that you’ll find in Nintendo games, the Sharp XM-2001 was incredibly resilient and it’s rare to see one with significant screen burn on it..

Link to User Manual

The following is a list of the capacitors that you’ll need, if you want to do a cap kit on yours.

Cap Kit Listing

C301 – 10UF/16V
C302 – 10UF/16V
C304 – 10UF/160V
C305 – 330UF/160V
C306 – 100UF/25V
C310 – 470UF/160V
C401 – 47UF/25V
C403 – 10UF/50V
C405 – 330UF/25V
C406 – 330UF/25V
C408 – 100UF/16V
C409 – 100UF/25V
C504 – 1UF/50V
C506 – 33UF/16V
C508 – 10UF/25V
C509 – 330UF/50V
C513 – 330UF/50V
C520 – 1UF/50V
C514 – 100UF/16V
C605 – 4.7UF/50V
C609 – 100UF/16V
C610 – 10UF/16V
C614 – 1UF/50V
C617 – 330UF/25V
C705 – 47UF/50V
C706 – 330UF/160V
C707 – 100UF/160V
C708? – 470UF/160V
Neckboard – 22UF/250V

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