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Everything posted by thegrunta666

  1. Interesting idea, but wont be fitted to Battle Pinny. The main joy of playing Battle Pinny is seeing the look on the loser's face ! It would be a shallow victory against a micro switch and timer circuit.....😄
  2. Wow the Big 50 !!!!!! Happy Birthday Richard
  3. Well I can show up depending, but the more the merrier !
  4. Its all about memories young @Cursed. I buy on a few catagories..my main one is Memories that make me happy...Based on the pinnys I used to play in the parlour's in the 80's and pubs in the 90's. Then the bands I grew up with from my teens to my 30's (Akka Dakka ). Then there are just pins I have played and loved the flow and the game play. Theatre of Magic, Dead Pool....you buy pinball to what YOU like, stuff everyone else's opinion ( which are like arseh@les..everyone has one ! ) So with regards to RUSH... if you where a 20 something Canadian living the dream and enjoying their music then I guess this pin brings back great memories, makes you smile, and just might have a reasonable rule set.....so in summary all I can say is "Play Better ! " Regards Grunta
  5. The ferrite rings in the machine are to minimise the effects of "RF" interference ( or noise ) into and also out of the wires. This noise will interfere with data signals around the machine and cause a bit of Havoc. I'm not sure if GB has a slam tilt or similar ? On older machines if someone moved the pin enough to trip the slam tilt switch , it would crash out the pin, and then it would re-boot again. But Im not sure if modern Sterns have this feature. Try the technical support from Stern themselves. I have had a couple of small issues on their pins, and they where pretty good with tech support and advice. Its worth a try. Also, maybe try re-seating the plugs on one board at a time ( with the pin of of course ) Dont do multiple boards, as then if it clears you cant figure out which board is causing the issue. Also possible something is pulling too much current (amps) in the pin and its regulated power supply is shutting itself down to protect itself. These can be a real bugger to find the intermittent "short" that is causing the issue. Good Luck
  6. I dont think the surge diverter device would be causing this. They are basically a "passive" device, so really should not effect a pin in normal use and should really on kick into action when a actual voltage serge hits. Depending on the type , they can have a manual reset or some just sacrifice themselves to save the load, and they are usually stuffed and fizzed after that, and require replacement. Is it shutting down , then the CPU does a reset straight away and boot up ?
  7. Unfortunately Im a fairly unknown Pinball player with moderate to poor skills....But I'm double vaxed if that counts for anything......oh and I drink beer ....mmmm beer
  8. If you settle on a date that I have nothing on ( that's calendar wise 😆 ) Count me in.....
  9. Do you have passports to get back in ? Do you still speak english ? Are you now " undesirables" due to your new Mafia Connections ?......
  10. Hi All For 2022, I'm trying to fix an issue with my Battle Pinny. It has scrolling displays that show the modes the pin is in during game play. The 8x8 Matrix modules I use have a issue where they can lock up or loose a section due to data corruption actually in the modules. These are 8 single modules, daisy chained together. The interwebs says this is a common issue with these displays. So I want to change them to new modules that should be more reliable. Problem is, I cant get my program to communicate with the new modules.... Unfortunately, my knowledge of C+ is very limited, so require some assistance with the code to try and make this work. So if anyone is willing to cast an eye over my code and let me know what they think I have stuffed up, please let me know. I can send you a far more detailed PM, with all the information on the current set up. Also Im using an Arduino Uno to run the displays . Thanks Regards Grunta
  11. Ok Have confirmed 100% that if the shooter lane skill shot sensor is playing up, as soon as the ball is kicked into the ball trough, then it gets auto fired into play. ( this fault condition could be fixed in software, might tell Jack ) I tried loosening the screws on the sensor PCB. Sometimes if the screws deflect the board to much it can result in a micro fracture of the PCB track of SMD component leg dry jointing. This worked for a day, then it played up again. I have tried numerous times to re-calibrate the sensors, but this only lasts a few games. On the technical side. These are an optical sensor. The sensor sends out a infrared signal that goes through the playfield insert. When a ball rolls over it , the infrared is reflected back to the receiver on the sensor. Theoretically, these sensor should self calibrate when a signal is sent to them and then the will send a value back as a reference for the main controller to use. So a bit of crap on the underside of the playfield could upset them.... So , I think I shall need a new board for a fresh start in 2022 !
  12. Great write up and great result for all your work. I'm interested to know roughly how many hours you poured into this repair. A lot of people have no idea how long fault finding and repairs can take . Also on a side note on the windows in the eproms. I work in the lift industry. We had processor boards with the eproms that had an issue with the programs kept getting corrupted as the eproms keep changing their program ? We found out lift cabinets had small flouro tubes that where always on and the tubes where putting out enough UV to slowly wipe the eproms ! So labels on, tubes off ! Great to see another arcade resurrected !
  13. Yeah , I thought it could be that. Because it was doing the skill shot call out just as it auto plunged , no after the ball was higher up the ball trough.....Thanks Boof
  14. Hoping some JJP owners have had this issue and can shed a little light on it. My Gunners has an intermittent issue where as soon as the ball is kicked into the shooter lane, the auto plunger shoots it into play straight away. This is in normal ball mode, not the multiball or ball save where it should do it. Switch tests are OK. Just wondering if the "skill shot" sensors think they are seeing the ball when it has not even been shot yet ? then it autofires ??? So if anyone has had this issue and know s the solution , please let me know. Thanks
  15. Yep @DAG, I thought that was funny too, the shooter handle would rip you shin open...but apparently to studs would do no damage. But a real unique build, so good on him. What gets me is how does he stop the glass from moving around? i could not see any clamps or fixings...Bad Move Human !
  16. Saw this on the interweb's. This guy has put a lot of effort into this build and the result is quite amazing. Mind you, I did cry when I saw a Centaur pinball, reduced to this...but....
  17. I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner. I took out my wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?" "No, I had to stop drinking years ago," the homeless man replied. "Will you use it to go fishing instead of buying food?" I asked. "No, I don't waste time fishing," the homeless man said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive." "Will you spend this playing a pinball machine?" I asked. "Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless man. "I haven't played pinball in 20 years!" "Well," I said, "I'm not going to give you money. Instead, I'm going to take you home for a shower and a terrific Christmas dinner cooked by my wife." The homeless man was astounded. "Won't your wife be furious with you for doing that? I replied, "Don't worry about that. It's important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking, fishing and pinball machines." Thanks to the "Goat Shed " boys for this one
  18. Nothing to see here, move along 🤣 That's for sure at current prices.....
  19. Sorted ! Merry Xmas ! Oh no one tell the Fed's......
  20. made this....dont know if it will work on 75vac 35hz Tasmanian power.....I think its like that cos its from dam's n stuff
  21. Those fuse holders look just fine to me....The solder is to make them vibration proof. These mods where done by a true professional back in the day 😁
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