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AskJacob

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AskJacob last won the day on October 13 2021

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    Pinball:
    AG SoccerBall
    Black Rose
    Dracula (Stern)
    Magic (Stern)
    Indiana Jones
    Arcade:
    FixEight PCB (faulty)
    Mutant Fighters PCB (faulty)
    Aero Fighters PCB
    Scramble PCB

    Large boxes of untested PCBs

    Woodgrain Cabaret with 48-in-1
    Aircraft Carrier class Lowbow (Mortal Kombat)

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  1. nah, no aplogies needed. I am currently dealing with 3 MPU boards that are battery damaged and not currently working 😕 Only 1 was my fault (or duracells if we really want to get picky) - the rest were as bought... honest Below is the trace damage I found beneath the coin cell holder:
  2. a stab in the dark here, but could it be accessing the site via a desktop, pad and phone or some combo of multiple devices causing the login requests? I only use my desktop and it has never asked for a login after the first round. Not a solution saying "use only desktop" - but it may give another avenue to search for the issue? 🤔
  3. the original coin cell holder was green with corrosion. While coin cells are much less likely to leak, when I got the machine there was no battery installed, and the cell holder was in poor shape. I have replacement coin cell holders, but it just never seemed to be a priority... the aa "pack" was originally a temp thing. I also note that the "pack" is duracells. Something to be taken care of while i have it open for service....
  4. @wolfy I just had to clear off and check mine. It has a 009 mainboard in it. Just took a handful of ugly pics. Let me know if there is more specific stuff you are after. Cheers
  5. I hope it goes towards a neat project. I'd be on it in a flash if it were local to me!
  6. I'll get it open and double check for you in the next day or so. Did yours come with the upper marquee? Mine came with the "box on stilts" but no marquee plastics. I was generously given an AG Football (different region vsion of the same pin) marquee so I could do a full scale scan and re-jig the text to make a replacement. My replacement prints are stuck in courier hell right now - but when they finally come in I can check how they look. Happy to help out with any info you need. I also think I have the artwork tucked away for spinners, striker plastics and some other bits I made a while ago now. All the best with the rebuild. Not too many kicking about so well worth the effort I reckon.
  7. thats the one. Amazing price too @wolfyI own and AG soccer-ball... what did you want to know?
  8. So lets step away from the mechanicals and get to the electronicals: Nice find in the head box... the black death has visited the LDA100 lamp driver board. A previous repair of a burnt scr has been done competently which is nice. The worst section: So now to use the air-eraser-blaster to get a look under the green screen to assess the real damage: you can see some traces are completely broken. I will re-work those. Others that are still intact will be cleaned then overcoated with some UV curing pcb ink. The colour isn't a great match, but it will seal the traces, and looks (to me) a lot better than solder smeared all over the tracks. This photo looks a lot worse than it is in person. I think the uv coat is better at encapsulating the tracks, and looks a lot better than the old nail polish trick... Let's just call this a training exercise for the MPU board. I have 2 but both have ancient battery damage 🙄
  9. One thing I can say - if you forget to turn the feature off it certainly scares the crap out of you when testing/servicing/cleaning. So many times it just fires up, blares music and tries launching balls... even with the playfield up and no balls in the machine, They didn't bother with service interlocck on the AG. Nothing like a solenoid firing next to your head while trying to read a multimeter 😆
  10. AG Soccer-Ball has a self play demo mode. Because it has integrated switches on the flippers, it can self-play for a short time to demonstrate the head to head play. The switches on the flippers are used for player vs CPU singe player, or determining who is scoring in 2 player (you get all points gained from when your flipper last touches the ball). I think a major reason this sort of thing isn't popular is due to increased wear on machines - machines getting used while no "coin in play"
  11. looks like yours is a third attempted version as the gearboxes are different. Some shaded pole motors can be reversed by moving the copper shunt on the metal motor laminations to the other side, but to be honest I have never tried it.
  12. it is a shaded pole ac motor there, so reversing the wires wont make it go backwards as you found out. Someone hacked in that motor/gearbox as you say, it is not original... the original is a "can" type motor, not an open frame. Sort of ingenious hacking there, but they got caught out by the rotation of the motor, hence the "twist" fix
  13. @knazzo I don't think it is a widebody - I measure the cab at 560mm wide - if that helps. Thanks for checking with me.
  14. great to see more will be around. Is your photo of a prototype? The playfield "beer" seems to be lacking a bit of artwork?
  15. yeah, looks right. I also feel stupid as I forgot that the playflield engages in the middle two slots 🤪 @poidapoida thanks for the pics. I now know what I am looking for...
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