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    Creature Hologram Testing

    Man has the CFTBL Hologram has been thrashed to death.

    I just went back 9 years on here reading about holograms turning blue and black, replacement holos going red and all the mods in the land.

    I am guessing most of the Creature owners want the original green hologram.

    My hologram was very dim when I got the machine many years ago so I replaced the bulb and reflector with a 50 watt halogen and it was ok about 70% green, 17 years later it is looking very sad.

    When I finish putting another machine back together I am going to do a fix on the original hologram and hopefully get many more years out of the green dude down there.


    The plan is to remove the mirror and disconnect the rear lamp, move the wiring loom at the bottom of the creature window closer to the playfield.

    Mount the original mirror motor at the bottom of the cabinet on a stand near the coin door and attach a small LED about 100 lumen to cast a beam directly on the hologram.

    On test I connected a cheap led torch to an old Nokia charger and pointed it from the coin door area directly on the hologram.
    I also tried a 600 lumen beam from the original tunnel the hologram was clearer but still blue.

    Conclusion there is still plenty of green on the hologram you just need to change the light source angle.

    Very hard to photograph creature is very clear and green
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    Awesome. any chance of a pic inside the cabinet to see how you did it?
    thanks

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    Just to clarify. Are you saying that when the hologram becomes faded out it is actually only a lighting issue?

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    I have only ever had a Holo mod in mine (Dan's LCD) which personally I think is way better than the original .. but to each their own and good job resurrecting your Holo.




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    Quote Originally Posted by raysco View Post
    Just to clarify. Are you saying that when the hologram becomes faded out it is actually only a lighting issue?
    The hologram has degraded over the years, but when you take it out and look from different angles it still appears green.
    So when you reflect light off it from the front it is nice and green again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borgattard View Post
    Awesome. any chance of a pic inside the cabinet to see how you did it?
    thanks
    Sure I will follow up when done, a few other projects in the way.

    Basically it will be the original motor on a stand with a led mounted on it in the coin box area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodolddays View Post
    I have only ever had a Holo mod in mine (Dan's LCD) which personally I think is way better than the original .. but to each their own and good job resurrecting your Holo.




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    Yeah the holo mod is cool and I am sure some people have put it in when their holo is still green.

    Most people have still got the old hologram just another option.
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