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Thread: WPC 5V reset workaround.

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    It is interesting but it is still a "bodge" or a patch and it doesn't address the root cause of the problem which could still be lurking in the machine waiting to cause other problems that we have never seen before.....there is a very valid reason the designers included the reset circuit all those years ago........

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    Good for a quick fix though? Like at a meet or comp? I usually keep a spare driver board for the very same reason though.

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    Better just to fix the issue causing the problem, rather than putting a Band-Aid on it.

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    Like Hashman said, I can see that having one of those adaptors around would be handy to get you out of trouble (in the short term) all the same. Pins always seem to break down at the most inopportune times. That is, when you have a house full of people wanting to play them!

    I would be pretty unhappy if I bought a pin and it had one of these boards instead of a repair on a faulty board.

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    Thanks for checking out my new daughterboards

    Aussiearcade,

    Thanks for taking a look at my new daughterboard solution for WPC resets. I saw my website was linked at the beginning of the thread but wanted to make sure you see the technical details of how the daughterboard changes the power loads for the better throughout the machine - http://www.kahr.us/index2.html. There is also an informative article at http://creditdotpinball.com/2014/04/...daughterboard/ . Finally there is a long discussion about my daughterboards on pinside at http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/top...-wpc-era-games.

    The downside is that Virginia is a long way from Australia. I will look into what it costs to ship to Australia and add a paypal button to my website to cut the ebay fee and the pain of their global shipping program. I have to attach a customs form to each shipment; I have no idea whether Australia would look for recipients to pay a tax/duty for importing.

    -Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkahr View Post
    Aussiearcade,

    Thanks for taking a look at my new daughterboard solution for WPC resets. I saw my website was linked at the beginning of the thread but wanted to make sure you see the technical details of how the daughterboard changes the power loads for the better throughout the machine - http://www.kahr.us/index2.html. There is also an informative article at http://creditdotpinball.com/2014/04/...daughterboard/ . Finally there is a long discussion about my daughterboards on pinside at http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/top...-wpc-era-games.

    The downside is that Virginia is a long way from Australia. I will look into what it costs to ship to Australia and add a paypal button to my website to cut the ebay fee and the pain of their global shipping program. I have to attach a customs form to each shipment; I have no idea whether Australia would look for recipients to pay a tax/duty for importing.

    -Rob
    No tax/duty when it's under $1,000

    Get the shipping down to a reasonable rate and you'll probably sell a boat load over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod71 View Post
    No tax/duty when it's under $1,000

    Get the shipping down to a reasonable rate and you'll probably sell a boat load over here.
    So I put Australia on my web site today with the EU for US$33 including shipping because the US Post Office quoted me $8 to ship it. Now, the padded envelopes I use to ship will hold 4 and stay under the weight limit so I could do four in a single shipment for US$108 (33 for the first one and 25 for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th). Would there be interest in that?

    I don't have a boat load but I am reasonably stocked - about 95 built/tested, 50 half-built, and parts in route for 200 more. That may sound like a lot but going into the Allentown, PA pinball show a week ago I had just over 200. I'm not giving up - if I do run out it will be temporary and I will restock.

    -Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkahr View Post
    So I put Australia on my web site today with the EU for US$33 including shipping because the US Post Office quoted me $8 to ship it. Now, the padded envelopes I use to ship will hold 4 and stay under the weight limit so I could do four in a single shipment for US$108 (33 for the first one and 25 for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th). Would there be interest in that?

    I don't have a boat load but I am reasonably stocked - about 95 built/tested, 50 half-built, and parts in route for 200 more. That may sound like a lot but going into the Allentown, PA pinball show a week ago I had just over 200. I'm not giving up - if I do run out it will be temporary and I will restock.

    -Rob
    $8 is excellent. Would cost that to send it domestically over here with our rip off postal service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod71 View Post
    $8 is excellent. Would cost that to send it domestically over here with our rip off postal service.
    Ok. The 4-pack for $108 is now on http://www.kahr.us .

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