Well sh#t, I just put in the Pin-logic board I got from Kevin. But alas – upon testing it – the 6.5vdc test point is putting out 44vdc. I’m getting tired of these things – why can’t they just be easy for once. <heavy sigh inserted here> Any ideas?
I had a great time with friends at the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo 2016 this last weekend. The new hotel worked well and still leaves room for future growth. Over the course of the weekend, and the week before I was able to gather a few more things to get some games working. I was able to get a few “super rings” flipper rubber replacements which … Continue reading
I’d mentioned in the previous post on this subject about maybe bugging my friend Kevin. Well Kevin responded to being bugged, and had on hand 3 boards or solutions for me. He actually had an extra board that I now have at the house. I hope that this week I’ll have time to pull the old board – and be able to give it to … Continue reading
I just realized I was missing content on some of my games – so I’ve put in some initial game feature information for Fan-Tas-Tic. A very unique game, with a very clever toy.
So, those waiting along with me with baited breath for Dolly to come to life will have to wait a few more days. I replaced the verified boards in the machine, and everything continued to work as it had previously. I looked at the rectifier board – and tried to swap out the F1 fuse. No joy. I tested all the test points (TP1~TP5) on … Continue reading
The continuing saga of the Dolly Parton pinball machine… I bought an Alltek MPU which arrived last week. Immediately I swapped the old MPU out, and with fingers crossed I turned on the power… (baited breath inserted here) The game scores, and plays – but the feature lights aren’t working… darn it! (something else inserted here). After reaching out to GAPAS (http://www.gapas.org) with requests for ideas, … Continue reading
What an exciting event and fun time the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo was this past weekend. The herculean effort involved in putting on a 3 day game centric expo is staggering. Space for hundreds of pinball machines and video games, as well as the con-current IFPA pinball tournament. Break out rooms for special guests like Richie Knucklez, Billy Mitchel (who was actually a great person despite … Continue reading
I’m now terribly happy I put together this blog. After trying so hard with the Dolly MPU board and being so annoyed at the dramatic failure my efforts returned I found I was not in the mood to work on my machines for a few days. Then I got distracted and a few days became a few months. And this is where my happiness starts … Continue reading
Friends of ours were in town for a wedding that we all went to this last weekend. I wanted to thank Matt and Kate. They brought down a number of 45’s for use in the Jukebox. Now that I have found that the component that is dead in mine has an aftermarket replacement available I can get to work on it again, and hope to … Continue reading
I have been trying to figure out how to address the Bally switch matrix. I have found (as I have recorded on my issue tracker) that I have 8 switches that aren’t responding. I looked up how to build the visual diagram of the switch matrix – a grid of 5 columns, and 8 rows. The first column (0/zero) has switches 1-8, the second column … Continue reading