My Buck Rogers Machine

My Buck Rogers Machine

By nugent

December 19, 2017


6 months ago

Bought an nonworking Buck Rogers from a guy in Hamilton last October 22. I went through Clays guide in an attempt to resurrect it and was successful. It was a very fun game, however, the fun only lasted 1 day as the U5 "spider chip" gave up the ghost and stopped strobing. What to do? I know, order a Pascal all in one board from France(I found out about this remarkable person on the Pinside forums, Pascal Janin).   

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6 months ago
Meant to add some more to the story so here goes. The board worked perfectly from the get go. However, there were 3 underlying issues that I thought was a switch matrix problem as they were all on the same column(#21-10 point switches(4),#31-Rollover switches(2), #41-Kick out hole) but turned out to be separate issues. #21 was a stuck switch keeping me from getting my "Skill Shot" working(my favorite Pascal Board feature). #31 was due to a missing diode below the playfield(huh?:). #41 just needed a vigorous cleaning with a little alcohol and Voila, off I went! Just picked up a new sheet of tempered glass today as well to replace what was missing. I can't believe how much fun this old game is to play. Thank you again Monsieur Pascal Janin. Ton tableau est magnifique!(Google translate:). Lastly, the playfield needs to serious touching up and I am not an artist but whatever, Tally Ho!
6 months ago
Also, I have found out that repairing an old Pin is just as much fun as playing them!!!!
6 months ago
Here is my Buck Rogers in Attract Mode with the top 5 Players scores coming across the displays:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mljNCVRZV-Y

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