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Alltek Ultimate MPU change 3/5 ball setting

By BallyKISS1978

8 months ago


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#1 8 months ago

Just got a Bally Paragon today that came with the Alltek Ultimate MPU board. It is set at 5 balls per game. I was wondering how do you change it to 3 balls per game? Which switch is it? Per original cards in the backbox, it shows switch 16 to change balls per game. I changed dip switch 16 and still set to 5 ball.Thanks for the help.

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#2 8 months ago

Machine was off when you changed it and then reboot it?
You could also try to clear the memory with button on the board so it has a fresh reboot.
-Mike

#3 8 months ago

You'll set you MPU board dip switches as defined in the EBD Owners Manual. Here's a pdf link:

https://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-pinball/E/Eight_Ball_Deluxe_OPS.pdf

On page 6 of the owners manual (slide 11 on the pdf) you'll want to set dip switches as follows:

- 32 = OFF
- 31 = OFF

The manual is a great reference for all of the other dip switch settings, so keep it handy

ATB - R

#4 8 months ago

Switch 16 is the saucer hole scoring adjustment

ON = scores rack and bonus values plus any 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x
OFF = scores rack and bonus values only

Be sure your game is turned off before making switch setting adjustments

ATB - R

#5 8 months ago
Quoted from Grizlyrig:

Machine was off when you changed it and then reboot it?
You could also try to clear the memory with button on the board so it has a fresh reboot.
-Mike

Machine was off when I flipped the dip switch. I will try to clear the memory. Thanks

#6 8 months ago
Quoted from Rodent:

Switch 16 is the saucer hole scoring adjustment
ON = scores rack and bonus values plus any 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x
OFF = scores rack and bonus values only
Be sure your game is turned off before making switch setting adjustments
ATB - R

Ok thank you. Appreciate it. I definitely turn it off before I do anything. I used to build computers back in the day and had to adjust dip switches back in the 90’s

#7 8 months ago
Quoted from Rodent:

You'll set you MPU board dip switches as defined in the EBD Owners Manual. Here's a pdf link:
https://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-pinball/E/Eight_Ball_Deluxe_OPS.pdf
On page 6 of the owners manual (slide 11 on the pdf) you'll want to set dip switches as follows:
- 32 = OFF
- 31 = OFF
The manual is a great reference for all of the other dip switch settings, so keep it handy
ATB - R

I have a paragon so will look for the manual. Thank you for your help

#8 8 months ago

Gads ... I *knew* it was Paragon, and gave you deets/links on EBD instead. So Sorry. I've been working on both of these pins this morning

Here's a link for Paragon's Owners Manual: http://gamearchive.askey.org/Pinball/Manufacturers/Bally/pdfs/paragon_op.pdf

ATB - R

#9 8 months ago
#10 8 months ago
Quoted from Rodent:

Gads ... I *knew* it was Paragon, and gave you deets/links on EBD instead. So Sorry. I've been working on both of these pins this morning
Here's a link for Paragon's Owners Manual: http://gamearchive.askey.org/Pinball/Manufacturers/Bally/pdfs/paragon_op.pdf
ATB - R

Thanks my friend!! No worries. Appreciate the help so much. Good luck with your pins.

#11 8 months ago

So it is switch 16 to adjust for 3 or 5 ball. Initially flipped it and no change. Still at 5 ball. Will try it again. If not will just have to get used to 5 balls.

#12 8 months ago

Alltek has lifetime warranty, if the dip isn't working would need to be fixed. Worth contacting them.

#13 8 months ago
Quoted from slochar:

Alltek has lifetime warranty, if the dip isn't working would need to be fixed. Worth contacting them.

Thank you for the info. Really appreciate it. Will contact them. Have a good weekend.

#14 8 months ago

What do these switches look like internally? It's defaulting to 'on' when switched off, you'd think if it had a problem it would be dirty and not closing instead of not opening. Unless prob is somewhere else on the board.

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