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By The-koontz

5 years ago



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#51 5 years ago

LED's look great, good job! Man, I wish there was an arcade by me with that many pins. All the "real" arcades closed down around here. Only D&B pseudo arcades remain. The only time I play pinball outside of my home is when I'm on vacation. So sad.

#52 5 years ago

I used the super brights on my backglass and it washed it out too much. So I used warm light instead and kept the super brights only in the section where the Delorean's door is opening. It's a great look to have the old school warm look and then super bright light appearing to come out of the car.

#53 5 years ago

Well, my drop target problem I'm sure of is a switch. DMC is all lit up, when you hit D & the C the targets drop as they should and the lights go out. When you hit the M the target will drop but the light will not go out and will not reset and pop them back up, therefore you can not lock a ball and go into multiball.

I'm thinking it's the switch, any thoughts?

Also does anyone know where I can find a switch with a diode? Manual say the number is a 8-141, I can't find that number anywhere.

Thanks!

#54 5 years ago
Quoted from The-koontz:

Well, my drop target problem I'm sure of is a switch. DMC is all lit up, when you hit D & the C the targets drop as they should and the lights go out. When you hit the M the target will drop but the light will not go out and will not reset and pop them back up, therefore you can not lock a ball and go into multiball.

I'm thinking it's the switch, any thoughts?

I was having the same issue with my BttF, except it was the D target. What appears to be happening is that once the targets drop they aren't making contact on the switch. It could be because the contacts are dirty or the gap between the contacts is too wide and not making contact when the target drops. I would try cleaning the contacts and see if that helps.

You could also make sure the target giving you issues is dropped then move the playfield into the service position. Then take a multimeter and test to see if the contacts are actually making contact when the drop target is down. If not then clean the contacts or try and close the gap between the contacts.

#55 5 years ago

Crazy thing...I just got my burnishing tool in the mail and lifted the play field cleaned all 3 of the switches. And it works!...however now the C is not lighting up when in game mode so i can hit D & M now and it will lock the balls wether C is up or down because the machine thinks its already been hit and is down. But when doing all the flashing in between games all of them light up. I think now like you said i may have a gap issue. Im going to head back to the drawing board now and see if i can get this thing adjusted right!

Thanks for the tips! I'll keep this updated

#56 5 years ago

Nice work, you're heading in the right direction!

#57 5 years ago

Noticed the "M" switch diode wire is broke. Went to radio shack got all the supplies I need and getting ready to do a soldering job. I'll let you all know how it goes!

#58 5 years ago
Quoted from evileye:

Nice work, you're heading in the right direction!

Thanks man!

#59 5 years ago

OMG!!! It feels so good to finally have everything working as it should, and even cooler when you DIY!

So after returning from radio shack and applying a bit of solder everything seems to be good to go again! I'm so happy about it.

I touched up the lock down bar replaced the foam on the glass side and replaced the nasty playfield glass with a new one and it's coming together nicely. Now I got to get a the rest of my LED kit that was shorted and installed so I hope in the next week I'll have completed pics up! I know some of those LEDs in the back are going to be a pain and trying to figure out how to replace them without taking the whole playfield out! So any suggestions on how to do that would be appreciated.

Thanks you all to the one who have helped me along and suggested to do this and that along the way, it's been a tremendous help!

#60 5 years ago

I'm at a loss too on how to get at some of the bulbs in this machine without taking off a bunch of plastics and ramps. I may end up just leaving them alone and have the machine be 80% LED.

#61 5 years ago

Yeah I took apart most of the machine to get to a lot in the back. Mine is almost done except for some shortages from the LED company. My problem is "Delorean" just can't figure out how to get to them...

#62 5 years ago

The ramp comes off really easy, the plastics behind it even easier. This is what it would like when removed.

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#63 5 years ago
Quoted from The-koontz:

Yeah I took apart most of the machine to get to a lot in the back. Mine is almost done except for some shortages from the LED company. My problem is "Delorean" just can't figure out how to get to them...

Prop the playfield up and reach over the back of the playfield. Very easy. Or if you have skinny hands you can probably go through the hole in the head. Propping up the pf is easier though.

#64 5 years ago

My 5 year old son just beat my wife and I pretty bad lol! Here's a video, the first one is a little blurry the first 10 seconds or so.

All is done beside the clear pop caps and Delorean led lights! Happy with the results, I have a couple light that seem to be what people call ghosting but other then that it's a great improvement and we are all enjoying it!




#67 5 years ago

Looks great! I just logged a new personal high score of 7.5 million. I'm finding this game is way harder than I thought when I first got it.

On a technical side note, I just realized my two bottom bumpers are out (one shows Doc and the other shows Einstein dog). Anybody have an idea on a fix? I don't have a manual for this game. Everything else works 100%, but I'm not getting any kickback pop from these bumpers.

#68 5 years ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

I just logged a new personal high score of 7.5 million. I'm finding this game is way harder than I thought when I first got it.

Awesome! Congrats, that's a high score for this game IMO I think mine is either 4 or 5 mil and I thought it was something lol.

#69 5 years ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

Looks great! I just logged a new personal high score of 7.5 million. I'm finding this game is way harder than I thought when I first got it.
On a technical side note, I just realized my two bottom bumpers are out (one shows Doc and the other shows Einstein dog). Anybody have an idea on a fix? I don't have a manual for this game. Everything else works 100%, but I'm not getting any kickback pop from these bumpers.

Internet pinball data base has the manual with schematic

#70 5 years ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

On a technical side note, I just realized my two bottom bumpers are out (one shows Doc and the other shows Einstein dog). Anybody have an idea on a fix? I don't have a manual for this game. Everything else works 100%, but I'm not getting any kickback pop from these bumpers.

I had a GI problem and I'm as new as new can be to this so take it with a grain of salt. I replaced all my fuses just because I new the game hasn't been touch since 1994 and for my I lucked out and it fixed my problem and now have lights and everything works just fine now. If you do a quick search for slingshot not working I'm sure there is something out there.

I have a manual so if I can help in anyway let me know. My machine came with the original and 2nd owners receipt and all the paperwork with manual. The machine was used since new until 1994 and the 2nd owner in which I bought it from put it in his basement and played it here and there and where he moved it to in the basement in 1994 is where I moved it from last month. I knew nothing was every done to it after 1994 because the seller didn't know the backbox glass came out to get to the boards and didn't know how to lift and prop the playfield up. The playfield was pretty dirty, rubbers dry rotted, bad fuses, light out and so on...IMO from when I picked the game up until now it looks 100% better and completely happy with it. My 5 year old son really wanted this machine and was very happy to find one and we did the work ourselves which was really cool and he enjoyed helping me getting it up and running. The best was the look on his face from before after the work was done on how happy he was!

Getting back on topic if you need a manual I see them all the time on eBay on if it's like my original it is filled with info, schematics, part numbers and so on.

Good luck with it and let me know what you find out in case mine acts up one day! Lol

#71 5 years ago

Here's a video of mine:

Additional videos of my other machines can be found here too. I'm in need of a camera that takes better audio though.

#72 5 years ago

I found this great Biff's Casino key chain on eBay too!

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#73 5 years ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

I found this great Biff's Casino key chain on eBay too!

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That is fantastic. I've been looking for a good keychain to put on this pin, but was coming up short. This is perfect. Going to look for it now, thanks for sharing!

And awesome video, btw. After seeing all these vids I have determined my coils are way too stroing for this machine even though they match one of the two recommendations in the manual. Every game when I hit the ball with the flippers it goes airborne off the DMC targets, occasionally off the slingshots as well, and I have the rear legs at their highest setting.

#74 5 years ago

Here the last bit, clear pop caps with color changers and white led under flux. Finally completely done and now ready for family and friends to enjoy it! My 5 year old totally loves it, I'm so glad everything is worked out and completely done and playable! If anyone else is looking for the clear pop caps I have another thread on it and have where to get them from. Thanks for all the support, suggestions and feedback!!!

#76 5 years ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

I found this great Biff's Casino key chain on eBay too!

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That's awesome, I just ordered mine! Thanks for the idea!

#77 5 years ago

Omg, now I need more money!!! Lol

Great site with really cool stuff, thanks for the heads up!

#78 5 years ago

you can probably make a flux with some old parts. spark plug ends should be easy

#79 5 years ago

Just got my keychain this weekend. Love it.

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#80 5 years ago

image-574.jpgIm waiting for this guy to finish this so I can buy one.

#81 5 years ago
Quoted from evileye:

Just got my keychain this weekend. Love it.

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Lol, me also!

#82 5 years ago
Quoted from Tseamans:

Im waiting for this guy to finish this so I can buy one.

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Damn that's cool!

#83 5 years ago

I just set the new Pinside high score!

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#84 5 years ago

Dude! That's awesome, I've got to either 5 or 7 mil I can't remember which one but it was one of those. Pretty hard game to get big scores on. If you can get that ramp lit up and rock the hell out of it you'll score well.

Good job man congrats!

#85 5 years ago

Wow, that is one helluva score. I think I got 3 million once, lol. Congrats!

#86 5 years ago

Yeah, the game is hard. If I can break a million or two, I consider that a decent game. This game was just one of those times where the ball would not drain and every shot was perfect.

#87 5 years ago

Agreed, for a simple game, it sure isn't easy. Gotta love those perfect days though!

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