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Black Knight 2000 Club - Knights of the Lightning Wheel.


By NextoPin

6 years ago



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#801 75 days ago

Just bought a BK2000. I haven't muddled through all 16 pages of this topic yet! Any suggested mods or upgrades?

#802 70 days ago

This might be the dumbest question I've asked on Pinside. I have never owned a topper but I ordered the new BKSOR topper so I would have it. Would it fit on top of BK2000? It hasn't arrived and I don't want to take it out of the box if it wouldn't fit. I know it won't be able to light up or anything.

#803 69 days ago
Quoted from Looprunner:

This might be the dumbest question I've asked on Pinside. I have never owned a topper but I ordered the new BKSOR topper so I would have it. Would it fit on top of BK2000? It hasn't arrived and I don't want to take it out of the box if it wouldn't fit. I know it won't be able to light up or anything.

I think it was made specifically for BKSOR. I’m sure it will fit, but doubt it will function properly. These toppers are limited and it should be easy to sell

#804 69 days ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

I think it was made specifically for BKSOR. I’m sure it will fit, but doubt it will function properly. These toppers are limited and it should be easy to sell

Yep, definitely know it wouldn't fit. I was thinking I could just mount it on top (without lights) for the looks.

#805 63 days ago

I ended up just making my own topper for my BK2K. I hope you like it.

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#806 62 days ago
Quoted from milehighpin:

I ended up just making my own topper for my BK2K. I hope you like it.

#807 62 days ago

It's taken five years, but I finally get to join the Knights of the Lightning Wheel! I can't wait to tear into this.

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#808 61 days ago

Does anyone have this plastic they'd be willing to part with? Mine appears to be missing. It's the 'future' version of the tiny castle plastic that sits under the drawbridge ramp.

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#809 53 days ago
Quoted from Gorgar666:

I got a No Fear for Trade for your BK2000....

seems a lil unbalanced ‍♂️

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#810 45 days ago

Slowly bringing my BK2k back to life and I'm working on sound now. I can get music to play in the diagnostics mode just fine and most of the sounds play (4 and 5 are missing). My question is about the sound test you can run by pressing SW-1 on the board. What's the expected result from that? When I press the button on my board the 'angel chorus' 'Ahhhhhh' sound plays and repeats over and over again. The manual states that I should hear two sounds and in my research on pinside it sounds like I should be hearing a high and low tone.

#811 45 days ago
Quoted from caseydanger:

Slowly bringing my BK2k back to life and I'm working on sound now. I can get music to play in the diagnostics mode just fine and most of the sounds play (4 and 5 are missing). My question is about the sound test you can run by pressing SW-1 on the board. What's the expected result from that? When I press the button on my board the 'angel chorus' 'Ahhhhhh' sound plays and repeats over and over again. The manual states that I should hear two sounds and in my research on pinside it sounds like I should be hearing a high and low tone.

Any battery corrosion on that MPU above or below the battery holder area? Please post a picture of the board.

#812 45 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Any battery corrosion on that MPU above or below the battery holder area? Please post a picture of the board.

Hello again, pinballmaniac40! You helped me in my other thread so maybe I should move this question to it's own thread. Let me know if I should do that.

Anyhow, in my "It won't boot" thread I believe you pointed out some corrosion issues on my CPU board so that could very well be my issue. Here's what I've done so far in regards to sound:

- I verified the U21, U22 ROMs on the CPU board and the U4 and U19 ROMs on the audio board. U4 and U21 didn't check out so I reburned those. That actually ended up fixing my boot up tone not occurring and some other sound issues.

- Recapped the audio board with all new electrolytics.

- Had to buy new audio cables (ribbon, and the 4-pin that connects the CPU to the Audio board) as mine were missing. I verified that the ribbon cable isn't offset when installed.

- Music test in diagnostics, all music selections work ( prior to recapping and new rom, this was silent ) and sound great.

- Sound test in diagnostics, all sound selections work except for 4 and 5 so that's another problem. Increasing volume to max for 4 and 5 I still don't hear anything in those slots.

- As I mentioned, pressing SW-1 on the CPU after getting the one 'bong' on startup, it just plays the 'angel chorus' sound over and over until I turn off the machine. It's quite pleasant, but I don't know if it's the "correct" action.

My plan was to download the audio test rom from pinwiki and start tracing out the address lines in the audio section in order to figure out the missing 4 and 5 sounds, but I wanted to just quickly check in the forum exactly the sounds I should expect when hitting the SW-1 switch. As far as the missing sounds go, I suspect it's possible my U9 is acting weird or as I've seen in other pinsider threads the CVSD could be an issue or something I'm unaware of. I also haven't replaced the c15 and c18 electrolytic caps on the CPU board yet; that's also on my list.

I've attached the pictures of my board from that previous thread so some things are outdated on it, including the removal of the battery holder and adding NVRAM from pinitech. Let me know if I should take some updated photos.

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#813 44 days ago

Well I replaced the caps at C8 and C15 with no change. Reseated the ROM at U21 and got the missing sounds! Next time I have the board out I’ll replace that socket to really nip that problem in the bud.

As far as the sw1 button goes, I’m still not sure what’s happening. All the sound seems fine but pressing that button just plays the ‘angel chorus’ sound still. I’ll poke around some more. Now I have to figure out my drawbridge problem!

#814 44 days ago

New flashy mod I created for BK2K in case anyone is interested.

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#815 42 days ago
Quoted from caseydanger:

My question is about the sound test you can run by pressing SW-1 on the board. What's the expected result from that? When I press the button on my board the 'angel chorus' 'Ahhhhhh' sound plays and repeats over and over again. The manual states that I should hear two sounds and in my research on pinside it sounds like I should be hearing a high and low tone.

I did also wonder about the same a few weeks back - result: this is like it should be, only the chorus singing the "Ahhhhh ahhhhs" over and over again - until you reset or switch of the pin.

On your MPU picture U21/U22 are wrong (wrong placed or wrong labeled) - maybe your problem?

#816 42 days ago
Quoted from mastercello:

I did also wonder about the same a few weeks back - result: this is like it should be, only the chorus singing the "Ahhhhh ahhhhs" over and over again - until you reset or switch of the pin.
On your MPU picture U21/U22 are wrong (wrong placed or wrong labeled) - maybe your problem?

Thank you so much for checking your switch response! I’m glad to know that’s working.

Ha. Yes they were swapped. That’s an old picture and I should have updated it, but they are now in the right place. I did end up having to re-burn U21 because it was not verifying in my programmer.

Speaking of the sound issue, it’s back! But it’s weird. If I turn on the game after having sat for a while the sounds 04 and 05 in the diagnostics are missing. After the game warms up for about 10-15 minutes the sounds return and all is well. I replaced the socket at U22 I’m wondering if I need to do U21 as well? I’m guessing somewhere a piece of metal or solder is expanding with heat and making correct contact but I’m not sure where.

#817 41 days ago

Has anyone here been able to assess the after-market playfield set now available for BK2000, and is anyone contemplating getting a set and doing a playfield swap? Need some recommendations before I begin my restore.

#818 35 days ago

SOS! i've got a new problem that's probably pedestrian for someone who know what they're doing, but for me its a first. Last night, both right flippers stopped working in the middle of a game (left flipper works just fine). I checked the wiring on the button switch and everything is solid. Also, the lane change switch registers just fine in test as well.

anyone have a suggestion for me on where to start looking for the cause?

#819 35 days ago
Quoted from Initiative:

SOS! i've got a new problem that's probably pedestrian for someone who know what they're doing, but for me its a first. Last night, both right flippers stopped working in the middle of a game (left flipper works just fine). I checked the wiring on the button switch and everything is solid. Also, the lane change switch registers just fine in test as well.
anyone have a suggestion for me on where to start looking for the cause?

Did you check the wiring on the lower right flipper coil? Possibly a power wire or control wire came off. I wouldn't suspect a fuse as then both flippers would be dead.

#820 35 days ago
Quoted from caseydanger:

Did you check the wiring on the lower right flipper coil?

thank ya for the post. I checked wiring on both flipper coils and everything is solid. just noticed too when in test and holding in button i get an audible hum, which for a system 11 just doesnt sound right...

edit: sorry for the bother, found the problem... linkage snapped on the lower flipper, so yeah i didnt think it was mechanical, but turns out it was. i've never seen this happen in 35 years of pinball in the house. anyway, i must be mashing on the right flipper too much! happy monday everyone

#821 35 days ago
Quoted from Initiative:

thank ya for the post. I checked wiring on both flipper coils and everything is solid. just noticed too when in test and holding in button i get an audible hum, which for a system 11 just doesnt sound right...
edit: sorry for the bother, found the problem... linkage snapped on the lower flipper, so yeah i didnt think it was mechanical, but turns out it was. i've never seen this happen in 35 years of pinball in the house. anyway, i must be mashing on the right flipper too much! happy monday everyone

Ha, wild! I've never seen that happen either. Glad you got it sorted.

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#822 9 days ago

Hello
I am a new owner of a BK2000. I am curious if there's a way to disable the fact that RANSOM carry between 2 games. I would like all letters disable everytime I start a new game but I found nothing in the manual about this.
If it's not possible, how it would work in a tournament to be fair for 2 players?

Thanks

#823 9 days ago
Quoted from ChrisLIX:

Hello
I am a new owner of a BK2000. I am curious if there's a way to disable the fact that RANSOM carry between 2 games. I would like all letters disable everytime I start a new game but I found nothing in the manual about this.
If it's not possible, how it would work in a tournament to be fair for 2 players?
Thanks

The manual doesn't appear to say that you can disable it, however adjustment 46 changes how long the Ransom bolt stays lit. In other words, you spell out W-I-N at the top rollovers, and the Ransom bolt lights up for a limited time (that you can set). The manual says the shortest time you can set it for is 3 seconds. With only 3 seconds, it's unlikely anyone would hit it unless the drawbridge is already down, they have a short stay in the pop bumpers, and they make the perfect shot on the first try off the upper flipper.

I just skimmed it really quickly, so you may want to glance through the manual yourself to be sure -- you can find it at https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=311

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