Bram Stokers Dracula Club....Welcome to the Carpathians

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Bram Stokers Dracula Club....Welcome to the Carpathians


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6 years ago



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#6101 41 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Did you check all of the switches in the trough?

They also seems to register in switch test, though sometimes I have experienced also sudden game ends especially when I lose multiple ball in a row during multiball

#6102 41 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

The red armor or the translite?

Well you know I would only comment on your wrong color choice of trim because I like you and think I can get you to turn to the dark side!!!

I would order that translite too!!!

#6103 41 days ago
Quoted from Pesmerga:

They also seems to register in switch test, though sometimes I have experienced also sudden game ends especially when I lose multiple ball in a row during multiball

Do you have a credit dot? Take all of the balls out of the game. Turn it off, then turn it back on and go into the switch test for the trough. Put one ball in the game at a time and see if they load and register the switches properly. Does the Mist ball populate normally?

#6104 38 days ago
Quoted from Pesmerga:

Hello guys! Strange issue on my BSD, when i have one or more ball locked in castle lock the pin doesn't put another ball in the shooter lane. It stays in skill shoot mode but you have no ball to launch..after a while it goes in ball search but still no ball it's prepared in the shooter lane..anyone has experienced the same issue? I know for sure that the 3 castle optos are working, also because the "ball 1/2 locked" is collected!

The notice for ball one or two being collected is because of the switch in the habit trail (wireform). It does NOT mean your castle lock options are registering properly. Use a pencil and stick it in the castle lock area and ensure all the ball lock options register and in the correct order.

#6105 37 days ago

Having issues with my castle lock diverter. Works in test mode but doesn't divert the ball during game play.

#6106 37 days ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Having issues with my castle lock diverter. Works in test mode but doesn't divert the ball during game play.

Is it getting held up on the back ramp? Or on the rubber beneath the plastic on the PF?

#6107 37 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Is it getting held up on the back ramp? Or on the rubber beneath the plastic on the PF?

I'll have to look closer. If I push it down manually, it does feel like it should be smoother.

#6108 37 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Is it getting held up on the back ramp? Or on the rubber beneath the plastic on the PF?

Anything look off here? It works in test but not in game.

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#6109 37 days ago

Nevermind. It's the ramp opto. Hard to trace the wire. Any ideas?

#6110 37 days ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Nevermind. It's the ramp opto. Hard to trace the wire. Any ideas?

Do you have a manual? I’ll be home shortly if you need me to look at mine.

#6111 37 days ago

I’ve been toying with mine. Gets stuck intermittenly. Just replaced the coil. I think it may be the bushing going up into the playfield.

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#6112 37 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Just replaced the coil. I think it may be the bushing going up into the playfield.

Even on a coil shot we have to see the playfield trim.....

#6113 37 days ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Nevermind. It's the ramp opto. Hard to trace the wire. Any ideas?

I’ve been messing with my ramp diverter as well. It wasn’t returning to full up position resulting in diverted balls when they should have made a full loop. Made getting bats freaking impossible! Anyway, a good cleaning of everything and replacing the spring took care of mine.

Regarding the opto, I’m pretty certain the opto wire goes straight below the playfield and has a molex connector like the one in the photo. Make sure the opto is registering in switch test. If not, check this connector. That should be a start. Good luck!

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#6114 37 days ago

I think you have more wires coming out of that hole than I do. Is this supposed to be connected? I don't see another connector.

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#6115 36 days ago

Think I may have found it.

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#6117 36 days ago

just got a bsd that was on route in a bowling alley so that means as long as it made noise did a few things and accepted money it was in great shape. fixed multiple connector problems and reflowed light boards for cold solder joints. have broken opto 56 led burned out and receiver eye missing off the board have no idea how that happened. board also shuts down at irregular times, seems to restart when I press board near eprom or nvram or memory area. going to solder in that area to see if cold solder joint causing problem may have something to do with my current problem. The current problem is that while playing the game and entering video mode the flippers of course are disabled. the problem is that the flippers will not renenable themselves after the video mode is over. I have even had another ball served up to me after loosing the ball I was on and the flippers are still disabled. could this be a problem with bad connection to eprom or memory or is the eprom having its own problems?

#6118 36 days ago

Nice job! Glad to hear you got it working. Now go for that thiiiiiirty millllllion!!

#6119 36 days ago

Hey guys, I have one painted coffin mod from Brock in perfect condition for sale. I know he is not selling these anymore, so PM me know if you are interested.

#6120 36 days ago

I've finally gotten to do some much needed repairs my BSD after some neglect. I bought it a couple of years ago, and it stayed at a neighbors for most of that time due to lack of space. It's behavior deteriorated over time, so I brought it home to repair:

Had to replace the opto board. The Castle lock opto 53 and left ramp opto 73 would incessantly flicker in switch test. I reflowed all the connectors on the 10 opto board, replaced the opto's in question and nothing fixed it. Replaced the board (since some of the IC's are NLA) with a Homepin version and all is well.

Coin Door interlock isn't working. Haven't dug into this one yet, but the coin door switch is broken at the wire tabs. The solenoid lockout doesn't work with the wires disconnected or connected, so I'm assuming somewhere someone has applied a jumper. Can anyone confirm, that the normal state of the switch is normally open (as if holding it in your hand), and switch contact closes on the door closure. In industrial terms it would be NOHC (Normally open held closed). Or is it opposite?

Replaced every 15000uf Cap and every BR, plus the 100uf Cap for the 5V circuit. Still have 4.82 Volts on the driver board with everything disconnected. Only the incoming J101 with the 9V and 13V. Both the incoming AC reads at spec. The only thing I have left to replace is the LMK. Ordered one of the upgraded regulators and awaiting delivery. It's odd, that when I check TP 5V, it very briefly displays 5.001 V before immediately dropping to 4.82. As if the meter load is enough to drag the LMK down. Does this make sense and points to a failing LMK? Also, the game resets less the longer it has been on, so per pinwiki, going to replace the thermistor. But I think the biggest issue is the 4.82 Volts.

GI strings are out. Found the pre-driver transistor for one of the TRIAC's was shot. Replaced it. Now I have an intermittent string on the lower PF that only works if I insert a tool into the wire of the connector return at J115. Oddly, this has been re-pinned once before, but the header on the board wasn't replaced. The new connector is already toasty again, so hoping that a header replacement does the trick. It's the PF upper and lower GI strings (Pins 11 and 12, brown wires) that are toasted. Anything else to check other than replacing the header and redoing the connector?

#6121 34 days ago

Pics of the coffin mod:

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#6122 33 days ago
Quoted from gprotein:

Pics of the coffin mod:
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I'm interested! how much ?

#6123 32 days ago
Quoted from cheshirefilms:

Pinstadium installed along with new pop skirts to finish up the blue moon pop bumper conversion.

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Do you have a gameplay video with pin stadium?

#6124 32 days ago

I have some plastics for sale. Make an offer and will not separate.

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#6125 29 days ago
Quoted from Zennmaster:

Just wondering, before I start digging into my game:
I'm getting the ball caught under the coffin ramp if the shot isn't straight and fast. The ball search doesn't find it, so it's pretty annoying. Is this a known problem, and if so are there any tricks to fixing it, especially ones that don't involve removing everything on top of it?
Thanks!

Quoted from Elicash:

Did you recently replace the up/down portion of the ramp that is riveted to the arm that connects down to the solenoid?
I had this problem too. I riveted the ramp wrong onto the "arm". Make sure the ramp is on top of the metal arm, not under it. If you rivet this wrong the ball won't clear the ramp when the ramp is in the up position.

Update: After some close examination, it appears that my Lift Ramp Assembly (A-16264) is missing a bushing where it connects to the ramp "handle", so it's not pushing the ramp all the way up. This bushing/spacer doesn't appear to be mentioned on the parts list. If anyone has any insight about where to fins one of these, I'd love to hear it. If not, I'll take some measurements and 3D print one. I will, of course, make the .STL files available to anyone who needs it.

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#6126 28 days ago

Just added the Topper that came with the game

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#6127 24 days ago

Where did you get those new translites? Any links?

Here some pics of my new totally upgraded Dracula.

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#6128 24 days ago
Quoted from drfrightner:

Where did you get those new translites? Any links?
Here some pics of my new totally upgraded Dracula. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Very cool line up...we have similar tastes.

FYI, need to fix the credit dot on TAF

Also like what you did with the Backglass illumination on CFTBL...Care to share what you did with LEDs?

#6129 23 days ago
Quoted from drfrightner:

Where did you get those new translites? Any links?
Here some pics of my new totally upgraded Dracula. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I assume your talking about the translite from post 6093 ? I did some research and was able to reach out to the owner of that game but haven't been successful in obtaining one. At least not yet

On another note...You seriously need to get the tombstone mod on your game!

#6130 23 days ago

Look what I found at a store yesterday. I know the bat was used as coffin mod, but does anyone have other suggestions on how to incorporate these guys into a topper, etc?

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#6131 22 days ago

sick.

#6132 19 days ago

Got my weekend project in from Medisinyl today and I have say the pictures from his for sale post do not do his product justice. After seeing them in person I’m extremely satisfied and can’t wait to install them. Will post more pics when installed.

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#6133 19 days ago

Got coffin and tombstone installed took about 5- 10 minutes beautiful mod thanks Medisinyl!

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#6134 19 days ago
Quoted from Trident:

Got my weekend project in from Medisinyl today and I have say the pictures from his for sale post do not do his product justice. After seeing them in person I’m extremely satisfied and can’t wait to install them. Will post more pics when installed.
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Quoted from Trident:

Got coffin and tombstone installed took about 5- 10 minutes beautiful mod thanks Medisinyl!
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Awesome! I really appreciate the chance to see them installed in your game and the positive feedback (nice to see them with blue lights for the first time).

#6135 19 days ago
Quoted from Trident:

Got my weekend project in from Medisinyl today and I have say the pictures from his for sale post do not do his product justice. After seeing them in person I’m extremely satisfied and can’t wait to install them. Will post more pics when installed.
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Holy shit, you're right, Medisinyl's pics look fine, but that looks AMAZING!

#6136 18 days ago

it does look really good. can you post a couple pics zoomed out further. one with lights on and one with the game turned off?? thanks!

#6137 18 days ago
Quoted from wugly:

just got a bsd that was on route in a bowling alley so that means as long as it made noise did a few things and accepted money it was in great shape. fixed multiple connector problems and reflowed light boards for cold solder joints. have broken opto 56 led burned out and receiver eye missing off the board have no idea how that happened. board also shuts down at irregular times, seems to restart when I press board near eprom or nvram or memory area. going to solder in that area to see if cold solder joint causing problem may have something to do with my current problem. The current problem is that while playing the game and entering video mode the flippers of course are disabled. the problem is that the flippers will not renenable themselves after the video mode is over. I have even had another ball served up to me after loosing the ball I was on and the flippers are still disabled. could this be a problem with bad connection to eprom or memory or is the eprom having its own problems?

Are you still having the flipper issue?

#6138 18 days ago

have had family problem set backs and have been unable to replace opto yet to see if flippers come back after video mode. hopefully be able to test in a few days.

#6139 15 days ago

Decided to make my own version of the Prototype plastics.

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#6140 15 days ago

cool beans, dude.

#6141 15 days ago
Quoted from Trident:

Decided to make my own version of the Prototype plastics.
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What do they look like installed?

#6142 15 days ago
Quoted from Micky:

What do they look like installed?

Just got them done today I will hopefully install this evening and post pics.

#6143 15 days ago
Quoted from Trident:

Just got them done today I will hopefully install this evening and post pics.

Pm sent

#6144 15 days ago

Anyone install one of the mirco play fields yet? Curious to hear feedback from users. Specifically how well the dimples and holes align, quality of the clear coat, etc.

I recently did my FH with a new mirco. Overall I am happy but there were some issues with hole locations, I needed to drill some holes that were not there.

#6145 15 days ago
Quoted from Micky:

What do they look like installed?

Here they are installed I’ve got the castle and town out painting them.

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#6146 15 days ago
Quoted from Trident:

Here they are installed I’ve got the castle and town out painting them.
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Those are fun looking!! They don’t fit with the artistic layout 100% but I like them....creative and refreshing. Cool
Stuff bud.

#6147 15 days ago

Please put the originals back on. That looks terrible. Looks like you used a crayon to make them. its a nice idea though.

#6148 15 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

Please put the originals back on. That looks terrible. Looks like you used a crayon to make them. its a nice idea though.

They are washed out looking because I had to reverse print on clear then overlay with white vinyl this was the first round and a test just to see how it looks. Sorry you don’t like it.

#6149 15 days ago
Quoted from wugly:

have had family problem set backs and have been unable to replace opto yet to see if flippers come back after video mode. hopefully be able to test in a few days.

changing th eopto fixed the dead flippers after video mode

#6150 15 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

Please put the originals back on. That looks terrible. Looks like you used a crayon to make them. its a nice idea though.

As a standalone, I like the art style a lot (almost like antique stained glass). Doesn't look anything like crayon. I do agree on the color clash though, and at a minimum, the green mist color should match the playfield (though perhaps that's explained in Trident's post above).

That said, I do prefer ball visibility in that area, but know a lot of people like the prototype plastics too (used to think I wanted them until I experienced them on location).

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