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


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#701 6 years ago

All you need to do is take the very top screw off of the headstone plastic... take that off... and you'll have access to the two screws that hold that plastic piece down. No need to take the whole coffin off. Make your adjustments... screw the headstone back on and you should be good to go.

I had the same exact issue and this fix worked for me... I think the same will probably be true for you

#702 6 years ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

All you need to do is take the very top screw off of the headstone plastic.

OK...thought I might have to take the whole coffin apart again, which I think I probably should, because I had a plastic left over the last time I took it off.

Robert

#703 6 years ago

Picked up a dirty, but 'nice' BSD last week. I haven't had time to mess with it much, but I saw like 8 switch errors and they are all optos. I've seen opto boards available, does the whole thing usually go out? The mist bar moves from side to side when you turn it on. I'll dig into it soon.

#704 6 years ago

Go into switch edge test and see if any of those switches work...check if LED's are triggering the optos.

Look for 12v on the opto board, a led should be lighted ( under the playfield ) from fuses 114 & 115 I think.

Check your power driver board, check TP1 to ground (left top corner of board). That should be 12 volts, but if it is 10 volts or less, it can make your optos seem bad. If 12 volts is low at TP1, you'll need to change BR5 (bridge rectifier).

Good Luck.

Robert

#705 6 years ago

If the switch matrix shorted out at sometime, then the opto board (A-15430) may need repair, or replacement if you are so inclined.

New boards are $70 to $75, so you should try to troubleshoot and repair before you "just" buy new.

From Wikipedia:

The resistor discoloration is cosmetic, and rarely causes problems. The biggest problem for these boards is switch matrix shorts. If any of the power lines hits the switch matrix, it can easily destroy the LM339 and possibly its output diode. This issue will manifest as a ground short on one or more rows. It can be tested by removing the switch matrix connector. If the problem goes away, the associated LM339 and possibly its diode need to be replaced.

Robert

#706 6 years ago

I am already on the way for some skulls that will hide the black covers for the ramp switches LED is on the way into the skulls
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#707 6 years ago
Quoted from Mister_Swede:

I am already on the way for some skulls that will hide the black covers for the ramp switches LED is on the way into the skulls

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Those are great! I might totally steal that idea when mine is up and running.

#708 6 years ago

Hmm ... this would be a nice addition to the playfield:

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#709 6 years ago

Iamdarras...This is f'en AWESOME! Does this fit under the dome of the coffin? I'm going to replace the tinted version with the clear version for this guy after ordering.

http://iamdarras.bigcartel.com/product/bsd-ugly-vamp-mod

#710 6 years ago

Speaking of skull mods on BSD...
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#711 6 years ago
Quoted from DUFUS:

Speaking of skull mods on BSD...

» YouTube video

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Nice one dufus! I like how it's not there...than it's there. Good stuffs.

#712 6 years ago
Quoted from hAbO:

Iamdarras...This is f'en AWESOME! Does this fit under the dome of the coffin? I'm going to replace the tinted version with the clear version for this guy after ordering.
http://iamdarras.bigcartel.com/product/bsd-ugly-vamp-mod

I ordered a few days ago! Such a huge upgrade for Ron Sharpton. Thanks so much to Iamdarras for offering it!

I too was going to replace the coffin lid for this guy, but now it looks like we have three choices for lid tint--original dark smoked, light smoked, and clear. What do folks think would work best to show off this fantastic mod?

#713 6 years ago
Quoted from DUFUS:

Speaking of skull mods on BSD...

» YouTube video

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I like more the skulls you see in the cemetery.
We can say, as is this mod????????

#714 6 years ago

The optos work in switch test, but still show up in the... other switch test. In switch edges, they work, but not in whatever T.2 is called. Here's a photo of my grid in T.2. Which side is the castle? It talks about castle optos, maybe I'm missing those. And are there optos in the coffin? I don't see any...

Also, the magnet seems to work, but when the ball gets the middle of the playfield, the area where the plastic 'rails' are under the playfield, the ball falls off. What do those plastic slide rails do? I'm guessing they make the ball wobbly since the distance to the actual magnet is decreased? Maybe the magnet isn't strong enough to hold it during that stretch? Anyway to make the magnet stronger or test the strength there? I haven't stuck a voltmeter on it or anything. And I saw the replacement opto board has some sort of opto that you can see under the playfield from the coin door, but I don't see any optos on the magnet currently under the playfield, just the one that senses if the ball is on the magnet above the playfield.

Thanks for the advice on this one. I didn't expect it to have so much going on!

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#715 6 years ago

There's a BSD owner's club? whoo! I'm in!

The Castle opto is the Altar/Rats hole - I just had my transmitter there go out.
Pretty sure the coffin has an opto in the same place, just above the coil.

I'll have to look for these plastic slide rails, because I don't remember seeing those.

#716 6 years ago
Quoted from callmesteam:

Thanks for the advice on this one.

Do you have a owners manual?

If not PM me your email address.

Robert

#717 6 years ago

Callmesteam, on the first problem get the manual and read through the switch diagnostics. There will be a switch matrix diagram for correlating the display to the actual switches.

In regards to the mist problems, I doubt if it is the magnet. Although the cable going to the magnet can cause problems. See the following guide on repairing the mist multiball.

http://www.pinballrehab.com/1-articles/solid-state-repair/game-specific-toys/200-mist-multiball

#718 6 years ago

Just got my BSD a few weeks back...I have noticed an issue when you have a Castle Lock....If you start "Bats" while a ball or two are locked, the game sends both into play when starting the Bats mode.....Is this a bug or known issue, or is there something I can trouble shoot? Also, after a game, any locked balls are remaining in the lock area....Again, not sure if this is normal, or if they should feed back down to the ball tray.

#719 6 years ago

Does anybody have that how to shop a BSD pdf from page 1? Would you please repost it or send it to me?

Thanks

#720 6 years ago

mandrick, That doesn't seem normal to me. Have you tested the Castle optos? One of mine (#3) is out and it really has it confused at different points of the game (though different than what you're seeing).

It could be your #1 or 2 optos are out or maybe some other sensor so it's just trying to find a ball wherever it can.

#721 6 years ago

I seem to be unable to post a file...

Robert

#722 6 years ago

I have the BSD shop PDF if anyone wants it...send me a PM with your email...

#723 6 years ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

Do you have a owners manual?
If not PM me your email address.
Robert

I downloaded a manual from ipdb. I'll start digging. I only played it twice, and the last time was over two years ago, so a big downside for me is that I don't know how things are supposed to work... when they are working! Thanks for the advice and help though, I'll start digging through it soon.

#724 6 years ago

I just bought a BSD a few days ago. And it's a beauty! So now i'm considering adding leds for the inserts. But i noticed cointaker offering the standard leds or the super brites. Does anyone have those? Can someone maybe add pics, so i can make a better judgement? Thanks in advance!

Any other advice or opinions is also much appriciated.

#725 6 years ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Does anybody have that how to shop a BSD pdf from page 1? Would you please repost it or send it to me?

File sent via email.

Robert

#726 6 years ago
Quoted from goodgameslover:

I just bought a BSD a few days ago. And it's a beauty! So now i'm considering adding leds for the inserts. But i noticed cointaker offering the standard leds or the super brites. Does anyone have those? Can someone maybe add pics, so i can make a better judgement? Thanks in advance!

Any other advice or opinions is also much appriciated.

When I put LEDs into my BSD I used superbrights for the playfield and standards for the insertsDSC_0186.JPG

#727 6 years ago
Quoted from goodgameslover:

So now i'm considering adding leds for the inserts. But i noticed cointaker offering the standard leds or the super brites. Does anyone have those? Can someone maybe add pics, so i can make a better judgement?

For me, BSD is a "dark" game in theme, so I prefer a lower light level and bright inserts seem wrong to me.

There are several people that have LED'd their BSD, and pics & videos exist on Pinside.

BlackRose did a video on his if I remember correctly, and that would be a good place to start, so do a search.

Robert

#729 6 years ago

Ok thanks guys!

#730 6 years ago

any of you has already changed this piece in the magnet area for Mist M. ? my dracula is killing me...the magnet has some "game" near the two plastic rail and magnet has been stopped /blocked...I think i should change this piece but not sure. what do you think ?

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#731 6 years ago

bored yesterday, did a partial tear down, cleaned everything & put him back together
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#732 6 years ago

Hello again. More magnet test problems here in UK. I have installed a new long opto board from Homepin in Australia without any problems. Everything now works fine except when during T15 magnet tests, I get repeated Opto Check faults with a "Lamp Interference" note. Doesn't happen every time, usually on Opto Check 1 or 2. I have removed about 20 bulbs in the area, but still no luck. Is there a particular bulb which may cause this problem? Or is it something else?

Many thanks for any help.

#733 6 years ago

Oh, and one more thing that I have noticed. It seems to only fail the Opto Test when there is a ball in the right pocket.

#734 6 years ago
Quoted from nthack:

Everything now works fine except when during T15 magnet tests, I get repeated Opto Check faults with a "Lamp Interference" note.

It may be an issue with the long range opto. It may not be centered properly on the ball.

You may want to add a couple washers to tilt the opto so it aligns better with the opposite opto.

If you have LED's installed, it could be the LEDs interfering with the Mist pocket opto. On the right pocket you'll need to keep an incandescent there next to the opto. Just change that one and you should be fine.

A question, does the game work properly, or does the game drop the ball in mid stroke?

If it drops the ball, then the problem may be with a broken wire in the cable that goes to a magnet power board mounted on the bottom left underside of the playfield. This cable can also get pulled off and that will disable the magnet.

Robert

#735 6 years ago

Thanks for the reply Robert. No, the magnet is working fine and holding the ball going both ways. I do have LEDs, but have removed every one that is anywhere near. Pretty sure the long range opto is aligned OK. It seems odd that it only seems to happen when there is a ball in the right pocket.

#736 6 years ago

I'm thinking I may get out of the club and sell mine.

#737 6 years ago
Quoted from nthack:

No, the magnet is working fine and holding the ball going both ways.

So it's a magnet test issue, not a game play issue?

If so, I'd just forget about it and play the game.

I had a "magnet upload" error for about 4 years, and the game played fine. I did a factory reset (and nothing else) and the error went away.

Not saying that will occur here, but if the game works I wouldn't worry about it. There are a lot of issues with the mist magnet.

Robert

#738 6 years ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

So it's a magnet test issue, not a game play issue?
If so, I'd just forget about it and play the game.
I had a "magnet upload" error for about 4 years, and the game played fine. I did a factory reset (and nothing else) and the error went away.
Not saying that will occur here, but if the game works I wouldn't worry about it. There are a lot of issues with the mist magnet.
Robert

It does affect the game significantly. There is confusion throughout with the machine getting in a pickle and not knowing where the balls are. Sometimes two balls in the right pocket. Sometimes repeatedly upping the ramp and shooting balls in to the pocket, then the gate opening and dropping the ball out. Sometimes no ball in either gate when the mist starts. The Test Error message at start up is "Magnet Load Error."

#739 6 years ago
Quoted from nthack:

It does affect the game significantly. There is confusion throughout with the machine getting in a pickle and not knowing where the balls are. Sometimes two balls in the right pocket. Sometimes repeatedly upping the ramp and shooting balls in to the pocket, then the gate opening and dropping the ball out. Sometimes no ball in either gate when the mist starts.

Well, that info is more useful than "I get a T15 error".

This is probably not a long range opto symptom, but I'm guessing. Long range opto issues causes the ball to drop mid travel for no apparent reason.

Sometimes two balls in the right pocket:
optos in the right ball pocket are not working well, either dirty, misaligned, a broken wire somewhere, not a matched opto set, bad opto board, loose connector somewhere, opto soldered in backwards,etc.

Sometimes no ball in either gate when the mist starts:
again, the opto's in either ball pocket seem to not be working well. See assessment above.

1. Clean the all optos with a q-tip and some non-ammonia window cleaner, do it 2 or 3 times (wet q-tip, dry q-tip... repeat...).

2. Did you replace any of your opto's or just one side of the opto chain?

You should get opto's that are supposed to work together, the emitter and the receiver. Not sure which one is the issue, but some combo's of Emitters & Receivers (by different manufacturers) don't work together well.

3. Replace (or exchange with a known good set...but that's a lot of work and can cause more damage, better to just replace with new) optos in the right ball pocket to see if that helps, those are the ones that control ball replacement.

Robert

#740 6 years ago

Hah! I just looked at this Thread and thought it was interesting seeing the count! (666)

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#741 6 years ago

Just posted some undercab lighting for this machine on my own thread if anyone is interested.

#742 6 years ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

nthack said:
It does affect the game significantly. There is confusion throughout with the machine getting in a pickle and not knowing where the balls are. Sometimes two balls in the right pocket. Sometimes repeatedly upping the ramp and shooting balls in to the pocket, then the gate opening and dropping the ball out. Sometimes no ball in either gate when the mist starts.

I had similar problems to this as well, I replaced the opto board from homepin and still had problems. In the end it was the right side ball sitting in front of the opto. It wasn't sitting high enough up in front of the opto. I gently bent the piece of metal under it so it would sit higher and "Hey Presto" it worked again.

#743 6 years ago

I have all LED's and it still works fine.

#744 6 years ago
Quoted from Rock914:

Just posted some undercab lighting for this machine on my own thread if anyone is interested.

I love this mod!
Can you explain how you did it????
A strip of LEDs per color or RGB strip has been used????
You have connected the strip directly to the flash???

Thank you.

#745 6 years ago
Quoted from ChoppaCade:

It wasn't sitting high enough up in front of the opto. I gently bent the piece of metal under it so it would sit higher and "Hey Presto" it worked again.

Great tip. I was thinking that it may be a dirty opto, giving an erratic reading...hence it worked sometimes and other times not.

Robert

#746 6 years ago
Quoted from ChoppaCade:

I had similar problems to this as well, I replaced the opto board from homepin and still had problems. In the end it was the right side ball sitting in front of the opto. It wasn't sitting high enough up in front of the opto. I gently bent the piece of metal under it so it would sit higher and "Hey Presto" it worked again.

I shall have a look tomorrow and report back. Don't have a photo do you Choppa?

#747 6 years ago

I just looked back on old photos and found it, you can see the opto and the level of ball from piece of metal image.jpg

#748 6 years ago
Quoted from ChoppaCade:

I gently bent the piece of metal under it so it would sit higher and "Hey Presto" it worked again.

By high enough you mean a direction away from the lockdown bar, correct?

Robert

#749 6 years ago

That is right Robert, bent up away from the lockdown bar. I just gently used a screwdriver as a lever to correct the position

Chris

#750 6 years ago
Quoted from ChoppaCade:

That is right Robert, bent up away from the lockdown bar. I just gently used a screwdriver as a lever to correct the position

Chris:

Thanks for this tip, with all of the Mist issues, including opto's, this would be a good first place to look before replacing opto boards or opto's themselves.

Robert

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