bought my BSD in 2004 from Pinball Warehouse in Springwood, south of Brisbane, Qld. Not sure of its previous life but they had brought it back to a really nice condition and its only in the last few weeks that i decided to bling it up a bit so I tracked down and joined Pinside.
Just wanted to say thanks to all the contributors to this club as it is an extremely valuable source of information which has helped me out a great deal already. In the last couple of weeks I have replaced most of the playfield lamps with LEDs although there are still a couple i can't seem to find to replace, namely
left ramp lock
right lamp lock
I also haven't replaced the internal coffin lamps yet as it seems a bit of a job to remove the coffin, does anyone have a guide? I am getting a bit of ghosting and flickering with the LEDs, I was assured by the seller of the lamps that it would all be fine, yeah right. The left lamp on the coffin is always dimly lit, see pic. Is there a solution to this? Still got the GI to do.
I replaced the DMD with a ColorDMD today and that was straightforward and looks really cool but after paying nearly AU$600 to get it I was a bit hesitant to spend nearly another $200 on a replacement speaker panel. I ended up removing all the red part of the panel with a cutting tool (very carefully) and am picking up a piece of cut glass tomorrow to go between the DMD and the foam protector. Can anyone see a reason that this wouldn't work, I was a bit surprised the replacement DMD didn't have a glass panel on the front like the original.
Thanks to aobrien5 for pointing me in the right direction for instruction cards, took a few go's to print them out at the right size but once they were laminated they look great.
I would like to get my hands on one of those mods for the rear of the coffin, it improves the look 100%. I honestly thought that the place I bought BSD from had heat folded a bit of left over plastic and screwed it to the coffin, it is a shocker. If anyone has one spare or knows where I can get one that would be great.
I still have a little way to go to get my machine working 100%, I think fooling around in the guts of it may have caused a few problems, MIST no longer works properly and I keep getting other errors on the tests. I will keep trying to fix these and post my questions when all else fails!
BSD is such a great game and one that I think I will be keeping for a very long time, the kids were playing it tonight and are pretty well hooked I think.
Thanks again to everyone for their input, and I will be sure to contribute where I can.