(Topic ID: 136029)

Bride of Pinbot, newbie, issues

By bonanza

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

Hello fellow pinheads,

Just bought a Bride of Pinbot for $900 from a neighbor. It plays well but has some issues with the display missing lines, few lights out, some artwork missing around the legs. So my questions:
how expensive is it to send out the display for repair?
Who do you send it to?
If I get a professional to shop the machine any idea how much it should cost and what would be included?
Thinking of switching the lights to LEDs - costs to do that?

The machine is still in my car so all you get is car pics.



#2 4 years ago

I need some neighbors like that.

#3 4 years ago

learn how todo it urself trust me when i started i did not know anything. unless someone knows of someone here who is not crazy in it for the money aspect only... down this side things are abit crazy, people who charge crazy amounts todo a rubber ring change and call that a service make me sad.

the display issue could be the displays themselves going bad, in that case best to change it to some new led version.
u can buy pinscore from http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PS-12232-P16 they are $329.00, but maybe cheaper elsewhere
there is also x-pin that cost $199 http://www.lakesidepinballparts.com/pinballdisplayboards.html
not sure what is better, surely a search on the forum will provide u with some answers as to what to chose.

led lights it depends on where u buy from. this job u can do urself its not hard.
im told that art from comet pinball. (http://www.cometpinball.com) goes the extra mile when it comes to customer service.
others love cointaker.com
i myself have used pinballlife.com. only thing i can say is dont bother using the single leds, they provide little light. 4 led is probaby best for inserts i found, but for gi u might want to look at the 3 led version perhaps but i have not used that myself. on my pins i did use the single ones at first but learned quickly they are just to dim, the 4led is good for inserts but they shine upwards so for gi they do the job but they dont spread light to the sides as much.

obviously when it comes to leds there are others. but i think some would say that cointaker and comet kinda lead the pack from what i understand.

#4 4 years ago

Get a LED display, LED's GI and inserts will run you a c note max. Shopping it out will depend on condition but not that much and remember even if it costs you 1000 bucks to bring it into good shape you still got a good deal.

#5 4 years ago

Before you think about sending the display away try reseating the connectors. Those ribbon cables are oftern the issue. BoP has 3 ribbon cables on the display. Reseat and give them a wiggle to see if you can workout which one (if any) is causing the issue.
Replacements are here;
These x 2 http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/5795-12653-03
These x 1 http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/5795-10938-30

#6 4 years ago

I had my display going bonkers on my Earthshaker and I thought it was the display.It turned out I had some alkaline damage on the main CPU board from leaking batteries.

#7 4 years ago

Definitely try re-seat all ribbon cables on both ends of the cable, Display and boards.

#8 4 years ago

It would look awesome with LED's...go with Cometpinball.com
Here's a video of the LED upgrade I did on my Getaway HSII...It's an easy job to do yourself!

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