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BSD restoration - a real project


By Pinballer73

9 months ago



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#151 9 months ago

The sound board that came with the game. Will most likely add this to my box of spares to test/repair at a later date.

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#152 9 months ago

When I had all the socketed IC's removed, took the time to clean the legs with a pencil eraser. Unfortunately the legs on the YAMAHA sound chip were very fragile and during the cleaning process I broke one of them off when straightening it up. Hope these are still available or I'll have to attempt to salvage it using a header socket.
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#153 9 months ago

Here's an example of the result you'll get from Evaporust when the item you start with has a good coating of rust that has eaten through the plating.

On my list to learn sometime in the future is how to nickle plate metal, unfortunately I doubt it will be during this project. So many parts and unique mechs could be saved, rather than replaced. Hopefully someone will start a step by step thread on how it's best achieved.

The knocker bracket and backbox lip catch plate. Both had a good coating of rust before entering the tub of magic liquid.
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#154 9 months ago

Some more items from the tub of Evaporust. Some will need to be painted black or replaced as the rust will return at some stage.

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#155 9 months ago

Anyone know if new clear coffin covers are available? This one has a number of stress cracks at the mounting points.

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#156 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Anyone know if new clear coffin covers are available? This one has a number of stress cracks at the mounting points.[quoted image][quoted image]

PPS might still have them .

#157 9 months ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

PPS might still have them .

Thanks Molly, yep they do at $25.

#158 9 months ago

how do you clean your pcbs?
thanks

#159 9 months ago
Quoted from russdx:

how do you clean your pcbs?
thanks

Remove all the socketed chips. Half fill the sink with warm water, quickly dunk the board then use a soft bristle toothbrush with some mild hand soap. Rinse off with warm water, shake lightly then dry off in the sun. Hair dryer or light compressed air over each item. Has worked well for me over many years.

#160 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Remove all the socketed chips. Half fill the sink with warm water, quickly dunk the board then use a soft bristle toothbrush with some mild hand soap. Rinse off with warm water, shake lightly then dry off in the sun. Hair dryer or light compressed air over each item. Has worked well for me over many years.

Ah cool, i have put light boards in the dish washer then dried / compress air after. But never like a processor board. I guess long as its 100% dry it will be fine. Does water get into relays etc...

#161 9 months ago

If there is any item on the board that is not sealed, like a relay etc, water will definitely get in and cause trouble. Either remove it, clean carefully or find another method to clean the board.

A friend in the USA showed me a board cleaner in action one day, in an aerosol can. Simply amazing stuff, spray it on a vertical board and all the grime simply ran off. He hosed the board to rinse it, blew it off with compressed air then left to dry in the sun. Can't remember the name of the stuff, it was in a red can if memory serves me correctly.

#162 9 months ago

Might have been this stuff.

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#163 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Might have been this stuff.[quoted image]

Very interesting, iv used foam cleaner in the past which has simular result of all the grime just runs off.

#164 9 months ago

Nice job!
Why remove the battery holder? Just install batteries that do not leak (Ni-Mh or lithium).
Are you going to install Nvram?

#165 9 months ago

Great work so far!

#166 9 months ago

Your pop bumper coil mechs are made up of the wrong parts. Here's a pic of mine before tear down.

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#167 9 months ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Your pop bumper coil mechs are made up of the wrong parts. Here's a pic of mine before tear down.[quoted image]

Thanks Bryan, I'll check them out in morning. Do you have any plastics left for this game?

#168 9 months ago
Quoted from provato:

Nice job!
Why remove the battery holder? Just install batteries that do not leak (Ni-Mh or lithium).
Are you going to install Nvram?

Mainly just to avoid the tempation of installing batteries on the board. I might look at the NVRAM option as well, however not being able to keep the correct time and date is a downside, midnight madness features don't trigger at the right time.

#169 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Mainly just to avoid the tempation of installing batteries on the board. I might look at the NVRAM option as well, however not being able to keep the correct time and date is a downside, midnight madness features don't trigger at the right time.

No Midnight Madness on BSD

#170 9 months ago
Quoted from dudah:

No Midnight Madness on BSD

That's good to know, thanks.

#171 9 months ago

Great job so far! Following for sure!

#172 8 months ago

More cleaning and polshing, some will need to be regrained to remove the ball tracks.

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#173 8 months ago

Playfield arch came up nice after a good clean.

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#174 8 months ago

Ramp, under playfield trough and the coffin were a mess.20190709_163935 (resized).jpg

#175 8 months ago

That's better, clean now and ready to pack away. The trough cover has yellowed with age, but won't be seen from a players perspective.
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#176 8 months ago

Packing parts away until the playfield rebuild starts.

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#177 8 months ago

Powerbox came up nice.

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#178 8 months ago

Very happy with how this came up considering the starting point when removed from the game.
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#179 8 months ago

Back panel cleaned up.

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#180 8 months ago

The hinges came up well after a thorough cleaning. Unfortunately some of the coating has chipped in places and will need a fresh coat of paint.
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#181 8 months ago

Speaker/display panel needs to be pulled down and cleaned.
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#182 8 months ago

Few spare parts, as luck would have it, they are the mounting hardware for the DMD.
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#183 8 months ago

All cleaned up.

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#184 8 months ago

Unfortunately the display has some fairly decent image burn. Hard to capture it all with the camera.
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#185 8 months ago

Thanks for all the detail Stu...I am about 4 weeks behind you! Only starting with a populated playfield though. The pictures are great. I'm enjoying the detail you are explaining a lot! I will have plastics and parts left over if you need any. Kurt

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#186 8 months ago
Quoted from Jakusu:

Thanks for all the detail Stu...I am about 4 weeks behind you! Only starting with a populated playfield though. The pictures are great. I'm enjoying the detail you are explaining a lot! I will have plastics and parts left over if you need any. Kurt[quoted image]

Thanks Kurt, definitely interested in what parts you will have available.

Good luck with your rebuild. I have heaps more to add to this thread, just have to find time to upload the photos.

#187 8 months ago

Ill be on to you for photos I've missed..there is always one!!

#188 8 months ago

Catching up the thread with my progress to date. Mainly finishing off the cleaning process and should start further work on the playfield this week when time allows.

#189 8 months ago

Speaker display panel clean-up and reassembled.
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#190 8 months ago

Playfield on the rotisserie, or two bicycle stands to be accurate.

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#192 8 months ago

Yellow cable ties installed at the location of each wiring harness support to help with routing when reinstalling. The harness is coming off for a clean.

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#193 8 months ago

Some connections need to be cut to allow the harness to be removed from the playfield and some of the assemblies. Close-up photos and the game manual will help identify which loose wires go where, when it comes time.
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#194 8 months ago

The complete harness removed from the playfield.
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#195 8 months ago

Wire harness supports removed for cleaning.

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#196 8 months ago

Wiring harness loaded into the dishwasher.
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#197 8 months ago

Just about stripped of all parts.

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#198 8 months ago

Mist opto mounting brackets.

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#199 8 months ago

Playfield hardware cleaned and bagged.

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#200 8 months ago

Cabinet stripped of everything other than the ground braid and threaded leg brackets. Vacuumed, then cleaned down. Transformer will need a good clean and paint before being bolted back into place ready for service. Considering sanding back the inside of the cabinet and repainting, but that will have to wait until the weather improves.20190729_132747 (resized).jpg

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