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Centaur Club.....Members Only!


By vster23

5 years ago



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#951 24 days ago
Quoted from Fortytwo:

Good tip, ill give it a try!! I have seen some protector sets on eBay, any suggestions that others had success with?

I got mine from BAA/PPS, but they were in a laserific marked bag. The fit was too tight to the flipper (dragging on the rubber). So I got out the dremel and shaped it back until they were clear.

#952 24 days ago
Quoted from lordloss:

I bought a centaur playfield. It's missing the 5 bank drop target.... Anyone have a spare to sell!?
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Pics for reference of part I need

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#953 24 days ago
Quoted from lordloss:

Pics for reference of part I need
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I’ve got two five drop banks from a night fever playfield. Appears to be a very similar design. This one has the coil on the opposite side but the parts can be swapped around.

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#954 23 days ago
Quoted from Fortytwo:

any suggestions that others had success with?

I used polycarbonate plastic... for the return lanes... put the OEMs on top... never had them break?
It was done many years ago.
Stern's Fight 2000 wanted one to drill two holes and add a metal guide rail just under the plastic.

#955 23 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

I used polycarbonate plastic... for the return lanes... put the OEMs on top... never had them break?
It was done many years ago.
Stern's Fight 2000 wanted one to drill two holes and add a metal guide rail just under the plastic.

Thanks. I had a F2K. And that change was actually a stern bulletin. Mine had it done already.

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#956 12 days ago

I see there have been some playfields printed in the past but didn't find any available for sale. Are these still around or do we know if they are printing more?

Thanks

Edit:
I saw the mirco was talking about running these, hopefully this happens soon!

#957 12 days ago
Quoted from ViperJelly:

I see there have been some playfields printed in the past but didn't find any available for sale. Are these still around or do we know if they are printing more?
Thanks
Edit:
I saw the mirco was talking about running these, hopefully this happens soon!

I sent a playfield to Mirco and I am trying to patiently wait for a new playfield.

#958 12 days ago
Quoted from ViperJelly:

I see there have been some playfields printed in the past but didn't find any available for sale. Are these still around or do we know if they are printing more?
Thanks
Edit:
I saw the mirco was talking about running these, hopefully this happens soon!

CPR did a run a of playfields some time ago however event those are hard to come by now. I just glad a have a NOS playfield onhand to put into mine whan I start restoring it.

#959 12 days ago

You just don't know if they will be run again. I don't remember if CPR did one or two runs. I recall turning down a Centaur for $650 because the playfield was trashed....otherwise in good condition. I bought quite a few playfields over the years from CPR and Kevin said the were going to do a "boutique" run of 17 Centaurs well after the first run. Believe he said it was for employee benefit. Anyway, he asked me if I wanted one.....Hell Yes. I've only got 2 playfields left...Centaur and Eight Ball Deluxe. The quality on both of these is extraordinary. But alas, I also have a Centaur to restore.

Check that Mirco Thread here on Pinside. Pretty sure the Centaur playfield has been lobbied to them. Look through and if you see it, chime in as well!

#960 10 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I don't remember if CPR did one or two runs.

They did two runs.

If you remember, the first run had a couple "special" playfields where they did a base white layer over the entire surface. The end result was a true black/white/red playfield with the most noticeable difference being a white shooter lane.

The second run was much shorter, maybe 30 playfields. I believe they were just using up extra stock of inserts on hand. I think they did a small run of Xenon at the same time. I bought a playfield from this run and asked Kevin if there was any possibility of getting another "special" playfield made. He said the only reason they made them in the first place was because the wood was ugly and they needed to paint it. They had no plans to make any more like that.

#961 10 days ago

Any one need a nos playfield send me pm

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#962 5 days ago

Re this post and the issue with the random strange sound that I'm still having an issue with https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/centaur-clubmembers-only/page/15#post-3932337

Quick update is I now have ALL new boards including the parlor city pinball repro centaur say it again board and the Mypinballs @applejuice Squawk and Talk board and I have replaced multiple diodes and caps and connectors and I'm over it.

Just this week yet another Centaur owner posted on my local Aussie Arcade forum that he is having the same issue, and someone replied that it is sound #19 which seems to be an unused sound on the soundboard.

So that has me wondering would it be possible for someone to hack the sound rom and remove that unused sound so that myself and others who are struggling with this issue don't have to put up with this sound or the endless troubleshooting?

Is there anyone here that can do it or could you suggest anyone that I could ask? and then burn it to a rom that I can put in my new S&T soundboard?

#963 4 days ago

Can someone post a pics of J1 on the squawk and talk board? My new-to-me centaur has no sounds. My J1 looks pretty hacky. From the circuit diagram, I should see pins 16, 17, & 18 used, but I don't even seem to have wires for them. My J2s on squawk and talk and the say it again are pretty hacky too.

I wish there were wire colors in the diagram.

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#964 4 days ago

Both of those connections are correct from the factory.

The connection to the say it again board has the gel in the connectors for the gray wires.

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#965 4 days ago
Quoted from djblouw:

Both of those connections are correct from the factory.
The connection to the say it again board has the gel in the connectors for the gray wires.
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Wow, that's ugly. Thought it had to be a hack, especially with the circuit diagram. Thanks for the confirmation, I'll start by replacing the connectors with like connectors then.

#966 3 days ago

Broken speaker wire brought sound fx back.

Shitty pots are killing speech, if I press the speech one Centaur talks to me.

J3 is not actually used.

Still missing my background drone. Anyone had sound fx, speech, but no drone?

#967 3 days ago

You probably have no echo on the speech, along with no background sounds. Connectors, amps, caps, bad SAD chip, etc. Go figure.

#968 3 days ago
Quoted from EvanDickson:

Still missing my background drone. Anyone had sound fx, speech, but no drone?

Are all settings 16 and up set to 03 from the front door test button?

#969 3 days ago

Did anyone here snag the 1 owner Centaur from the Mr Pinball ads a few days ago?

#970 2 days ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Are all settings 16 and up set to 03 from the front door test button?

This! I missed the line in the manual about setting #18, thank you! No rebuild required at this time.

#971 2 days ago
Quoted from pincoin:

Did anyone here snag the 1 owner Centaur from the Mr Pinball ads a few days ago?

It was a scam. He would not accept cash upon pick up. Had to wire it to his bank. If that's not a tip off, I don't know what is. Not happening here.

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