(Topic ID: 150865)

Chase rope repair in Data East ST and Hook

By Patofnaud

4 years ago

Topic Stats

  • 28 posts
  • 9 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 months ago by Torre
  • Topic is favorited by 19 Pinsiders


Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 15 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

IMG_5931 (resized).jpg
IMG_5930 (resized).jpg
IMG_5929 (resized).jpg
IMG_5928 (resized).jpg
IMG_5927 (resized).jpg
IMG_5924 (resized).jpg
IMG_5926 (resized).jpg

You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider Torre.
Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

#28 5 months ago

With this old forum thread I was able to rebuild the lights in my Star Trek 25th and I am very pleased with the results so I thought I would “refresh” the topic. When I acquired the ST25 about a month ago, the lights and driver board were missing but fortunately all the wiring was still there. I bought the replacement board from Marco’s and set out to building my own light strips. I purchased 12v 5mm LED’s from Amazon as well as 8mm ID blue air hose tubing. I used this forum thread exclusively for guidance.
This project is not for the impatient person as it took me about 4 to 5 hrs. to do. I’m sure I could do it twice as fast if I did it again because I made some mistakes I would not repeat. First of all the wires in the LED’s are extremely thin and fragile so striping them was a real PITA. Buy extras! Secondly, I thought I could simply push the finished light strips into the blue tubing because they seemed to fit nicely. Don’t do this! They are very fragile and pushing, pulling and general handling of them will break the wires. After several reattempts to get the lights inside the tube which resulted in a lot of re-soldering and replacing broken LED’s, I finally just slit open the blue tubing and “placed” the lights strips inside. This is definitely the way to go so if you are planning to do this project save yourself a lot of time and headache by doing it this way from the start.
Each completed light strip is approx. 18” long and contain 18 LED’s at 1” spacing. All LED’s are soldered to a common lead and every 3rd LED is soldered to a separate ground wire. I covered the bare wire and solder with liquid electrical tape.

IMG_5924 (resized).jpgIMG_5926 (resized).jpgIMG_5927 (resized).jpgIMG_5928 (resized).jpgIMG_5929 (resized).jpgIMG_5930 (resized).jpgIMG_5931 (resized).jpg
Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 40.00
Lighting - Interactive
Professor Pinball
$ 76.95
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Super Skill Shot Shop
From: $ 9.99
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 54.99
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 84.95
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Super Skill Shot Shop
$ 35.00
Filament Printing
$ 10.00
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Gweem's Mods

You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider Torre.
Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside