(Topic ID: 164475)

Color DMD displays

By Brandon

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by Dmod
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#1 3 years ago

Hi all,

I have visited the Headquarters Beercade river north location in Chicago and noticed that their Addams Family pinball machine with ColorDMD is flickering, hard to read, and letters coming in and out, etc. The Headquarters Beercade location off of Sheffield had a Theater of Magic that had the same symptoms with their Color DMD display. Is this a common problem or perhaps there were some loose connections with their displays in their machines? I'm in the market for a Color DMD display for my Addams Family pinball machine and was hesitant on getting one due to the problems I'm seeing on those machines. Has anyone else seen this issue with these displays? Thanks!

#2 3 years ago

I just put them in my MB & CFTBL. It has only been a few weeks but no issues here. They look great !

#3 3 years ago

It sounds like a power issue, maybe a loose plug. I am up to 14 ColrDMDs. The first one I installed was for an AFM back when it was the first and only game supported. I have not had any issues. Addams looks great and once you see it [working properly] there is no going back to orange.

#4 3 years ago

That ribbon cable that runs in the middle of the backbox for the DMD controller was probably loose. That will cause all kinds of weird issues.

#5 3 years ago

I have had two for several years now with no problems. I will be getting more when my wallet allows.

#6 3 years ago

It's hard to identify the problem from the description, but this doesn't sound normal. If you have any video, you or the operator can send it to us at info@colordmd.com.

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