Data east Large DMD Driver Maverick

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Data east Large DMD Driver Maverick


By dwightheinink

14 days ago



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    #1 14 days ago

    Hello,

    A couple months ago I bought a Maverick pinball machine. Cabinet and playfield looks great, unfortunatly the display was missing. So I bought a new color DMD.
    Unfortunatly when I turn the display on it turns white.... Could it be the display driver? I'm sure the display works fine. Does anyone have suggestions to repair? I recently replaced the wires for the 5V, also the capacitors, bridges, processor and eproms... Here some pictures of the driver.
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    #2 13 days ago

    Can you post a picture of the ColorDMD and DMD controller board connected?
    Do you mean all the dots stay on solid white on the ColorDMD?
    Can you press the far right menu button and snap a picture of what shows on the screen?

    Make sure the ColorDMD is set for WS (Whitestar) in the ColorDMD menu.

    #3 13 days ago

    Since Maverick is not yet colorized, it should have been shipped as a Sigma display, which normally is set for white. You can change the single color to any of the 97 color hues you want it to be, just scroll through the menu settings. Not sure if you mean the animations are displaying correct, but are in white instead of orange?

    #4 13 days ago

    Hello, thank you for your reply. Yes, almost all the dots are white. One dot is blue green. If i push the button for the test menu it will make the sound of the menu, but the screen still won't do anything. And I'm also sure all the video cables are connected in the right position.
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    #5 13 days ago

    Currently it does not even look like your game is booting up since I do not see any of the controlled lamps flashing. Is the 5 volt LED, blanking LED, or PIA LED currently lit on the mpu board?

    Can you measure 5v, 12v and -12v on the power supply?

    #6 12 days ago

    All the voltages in the pinball are allright, we replaced the capacitors, dc bridges and cables. The game is playing allright. everything is working fine, except the screen.

    #7 12 days ago

    Still need to see a picture of the ColorDMD and DMD controller board all connected.

    #8 12 days ago

    dmod have a suggestion while waiting on a picture?

    #9 12 days ago

    I think there’s a processor on the display board and there should be a splash screen generated by the display board at boot time. If you’re not getting anything at all the board may not be booting.

    The ColorDMD should only generate a fully filled screen if the display board is sending clock and row strobes but the data line is stuck high.

    #10 12 days ago

    Here Some pictures.

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    #11 12 days ago

    That does not look like the ColorDMD brand DMD.

    I see you have the ribbon cable plugged in wrong at the MPU board. Red strip will indicate pin 1, but you have it on pin 25/26. Flip the cable around and see what happens.

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    #12 12 days ago

    When I turn the cable around nothing happend... the screen stays at ‘pinball sp’
    But Some of the bulbs are flashing very bright.

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    #13 12 days ago
    Quoted from dwightheinink:

    When I turn the cable around nothing happend... the screen stays at ‘pinball sp’

    This looks like progress at least. I am not familiar with the Pinballsp product at all. You probably need to inquire in that product thread or contact the maker of the DMD.

    #14 12 days ago

    I had allready contact with pinball sp. He told me if the screen shows pinball sp, it is wording fine. Could there be anything else wrong? Is their a way to test the dmd controller?

    #15 12 days ago
    Quoted from dwightheinink:

    He told me if the screen shows pinball sp, it is wording fine.

    Technically total bullshit ! A working output does not proof that the input pins are working properly.

    Quoted from Dmod:

    the display board is sending clock and row strobes but the data line is stuck high.

    That is technically absolutely right and I would also bet there is a problem in the data line. Either in the DMD controller or on the pinballSP board. You can verify it with a logic analyzer or simply connect a 128x32 DMD if you have one at hand. I used a Stern 5V LED DMD to see the output of the controller when I repaired mine.

    #16 12 days ago

    I can try this sunday to connect a normal 128x32 DMD. As soon as i have news i'll post it. Thank you all for your help.

    #17 11 days ago

    Yes that’s the PinballSP DMDMK66, not a ColorDMD product. It’s still an excellent ColorDMD alternative. Send me a PM and I will help you.

    #18 10 days ago

    crash Thank you. I've send you a personal message.

    #19 9 days ago

    Hello everyone! I've tested the Maverick with a 128x32 display. That display had the same problem as the DMDMK66. All the pixels are turning on. So I believe it is the DMD controller. Could anyone help me? Is there a way to test the controller?

    #20 9 days ago

    The signals run through a 74HCT240 (U30) before they go to the dmd connector.
    Maybe this got damaged. Check wether the signal is pulsing on pin 2 (SDATA)

    #21 9 days ago

    was the controller working before you added the aftermarket dmd?

    #22 9 days ago

    lucky1 Okay I will check it, do I need a oscilloscope?

    russdx I bought the pinball without DMD, so I don't know if the controller was working. But I believe it did'nt work, because in the picture of the seller I saw the original DMD fully on, same problem as I have.

    #23 9 days ago

    A oscilloscope would be nice but if you measure pin11 of the dmd output it should currently be constantly high and therefore you should read 5V using a multimeter. Check wether pin2 on U30 shows something different.

    #24 8 days ago

    I've tested pin 11. that was around 4.9 V also pin 2 of U30 was around 4.9 V...

    #25 8 days ago

    O.K. Do you have a possibility to test or reprogram the eproms ?

    #26 8 days ago

    I allready installed New eproms from marcospecialties

    #27 8 days ago

    Without proper tools it is hard to guess remotely. Maybe RAM ?
    You should send it to someone who is able to repair it.

    #28 8 days ago

    I'll try to replace the RAM memories... just trying. If it won't work i'll need to order a new one by pinaballSP. Also i ordered a new crystal... hope it works..

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