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Data East pinball club


By PinballManiac40

4 years ago



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“Do you have any Data East Pinball machines??”

  • Yes, I have one. 361 votes
    58%
  • I have one or more. 169 votes
    27%
  • Considering buying one or more. 56 votes
    9%
  • No, never 32 votes
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#801 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

Thanks for posting I was going to do voltage test before buying a new DMD. I'm going to install NVRAM.

Good. NVRAM is an easy install for DE games since the old RAM is already in a socket. http://www.pinitech.com/products/6264_nvram.php

Start with section 4.7.6 to be sure you don't have a burnt wafer connector at CN1. If F7 (1/2amp) fuse is blown on the power supply, no doubt the high voltage section will need to be rebuilt. http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Data_East/Sega#Small_128_x_16_DMD_Display

Also check the 2 (5amp) fuses that are mounted on the metal sheet in the backbox just below the power supply.

#802 2 years ago

Also, there are the resistors that go bad. 1/2 watt I believe, not sure.

#803 2 years ago

I'm in the club.

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#804 2 years ago

Back to the future! Very nice!

3 weeks later
#805 2 years ago

Hey fellow club members... quick question and seeking advice on something.

I'm wanting to replace my PPB board for my TFTC, and there are the obvious choices from a variety of sellers like Rottendog for $125, Xpin for $159, and then you have the random eBay seller who has refurbished ones for $65 give or take. Normally, I don't mind treating my game to nice things and get the Xpin, but I'd like to see if anyone knows of any other outlets, like reputable pinheads who service and sell refurbished boards?

If nothing comes up, I'm fine going with Xpin, as they have free shipping all this month and their products seem to have a good following.

Any advice or thoughts is much appreciated!

#806 2 years ago
Quoted from davebart5:

... quick question and seeking advice on something.

I've had a Rottendog in my DE SW for years without any issues.

#807 2 years ago

Just joined the data east family recently...

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#808 2 years ago

Just cleaned up a WWF and it is a really fun game!

#809 2 years ago

Star wars owner here....love the Data East titles.

#810 2 years ago

I've got original, xpin, and rotten dog in my 4 DE machines. If you can get a refurbished original, I'd go that route. I've had random compatibility issues with the other 2 depending on the other boards in the machine. If everything else is original then all 3 options will work.

#811 2 years ago
Quoted from Aflacjack:

Star wars owner here....love the Data East titles.

aflacjack have you tried the newr SW code in your machine? It is great. It makes the ramp shots less important, and adds the ball-save (pluse other stuff).

#812 2 years ago
Quoted from pudealee:

I've had a Rottendog in my DE SW for years without any issues.

Awesome. Good to know. If I go new maybe it is worth the $30 savings to go Rottendog over Xpin.

Quoted from shicketmaster:

I've got original, xpin, and rotten dog in my 4 DE machines. If you can get a refurbished original, I'd go that route. I've had random compatibility issues with the other 2 depending on the other boards in the machine. If everything else is original then all 3 options will work.

Great info and exactly what I was worried about. Capability issues. The rest of the boards are originals.

I would prefer to go with a refurbished original, but hesitant to grab a random one off eBay, and I'm not familiar with any sources right now.

Thanks guys!

#813 2 years ago

I got my first Data East pin recently. A pretty nice Phantom of the Opera.

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#814 2 years ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

I got my first Data East pin recently. A pretty nice Phantom of the Opera.

Sure you will make them as good as new , picture blurry what is the pin on the left ? Sorry T3

#815 2 years ago
Quoted from davebart5:

Hey fellow club members... quick question and seeking advice on something.
I'm wanting to replace my PPB board for my TFTC, and there are the obvious choices from a variety of sellers like Rottendog for $125, Xpin for $159, and then you have the random eBay seller who has refurbished ones for $65 give or take. Normally, I don't mind treating my game to nice things and get the Xpin, but I'd like to see if anyone knows of any other outlets, like reputable pinheads who service and sell refurbished boards?
If nothing comes up, I'm fine going with Xpin, as they have free shipping all this month and their products seem to have a good following.
Any advice or thoughts is much appreciated!

Beware of original board Ebay ads. There is a difference between someone selling a pulled working board versus a refurbished one. Pulled working board doesn't mean any parts were changed and still can fail in short term, especially if the smaller electrolytic capacitors were not changed.

Far as aftermarket boards, I would go with a XPin power supply as there have been better long term reliability and many less issues out of the box.

#816 2 years ago
Quoted from pudealee:

aflacjack have you tried the newr SW code in your machine? It is great. It makes the ramp shots less important, and adds the ball-save (pluse other stuff).

#818 2 years ago
Quoted from Aflacjack:

No I havent. How do I get the code?

I can burn roms...sending PM

#819 2 years ago

Number 11 joins the club!

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#821 2 years ago

Since my Jurassic Park group was growing so well, I decided to go make a Data East Pinball owners group just now. So if you're on Facebook, come check them out!

Data East Pinball Owners Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DataEastPinballOwners/
Jurassic Park Pinball Owners Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JurassicParkPinballOwners

Who's going to be the first Data East member request?

#822 1 year ago

My wife just requested to join the JP book face group

#823 1 year ago

I want to give a shout to Meloyelo51 for burning the Chad H 6.0 roms for our new Jurassic Park pinball we purchased three weeks ago. Thank you

#824 1 year ago

Anyone know the translight glass size for WWF?

Comparing the opening size and glass of other games I think it would be 26" x 22.5" but double checking before i get a piece.

3 weeks later
#825 1 year ago
Quoted from Aflacjack:

No I havent. How do I get the code?

Several places have this, chadh is really the one you should chat with, he is the one updating the ROM code at this point. I have 1.04 in one of my DE SW, and it's terrific. I have 1.06 in the other one. you can get 1.03 thru 1.05 here https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=Star+Wars+Data+East+ROM as well as the EPROM chips.

for more information on the ROM versions and staying current, check out Chad's site: http://www.pinballcode.com/

#826 1 year ago

Hey Creeps, if all goes well I'm about to join the club in a couple of weeks... Fingers crossed!

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#827 1 year ago

LAH is a very underrated game. It was a bargain when I got mine at $1200. I have not had to put much into it. I will never sell it!
Great game.

#828 1 year ago

I picked up a Laser War the other day and I might have a pending deal worked out on another gem at expo.

#829 1 year ago

BTW, looking for an upper left spinner for LW if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.

#830 1 year ago
Quoted from Sub7vn:

Several places have this, chadh is really the one you should chat with, he is the one updating the ROM code at this point. I have 1.04 in one of my DE SW, and it's terrific. I have 1.06 in the other one. you can get 1.03 thru 1.05 here https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=Star+Wars+Data+East+ROM as well as the EPROM chips.
for more information on the ROM versions and staying current, check out Chad's site: http://www.pinballcode.com/

PM me when you're ready for 1.07
I just may know a guy

#831 1 year ago

Hey fellow DE owners/experts... I'm having a switch matrix wrinkle in my TFTC I just can't iron out. I started a thread the other day to call in reinforcements to help me see this one through.

Here is the thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tftc-switch-matrix-issue-any-help-is-greatly-appreciated

Here's what's happening mid-game or in a switch test...
1.) When the left spinner is activated and I hit both flippers while it's spinning, the captive ball switch activates

2.) When the right spinner is activated and I hit both flippers while it's spinning, the right ramp exit switch activates

3.) When the ball is in the power scoop and I hit both flippers, the middle spinner is activated

Switch matrix chart attached below, and you'll notice that the two bottom right corner lines contains all of these switches in question.

If anyone has experienced this, or any ideas, I am very thankful for any and all suggestions.

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#832 1 year ago

Regarding the TFTC switch issues,

On one (or more) of the switches you listed one (or more) of the following is faulty:
-one or more switch is bad
-one or more switch is wired backwards
-one or more of the switch's wires is touching where it should not be touching (fell off, ect.)
-one or more of the switch's diodes is bad

There could possibly be a solder splash on the backside of the MPU's switch connection components but that would usually affect an entire row or column and you are not see such symptoms. Likewise, a failing pre driver transistor would show a problem with an entire column so that's not likely either. So I would start by focusing on the play field, looking for the cause.

#833 1 year ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Regarding the TFTC switch issues,
So I would start by focusing on the play field, looking for the cause.

Thanks Snyper! I'm going to look at each switch involved very closely again. I really appreciate the advice here.

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#834 1 year ago

I'm in.. just picked up a star trek .sorting out some issues .

#835 1 year ago

I recently bought a 91 star trek data east.
For 1 the dmd durring normal scoring only will freeze up and make no sense and do jumbled up scoring ect .but will go into video mode no problem during game play ..
In attract mode it's perfect..
I purchased two new ribbon cables to be safe from different companies.. same thing ..soon as I shut the game down or reseated the plugs it's good for a while ?
Another is switch 27 and 28 were not registering in switch test .?? I replaced one switch of the two and now it has a error come up telling me there bad ? I tried putting the original switch back in and it still comes up as a error but stil won't register in manual switch test ? I'm gonna try to replace the other switch that was not registering wich was switch upper left hole top switch number 28.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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#836 1 year ago

Ok I replaced both switch 27 and 28.. same thing ??I notice switch 29 has no diode ?

#837 1 year ago
Quoted from Milltown:

Ok I replaced both switch 27 and 28.. same thing ??I notice switch 29 has no diode ?

You need to replace the 33k, 1/2 watt resistor on the DMD, I believe it’s R95 (but there are write-ups about it on here). I had the same problem with my Hook; I changed the Resistor and the problem went away.

#838 1 year ago

Mod I made for star trek. Spok with six shooter and a spotlight on spok for extra ball...

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#839 1 year ago

Where are all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at? Of course I don't have the cash right now for one. But I've been watching for one off and on. I want a project to redo. With so many made there doesn't ever seem to be any floating around. Maybe one every once in a while. Where are they all at?

It's like most other tittles there is one for sale all the time! No shortage. But turtles just doesn't seem to come up often.

#840 1 year ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

I want to give a shout to Meloyelo51 for burning the Chad H 6.0 roms for our new Jurassic Park pinball we purchased three weeks ago. Thank you

Make sure you donate to ChadH's website--he did all the work.

#841 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Make sure you donate to ChadH's website--he did all the work.

I did donate to Chad H website

Thanks

#842 1 year ago

Playing Secret Service tonight. Started to give points without ball hitting anything. Anytime I hit a flipper was scoring.

New problem for me. Anyone experience this?
Thanks in advance.

#843 1 year ago

Probably just a switch in the vicinity of the flipper mechanism set too close and the vibration of the flipper is triggering it. I'd guess one of the sling shots.

#844 1 year ago

Thanks Freeplay40. Looks like it was a slingshot on top playfield. Appreciate the quick feedback. Pinside is great.

#845 1 year ago

Troubleshooting Help
Have a secret service that is acting up. During game play it is just ending game and the Bad Switch None comes up. Game restarts fine.
Is not happening on a regular basis usually only during a long high scoring ball.
Anyone experience this?

Secret Service

#846 1 year ago
Quoted from stlmo:

Troubleshooting Help
Have a secret service that is acting up. During game play it is just ending game and the Bad Switch None comes up. Game restarts fine.
Is not happening on a regular basis usually only during a long high scoring ball.
Anyone experience this?
Secret Service

check 5v and C2 cap

#847 1 year ago

I've been sorting out issues on my 91 star trek
.originally i was having display issues .
Certain times only on scoring the display would get jumbled and freeze up..
I decided to install updated game and display roms .
The problem went away and actualy worked perfect ..
Now at certain times never consistently when a ball drains a new ball will shoot into the shooter lane and automatically fire into the pf with no notification on the dmd ect .
I'm going to tear into this issue tonight .I'm wondering if anyone has had this issue or were to start lookin.
I'm going to try the original 91 game rom for starters.
Thank you ..

#848 1 year ago

I am interested in picking up a DE Star Trek. Anyone near Chicago have one for sale? Or does someone in the Chicago area have one I can borrow for 6 months?

#849 1 year ago
Quoted from Milltown:

I've been sorting out issues on my 91 star trek
.originally i was having display issues .
Certain times only on scoring the display would get jumbled and freeze up..
I decided to install updated game and display roms .
The problem went away and actualy worked perfect ..
Now at certain times never consistently when a ball drains a new ball will shoot into the shooter lane and automatically fire into the pf with no notification on the dmd ect .
I'm going to tear into this issue tonight .I'm wondering if anyone has had this issue or were to start lookin.
I'm going to try the original 91 game rom for starters.
Thank you ..

Quoted from freddy:

check 5v and C2 cap

#850 1 year ago


Quoted from ChadH:I am interested in picking up a DE Star Trek. Anyone near Chicago have one for sale? Or does someone in the Chicago area have one I can borrow for 6 months?

This is how rumors get started lol

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