(Topic ID: 109642)

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. 377 votes
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  • I have one or more. 179 votes
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  • Considering buying one or more. 57 votes
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#1451 12 days ago

I was playing a 2hr session on my LAH last night, and toward the end the right flipper finger grew weak and wouldn't hold anymore, e.g. when the middle chute returned the ball to the right flipper that I was holding up, it would drop down from the impact of the ball.

Any ideas?

#1452 12 days ago
Quoted from Catch86:

Yup[quoted image]

This was a GI connector on my Monday Night Football.

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#1453 12 days ago
Quoted from oradke:

I was playing a 2hr session on my LAH last night, and toward the end the right flipper finger grew weak and wouldn't hold anymore, e.g. when the middle chute returned the ball to the right flipper that I was holding up, it would drop down from the impact of the ball.
Any ideas?

Check the fuse clips on the Flipper Board (in the cabinet) and the Playfield Power Board (in the back box, with the big white resistors).
Clean the mech of the flipper.

#1454 12 days ago

Note: IDC connectors max current is 2.5 amps. It was a bad idea on Data Easts side to use them...
I experimented with other brands that had a higher current rating.
Technically, the PCB should have had "doubled-up" connectors for
the G.I. lighting; like what Williams did on their WPC system.
Even then, it was not a fail safe system.

#1455 12 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Note: IDC connectors max current is 2.5 amps. It was a bad idea on Data Easts side to use them...

Which is why LEDs are a must.

I just got a Secret Service a few weeks ago, change out the lamps was the very first thing done.

#1456 12 days ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

Check the fuse clips on the Flipper Board (in the cabinet) and the Playfield Power Board (in the back box, with the big white resistors).
Clean the mech of the flipper.

Could the fuses affect ONE side only?

But anyway, will check everything on the weekend including coil stops and EOS switches.

#1457 12 days ago

Joining with a lovely, mint-looking Torpedo Alley!

#1458 11 days ago
Quoted from oradke:

Could the fuses affect ONE side only?
But anyway, will check everything on the weekend including coil stops and EOS switches.

Yes, it could.
Mainly the flipper board fuses.
Each flipper is fused seperately.

#1459 11 days ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

Yes, it could.
Mainly the flipper board fuses.
Each flipper is fused seperately.

Ah, got it. Thanks! I‘ll look into that.

#1460 11 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Note: IDC connectors max current is 2.5 amps. It was a bad idea on Data Easts side to use them...
I experimented with other brands that had a higher current rating.
Technically, the PCB should have had "doubled-up" connectors for
the G.I. lighting; like what Williams did on their WPC system.
Even then, it was not a fail safe system.

So switching that J5 connector to molex would help? What's weird is the connector for CN8 still looks good.

I'm not really a fan of leds; I did switch all the GIs on the playfield and backbox to 47s when I first got the pin.

#1461 10 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer67:

Joining with a lovely, mint-looking Torpedo Alley!

Awesome dude have any pictures?

#1462 10 days ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

Yes, it could.
Mainly the flipper board fuses.
Each flipper is fused seperately.

Found the culprit: Fuses are fine, but coil stops are busted.

#1463 10 days ago
Quoted from oradke:

Found the culprit: Fuses are fine, but coil stops are busted.

#1464 8 days ago
Quoted from Ronnie1114:

Awesome dude have any pictures?

Very fun game but a bit easy. I can roll it fairly often. I haven't tinkered yet, but faster slings and a jacking the back legs might help difficulty. I wonder if lightning flips would work, too. The lane change bonus at the back scores way too high IMO and breaks the game. Doesn't seem to be enough reward for sinking the ships(?). Still, I have a fairly large collection and this one looks, sounds and feels FUN after bashing my head against the other brutal games in my collection! Plus, it's my 8-year old's fave to play

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#1465 8 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer67:

Very fun game but a bit easy. I can roll it fairly often. I haven't tinkered yet, but faster slings and a jacking the back legs might help difficulty. I wonder if lightning flips would work, too. The lane change bonus at the back scores way too high IMO and breaks the game. Doesn't seem to be enough reward for sinking the ships(?). Still, I have a fairly large collection and this one looks, sounds and feels FUN after bashing my head against the other brutal games in my collection! Plus, it's my 8-year old's fave to play [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Remember to protect your game for spontanious fire!
Put in fuses before the rectifiers in the back box.
Or you can use a Bridge Board.
More info, goto my website http://www.inkochnito.nl and click on the Bridge Board image (top left image).

Peter

#1466 8 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer67:

Very fun game but a bit easy. I can roll it fairly often. I haven't tinkered yet, but faster slings and a jacking the back legs might help difficulty. I wonder if lightning flips would work, too. The lane change bonus at the back scores way too high IMO and breaks the game. Doesn't seem to be enough reward for sinking the ships(?). Still, I have a fairly large collection and this one looks, sounds and feels FUN after bashing my head against the other brutal games in my collection! Plus, it's my 8-year old's fave to play [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

The translite of that game is incredible

#1467 7 days ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

Remember to protect your game for spontanious fire!
Put in fuses before the rectifiers in the back box.
Or you can use a Bridge Board.
More info, goto my website http://www.inkochnito.nl and click on the Bridge Board image (top left image).
Peter

thanks for the tip!

Quoted from harig:

The translite of that game is incredible

it IS jaw-dropping, is it not?

#1468 7 days ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

Remember to protect your game for spontanious fire!
Put in fuses before the rectifiers in the back box.
Or you can use a Bridge Board.
More info, goto my website http://www.inkochnito.nl and click on the Bridge Board image (top left image).
Peter

Thanks for this info. You recommend this board in home use games? I have had power issues in my Tommy previously. I assume he sells them? Thanks for the help.

#1469 7 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Thanks for this info. You recommend this board in home use games? I have had power issues in my Tommy previously. I assume he sells them? Thanks for the help.

I recommend this board for all games with no fuses before the rectifiers.
Even in home use, if you start smelling something you are too late and the damage is done.
When a bridge rectifier goed bad and shorts this is the result of the wire loom....

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#1470 6 days ago
Quoted from oradke:

Found the culprit: Fuses are fine, but coil stops are busted.

So, changed the coil stops, everything‘s back to normal. And boy where the busted! No wonder the flippers were acting all wonky!!!

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#1471 5 days ago

A hammer and a pining tool and you would be all set.

#1472 4 days ago

Looking to replace the cooling towers on my Simpsons but would have a easier time finding Atlantis. Anyone know if tspp towers will work as replacements?

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