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Data East pinball club


By PinballManiac40

5 years ago



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

  • Yes, I have one. 450 votes
    58%
  • I have one or more. 220 votes
    28%
  • Considering buying one or more. 69 votes
    9%
  • No, never 35 votes
    5%

(Multiple choice - 774 votes by 746 Pinsiders)

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#2051 50 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

The part #090-5030-OT coil is the same thing...
[ -0T ] is for diode placement... Top or Bottom of coil bobbin.

Excellent thank you sir - I appreciate the insight.

#2052 49 days ago

Hey All - I have to change the backglass lift trim on my DE Batman.

Unless it's overkill... I had wondered what people do with the new trim -- if I should add a strip of electrical tape or anything on the bottom the glass or the inside of the new trim where it'll be touching the backglass to help with friction or rubbing against the artwork?

Thanks,

#2053 49 days ago

Also -- does anyone make a replacement sticker for the Museum on a DE Batman? or have any recommendations on where to look? I don't need a whole set from Marcos.

#2054 48 days ago
Quoted from JohnJN:

Hey All - I have to change the backglass lift trim on my DE Batman.
Unless it's overkill... I had wondered what people do with the new trim -- if I should add a strip of electrical tape or anything on the bottom the glass or the inside of the new trim where it'll be touching the backglass to help with friction or rubbing against the artwork?
Thanks,

Friction tape, not electrical tape.

#2055 48 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Friction tape, not electrical tape.

Thank you!

#2056 48 days ago

For the Lethal Weapon 3 owners...

Lethal Weapon 3 v.3.00 patch has been released!

You can find it here:
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You can read all about the changes here:
https://www.pinballcode.com/lw300

Hope you all enjoy this update. This one was a lot of fun to work on. The game is better than ever now!

#2057 47 days ago
Quoted from JohnJN:

Also -- does anyone make a replacement sticker for the Museum on a DE Batman? or have any recommendations on where to look? I don't need a whole set from Marcos.

I’ve seen them before, but don’t remember where. Maybe Pinrescue Australia?

Marco has full decal sets for $50.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/820-5060-XX

#2058 47 days ago

TA is stripped down, getting nook and cranny cleaning, new blue display, replacing some other molding and hardware. I think the opaque red shooter rod is much better.

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#2059 47 days ago

And got another one of these

I really need a replacement big ramp. Not the presumed HUO one I had before, but overall pretty nice.

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#2060 44 days ago

Selling a brand new LED color DMD for LAH if anyone is interested. You can use it on other DE games, you just need the ROMs for it.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/100836

#2061 42 days ago

Anyone have any cool apron card designs for DE Batman?

#2062 42 days ago

Does anyone by chance have a high quality scan of the DE Batman Museum sticker?

#2063 42 days ago

Just posted my new Batman apron cards for sale, and I have other DE games also: http://aproncards.com

#2066 41 days ago

Thank you! I was hoping to not have to purchase the complete sticker set but it's looking like I will have to.

#2067 38 days ago

Wanted to share my new chrome apron logo solution: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/finally-new-chrome-logo-solution-for-data-east-aprons#post-5810505

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#2068 37 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

This happened with my MNF, caps are going bad. Sounds would reset after every ball

I may have missed this but does anyone have a source for the HUGE capacitor on the DE power supply? Mine is definitely bad and slowly drains until it no longer can keep capacitance as the game runs. I can’t find the massive one and my game does NOT have the holes for multiple smaller caps

#2069 37 days ago

I might be sending a PM soon. My tmnt DE apron is looking a bit rough.

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#2070 37 days ago
Quoted from durgee7:

I might be sending a PM soon. My tmnt DE apron is looking a bit rough.
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Definitely seen better days.

#2071 37 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I may have missed this but does anyone have a source for the HUGE capacitor on the DE power supply? Mine is definitely bad and slowly drains until it no longer can keep capacitance as the game runs. I can’t find the massive one and my game does NOT have the holes for multiple smaller caps

Which Game... What version of power supply?...
I never had the "big cap" go bad but I know the small caps go bad and cause odd problems.

#2072 36 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I may have missed this but does anyone have a source for the HUGE capacitor on the DE power supply? Mine is definitely bad and slowly drains until it no longer can keep capacitance as the game runs. I can’t find the massive one and my game does NOT have the holes for multiple smaller caps

We need to know more details...

#2073 36 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Just posted my new Batman apron cards for sale, and I have other DE games also: http://aproncards.com

Nice! PM sent.

#2074 35 days ago

I have 8 pins in my line up and all I play is LAH. I don't know what specifically about it that I enjoy so much but such a great pin.

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#2075 35 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

I have 8 pins in my line up and all I play is LAH. I don't know what specifically about it that I enjoy so much but such a great pin.
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LAH was my second to last pickup (Hook) and I'm convinced it is one of the best pins DE made in this timeframe as far as I'm concerned, certainly better than Jurassic Park which a number of people hold in high esteem! It shoots sweet, has a number of modes and good use of Arnold's call outs. My only bitch is the music could have been better done, Jurassic Park and Phantom of the Opera are outstanding in this area.

#2076 35 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

My only bitch is the music could have been better done

Get a pinsound, better speakers and the Cap'n mix - totally worth it! Sounds just like the movie.

#2077 35 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

I have 8 pins in my line up and all I play is LAH. I don't know what specifically about it that I enjoy so much but such a great pin.
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That Baywatch looks immamaculate (even with the legs on it)!

#2078 35 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

I have 8 pins in my line up and all I play is LAH. I don't know what specifically about it that I enjoy so much but such a great pin.
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I agree! Such a great value for LAH. Whenever I have guests over its usually everyone's favorite to play. Its fast, great shots, easy to understand the rule set, and a fun theme. LAH and Laser Wat are my 2 favorite DE games!

#2079 35 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

That Baywatch looks immamaculate (even with the legs on it)!

That Baywatch was a full teardown and all new parts installed. When the Color DMD was available I purchased it that day. There are photos of all the work I did in the Baywatch thread.

#2080 35 days ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

That Baywatch was a full teardown and all new parts installed. When the Color DMD was available I purchased it that day. There are photos of all the work I did in the Baywatch thread.

Not that your machine isn't great, but I think you missed my attempt at a little humor (then again, I did misspell "imamaculate", kind of funny that I misspelled a misspelled word) - only one of the the greatest threads ever on Pinside: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-baywatch-nearly-imamaculate

#2081 35 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Not that your machine isn't great, but I think you missed my attempt at a little humor (then again, I did misspell "imamaculate", kind of funny that I misspelled a misspelled word) - only one of the the greatest threads ever on Pinside: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-baywatch-nearly-imamaculate

Yep I remember that thread.....I was posting in there too about my Baywatch when I owned it.

#2082 35 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

That Baywatch looks immamaculate (even with the legs on it)!

I just checked and it has more than 600 plays. Whew...

#2083 33 days ago

Just put on DE chrome overlay from Mr_Tantrum. Easy install and looks great.

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#2084 31 days ago

Is anyone in need of a wiring harness for a DE Batman? I’ve come across a semi-populated playfield and dont need of the wiring at all.

DM if needed.

#2085 31 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Just posted my new Batman apron cards for sale, and I have other DE games also: http://aproncards.com

Quoted from drummermike:

Just put on DE chrome overlay from Mr_Tantrum. Easy install and looks great.

And I just got my Tantrum apron cards. Look great!

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#2086 30 days ago

Outta curiosity — is there a preference of rubber for the front of the bat cave posts that better protects the cave from hits?

Of the two playfields I have, they both have different rubbers - then looking through the galleries it seems that everyone has a different style.

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#2087 28 days ago
Quoted from JohnJN:

Outta curiosity — is there a preference of rubber for the front of the bat cave posts that better protects the cave from hits?

I was going to build a custom Batman kit shortly on Titan’s site, and was thinking about going with the bells if they’ll fit.

I have standard sleeve posts on there now.

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#2088 28 days ago
Quoted from JohnJN:

Outta curiosity — is there a preference of rubber for the front of the bat cave posts that better protects the cave from hits?
Of the two playfields I have, they both have different rubbers - then looking through the galleries it seems that everyone has a different style.
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Data East Rubber post.
Note:
545-5260-00 N.L.A.
Long tapered black post. Hard shore.
This is the closest replacement I could find...
Gottlieb - 30003Y+
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#2089 28 days ago

Hello! Would anyone happen to have an extra right side playfield hinge to sell? My BTTF is missing it. Also looking for other BTTF parts (Ramp/PF) that are not available on my usual places.

#2090 25 days ago

Just checking into this thread since I own tftc and tmnt... hopefully soon to be robocop this weekend.

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#2091 25 days ago
Quoted from P1nhead:

Just checking into this thread since I own tftc and tmnt... hopefully soon to be robocop this weekend.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Come join us and show that Robocop off when you get it.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/robocop-club-if-you-own-one-or-use-to/page/15

#2092 25 days ago

Will a Williams side rail fit on a Data East game? ..Looking at a chrome replacement like this one...The overall length is the same and appears to be the same...would like to get rid of the nails too...http://www.pinballplating.com/new-parts/gen3-williams-side-rails-h7zlf

#2093 25 days ago
Quoted from monkfe:

Will a Williams side rail fit on a Data East game? ..Looking at a chrome replacement like this one...The overall length is the same and appears to be the same...would like to get rid of the nails too...http://www.pinballplating.com/new-parts/gen3-williams-side-rails-h7zlf

The link you provided says those chrome rails are 51.4" long. On my Robocop the rails measure 50.5" long. So it looks you would have to cut an inch off of these chrome rails. That would be doable.

I think, but cannot confirm, that flipper buttons are in the same position on most pinball machines.

The area that looks different is the angled cut to allow for the lockdown bar to fit. It looks like it is a long, shallow cut. Robocop has a shorter, steeper cut.

I think, but cannot confirm, that Williams lockdown bar is wider than the DE/Stern lockdown bars.
What might happen if you install these on your DE pin is that there will be a gap between your lockdown bar and the rail. If there is a gap, it will not be a large gap and it might be enough to bother you.

If the gap did turn out to bother you, you could locate a Williams lockdown bar and receiver and swap those two parts out.

In the end, it is a pinball machine. There is enough length in the rails that if you want to make it happen you can make it happen.

Let's say the flipper holes did not line up. Go to the hardware store an buy some 1" dowel rod and fill your two flipper holes, attach the new rails and with a hole saw, cut new holes for the flippers that match the holes in the rails.

#2094 24 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

The link you provided says those chrome rails are 51.4" long. On my Robocop the rails measure 50.5" long. So it looks you would have to cut an inch off of these chrome rails. That would be doable.
I think, but cannot confirm, that flipper buttons are in the same position on most pinball machines.
The area that looks different is the angled cut to allow for the lockdown bar to fit. It looks like it is a long, shallow cut. Robocop has a shorter, steeper cut.
I think, but cannot confirm, that Williams lockdown bar is wider than the DE/Stern lockdown bars.
What might happen if you install these on your DE pin is that there will be a gap between your lockdown bar and the rail. If there is a gap, it will not be a large gap and it might be enough to bother you.
If the gap did turn out to bother you, you could locate a Williams lockdown bar and receiver and swap those two parts out.
In the end, it is a pinball machine. There is enough length in the rails that if you want to make it happen you can make it happen.
Let's say the flipper holes did not line up. Go to the hardware store an buy some 1" dowel rod and fill your two flipper holes, attach the new rails and with a hole saw, cut new holes for the flippers that match the holes in the rails.

Nope they're the same length ...here is a pic of mine

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#2095 24 days ago
Quoted from monkfe:

Nope they're the same length ...here is a pic of mine
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I am at 50 1/2". You are at 51". what you are interested in are advertised as being 51.40". You should be OK.

I think you will be OK to use them. But you do have the risk that there will be a small gap between your lock bar and the chrome rall. Compare the angle of cut at your 50 inch mark to the angle of the chrome rail you want to buy. It is hard to say from just a picture but I do think you would be OK.

#2096 24 days ago

Didn't even get a chance to see the machine, someone else snatched it up. one day...

#2097 24 days ago
Quoted from monkfe:

Nope they're the same length ...here is a pic of mine
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It's a "bare foot" long. Get it?

#2098 24 days ago

Happy long weekend everyone (who's got one) - curious about the following pics from homerdalors31 (I tried messaging him directly but his inside mail wasn't taking messages).

I noticed on the machine page pics section that the user has raise the batcave plastic off the playfield a bit, and was wondering if anyone else has done this and if it's a successful mod to the game?

I'm assuming it's to keep it from taking ball hits and/or raising it to see the cave art underneath.

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#2099 24 days ago
Quoted from P1nhead:

Didn't even get a chance to see the machine, someone else snatched it up. one day...

I sent you a PM yesterday. If you want a Robocop check out my PM.

#2100 22 days ago

Does anybody know where I can get a right flipper bracket for my Star Wars? The usual suspects seem to be out of stock. The screws on mine are stripped, so the flipper sags.

Thanks

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