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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. 356 votes
    58%
  • I have one or more. 169 votes
    28%
  • Considering buying one or more. 56 votes
    9%
  • No, never 32 votes
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#301 3 years ago

Popped the ROM update into my JP just a few minutes ago. Yay and thanks!

#302 3 years ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Hehe. I still can't believe I actually have this. I have a pristine cabinet as well. So 2016 will be the year of the CQ Tommy rebuild. I can't wait.

I've got to ask... is that NOS with after market clear, or a touched up playfield with clear?

It looks AWESOME!

#303 3 years ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

I've got to ask... is that NOS with after market clear, or a touched up playfield with clear?
It looks AWESOME!

NOS cleared by Kruzman.

#304 3 years ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

NOS cleared by Kruzman.

It's a piece of art!

#305 3 years ago

Has anyone found a place to get a large center insert yet? Like the one in phantom?

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#306 3 years ago

Chad is awesome. Must have updates for DE games. Turns ok games into awesome pieces. JP alone is an epic update.
Thanks again for your efforts Chad! May Santa be good to you this year.

2 weeks later
#307 3 years ago

Restoring a playboy 35th, and looking for a sound board to fill the vacant spot in the back box... Anyone for one lying around that works? 520-5002-01. Thank you

#308 3 years ago

Just got a LAH... and loving the SHIT out of it. One of the most under rated games.

MODS coming soon.

MM

OUT

#309 3 years ago

I'm wanting to install slightly weaker flipper coils in my DE Simpsons.

What is the "next size down" flipper coil? The stock coil is 090-5020-30

#310 3 years ago

090-5030-00 is the next lowest flipper coil. BUT I would just add stronger return springs and add a clear plastic above the center targets. Keeps the balls on the playfield.

My Simpsons had tons of air balls and I made the clear plastic for the center targets a little bigger than the plastic by an inch and now no more airballs EVER! Every game with bad airballs off of target banks will benefit from overhanging plastic clear deflectors.

#311 3 years ago

i've owned a lot of DE games. Was loving DE when nobody else really was giving them a chance. But used to hate them back in the early 90's. Felt clunky because of the pops being a completely separate unit, instead of sandwiched in the playfield. Gives them a cheap feel and sound.

The B/W spoons make the pops react very nice.

Currently have

GNR
Torpedo alley
Tommy

Have owned
JP
SW
Time machine
Phantom of the opera
Hook

what the hell is this talk about some pinboard that can do custom music? Never heard of it.

#312 3 years ago

I have a JP that I have had for about 15 years and everything works fine on it. I just got a SW and the DMD has issues (top dots on text characters either do not show or they fade in and out), so I started swapping parts between the JP and SW to see what the problem is (it turns out to be isolated to the DMD display itself). In taking apart the two panels I see that my JP does not have the 2 ground straps (braid covered by clear plastic tubing with star ring connectors soldered on each end) or the metal shield between the DMD and the controller board. Does anyone have any idea where I might be able to get the metal shield?

Ross

#313 3 years ago

Some Data East games offer the ability to print out audits if you hook up a printer. I am curious, does ANYONE still do this today?

#314 3 years ago
Quoted from ChadH:

Some Data East games offer the ability to print out audits if you hook up a printer. I am curious, does ANYONE still do this today?

Good question. I have no need that's for sure.

#315 3 years ago

Does anyone have a dmd/speaker panel for tftc or similar game?

#316 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwhoo:

Does anyone have a dmd/speaker panel for tftc or similar game?

I need one for a friend as well.

#317 3 years ago

I have a fully shopped out, very nice, 100% working, w/LEDs, Guns N' Roses available for sale in Evanston, IL. $5500. Full set of pics available here:
http://www.missilecommand.org/Guns_N_Roses/Guns_N_Roses.html

If interested or questions, please email direct, no pm's.

Joe (joemagiera at ameritech dot net)
joemagiera@ameritech.net

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#318 3 years ago

I love Data East. Hope they get the love they deserve one day.

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#319 3 years ago

Working on color choice still.

#320 3 years ago

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#321 3 years ago

Just after some advice, fixing up a RC, first step a new power cord and on off switch which was missing and seemed to be bypassed. My question is just around what is the best switch and way of wiring in the new switch.

So far I've put through the new power cable but not soldered in the new and out of the old yet and have got 2 switches. If someone could shed some light on the best switch to use that would be awesome.

Switches are;

http://www.altronics.com.au/p/s1042-spst-10a-heavy-duty-toggle-switch/
http://www.altronics.com.au/p/s1052-dpdt-10a-heavy-duty-toggle-switch/

Here's what it looks like below..

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#322 3 years ago
Quoted from Buzz:

I love Data East. Hope they get the love they deserve one day.

Doing what I can.

#323 3 years ago
Quoted from ChadH:

Doing what I can.

Chad, do you have any other Data East pins in your future queue? Ahem, Batman or Phantom?

#324 3 years ago

I love data east pins. Have had 3, have 2 currently. One of the first things I do when a DE pin comes to live with me is upgrade the sound. It only costs like $40-$50 ish and makes a HUGE difference in sound quality. I'm helping a buddy do a DE Simpsons later this week which will be the 4th DE upgrade I've done.

Thought I would post links to the ones I've done.

Last Action Hero:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/last-action-hero-club-come-on-in/page/13#post-2863380
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/last-action-hero-club-come-on-in/page/13#post-2863945

Robocop
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/robocop-50-60-sound-mod-begins-a-little-help

Star Wars
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/data-east-star-wars-clubmembers-fans-welcome?tq&tu=Curbfeeler#post-2346997
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/data-east-star-wars-clubmembers-fans-welcome?tq&tu=Curbfeeler#post-2347878

For games with screen-printed grills you do have to use a spacer. I 3d printed the one on Star Wars but have started making CNC ones now, which is tons faster and makes a way better end result.

Dan

#325 3 years ago

Now that is great idea.

#326 3 years ago

I currently own 3 Data East Machines-R&B-SW-and Secret Service. My first was a Rocky & Bullwinkle---Brought it home, cleaned it up and haven't stopped playing it.....that is until someone posted an add on Craigslist for a DE Star Wars. Secret Service wasn't on my wish list but with two extremely fun DE games I was hooked and I knew I had to own more. I own several top rated machines including MM Remake and Twilight Zone and I have to admit I'm turning to the Dark Side and purchasing every DE game that falls under my radar. Because there are a lot of haters out there, DE machines have the most bang for the buck!!!! Best kept secret in pinball! Let the other guys spend over 4K on a machine that in my opinion pales in game play to most DE games. I'll keep buying DE machines until I don't have room---Then sell an overpriced Stern/Williams, replace it with an under priced DE and have bundle of cash to boot!

#327 3 years ago

I'm looking to get some plastics for my Royal Rumble. Can anyone help. My orange ones need some love

#328 3 years ago

I've had quite a few DE come and go. Tommy, SW, Robocop, PB35th, LAH, LW3, PoTO, R&B, Batman, Laser War, JP, Simpson's, Maverick, WWF. Enjoyed most of them for a while. Others were just eh.

I still have a G&R and got back a TFTC (if anyone has a speaker/dmd panel, lmk.)

#329 3 years ago

I have a chance to buy a RoboCop, but have never played it. What kind of game is it? Fun? Challenging? Holds interest?

And about how much do they go for nowadays?

#330 3 years ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

I have a chance to buy a RoboCop, but have never played it. What kind of game is it? Fun? Challenging? Holds interest?
And about how much do they go for nowadays?

I own one I think it is very fun I have mine setup pretty hard. Very difficult to get the ramp shot on mine. I think they are in the price range of 1000 to 1500 depending on condition. You can't find the ramps but the plastics are available from a place outside the US. if you can get it below 1k and it is in good shape I would buy it.

#331 3 years ago

Well I'm down to one DE, Star Wars, LAH went to a new home today.

#332 3 years ago
Quoted from Curbfeeler:

I love data east pins. Have had 3, have 2 currently. One of the first things I do when a DE pin comes to live with me is upgrade the sound. It only costs like $40-$50 ish and makes a HUGE difference in sound quality. I'm helping a buddy do a DE Simpsons later this week which will be the 4th DE upgrade I've done.

I did this to my Simpsons over the holidays and I am very pleased with the results. Definitely need the L-pad to balance out the sub. I installed mine next to the main volume control inside the cabinet. Thanks for the idea and posts Curbfeeler!

Dan

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#333 3 years ago

I've got a display problem on Hook that I could use some help with. I posted about it in the Hook Club thread, but additional DE eyes on the issue can't hurt.

Original post here - https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hook-club-hook-is-back/page/5#post-2945299

#334 3 years ago

Still looking for a 10k stereo potentiometer for my DE Simpsons, part #123-5000-00.

#335 3 years ago

I've heard a number of people complain about the "scream" at the end of every ball on Phantom of the Opera. Being a new owner, I discovered if you just press a flipper button when the ball is lost, the scream gets bypassed. Don't know if everybody knows that, but it was a nice discovery for me.

#336 3 years ago

I got my Monday Night Football and i love the game. I wish i still had the Star Wars and TNMT sold a few years ago and I'm still crying over it lol.

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#337 3 years ago

I have a Torpedo Alley and JUST adding a Rocky & Bullwinkle. Data East really did a nice job and I'm beginning to sell my System 11 games for some DE titles, more bang for the buck.

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#338 3 years ago

After about 50 plays, the Organ mechanism is now stuck...the door won't close. It just struggles to close over and over. I'm sure I'm not the first owner to get this problem...can someone advise on corrective action? I'm not much of a motor-mechanism guy. Do I need to buy a new motor for it? Youtube video demo of the problem and pics enclosed... Help!

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#339 3 years ago

Not mine, but stumbled across this beautiful wood rail Rocky & Bullwinkle on youtube. Plus a very clever cabinet feature.

#340 3 years ago

Belly bar, cigarette holder, and a beer opener. So cool, thanks for sharing

#342 3 years ago
Quoted from ChadH:

Some Data East games offer the ability to print out audits

I have used the printer connector to tap power for illuminated flipper buttons and other mods... Great power source to avoid going through the cabinet from/to the back box

#343 3 years ago

I'm working on making Tech Charts for all Data East games.
I've started with Laser War and started to work my way up.
When working on my Playboy, I discovered an error in my Playboy Tech Chart.
The center and right pop bumper are reversed in the Tech Chart.

Now I'm working on The Simpsons Tech Chart and I need some help to verify the Special Solenoids.
The manual isn't consistent about naming the pop bumpers and slingshots.

The text says this:
coil 18 right turbo bumper (Q8)
coil 19 center turbo bumper (Q9)
coil 20 left slingshot (Q10)
coil 21 left turbo bumper (Q11)
coil 22 right slingshot (Q12)
coil 23 not used (Q13)

The playfield image next to it tells me this:
coil 17 left turbo bumper (Q8)
coil 18 right turbo bumper (Q9)
coil 19 center turbo bumper (Q10)
coil 20 left slingshot (Q11)
coil 21 right slingshot (Q12)
coil 22 not used (Q13)

Now I suspect the text to be wroung and the image to be right.
Can someone please check and confirm this on a real machine?

Peter
www.inkochnito.nl

#344 3 years ago
Quoted from howdoyouafford:

Not mine, but stumbled across this beautiful wood rail Rocky & Bullwinkle on youtube. Plus a very clever cabinet feature.
ยป YouTube video

I love the light up panels on the side and front. very cool.

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#345 3 years ago
Quoted from pinwhoo:

Does anyone have a dmd/speaker panel for tftc or similar game?

Quoted from PinballManiac40:

I need one for a friend as well.

We are still looking for a TFTC speaker panel.

#346 3 years ago

I have a spare TFTC speaker panel. Bought just in case I had problems modifying my original for a Sigma Color DMD.
Out of town this week however if somebody needs one I will find out the fair market value... Have a new clear plastic DMD cover for it as well!
Regards!

#347 3 years ago

Some DE playfields made the like to be made.
http://classicplayfields.com/order.html

#348 3 years ago

I have a DE Simpsons. The rules say to get the jackpot you have to get a 3 ball multiball going and knock down the 3 pin targets. That is supposed to light the jackpot on the ramp. Shoot the ramp to get the jackpot. But when I knock down the 3 pin targets during 3 ball multiball it doesn't light the jackpot. And doesn't do anything special if I hit the ramp after that. I don't see anything in the settings to turn it off. Anyone have any idea why I'm not getting the jackpot?

#349 3 years ago

My DE Playboy came with no boards, and I am finally done buying boards, but I was hoping that someone that owns this pin might be able to take some closeup pics of the boards with the connectors so I have a better idea of where all of the connectors go on the boards? It would be a great help, and I appreciate it if it can be done. Thank you.

#350 3 years ago

I just finished my Torpedo Alley. Being a submariner I knew I'd like the finsihed product but didn't know I'd like it this much. Added the custom parascope topper with a blue GI and two flashers. After two months of love (and money) it ready to play.

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