(Topic ID: 85210)

Data East Playfield Swap - Switch 44 Sockets to B/W Type?

By herbertbsharp

6 years ago

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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by bjoechamp
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“Should I Switch Data East 44 Sockets to B/W Type?”

  • Good Idea, do it! They should have made them that way. 2 votes
  • Awww hellll naww, keep it original 0 votes

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#1 6 years ago

I'm doing my first playfield swap and it's a Data East with the dreaded stapled GI sockets. I'm contemplating replacing the GI lamp sockets with the B/W type that screw in to the playfield and running insulated wire. I figure it will probably be easier than trying to re-use the old ones and will make future maintenance and lamp changes easier. Anyone else ever do this? Good idea? Sacrilege? Advice? What do you think?

#2 6 years ago

No one should have to dismantle half a machine to change a light bulb. This results in the lights staying burnt out. Of course change them out so they can be removed from the bottom.

#3 6 years ago

Yes I agree, switch over to the 1/4 scew retained b/w sockets. They probably saved a lot manufacturing wise but aggravated operators who were taking layers of play field off to access bulbs. To me it's cheap manufacturing, to them it's more profit. That's a tough balance.

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