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Data East Power Supply: Williams Space Shuttle SS

By SeaOttre

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

Barring the fact I just noticed this BLUE PCB was running my system 9 williams space shuttle (vs every other component that has a 535 williams sticker on it)...

Is the ID for this board 100887? or 5336? How are Data East PS numbered?
Why is it blue? I can't find anything in google images that has a blue PCB?
Any thoughts on year this was produced?

Apparently it runs my SS fine.
Thought the first thing I did, when I got the pin 3 months ago was replace the entire CN8 plug as it was a bit melty and scorched (you can see the aftermath on the the relay above).
So... is this normal: Replace a system 9 PS with a Blue Data East PS?

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#2 2 years ago

That's interesting wonder who came up with that idea and if any wiring had to be changed or just plug n play. I like the blue pcb masking.

#3 2 years ago

My Data East Time Machine came with a Williams power supply

This power supply originally came from a Laser War (001, the first Data East pinball game) with serial number 5336.

See also at the serial number dbase:

Notice the 2 different style transistors applied in the high voltage section. One is a MJE3x0, the other an SDS20x which you find older Williams power supplies. Strange mix-up, later Data East power supples had 2 MJE transistors (340, 350).

#4 2 years ago

Thanks for the info! That helps focus my searches. Was just reading up on how to "bullet proof" my Williams Board (aka Vid). Seems like a moot point now given I have a DE PS (which in of itself appears to be hacked). Do you have an easy link to DE PS schematics/specs?

#5 2 years ago

PS is not likely hacked as you think. This power supply design is common to Data East machines as well as Williams and Sega.


#7 2 years ago

Amusing thing was that I had been staring at the Williams circuit diagram and referencing connections, etc. on the [Date East] PS board, without realizing it wasn't a Williams board. First time pinball owner (3 months now)... picking up on all the "obvious" details bit by bit.

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