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(Topic ID: 267498)

Data East Simpsons restoration


By cs3030

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

Really want to learn pinball restoration and repairing. Picked up a Data East Simpsons game that needs alot of work but I don't have hardly anything into it, so if I destroy it, I'm not out much money (yet). Anyway, I figured I should start by making sure the game will run before replacing parts and playfield restoration. The game turns on and says the Simpsons opening line and then goes off. Any idea where to start looking where this issue may start from?

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#3 6 months ago

Thanks for the info Atari_Daze!! I narrowed it down to the power supply board and just got a replacement. Machine powers up and will play, but the alphanumeric display will not work. I checked the +100 -100 & 5v at the display and have all three with good numbers. How can I find out if it's the display board that is bad or could it be in another board? From other topics I found they say to verify the power at the board which I did, but I can't find how to test after that.

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