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DataEast - Lethal Weapon 3 (lw3) club - Join if you have one or haf one...


By mima

7 years ago

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“I am planing to make my self a set of repro plastics and are considering a making a very very limited run of sets. Are there any interest out there for this?”

  • I would run and grab me a set since there are no NOS made for this pin 46 votes
    43%
  • I would want to get a few single plastics, some are missing on my pin 43 votes
    40%
  • My pin has some beaten up plastics but I prefeer original plastics 3 votes
    3%
  • Nah, waste of moey. the pin plays well without / with warped and beaten up -plastics. 16 votes
    15%

(108 votes)

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#601 1 year ago
Quoted from kba78:

They are the same as the ones underneath the brunt one. The schematic should show you what they are too

And used games dont always come with schematic's. Thanks for your help. I didnt actually realize they we all the same just flipped around at first.

#602 1 year ago

The Kick back coil on my LW3 started smoking a few months ago and I haven't had a chance to look into it until now.

At first inspection the plunger wouldn't budge at all. After taking it apart, it looks like the plastic section of the plunger melted to the inside of the sleeve. I threw the MM on and it measured 1.7ohm. This means it's cooked right?

Anyone ideas what might have caused this?

Now in regards to replacing this thing... My coil says AE-23-800-05 on it. "-05" isn't noted in my manual, and even so, -05 on the Marco site looks completely different...
Can anyone suggest an appropriate coil to replace this?

Thanks!

#603 1 year ago

Can anyone recommend some good replacement targets? Can't find any of the yellow ones around.

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#605 1 year ago
Quoted from Roy6585:

Can anyone recommend some good replacement targets? Can't find any of the yellow ones around.[quoted image]

I swapped mine out with blue and red ones then put an led board in the back.

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#606 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Anyone know a good source for voltage boards? I'm trying to help a buddy and cannot for the life of me get his 5V line to cooperate.

I've put in new fuse clips, fuses, caps, new LM723, the DB tests with in limits, new 2N6059 which actually tests BELOW the .4 - .6 I expected, tested at around a .38 something if I recall.
Used this as a refrence point:

http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Data_East/Sega#Missing_5VDC

Anything I've obviously missed?

Quoted from vec-tor:

The small caps.

Replaced C5 and C6 and still no 5VDC, it does keep blowing F7, ordered new diode bridge. Could that be the culprit even though it is testing OK?

2 weeks later
#607 1 year ago

Few more bits to do but it's coming back together.
I need a 5VDC for the car lights to work.

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#608 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Replaced C5 and C6 and still no 5VDC, it does keep blowing F7, ordered new diode bridge. Could that be the culprit even though it is testing OK?

Replaced bridge diode, still blows F7. To summarize above efforts, every component in the 5V line has been replaced and all traces for 5V have been "toned" out.
Any ideas?

Who works on Data East boards?

Thx

#609 1 year ago

I had this happen once drove me crazy.
Ended being the chip at ic1, can't remember the chip number off the top of my head. Worth a shot though

#610 1 year ago
Quoted from kba78:

Ended being the chip at ic1

Yes, the original one this board was toast, had corrosion under it. Cut it out, soldered in a socket and put in new IC, no effect.

3 weeks later
#611 1 year ago

Still very slowly working on this, what purpose does this fuse serve, it just goes directly to ground?

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#612 1 year ago

Just bought a Lethal Weapon 3...... going to change all the rubbers. Titian rubbers are on sale.... 20% off.... I'm thinking of going all orange.

Good or Bad idea ???

I know blue looks great but I did that to my Last Action Hero.

Any suggestions are welcomed.

MM

OUT

#613 1 year ago

I went blue, but my other thought was titan red.

#614 1 year ago

I went grey with mine throughout and it was nice and subtle

#615 1 year ago
Quoted from madmatt1:

Just bought a Lethal Weapon 3...... going to change all the rubbers. Titian rubbers are on sale.... 20% off.... I'm thinking of going all orange.
Good or Bad idea ???
I know blue looks great but I did that to my Last Action Hero.
Any suggestions are welcomed.
MM
OUT

I went all Titan rubbers as well but I did a combo of blue, orange and yellow where it made since to me.

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#616 1 year ago
Quoted from TxJay:

I went all Titan rubbers as well but I did a combo of blue, orange and yellow where it made since to me.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That looks great, it gives me some ideas for mine. I see you have the interactive dynamite mod installed now, how do you like it?

#617 1 year ago
Quoted from dpannell:

That looks great, it gives me some ideas for mine. I see you have the interactive dynamite mod installed now, how do you like it?

Oh yeah, cool! And with an LCD readout? Am interested to learn more about how you did this!

#618 1 year ago
Quoted from johnstewart:

Oh yeah, cool! And with an LCD readout? Am interested to learn more about how you did this!

Thanks! Here is the thread on the dynamite mod and some pics/videos demo.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lethal-weapon-dynamite-mod

#619 1 year ago

This is my lw3, I'm looking for some nice mods .. But this pinball is very underrated and not very considered

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#620 1 year ago

pin2dmd or colordmd
pinstadiums or DIY version of pinstadium
dpannell sells the dynamite mod

#621 1 year ago

Thanks, very beautiful the dynamite mod,

#622 1 year ago

Mirror blades is a good idea for this game as the backboard is mirrored too, a nice cheap mod

#623 1 year ago

Thanks

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#624 1 year ago
Quoted from jamex:

This is my lw3, I'm looking for some nice mods .. But this pinball is very underrated and not very considered[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Here are the mods I made to mine a few years ago:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lethal-weapon-3-pinball-mods

#625 1 year ago

Your mods are spectacular, congratulations. It would be a dream for me to be able to install some of them on my lw3 but I am not able to build them

#626 1 year ago

Hey guys,

In the middle of a restore.... and I have two question.....

A- On LW3 shot.... is there an exit gate (behind the shot)? If so what's the part number.

B- On the main, center ramp, what is the part number to that gate switch(with the arm) and what does that do?

Thanks....

MM

OUT

#627 1 year ago
Quoted from jamex:

Your mods are spectacular, congratulations. It would be a dream for me to be able to install some of them on my lw3 but I am not able to build them

Thank you!

#628 1 year ago

Do you sell ready-to-install kits? The train and the car are amazing

#629 1 year ago

This is my restored Leathal Weapon 3


#630 1 year ago

Very beautiful

#631 1 year ago

I have 3 3's to bring back from the dead!!

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#632 1 year ago

Mines just about done, apart from a crackle in the speakers in attract.

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#633 1 year ago

On my LW3 when the ball comes off the drop targets it shoots across the play field and hits the inside of the cabinet. See attached picture. It's starting to chip away at the paint. Does anyone know what the cabinet blue paint code might be or a close match. Is there anything to adjust how the ball comes off the drop targets? A tension adjustment??? Does anyone make a set of pin/game blades for this title?

Thank You In Advance,
Pete

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#634 1 year ago

You should have a clear plastic above the targets to prevent air balls.

#635 1 year ago

This is a picture of my friends machine and it has the same plastic as mine, so I am sure this is an original plastic to prevent air balls.
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#636 1 year ago

Thank you now, I need to find it.

#639 1 year ago

I made one with a dremel and a piece of lexan.

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#640 1 year ago

Wanna make me one too?

#641 1 year ago

any lethal owners have this issue....my game will only boot up if the coin door is opened first....if i try to switch the game on with the coin door closed the only thing that turns on are the back glass and playfield lights....dmd ..coils and controlled lights are all dead

#642 1 year ago

Put battery pack in to the big panel.

#643 1 year ago
Quoted from onlydjz:

Put battery pack in to the big panel.

replaced the batteries with a nvram recently

#644 1 year ago

Hi guys. I know of a few people who own LW3s that are missing the gun handle on the cabinet. Is there anyone who reproduces these or 3D prints them?

#645 1 year ago
Quoted from itshowtime:

replaced the batteries with a nvram recently

check it out first
http://techniek.flipperwinkel.nl/desega/index3.htm#factory

also check the wires of the lock switch

#646 1 year ago
Quoted from arolden:

Hi guys. I know of a few people who own LW3s that are missing the gun handle on the cabinet. Is there anyone who reproduces these or 3D prints them?

Ive seen it replaced with an Indy handle, and it looks great

#647 1 year ago
Quoted from peteyhugs:

On my LW3 when the ball comes off the drop targets it shoots across the play field and hits the inside of the cabinet. See attached picture. It's starting to chip away at the paint. Does anyone know what the cabinet blue paint code might be or a close match. Is there anything to adjust how the ball comes off the drop targets? A tension adjustment??? Does anyone make a set of pin/game blades for this title?
Thank You In Advance,
Pete[quoted image]

This is the closest I could find when I was restoring mine. More then likely it will be too bright. You can mix the colors down to make it a little darker, or just repaint the entire wall. I used this color for mine when I restored it and was pretty happy with it, but I did make some tweaks to it. Someone else posted this before on here so I take no credit for it.

Valspar
half pint size(7.2 fl oz.)
Base 4 94101(on front of can)
4008-10C Cosmic Blue Satin
102-24 113-8.5 105-0.125

#648 1 year ago

tada! Thanks peteyhugs

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#649 1 year ago

I am in the process of cleaning and LEDing my LW3. I notice that mine may have been a Japanese re-import. (See Photo) It does not have a topper and I would like to add one. It never had one originally as there is a screen screwed over the access hole on the top. How hard are the toppers to find, aftermarket or original. Would it just plug into the plug at the top of the machine? Thank you in advance for your help.
Tom

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#650 1 year ago

I got one for like 20 bucks on amazon. It just sits on top and Ive had no issues with it. I can take pix when I get home if you'd like.

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