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


By mima

6 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 39 votes
    43%
  • I would want to get a few single plastics, some are missing on my pin 34 votes
    38%
  • 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. 14 votes
    16%

(90 votes)

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#651 18 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

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.

That would be great. Does it light up?

#652 18 days ago

yeah lights up and spins when its supposed to (like multiball and shoot again)

#653 18 days ago

I got mine from ali, here is the link :
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32815817502.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dNeR5QL

Blue is the best off course, before installation I tried in my car (do not this!)

#654 18 days ago

I've got a spare motor/light unit as I changed mine to an LED flasher. GL_Pinguy

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#655 17 days ago
Quoted from vulcan903:

I've got a spare motor/light unit as I changed mine to an LED flasher. GL_Pinguy[quoted image]

I am interested, PM me.

#656 15 days ago
Quoted from onlydjz:

I got mine from ali, here is the link :
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32815817502.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dNeR5QL
Blue is the best off course, before installation I tried in my car (do not this!)

I may do this with a blue one on mine. How does it wire in with that car adapter plug? I assume you gotta cut it off and hardwire?

#657 15 days ago

I bought two lights, one red and one blue. When they both turn on you can't miss it. You will have to replace the bulbs with LEDs. This is the only picture I could find on my work computer...

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#658 15 days ago
Quoted from FLASHBALL:

I may do this with a blue one on mine. How does it wire in with that car adapter plug? I assume you gotta cut it off and hardwire?

As I remember you can apply direcly with the original voltage. I purchased a socket and did the modification. Only one thing remained : the metal plate to the top I do not want to drill or do some other terrible and unreversible mod. Four screws will fix this.

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#659 15 days ago

I have a poor video during the game lol.

#660 15 days ago

Does anyone make plastic protectors for this game? I wanted to replace my homebrew repros with NOS but it's nice to protect them so the new plastics won't break.

#661 15 days ago

In the process of cleaning and refreshing my LW3. New rubber kit from Game Room Guys seems to be good other than the two missing mini post rubbers. The Pinballbulbs.com LED kit from Marco is a bit confusing. This is my first LED kit and I do not really understand all of the LED bulb types and where they go. I wish they had a better chart for the GI bulbs. The flasher and backbox diagram looks good. The three spot lights for the center of the playfield are cool, but I had to go to their website to figure out what they were and where they were supposed to go. It has a light strip that goes behind the flippers, there was nothing in the pack for those either. The kit looks great, I wish the instructions were better. Flipper rebuild. new sleeves in the other coils and new yellow targets from Marco. I ordered all 5, Marco missed one. I hope they can get it to me this week. Now all I have to do is add the topper and this will be all set for my grandson next weekend.

End of report....

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#662 15 days 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?

+ one on the Indy handle and these are easy to find

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#663 15 days ago
Quoted from newy16216:

+ one on the Indy handle and these are easy to find[quoted image]

Awesome. I might have to try this.

How about a Terminator 2 gun handle? The T2 gun looks more similar to the original than the IJ gun.

#664 14 days ago

Tried to fit a Pin2DMD in my Lethal Weapon 3 today and it was a complete fail! The LED panels on the Pin2DMD are much deeper than the original DMD and push up against the perspex in front. It's practically impossible to get washers / spacers in lift it clear of the front and would also need longer screws. I also tried it out of the machine and the display was all messed up. The data cable is the same, but are the pins different?

Dropped one in my Williams TOM no problem, but this has been a nightmare.

Any advice would be appreciated?

#665 14 days ago

Question for those who installed LEDs in their LW3. What did you use for the shooter lane flasher. The flasher LEDs that came in the kit do not seem that they would work that well in there. I am thinking if building some sort of reflector.

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#666 14 days ago

Yes!

#667 13 days ago

I have an original LW3 handle if someone needs them, I also have some misc parts as well left over from a parts machine

#668 13 days ago
Quoted from GL_Pinguy:

Question for those who installed LEDs in their LW3. What did you use for the shooter lane flasher. The flasher LEDs that came in the kit do not seem that they would work that well in there. I am thinking if building some sort of reflector.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Just keep it simple. I used one of the Flex Flashers from Comet. Fits perfect.

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#669 13 days ago
Quoted from TxJay:

Just keep it simple. I used one of the Flex Flashers from Comet. Fits perfect.

There is one of those in the kit, now I know where it goes. Thanks.

#670 11 days ago
Quoted from GL_Pinguy:

Question for those who installed LEDs in their LW3. What did you use for the shooter lane flasher. The flasher LEDs that came in the kit do not seem that they would work that well in there. I am thinking if building some sort of reflector.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Pinballbulbs are great; but their instructions kinda suck.

Not trying to be an ass; but I was able to fit the full size flasher in the shooting lane with little trouble. Maybe you can move the top bulb up abit more?
If you need a picture I can provide one after work.

Good Luck.
MM

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#671 9 days ago

Can anyone who has done LEDs recently give me a count for how many bayonets bulbs you needed total? (Backglass, GI, and all the inserts)
I'm getting ready to LED multiple projects and want to buy in bulk. Just a close estimate is all I need. Thanks.

#672 7 days ago

Hey guys and girls.... one question.... HOW THE HELL do I take off the "Mar Light" cover?
I have the OEM style and I don't see how to and I don't want to break anything.

Thanks!

MM

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#673 7 days ago

Doesn't the cover have three hex head screws?

#674 5 days ago
Quoted from madmatt1:

Not trying to be an ass; but I was able to fit the full size flasher in the shooting lane with little trouble. Maybe you can move the top bulb up abit more?

The large flasher fits in there fine, it just looks weird. (See Photo) The instructions could have been better, be we figured out and it looks great.

Quoted from TxJay:

Just keep it simple. I used one of the Flex Flashers from Comet. Fits perfect.

The Flex light that I had was not a flasher, so I will have to order one. But first I need to figure out why the standard flasher that I put in does not flash. I am guessing broken wire or something like that. All of the rest of the lights work and look great now they are LEDed.

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#675 4 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Doesn't the cover have three hex head screws?

Nope..... I see no screw at the top and under the light. I'm a little scared to turn it and break something; but I really want to change the bulb.
I can add pictures if that would help?

Thanks,

MM

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#676 4 days ago
Quoted from GL_Pinguy:

The large flasher fits in there fine, it just looks weird. (See Photo) The instructions could have been better, be we figured out and it looks great.

The Flex light that I had was not a flasher, so I will have to order one. But first I need to figure out why the standard flasher that I put in does not flash. I am guessing broken wire or something like that. All of the rest of the lights work and look great now they are LEDed.[quoted image]

Yea... and I know it looks silly but it works great for me.

MM

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#677 4 days ago
Quoted from FLASHBALL:

Can anyone who has done LEDs recently give me a count for how many bayonets bulbs you needed total? (Backglass, GI, and all the inserts)
I'm getting ready to LED multiple projects and want to buy in bulk. Just a close estimate is all I need. Thanks.

Hello... I have instructions from Pinballbulbs.com for the Ultimate LED Kit, would you like a copy?
I can scan it and send it tomorrow after work. That will tell you everything you need.

Thanks,

MM

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#678 4 days ago
Quoted from madmatt1:

Nope..... I see no screw at the top and under the light. I'm a little scared to turn it and break something; but I really want to change the bulb.
I can add pictures if that would help?
Thanks,
MM
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Did somebody epoxy the plastic cover to the top of the back box then?

#679 4 days ago
Quoted from madmatt1:

Hello... I have instructions from Pinballbulbs.com for the Ultimate LED Kit, would you like a copy?

Perfect. Yes please! Thanks!

#680 4 days ago
Quoted from madmatt1:

I can add pictures if that would help?

Yeah, send a pic. Let's have a look at that.

#681 3 days ago

Ok.. here are the LW3 pinballbulb.com instructions.

Enjoy!!!

MM

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LW3 Pinball LED[1061].pdf
#682 3 days ago

OK.... HELP... here are a few pictures of my Mar Light.
Help me open it; please.

Thanks,

MM

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#683 3 days ago

O.K. That is not factory!!! You have a mod. I think some one glued it to the cabinet.
You can see the small holes for were the OEM cover was attached.
The cover, it might be attached with double sided stick tape.
I would try and use a heat gun and a flat putty knife to see if it can come lose.
I would test in a small hidden area first to see what is going on...

#684 2 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

O.K. That is not factory!!! You have a mod. I think some one glued it to the cabinet.
You can see the small holes for were the OEM cover was attached.
The cover, it might be attached with double sided stick tape.
I would try and use a heat gun and a flat putty knife to see if it can come lose.
I would test in a small hidden area first to see what is going on...

Well,CRAP!!!! Atleast now I know..... Thanks!

I have a new problem..... I was playing a game last night and every time I launched a ball the game would stop and reset.
The sound would stop, lights would stay on and my flippers still work; odd!
I then power cycled the machine several time and It would happen every time I launched a ball.

Any thoughts?

I have not had a chance to dig in yet.......but when I get a chance I will check all my fuses and power levels.
Extra info, I do have a Color DMD, Xpin PS, and a RD main board (mpu)

I can also make a short vid if that would help.

Thanks in advance......

MM

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