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


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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 47 votes
    43%
  • I would want to get a few single plastics, some are missing on my pin 43 votes
    39%
  • My pin has some beaten up plastics but I prefeer original plastics 3 votes
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  • Nah, waste of moey. the pin plays well without / with warped and beaten up -plastics. 16 votes
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#1301 8 days ago

Thanks Chad I'll check into that. Two questions:

Are there any reasonable power board replacement options? The guy I usually have do my board work is.... Overwhelmed.

Is there any way, less of plugging it into another DE game which I don't have, to test and see if the DMD itself is good? My seller told me to let him know if it ended up needing replaced and he'd get it done. But if it's good I don't want to even mention it.

#1302 8 days ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Thanks Chad I'll check into that. Two questions:
Are there any reasonable power board replacement options? The guy I usually have do my board work is.... Overwhelmed.
Is there any way, less of plugging it into another DE game which I don't have, to test and see if the DMD itself is good? My seller told me to let him know if it ended up needing replaced and he'd get it done. But if it's good I don't want to even mention it.

https://xpinpinball.com/
They have some good product.

Edit, I see they are out of that particular power supply.

#1304 8 days ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Just brought one of these and the dmd isn't working (wasn't when I showed up either). How do I determine if it's the dmd itself or something else? Everything else seems to function okay on this. I have 4.73V on the power plug for the controller board.
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Looks like some of your insert light are out also. Top of the wire harness area at CN8 looks burnt on your board and the wire harness wires look wrong compared to mine. I have a wire on that top pin . I think if you buy the board Chad recommended you will be good to go there and fix that harness to have the correct wiring. I actually just replaced the same board myself.

Also you should be able to take your dmd out of another Stern in your collection and pull the board off and swap the dmd to try in another machine. I just did this with a Austin Powers DMD from a LW3 but thats whitestar to DE and your going whitestar to SAM so Im not 100% sure on that.

#1305 8 days ago
Quoted from Phbooms:

Looks like some of your insert light are out also. Top of the wire harness area at CN8 looks burnt on your board and the wire harness wires look wrong compared to mine. I have a wire on that top pin . I think if you buy the board Chad recommended you will be good to go there and fix that harness to have the correct wiring. I actually just replaced the same board myself.
Also you should be able to take your dmd out of another Stern in your collection and pull the board off and swap the dmd to try in another machine. I just did this with a Austin Powers DMD from a LW3 but thats whitestar to DE and your going whitestar to SAM so Im not 100% sure on that.

Inserts are good on it, they were just off in that particular pic as he was playing for some reason.

The board definitely has issues and either needs fixed or replaced, I just don't know if the dmd also has problems. There's no way the dmd could cause a new or repaired power board to present new issues? I'm fine with dealing with one issue and moving to the next, just want to make sure I don't spend money and then immediately break what I replace because I didn't do my due diligence in verifying something.

#1306 7 days ago

Does anyone know where I can find this part circled? It's the shooter lane gun piece. I am having no luck finding one.

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#1307 7 days ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Inserts are good on it, they were just off in that particular pic as he was playing for some reason.
The board definitely has issues and either needs fixed or replaced, I just don't know if the dmd also has problems. There's no way the dmd could cause a new or repaired power board to present new issues? I'm fine with dealing with one issue and moving to the next, just want to make sure I don't spend money and then immediately break what I replace because I didn't do my due diligence in verifying something.

Buying a PIN2DMD and hoping that fixes my issues. If the only section of the power supply with issues is the DMD portion then an LED display should be fine...I hope. Game plays great otherwise.

Bottom portion (the easy part!) is looking good. Still a lot of work to do.

I don't suppose anyone has any of the pieces shown in the latter pics--they don't need to be perfect. Discards from a replacement, etc, would be just fine. I'm referencing specifically the rear left plastic, the helicopter plastic, one target sticker (maybe someone bought a set and didn't need them all?), and the mirror.

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#1308 6 days ago

do you know if there's a store that ships chad's 3.01 roms to Europe (Italy)?
thanks

EDIT: just bought from Matt's Basement Arcade

#1309 6 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

Does anyone know where I can find this part circled? It's the shooter lane gun piece. I am having no luck finding one.
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OUCH!
More vintage Data East parts that you would never think would be missing.
LW3 have been scrapped...that is a tough call.
#500-5492-00
Maybe one of the Ramp guys could make the form part?

#1310 6 days ago

i need a little help with my new lw3. first question is it normal to see 53vdc at my launcher coil wires while a game is not in play or the triger has not been pulled? back story here, i brought it home and never got to play it because the launcher coil had melted. i also noticed some bad spots on the ppb so i replaced that board with a rottondog ppb and a new coil. it seamed to fix it and it played fine for about 45 min and then the coil smoked and i found q4 on the ppb had shorted. i put a new rotton dog power supply in it and replaced q4 on the board. im waiting on another new coil but just threw my meter across the coil wires and noticed the 53v while not in play. i hate throwing parts at a problem so any direction would help greatly.

#1311 6 days ago

Done for now! A few more touches (and a new PIN2DMD) and it'll be on the market for the next guy. Fun game, in spite of the super cheese callouts and music.

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#1312 3 days ago

chad have you got a list of the new Audit & Adjustments according to latest 3.01 version?
Thanks

#1313 3 days ago
Quoted from Blamer:

chad have you got a list of the new Audit & Adjustments according to latest 3.01 version?
Thanks

https://www.pinballcode.com/lw300

#1314 3 days ago

Thanks for the link, I was thinking about a merge between original and new chad's settings.
If it doesn't already exist I'll try writing it

#1315 3 days ago

So I just saw the Chad code. Where can one purchase these ROMs as I do not have a way to burn them?

#1316 3 days ago
Quoted from bowtech:

So I just saw the Chad code. Where can one purchase these ROMs as I do not have a way to burn them?

https://mattsbasementarcade.com/product/lethal-weapon-3-pinball-data-east-cpu-display-rom-chip-set/

#1317 1 day ago

Chads code is great, and the latest pin2dmd files work with it as well.

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