(Topic ID: 152844)

DMD out on my CFTBL

By CheapTrick33

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago

The DMD is out on my CFTBL. I had it over at a friends house, got it back today. DMD was working fine for the first couple of games, than went to one line than completely dark/blank. I forgot to grab the key so I can't open it up to look at what I'm pretty sure is a loose or disconnected Ribbon cable. My question is, does it or will it cause any harm to the machine or the non-working DMD to play with a non-working DMD? I have the machine off for now, but was curious if it'd cause an issue to just play the game?

#3 3 years ago

No, no issue caused by playing game with dmd out. First thing to check are the fuses on the dmd controller board. If ok then check voltages at plug and reseat ribbon cables

#4 3 years ago

If you knew 100% that it was fully unplugged it would be safe.
But if it's half plugged in I wouldn't play it and take a chance of doing any damage with only power going to a few connectors.
It's just not worth the headache of causing more problems.
Don't do it !
I think the backglass lock does come off with only 4 security screws.

#5 3 years ago

Thank you for the quick response..Soon as I get the key ill take a look at all of that.

#6 3 years ago

You really dont need a key ... just take the lock out its very easy. Its 2 screws and even if it's the security ones you dont have the correct bit .

#7 3 years ago

If you find out the dmd is bad , I have one you can have. It has one vertical line out on the far right side I think. It should work fine it came out of my Addams when replaced with color.

#8 3 years ago

Thank you...that's very generous of you.

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