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#4451 41 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

The dredd I just picked up is also having opto issues.
Upper left flipper does not work and dead world MB spits balls and the game loses count and after draining 3 the ball ends.
Have not looked at it yet. Like you, it sometimes works.
Leads me think it could be a cpu issue, or opto, or who knows. Have not had time to fix it yet.

If it were a CPU issue, how would one go about fixing it?

#4452 41 days ago
Quoted from KingVidiot:

If it were a CPU issue, how would one go about fixing it?

Supposed it was, then it could be a connector. Acid damage is commonly the cause.

#4453 41 days ago

Anyone know where I can get the “subway entrance” sticker in the States? I see one place makes them internationally but they don’t ship here…. Mine is a little worn.

#4454 41 days ago

*** Questions from a new Owner of a Judge Dredd w/ Deadworld Mod ***

Hello All;

I got lucky and my Pinside Wanted Add led to me purchasing a beautiful Jedd Dredd locally.

The Deadworld Mod worked great for several days! Then, started acting a bit goofy...

The things I've noticed so far:

1) Check Trough Switch 1 message.

2) Occasionally, during Deadworld Multiball, balls are re-launched until I collect all 4 Jackpots, then continue normally.

My machine is running a Pin-Tek CPU board equipped with a ROM labeled L1-AT Judge Dredd (LED) CPU U6.

My machine has a brand new looking set of Great Lakes Modular Trough Opto Boards.

The Crain Opto was working intermittently. I fixed that issue by replacing the wires from the opto to the connector, and the connector itself.

All optos now seem to work fine. (For good measure, I cleaned all of them.)

The Crain now unloads the balls perfectly every time, after which the Crain stops moving and the Globe stops spinning.

I understand that the Deadworld Mod uses pre-production software. Could both these issues be due to software errors?

For the Trough Switch 1 Error: I was playing the standard game exclusively, so only 4 of the 6 balls were ever in play at one time.
This "feels" like trough 1 was never used in the usual 30 games/ 90 balls, so the switch was tagged for the message.
Manually removing the balls and testing the trough Switch Edges clears the message. I think that playing the Super Game will also clear the message.

For the Multiball: This "feels" like I somehow managed to activate a test mode for testing multiball rewards. The Crain unloads all the balls on the first attempt, then stops, as it should. (It's not trying to unload balls that are not there.) After the last of the 4 jackpots is collected, the game stops relaunching balls and goes back to functioning normally.

Does everyone using this ROM Version have the same issues?

Are there any workarounds (other than uninstalling the Deadworld Mod)?

BTW: What is with the ROM being labeled "(LED)"? I can't find any reference to it online. The pin is equipped with LEDs, but for some reason, these LEDs don't piss me off. They don't seem to turn on and off as abruptly as most LEDs. Is that special software, special LEDs, or my imagination?

Thanks to everyone for their help!

- Mark

#4455 40 days ago

Hi All, wheres the best place to tap in for 12v around the scoop. Have some starpost lights i need to connect. Cheers

#4456 40 days ago
Quoted from Shmilder:

Hi All, wheres the best place to tap in for 12v around the scoop. Have some starpost lights i need to connect. Cheers

Not near the scoop (so requires some longer wires) but just hook them all into one ground wire and one for 12V and tap into the coin door interface board @ connector J2. Pin 4 (grey/yellow) is 12V and Pin 5 (black) is GND. Should have an IDC style connector with the built in splicer and they will accommodate double wires. Heaps easier to do if you have an IDC insert tool (or even better, a Pancon) but can be done manually (and carefully) with a flat blade screwdriver. Doing it this way means you aren't soldering to any place nor using alligator clips.

#4457 40 days ago
Quoted from Mancave:

Not near the scoop (so requires some longer wires) but just hook them all into one ground wire and one for 12V and tap into the coin door interface board @ connector J2. Pin 4 (grey/yellow) is 12V and Pin 5 (black) is GND. Should have an IDC style connector with the built in splicer and they will accommodate double wires. Heaps easier to do if you have an IDC insert tool (or even better, a Pancon) but can be done manually (and carefully) with a flat blade screwdriver. Doing it this way means you aren't soldering to any place nor using alligator clips.

Cheers. I'll have a look.

#4458 40 days ago

Another quick question. When my machine does a ball search or loses track of ball numbers, the plunger fires multiple times and continuesly until it finds a ball. Is this a code glitch or my machine.

#4459 34 days ago

Evening all,

i'm getting a check switch 61 globe position 1 error, am i right this is one of the opto switches within the globe mechanism? what exactly does this control? the error has come out of the blue.

Can anyone also tell me which switch is for the scoop? I don't think mines registering (can't claim jackpot)

Thanks

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#4460 34 days ago
Quoted from Shmilder:

Evening all,
i'm getting a check switch 61 globe position 1 error, am i right this is one of the opto switches within the globe mechanism? what exactly does this control? the error has come out of the blue.
Can anyone also tell me which switch is for the scoop? I don't think mines registering (can't claim jackpot)
Thanks
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#4461 34 days ago
Quoted from Shmilder:

Evening all,
i'm getting a check switch 61 globe position 1 error, am i right this is one of the opto switches within the globe mechanism? what exactly does this control? the error has come out of the blue.
Can anyone also tell me which switch is for the scoop? I don't think mines registering (can't claim jackpot)
Thanks
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If you don’t have a manual, you can download the pdf of it for reference.

#4462 34 days ago
Quoted from metalkatt:

Just picked up my Dredd Saturday. Can’t wait to start modding the heck out of it!!
Already added the mirrored backglass...
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Where did you find a mirrored JD backglass? CPR? Please point to me to it.
How do the backbox flashers show up with the new backglass? Color coded like the original?
Curious to see how this new backglass compares to the original translite. Thanks!
Could you post a video of it in action?
Nice to see JD getting the love that it deserves. Years ago many parts were unobtainium for JD.

#4463 33 days ago

Cheers, but was more trying to figure out what that switch does? why does the world have 2 switches? does it relate to the globes position? ect

#4464 33 days ago
Quoted from HeyYouSir:

Where did you find a mirrored JD backglass? CPR? Please point to me to it.
How do the backbox flashers show up with the new backglass? Color coded like the original?
Curious to see how this new backglass compares to the original translite. Thanks!
Could you post a video of it in action?
Nice to see JD getting the love that it deserves. Years ago many parts were unobtainium for JD.

I bought the back glass from Marco but it’s sold out at the moment. I put 1SMD LED’s in the back box (no colors) to make the glass really stand out. Installed LED flashers too so it pops!!

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#4465 33 days ago

HAUNTED JUDGE DROPS UPDATE #57892

I think I figured it out! The previous owner had done a bunch of after market modifications, so I went through and disconnected various items one by one and narrowed it down to the audio modification.

Here’s a picture of the pieces in question:
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So, is it possible that this audio mod was overwhelming the power and causing the drops to freak out? The power for the speaker was being tapped into the A-14689 board next to the tilt bob. The reason I suspected the audio was that the drops seemed more susceptible to shotgunning when the audio was louder.

Now my question is this. What’s a good audio upgrade solution for Dredd?

#4466 32 days ago
Quoted from Shmilder:

Cheers, but was more trying to figure out what that switch does? why does the world have 2 switches? does it relate to the globes position? ect

I would have to see the switches in person to answer that one. With it spinning in two separate directions, it could have something to do with position?

2 weeks later
#4467 15 days ago

The motor of the underworld doesn't work, i think is because of one of the cogs, i saw that there is new motor selling in the USA, but i can't find any in europe and the shipping price from USA + Vat would be a bit expensive.
there is someone making it or selling it on Europe, or making just the cogs? or the cogs of other motors can work , like the motor for world cup 94?
Thank you for your help

#4468 15 days ago
Quoted from Days:

The motor of the underworld doesn't work, i think is because of one of the cogs, i saw that there is new motor selling in the USA, but i can't find any in europe and the shipping price from USA + Vat would be a bit expensive.
there is someone making it or selling it on Europe, or making just the cogs? or the cogs of other motors can work , like the motor for world cup 94?
Thank you for your help

Is the motor itself works? Any damage on motor gear?

#4469 15 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

Is the motor itself works? Any damage on motor gear?

it's the motor gears, the motor turns but one of the gear doest turn because of wear off with time/use i imagine.
But if needed i buy a new motor, wanted to see if i could repair first.

#4470 15 days ago
Quoted from Days:

it's the motor gears, the motor turns but one of the gear doest turn because of wear off with time/use i imagine.
But if needed i buy a new motor, wanted to see if i could repair first.

The planet assembly contains a lot of parts. Motor is just one item, it's listed as #1 on assembly drawing.
Do you mean the motor is OK, but something in the gearbox is wrong? (The gearbox is not listed in the manual.)
Remove the motor, and check the gears.
If the motor is OK, the gearbox has an issue.
You have 2 options:
1. Rebuild the assy in the USA
2. Buy a new gearbox

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#4471 15 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

The planet assembly contains a lot of parts. Motor is just one item, it's listed as #1 on assembly drawing.
Do you mean the motor is OK, but something in the gearbox is wrong? (The gearbox is not listed in the manual.)
Remove the motor, and check the gears.
If the motor is OK, the gearbox has an issue.
You have 2 options:
1. Rebuild the assy in the USA
2. Buy a new gearbox [quoted image]

yes, it's one of those "wheels /cogs " near the numer 6 and 20.
hooo we can buy just the gear box? would be nice there is a name or a reference for it? it's the same as for world cup 94?

#4472 11 days ago
Quoted from Days:

yes, it's one of those "wheels /cogs " near the numer 6 and 20.
hooo we can buy just the gear box? would be nice there is a name or a reference for it? it's the same as for world cup 94?

This gearbox is unique, it's designed for Judge Dredd.

#4473 11 days ago
Quoted from HeyYouSir:

Where did you find a mirrored JD backglass? CPR? Please point to me to it.

Here you go...

https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-backglasses/judgedredd/

Personally, I have no issues with the mirrored backglass, I think it looks great. There are some comments a bunch of posts back (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/dredd-owners-thread-members-only/page/89#post-7091911) and everyone has their own opinion.

Yes, it's definitely darker than the translite. Not sure what everyone keeps going on about with the mirroring. Does it look like the one in my bathroom? No. Does it look like a mirror? Yes. The problem with just about any backglass is that it's really hard to get good pictures or videos of it. They always seem to look washed out.

Not sure if that helps you or not.

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