(Topic ID: 65987)

Elektra Owners Club & Restorations, Fans Also Welcome


By Hellfire

6 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 774 posts
  • 111 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 9 days ago by Robotworkshop
  • Topic is favorited by 43 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic poll

“What Reproduction parts would you be interested in for Your Elektra Machine?”

  • A Complete Plastics Set for your Elektra By CPR 48 votes
    30%
  • A complete New Playfields SET Including Upper, Main PF, and Bottom Bonus Playfields by CPR. 54 votes
    34%
  • Reproduction Production Backglass By CPR 22 votes
    14%
  • Reproduction of The Original Prototype BackGlass That was Censored. 37 votes
    23%

(Multiple choice - 161 votes by 95 Pinsiders)

Topic Gallery

There have been 312 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

20200522_141537 (resized).jpg
7914310F-D396-41C3-8581-B4CCE011B927 (resized).jpeg
ED4E0A0F-87AF-43F2-8C2E-595B2E3F8EE2 (resized).jpeg
DD8C9DCC-CFDA-403E-B3A1-308E3658016E (resized).jpeg
8E25103E-C217-442F-A176-161F7F6E7BF2 (resized).jpeg
AA92E748-5D45-47F5-AB0A-5FDECFCF8467 (resized).jpeg
54B4F05A-D5A7-4753-904F-363013314BAB (resized).jpeg
094EF341-16FE-4FA3-BEDF-CD4A91C9233D (resized).jpeg
1C027398-2206-44E0-B34E-02C4EBD0410A (resized).jpeg
7A60D292-8C8C-455E-B64D-155031AE27E5 (resized).jpeg
B3A5F955-B84F-49D5-A2D7-B0AEB44581D3 (resized).jpeg
D598D048-86B7-40B7-A8F3-4F5AEE60DA2C (resized).jpeg
93840983-FEBE-44C4-A5CD-EB0A1352DD73 (resized).jpeg
IMG-20200109-WA0011 (resized).jpeg
8CEF0700-449D-45B4-B3F2-1EEFB7E4AD7D (resized).jpeg
Elektra (resized).png

There are 774 posts in this topic. You are on page 16 of 16.
#751 4 months ago

Kinda sorted the lighting problem. Seems that too many Comet LEDs is confusing the lighting circuits. Replaced some with incandescent builds and works fine. I'll test again with some other makes of LEDs to see if it's a common problem to my particular machine.

#752 4 months ago

Hello everyone,
I have evidently have purchased a demon possessed Elektra. From what I understand, the issues have been attempted to be fixed by 2-3 people before me. Before I go into a long explanation, could someone post really clear pics of the 4 MPU connectors and top right connector of SDB? I need to check wire colors and positions. I have checked them against the schematic and have a mystery wire. I can share the weirdness that this machine exhibits after the pics if you want to give your thoughts.
Thanks, Damon

#753 4 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

Hello everyone,
I have evidently have purchased a demon possessed Elektra. From what I understand, the issues have been attempted to be fixed by 2-3 people before me. Before I go into a long explanation, could someone post really clear pics of the 4 MPU connectors and top right connector of SDB? I need to check wire colors and positions. I have checked them against the schematic and have a mystery wire. I can share the weirdness that this machine exhibits after the pics if you want to give your thoughts.
Thanks, Damon

094EF341-16FE-4FA3-BEDF-CD4A91C9233D (resized).jpeg1C027398-2206-44E0-B34E-02C4EBD0410A (resized).jpeg54B4F05A-D5A7-4753-904F-363013314BAB (resized).jpeg7A60D292-8C8C-455E-B64D-155031AE27E5 (resized).jpeg93840983-FEBE-44C4-A5CD-EB0A1352DD73 (resized).jpegAA92E748-5D45-47F5-AB0A-5FDECFCF8467 (resized).jpegB3A5F955-B84F-49D5-A2D7-B0AEB44581D3 (resized).jpegD598D048-86B7-40B7-A8F3-4F5AEE60DA2C (resized).jpeg
#754 4 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

Hello everyone,
I have evidently have purchased a demon possessed Elektra. From what I understand, the issues have been attempted to be fixed by 2-3 people before me. Before I go into a long explanation, could someone post really clear pics of the 4 MPU connectors and top right connector of SDB? I need to check wire colors and positions. I have checked them against the schematic and have a mystery wire. I can share the weirdness that this machine exhibits after the pics if you want to give your thoughts.
Thanks, Damon

Do you think it is wiring or the boards? Keep in mind that if the head was off there are two free hanging plugs that can be swapped. Game will come up and play somewhat but you won't have lower flippers and all sorts of odd lights. Match up the colors on those cables to make sure they aren't mixed up. I labeled all the connector shells on mine and it makes it easy to reconnect after moving. If it helps I can try to get pictures of mine this week. It has all original boards and I have been using Elektra as a test fixture to verify Bally boards after I repair and upgrade them for people.

#755 4 months ago

Well, there is a wire that isn’t on the schematic. I guess. It’s grey/brown and it’s on J4 MPU and J3 on SDB. Tell me if I’m missing something. Marked with a sharpie.

7914310F-D396-41C3-8581-B4CCE011B927 (resized).jpeg8E25103E-C217-442F-A176-161F7F6E7BF2 (resized).jpegDD8C9DCC-CFDA-403E-B3A1-308E3658016E (resized).jpegED4E0A0F-87AF-43F2-8C2E-595B2E3F8EE2 (resized).jpeg
#756 4 months ago

Whoops, pics 1 and 4 go together. 2 and 3 together. Sorry.

#757 4 months ago

So what’s the problem with the game?

#758 4 months ago

Looks like that extra wire is just a second 5v supply from the psdb to the mpu. It’s noted on the board schematics but not the interboard diagram

#759 4 months ago

Mjalexan, thanks for the pics. Just wanted to see if you had the same wire config.
If I’m playing a game with several credits, when the ball is on the lower playfield and hits what I think is target #2, it will add players to the game. The other half of the time, on the lower field, hitting same #2 target, will shut down game and start a new game from zero. Not rebooting, just like you pressed the credit button and started a new game. Two other weird occurrences.... while on the lower field, the right Outhole will activate repeatedly sometimes. Also the tilt light will appear on the glass, but not tilt play, just on. There are the symptoms.

Beautiful original MPU. Switched to Altek with no change
All connectors have been re pinned on all boards
Switch matrix you say. Maybe. All caps AND diodes have been replaced on all lower level targets. Diodes on credit button, and right saucer changed.
Can’t seem to find anything pinched or diodes touching.
Been over the lower playfield and #2 switch, and even the upper lever targets which are tied together.
I still think it’s somehow in the matrix or connectors.
Any ideas? I’m open to anything. Plus I forgot to secure the lower playfield, and went to put the main field back down and got hit by lower. Stuck a coil lug in the side of my face!!. I’ve about had it with this thing.

#760 4 months ago

Check/replace the caps across the switches - the originals short very easily and cause all sorts of issues.

#761 4 months ago

Guys

Fuse has blown under the playfield. The fuse near the main flippers.

I think I am reading it as a 5amp 32 volt 311 fuse but cannot find an alternative.

What should I be using as this has taken down my Solenoids.

TIA

#762 4 months ago
Quoted from vulcan903:

Guys
Fuse has blown under the playfield. The fuse near the main flippers.
I think I am reading it as a 5amp 32 volt 311 fuse but cannot find an alternative.
What should I be using as this has taken down my Solenoids.
TIA

The book lists it as a 1 amp slow blow. My game has a 4 amp in it.

#763 4 months ago

1 amp slow blow.

2 months later
#764 65 days ago
Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

I don’t think I will be allowed to sell this one...[quoted image]

Opps, Mine Now. LOL.
Thanks Alan for the game, hope little one didn't cry much.

4 weeks later
#765 37 days ago

If any of you have an original coinbox in your machine can you get some reference pictures of it? I didn't see any in the image gallery. Mine is missing. Have a couple friends looking for me but I need a picture for reference. Thanks in advance!

Also, if anyone has spare coin door parts I could use all the rejector hardware. That is missing on mine too.

#766 37 days ago

My HUO Elektra has the classic Bally style coin box just like Harlem Globetrotters, Eight Ball dlx, etc.

3 weeks later
#767 10 days ago

Hello elektra fans, new owner of a project pin, hoping to get her going 100%

To that end, I noticed the r1 is clipped on the power board. I was wondering if this might be for any particular reason? Mine powers up and you can start a game, but some features do not work, and the ruleset seems messed up along with the sound fx.

Thank you.

20200522_141537 (resized).jpg
#768 10 days ago
Quoted from koji:

Hello elektra fans, new owner of a project pin, hoping to get her going 100%
To that end, I noticed the r1 is clipped on the power board. I was wondering if this might be for any particular reason? Mine powers up and you can start a game, but some features do not work, and the ruleset seems messed up along with the sound fx.
Thank you.

Answer my own question. It seems to be part of a bridge on R1, so doesn't affect the flipper and coil voltage. Curious if anyone knows why it is there... I went ahead and reconnected it.. no issues, no change. The issues for the game turned out to be a bad ground pin on one of the MPU headers.
************

I think the last issue now is the sound.
-The Speech is perfectly clear
-The drone background sound is clear
-In game sound effects seem to be all hiss / static .

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks for the time-

#769 9 days ago

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could share their Elektra settings (switches and soft settings), that they like to use? I see there are a number of liberal and conservative settings. I have the bg sound drone on which is ok.

Some settings such as the left bank standups on the main PF seem like a cons. setting is best, so it doesn't look like lights are out.. but some other things like having the ball kickout on the lower pf when there is time etc, obviously makes sense.

Anyway, just kind of wondering what most people run, as I really have no experience with this game, but want to give it a fair shake. thank you-

#770 9 days ago
Quoted from koji:

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could share their Elektra settings (switches and soft settings), that they like to use? I see there are a number of liberal and conservative settings. I have the bg sound drone on which is ok.
Some settings such as the left bank standups on the main PF seem like a cons. setting is best, so it doesn't look like lights are out.. but some other things like having the ball kickout on the lower pf when there is time etc, obviously makes sense.
Anyway, just kind of wondering what most people run, as I really have no experience with this game, but want to give it a fair shake. thank you-

I like the default settings for the most part. The lower playfield is really where things can become more or less challenging. I have it set where gameplay continues, after Elekta units run out, until I lose the Ball. It can be more challenging if you have a set time after the units run out also.

#771 9 days ago
Quoted from koji:

Answer my own question. It seems to be part of a bridge on R1, so doesn't affect the flipper and coil voltage. Curious if anyone knows why it is there... I went ahead and reconnected it.. no issues, no change. The issues for the game turned out to be a bad ground pin on one of the MPU headers.
************
I think the last issue now is the sound.
-The Speech is perfectly clear
-The drone background sound is clear
-In game sound effects seem to be all hiss / static .
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks for the time-

Take a look at the sound chip U12. It controls those sounds.

#772 9 days ago
Quoted from metalkatt:

I like the default settings for the most part. The lower playfield is really where things can become more or less challenging. I have it set where gameplay continues, after Elekta units run out, until I lose the Ball. It can be more challenging if you have a set time after the units run out also.

Interesting. Thank you. Yes, that seems to be how mine is set up now.. I've had a couple of long ball times on the lower. I guess the trick would be making it such that the scoring is more balanced, I get the game could be won or lost based on those scores regardless of the upper PFs.

I hate timer drain balls. I noticed the PF can be adjusted for pitch slightly as well. Perhaps it could be set up to be more difficult.

#773 9 days ago
Quoted from jj44114:

Take a look at the sound chip U12. It controls those sounds.

Thank you- that's helpful, as honestly, I was not sure where to look first .

Do you know what other sound cards are compatible? I have a Xenon, and access to a Flash Gordon, but they both seem to be different models and have the two boards etc.

Thank you-

#774 9 days ago
Quoted from koji:

Thank you- that's helpful, as honestly, I was not sure where to look first .
Do you know what other sound cards are compatible? I have a Xenon, and access to a Flash Gordon, but they both seem to be different models and have the two boards etc.
Thank you-

Some Flash Gordon machines had the same sound board as Xenon and some had a Squawk and Talk like Elektra.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 49.99
Electronics
PinballElectronics.com
$ 9.00
Electronics
Yorktown Arcade Supply
$ 9.00
Cabinet Parts
Third Coast Pinball
$ 119.95
Boards
Allteksystems
$ 19.99
Electronics
PinballElectronics.com
From: $ 18.00
Apparel - Men
Pinside Shop
From: $ 14.00
Electronics
Third Coast Pinball
From: $ 45.00
Displays
PinballSolutions.eu
$ 149.95
Boards
Allteksystems
€ 3.95
Flipper Parts
Multigame
From: $ 155.00
There are 774 posts in this topic. You are on page 16 of 16.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside