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#65 4 months ago

I have replaced a few of the lamp sockets under the playfield and I've had mixed success. One of them (4,000 blue insert) I've completely replaced and it worked for a while but quit again. I replaced the lamp and the socket. Anyone else have any issues with new lamps and lamp sockets not working? Is there anything I need to know about that braided wire that (annoyingly) connects all of the lamp sockets - like is it really important to solder that a certain way so it maintains the connection? Any pro tips are welcome, thanks!

#67 4 months ago
Quoted from barakandl:

Bonus X multiplier carryover is adjustable by MPU dip switch. Spinner value bonus carryover has an option too.

I have never any trouble with new lamp holders here. The old original lamp holders will drive me crazy on game with a bit of corrosion. OCD flares up when a light goes out on one of my games =D.
You want the solder to flow through the braid. If it is just bubbling up on top of the braid you don't have enough heat / heat transfer to get the solder to flow. If you have having trouble maybe try braided wire to piece of thin stranded wire to the lamp socket. That way you dont have the lamp socket and the braid heat sinking your iron tip at the same time.

That makes sense, I will use the braided wire to stranded wire technique from now on. Where is the best place to get stranded wire? Marco? Lowe's? And can I just buy a spool of wire that will work with pretty much any solid state machine? Or do I have to pay attention to the gauge? Thanks again for your pro tips!

#72 4 months ago
Quoted from swillie:

Played one game tonight, had the best single multiball ever on this game for me. So much fun.

Nicely done! My best is 2.7 billion.

#74 4 months ago
Quoted from swillie:

Holy crap, I am selling my games and never playing again.

NO no no no, I meant 2.7 million. Wow! I shouldn't post until I've had my coffee. Sorry about that.

#75 4 months ago

I'm looking to put some time/money into my F2K and I was wondering if anyone else has done any of the following to their machines, and if you can provide any comments or tips:

1) New drop targets
2) New plastics
3) New backglass

The drop targets seem pretty expensive just for the plastics ($45 at Marco). Any other place to get these? Can I just buy one or two instead of all 8, or should I ideally replace them all at the same time?

I can only find the plastics like one place for $165 (full plastic set - I have several broken plastics). Is that a reasonable price?

I'm aware that the backglass is pretty much impossible at this point unless I'm willing to spend several hundreds for one on ebay. I know I wouldn't get that ROI back out of a replacement, so should I just leave this one alone? I'm not a restorer, I'm just a collector/player.

Thanks everyone!

#77 4 months ago
Quoted from chas10e:

single drop targets @ PBresouce $4.oo each (x8= $24.oo + some shipping)
my drop bank had some shims and was able to put them back the same way I only got the 5 numbered targets but wished I had gotten all 8

Excellent, just ordered 5 of them for $20 (plus shipping). You just saved me $25 bucks, thanks a lot!

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