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Future Spa Club - Come on in the water is warm!

By Xenon75

7 years ago


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#145 3 years ago

I hear this is where the cool kids hang out.

Recently purchased a Future Spa, and have been spending a lot of my free time troubleshooting/restoring. Not quite up-and-running, but getting pretty close.

I'm actually getting to the point where I need to gather supplies for the cabinet restoration, and am in search of some leads on stencils to re-spray. If anyone has some instructional help on replacing the backglass with a hi-res vinyl print on a new pane of glass, I'd welcome that too.

Thanks in advance!

#151 3 years ago
Quoted from jsa:

My son and I are in mid-restoration of our Future Spa. We purchased these stencils:
http://pinballpimpstencils.com/?page_id=2036
We've been told these are the best out there. We're almost ready to start painting, so we'll let you know.
As for the backglass, there are a number of threads here on making reproduction backglasses, translites or hybrids. Some are more sophisticated than others. YMMV. What's the status of yours?

Pretty significant flaking. So much so that any time it's moved, more comes off. I definitely don't have all of the pieces anymore either since a couple completely disintegrated.

JethroP thanks for the offer! As soon as I get the next set of ordered parts in, I may circle back for some assistance. Right now, I have a few broken connectors to replace before I can attempt to troubleshoot any other issues. I'll take pictures of the cabinet restore and post them here, too.

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#155 3 years ago

Looking for some advice on troubleshooting a no-boot on my Alltek MPU. I’m getting the initial reset flicker, but no other flashes. 5v is at 4.9, which I feel like is close enough that the program should launch, but it clearly isn’t. All connectors in the game have been re-pinned. I only have J2/3 on the rectifier, J3 on the SDB and J4 on the MPU connected at this point in time. All other voltages seem to be in order, and I’m running out of ideas.

Also, maybe a separate topic, but I noticed some questionable items in the schematics showing wire colors and origins. While confirming I re-pinned all the connectors properly, I can across 2 wires that aren’t listed as connections, and one that seems to be missing, but I can’t pinpoint where they’re coming from/going to.

- The first is the J3 connector, pin 13 on the rectifier. It’s supposed to be a WHT/YL wire that goes to the solenoid bus, but it’s missing.

- The second is the J1 connector on the MPU, pin 8. Notes say it’s reseeved for future use. The wire I have connected is GRY, and I’m unsure where it leads.

- The last is J2 connector on the MPU, pin 2. No notes or info (other than the general info of it being connected to play field strobe) about this being a pin. Right now I have a GRY/YL wire at that location and could use some more info.

#157 3 years ago
Quoted from Quench:

Ignore it. It's a left over on the schematics from the days when the knocker was in the head.

It's the Lamp Strobe #2 signal for the 2nd lamp board - i.e. it goes to J1 pin 3 on the Auxiliary Lamp driver board.

See the playfield switch schematic below:
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Thank you so much. I'd been combing through the schematics for hours and just couldn't link anything after a certain point. I'm going to make notes about their locations now. Really appreciate it.

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