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Game Plan MPU 2 Replacements ready for orders

By mrobertso2

5 years ago

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    #1 5 years ago

    Ok everyone this will probably be the last run of boards if your on the list you will or already have received the email below. If you are wanting a board this will be your last chance. Contact Frank at the number below by 12/10.


    Just wanted to let you know that we now have enough names on our waiting list for Game Plan MPU boards. Therefore, we would like to begin ordering parts by the middle of next week (by 12/10/14).

    By the way, the price for the board will be $279 U.S., plus shipping/handling (which will probably be $16 U.S. in the lower 48 states - outside of this area: please forward your exact address so that we can get an accurate shipping quote).

    Please let us know (by Tuesday, 12/9/14, at the latest) whether or not you'd still like to buy one.

    (Please note: we just need to determine the approximate number of boards to build; so there's no need to send any money/deposit at this time).

    Thanks very much for your patience!! Hope to hear from you soon,

    #2 5 years ago

    Oops forgot contact info:

    Jim Francesangeli
    Echo Lake Pinball Service & Sales
    925 Marwin Dr.
    Hinckley, OH 44233
    tel: 330-278-2228
    email: jvbuzzard@earthlink.net

    #3 5 years ago

    Just replied to your email, as yes, one please.
    Thanks again.

    #4 5 years ago

    Received your email- I'm in!

    2 months later
    #5 5 years ago

    Did I see in another post that these are done?

    #6 5 years ago

    Yes, I paid for mine this week. So just email jim.

    2 months later
    #7 5 years ago

    Got a package from Jim! and the MPU board is a work of art. I wanted to post a couple of pictures.

    front.jpg back.jpg doc.jpg
    2 months later
    #8 5 years ago

    Doesn't sound like you can get anymore?

    #9 5 years ago
    Quoted from policano:

    Doesn't sound like you can get anymore?

    Last I check a month or two ago, there was a waiting list. Jim was waiting for enough people to be added to the list before ordering a batch of parts for them.

    #10 5 years ago

    This is what I rec'd from Jim May 1. I was #15, and he was looking for 30 (Probably to cover a fixed cost per batch?) before he started the last batch. I just emailed asking for an update.

    Hi Dan,

    Unfortunately, we just sold out of Game Plan MPU boards recently; all thirty pieces, from this lot, are gone. But we have already started a waiting list for another run/lot. We currently have fourteen names on that list - your's would be number fifteen, if you'd like to be added to the list. Then, once we are able to get enough names on the new list, we'll initiate building another lot.

    #11 5 years ago

    There were 18 on the list on June 4, according to the email I received from Jim. At a rate of 3 people per month, it might be a while before the count hits 30.

    #12 5 years ago

    I will email Jim to get on the list. Thanks!

    #13 5 years ago

    Jim had told me that 25 were needed. I signed on in early June making it 19. So only 6 more needed, hopefully will get those soon.

    #14 5 years ago

    Jim are you still taking wait list names?

    & replied to me Monday July 12.

    Hi Dan,

    Yes, we are. At this point we are still looking for another ten names.....


    3 weeks later
    #15 5 years ago

    I requested to get in line on August 3rd, 2015 and as of that time was number 25 of 30 needed.

    #16 5 years ago

    Getting so close! Can hardly wait to play my Foxy Lady!

    1 month later
    #17 4 years ago

    Got an email from Jim 9/18 asking to confirm my order, as they are ready to go once they have a firm count of how many.

    #18 4 years ago

    WOuld love to see them or someone else do the same for Zaccaria Gen 2.

    1 week later
    #19 4 years ago
    Quoted from dgarrett:

    Got an email from Jim 9/18 asking to confirm my order, as they are ready to go once they have a firm count of how many.

    Same here - please reply to Jim's email if you haven't already.

    #20 4 years ago

    Has anyone heard further updates on this? I hope there enough of us to make a run possible.

    #21 4 years ago

    I just got a Foxy with a trashed MPU. I would be interested in a board!!!

    #22 4 years ago

    If someone can pm me on Sunday reminding me, I would love to add my name to the list. Away from computer and my phone just told me my email has ceased to function at the moment. Knowing my memory though, I won't remember when I get back to town.

    #23 4 years ago

    Please add me to the list . Ill take one. JR

    #24 4 years ago

    Of you want one, you will have to contact Jim directly. I doubt he monitor this thread.

    3 months later
    #25 4 years ago

    I have an Echo Lake board for sale in the marketplace.


    7 months later
    #26 4 years ago

    hi! i need an mpu board for a star trip here in italy! may be i 'm intersted to buy three because 2 friends that have the same game here in italy has acid battery damage problem on the mpu like me! jim still make 5this mpu board? it's possible to use also thee mpu2 instead of an mpu1 in the star trip game?

    1 month later
    #27 3 years ago

    I just emailed Jim to see about another run of boards, and he said I was number 5 and they needed 20 to bulk order parts.

    Quoted from Davide:

    it's possible to use also thee mpu2 instead of an mpu1 in the star trip game?

    I believe Jim's board will work in all games expect Cyclopes.

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from FunkyFreshWalrus:

    I believe Jim's board will work in all games expect Cyclopes.

    Is this true, that the echo lake board does not work with Cyclopes? I have one that I was thinking about getting an echo lake board for.

    #29 3 years ago
    Quoted from gabegabegabe:

    Is this true, that the echo lake board does not work with Cyclopes? I have one that I was thinking about getting an echo lake board for.

    There is a playfield switch handling issue that only affects the drop targets. Whether your dip switches are set to qualify multi ball after one bank or both, the MPU does not recognize the last drop target dropped.

    For instance, if you have the setting to qualify the lock for multi ball after dropping both banks, the first 7 drops are recognized and awards points except the 8th drop target. Doesn't matter which drop the 8th one is either. The setting for one bank is the same, it won't recognize the 4th drop. The lock won't light and you can't start muliball. All drops register fine in test fine which is frustrating.

    Jim worked on this a long time and never made any progress. I ended up selling my Echo Lake Board.

    #30 3 years ago

    I emailed Jim this morning. I am number 6 and 7. He will do another run if 13 more people sign up.

    #31 3 years ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Jim worked on this a long time and never made any progress. I ended up selling my Echo Lake Board.

    I bought this Echo Lake board with every intention of having a new rom put in it for a Star Trip or hope the Cyclopes issue got fixed. You have to send the board back to Jim to do so, he will not just send you the rom for your game. That is his policy. My Star Trip turned out to be a complete basket case on all the boards, and I never got the board upgraded with a new rom. Cyclopes is no go, so this board is no longer needed.

    So if anyone wants a perfectly good Echo Lake board for your Game Plan, it's $225 shipped. Then you send it to Jim for a rom change for your game because it still has the Cyclopes rom in it.


    11 months later
    #33 2 years ago

    Anybody with Jim's boards in a Foxy Lady? also happen to own a ROM reader?

    1 year later
    #34 1 year ago

    I know it’s been a bit, but I talked to Jim on Monday. I acquired a game plan Chuck A Luck without an MPU. I signed up for a board and I’m number 21 at this point. We need st least 40 for him to do another run. Can we spread the word and get more people to purchase boards?

    #35 1 year ago

    Just sent Jim an E-mail, new to pinball ownership and really trying to take good care of this pinball lizard from Game Plan. How much are the boards running for and how long have you guys been waiting?

    3 weeks later
    #36 11 months ago

    How to go about signing up to get on this list? I would definitely be interested in a board if another run is done.

    1 week later
    #37 10 months ago

    Ok guys. I just signed up for the MPU and I’m #27 on the list. Needs to get to 40 people and he will make another batch.

    1 month later
    #38 9 months ago

    That’s good to hear. I’m number 21. Is there anyone willing to buy multiples?

    #39 8 months ago

    I'll buy two.

    #40 8 months ago

    How much are echo lake boards going for these days?

    As I have a Game Plan cocktail game, I think I put an Echo Lake board in it, that I have for sale. It's a complete working game, but it seems like no one wants it, so I may be willing to part it out.
    I will check today to see if that's what's in it.


    1 week later
    #41 8 months ago

    I will buy one

    #42 8 months ago

    What is Jim's email to get on the list?

    1 week later
    #43 8 months ago

    I’m #31!

    3 weeks later
    #44 7 months ago

    I have my spare one for sale. I sold the game.


    1 week later
    #45 7 months ago

    I hope everyone is finding Jim’s contact info at the top of this post. Call him to get on the list!

    #46 6 months ago

    Posted on mr pinball today:

    For Sale: Brand New Game Plan MPU boards. This is a direct replacement in form, fit, and function, for the original MPU used on ALL Game Plan pinballs (upright and cocktail models). Please call for details and/or to place an order.

    Please call--voice only (no text): 330-278-2228

    Echo Lake Pinball Service & Sales
    voice: 330-278-2228
    925 Marwin Dr.
    Hinckley, Ohio 44233

    1 week later
    #47 6 months ago

    Does this mean they are available?

    1 month later
    #48 5 months ago

    following i might need one of these

    3 weeks later
    #49 4 months ago

    If people need these boards I encourage you to email or call Jim and get on the waiting list. When he has 40 on the list he will order the parts and start making the boards again. I'm on the list for two, so only 38 to go! His email is jvbuzzard@earhlink.net.

    2 months later
    #50 67 days ago

    I’m on the list for two. Didn’t get a number.
    Says he’s run over 400 boards!! That’s pretty incredible considering (other than spares) that’s 400 games out of Game Plan’s extremely tiny production run saved solely by Jim at Echo Lake!

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