GORGAR CLUB: Members Only! *THE EVIL PINBALL THAT EATS SOULS*

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GORGAR CLUB: Members Only! *THE EVIL PINBALL THAT EATS SOULS*


By Bakushan

5 years ago



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#801 59 days ago

Unpredictable and erratic behavior like that usually indicates a bad power problem. Unfortunately there's no ROM test for that as having a good power supply is a minimum requirement for running any CPU chip properly. Got to have enough blood in the veins so to speak. Do you still have the old CPU board? It would be interesting to find out exactly what the problem was with it.

#802 57 days ago
Quoted from pincoder:

Unpredictable and erratic behavior like that usually indicates a bad power problem. Unfortunately there's no ROM test for that as having a good power supply is a minimum requirement for running any CPU chip properly. Got to have enough blood in the veins so to speak. Do you still have the old CPU board? It would be interesting to find out exactly what the problem was with it.

Yeah, that's the funny part. I came to the same conclusion and bought a new swemmer power board first thing. I knew the power supply was in pretty good need of replacement/recap. The behavior was unchanged with the new power board though.

I kept the old CPU board. Not sure what to do with it though. Is there a good means of bench testing it? I know the pins and connector between my CPU and driver board were re-done not too long ago, so I don't suspect I have any issues there, would be a shame to not be able to use it after all that work.

#803 57 days ago
Quoted from sparksterz:

s there a good means of bench testing it?

Yeah, you can pretty easily make or buy simple test tools to bench test the cpu and driver boards. I included a link to some at the bottom. I used an ATX pc power supply with an led board to run Leon's test ROM.

http://www.siegecraft.us/presta/index.php?id_category=12&controller=category&id_lang=1

#804 57 days ago
Quoted from sparksterz:

Yeah, that's the funny part. I came to the same conclusion and bought a new swemmer power board first thing. I knew the power supply was in pretty good need of replacement/recap. The behavior was unchanged with the new power board though.
I kept the old CPU board. Not sure what to do with it though. Is there a good means of bench testing it? I know the pins and connector between my CPU and driver board were re-done not too long ago, so I don't suspect I have any issues there, would be a shame to not be able to use it after all that work.

This thread also shows some addtional info on the power issue:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-system-4-5-volt-low#post-4593333

I always keep my old boards for parts, or in the event that I may one day want to refurbish them. If you don't want to keep it, I'd be interested in testing it myself to see if I could find the problem.

#805 57 days ago
Quoted from pincoder:

This thread also shows some addtional info on the power issue:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-system-4-5-volt-low#post-4593333
I always keep my old boards for parts, or in the event that I may one day want to refurbish them. If you don't want to keep it, I'd be interested in testing it myself to see if I could find the problem.

Actually, I'm glad you linked that too. My big cap I'm thinking is also looking pretty old and I noticed unusual light dimming on my play field lamps during one of my games a few days ago...That fuse based bridge rectifier seems like a much better option than just swapping out the large cap

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#806 29 days ago

Gorgar fans !! Getting close to a masterpiece! Thanks to Chris Hot Rod Plating , Jeff pinball pimp cabinet Stencils Chris Hutchins
Restoring a nos playfield, Marco, pin pro
CPR plastics , Backglass,

Can’t wait to play it, I remember as a kid
10yrs old and the game made so much
Money it filled the coin box and wouldn’t take anymore quarters!!!

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#807 28 days ago

Hot damn that looks nice! I'm waiting on reproduction playfields to be run before I do too much to mine. Wish there was a way to know how close that list is from being filled...

#808 28 days ago
Quoted from sparksterz:

Hot damn that looks nice! I'm waiting on reproduction playfields to be run before I do too much to mine. Wish there was a way to know how close that list is from being filled...

Agree on all counts. That restoration looks fantastic!! And I'm also waiting on a CPR playfield to start a restoration. Love this game and it always brings me back to my childhood in the early 80's playing it at a local arcade.

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#809 8 days ago

Anyone have any update from CPR and the playfield run?

-Rev

#810 8 days ago
Quoted from revmex:

Anyone have any update from CPR and the playfield run?
-Rev

I’m dying to hear

#811 5 days ago
Quoted from paynemic:

I’m dying to hear

Will buy one in a second if they are announced/released. I wonder how many “interests” they need before committing to build? Makes me want to commit to buy 2-3 just to get the one I need.

#812 4 days ago

I think Gorgar is on the chopping block at my house, so I'm liable to drop out of the CPR interest list before it happens...

This was supposed to be my first game fully restored to new condition, but I need the space and the theme is a bit hard to explain to my toddler who is starting to become afraid of things. My daughter now understands the concept of "hurt", and it will be difficult to explain that Gorgar won't really hurt her even though he says that...

Ugh... I have to think about these kinds of things now...

#813 4 days ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

I think Gorgar is on the chopping block at my house, so I'm liable to drop out of the CPR interest list before it happens...
This was supposed to be my first game fully restored to new condition, but I need the space and the theme is a bit hard to explain to my toddler who is starting to become afraid of things. My daughter now understands the concept of "hurt", and it will be difficult to explain that Gorgar won't really hurt her even though he says that...
Ugh... I have to think about these kinds of things now...

Alternatively I guess you could just change the voice audio mix down to nothing :p

#814 4 days ago
Quoted from sparksterz:

Alternatively I guess you could just change the voice audio mix down to nothing :p

Indeed. The game is fun even with no speech.

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