(Topic ID: 97118)

Gottlieb System 80 battery corrosion rebuild kit

By jmountjoy111

8 years ago



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#1 8 years ago

I am currently in the process of rebuilding a Gottlieb Star Race. It had set in a building for the better part of a decade so I am sure you can all imagine what the board looked like. I purchased a rebuild kit from Great Plains Electronics. Have of you used one of these kits on a system 80 board before? Are there additional trouble spots that I should be looking for?

#2 8 years ago

Sometimes the corrosion can spread to under the dip switches..apart from that, the reset section is covered. Remember that there are quality replacement boards ( Sweimer, Rottendog) that can save the effort of having to rebuild.

#3 8 years ago

They aren't hard to rebuild, dependent on level of corrosion.
I =always= use the Dallas Maxim part when I rebuild them. Much easier.
http://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Gottlieb_System_80#Battery_Leakage_and_Corrosion

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#4 8 years ago

Thank for the input. I will check those dip switches and see if they were effected. I purchased new pins for some of the molex as they were corroded pretty bad.

I had seen several replacement boards for sale online but thought since the rebuild kits were so cheap I would give that a go first to see if I could save it. Worst case scenario I buy a new board right.

2 weeks later
#5 8 years ago

Well, I am back after being out of town for a couple of weeks.

The corrosion on the board has destroyed some of the traces. Im gonna keep going and try to get it up and running but at this point probably looking at a new board.

#6 8 years ago

Even with missing traces, the board can be fixed. PM Chris if you want his help.

Steve

Quoted from jmountjoy111:

Well, I am back after being out of town for a couple of weeks.
The corrosion on the board has destroyed some of the traces. Im gonna keep going and try to get it up and running but at this point probably looking at a new board.

#7 8 years ago

Have any of you had any luck just redrawing the traces with a conductive pen?

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