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Gottlieb System 80 display connector problems

By vipe155

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hi everyone,

I've been repinning the connectors on my Haunted House, and it's helped to take care of a few small issues. Even so, I've been having some garbage characters/flickering on a couple of displays, and it still happens though I replaced the MPU pins to the displays.

The Player 4 display is the main problem, and I've cleaned the contacts and reflowed everything. The problem is on the IDC style pins on the display connector. You can wiggle the wires and the display flickers, or loses a segment, whatever. The question is what to do with it, since there are a bunch of "pass through" wires on the display connectors. I emailed GPE and your typical crimping on new pins aren't going to work in this situation. What should I do to fix these connectors?

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#3 2 years ago

Well I guess so far it's just a conversation between you and me lol.

I wish this wasn't even a problem...I've taken care of this game, but perhaps someone in the past pulled on the wires around the display or something. Maybe it's just time. But I definitely have a problem with the 4 player and credit display wiring at their connector.

Perhaps in this situation trying to use an IDC tool to reseat the wires would be best?

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