(Topic ID: 284548)

Guns n' Roses - Jersey Jack Backbox/Head Removal

By JPloof

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

Hey everyone! Question for anyone with a standard JJGNR in their collection. Seriously debating picking up a JJGNR, but getting games into my games room in my newer house is a challenge. Basically I need to remove the head in order to get a pin into the games room. From what I've researched it seems a fairly easy (albeit time consuming) process on earlier Jersey Jack's - just a bunch of cables to unplug and zip ties to cut. However, this seems a much more 'difficult' process on the later games, I'm hearing Dialed In is a bit of a nightmare, needing to cut wires, re-soldering, etc. Can anyone confirm if for JJGNR the head removal is more along the lines of their earlier games (hope so), vs the nightmare that is Dialed In (not sure about Pirates or Wonka).

Thanks in advance!

#2 11 months ago

Just a question, if the issue is getting the game through the door frame, why not just detach the head from the cabinet (while leaving everything connected still) and just rotate the backbox enough so it fits through the door?

#3 11 months ago
Quoted from JPloof:

Hey everyone! Question for anyone with a standard JJGNR in their collection. Seriously debating picking up a JJGNR, but getting games into my games room in my newer house is a challenge. Basically I need to remove the head in order to get a pin into the games room. From what I've researched it seems a fairly easy (albeit time consuming) process on earlier Jersey Jack's - just a bunch of cables to unplug and zip ties to cut. However, this seems a much more 'difficult' process on the later games, I'm hearing Dialed In is a bit of a nightmare, needing to cut wires, re-soldering, etc. Can anyone confirm if for JJGNR the head removal is more along the lines of their earlier games (hope so), vs the nightmare that is Dialed In (not sure about Pirates or Wonka).
Thanks in advance!

I don’t remember off the top of my head but nothing should need to be desoldered. Everything should be a quick disconnect either from the motherboard or driver boards. You’re pulling things down from the head into the cabinet not up from the cabinet into the head.

#4 11 months ago
Quoted from jhoward1082:

Just a question, if the issue is getting the game through the door frame, why not just detach the head from the cabinet (while leaving everything connected still) and just rotate the backbox enough so it fits through the door?

Issue is removing some weight and getting it through a tight 90 degree bend in the stairwell.

#5 11 months ago
Quoted from Drenden:

I don’t remember off the top of my head but nothing should need to be desoldered. Everything should be a quick disconnect either from the motherboard or driver boards. You’re pulling things down from the head into the cabinet not up from the cabinet into the head.

That sounds like good news for me then!

#6 11 months ago

Bro - You don't need to cut anything to remove the head, besides some cable management zip ties. Only thing that will likely throw you for a loop, and not an obvious quick disconnect is the subwoofer cable. It is plugged in directly to the audio board (with a connector), which is under the PC Shield. It's a red and black pair of wires. DO NOT CUT ANYTHING. Trust me.

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