(Topic ID: 198415)

I need a refresher please....


By dbpbandit

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

So I've been out of this for a while now, I just had to take a break from it. At this point, I don't even own a single pin.... That said, I'm helping a friend fix his Medieval Madness (original, not the new one) his display just stopped working. I'm assuming that the display (original) just went out. I checked and there is power to the display and all of the fuses check good as well. On this game is there anything else that would cause the display to stop working?

Also, I was wondering if anyone still has or sells the color LCD screens to replace these with? I'm looking for an easy "plug-and-play" device, I don't want to get into a ton of extra work. I found the direct LED replacements but just thought I'd ask about the LCD's before proceeding. Thanks for any assistance. -Dave

#3 2 years ago

On the DMD. The pins the big connector plugs onto, are their solder joints still good ?

LTG : )

#4 2 years ago

nobody close that has a WPC95 game you can swap displays and ribbon cables with for a second to see if that's the direction you need to go?

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

On the DMD. The pins the big connector plugs onto, are their solder joints still good ?
LTG : )

Yes, everything looks fine. No bad connections or cold solder joints.

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

nobody close that has a WPC95 game you can swap displays and ribbon cables with for a second to see if that's the direction you need to go?

I wish. My friend has the game at their beach house and they are now gone for the winter. My plan was to get everything together and be ready to work on it when they get back. Everything else on the game works perfectly, just no display. It acts like it's not getting power but like I said, I get power at the pins. Is there and aftermarket board for this? I know the new displays don't require the high voltage but if there was an upgraded board I'm sure he would want to invest in it. Thanks again.

#8 2 years ago

The ColorDMD linked to above does not require high voltage from the game. If you don't have internet access at the beach house, make sure to download the MM specific from from ColorDMD and place it on a USB thumb drive to enable full color once it's installed.

#9 2 years ago

LED DMD doesn't need high voltage either and a hell of a lot cheaper than colorDMD.

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

LED DMD doesn't need high voltage either and a hell of a lot cheaper than colorDMD.

Just a question of whether it's worth the extra $120 to have access to colorized dots with the ColorDMD. Would be to me but to each his own.

#11 2 years ago

i'd rather have $120 displays than to spend almost $400 on a display. that's $280 more. I have games I bought for that much or less. I'd rather have another game with that money than some color display I never look at while i'm playing anyway.

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

i'd rather have $120 displays than to spend almost $400 on a display. that's $280 more. I have games I bought for that much or less. I'd rather have another game with that money than some color display I never look at while i'm playing anyway.

What product are you looking at? I googled "LED DMD" and found the $279 XPin. But sounds like you're talking about something much cheaper.

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

you looking at the color LED?

Ah, I see there is a difference in pricing on the XPin b/w orange and single-color. From XPin's website it's $239 for standard "orange" and $299 for color (blue, red, white or green). So savings of $160 (if you go orange) or $100 (color) vs. ColorDMD. I did not see an XPin DMD replacement anywhere for $120.

Seems like it would be silly to go with the $300 mono-color option when for an extra $100 you could get full color with ColorDMD. Saving $160 by going with the orange is substantial. But if I wanted to save money and stay mono, I'd probably just try to buy a $75 or $100 used DMD off someone upgrading to ColorDMD.

#15 2 years ago

prices went up a lot then. I remember standard red was around $120-140 awhile ago.

#16 2 years ago

I agree with you guys on the coast vs what you get. However, the owner loves this game and will most likely never sell it. Also, a few hundred bucks here or there to make his game look cool is nothing to him. If it were me I'd go the "original" or at the most and LED DMD in one color but then again, I don't own a beach house.....

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