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Instructions for swapping out your old Sparky with your new DD custom


By Pinstym

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

Wanted to help my buddy install his Custom Sparky long distance, and someone else sent me a PM asking how hard it was to do. Figured I'd post it here in case it can help anyone else.

I used a 1/4" nut driver, a 5/16" nut driver. and a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 1. Take the balls out of the game. Pull your playfield out and rest it up against the backbox. Protect the backbox if you're worried about denting or scratching the T-Molding. Now remove the 4 screws that are holding Sparky from the bottom of the playfield.

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#2 6 years ago

Step 2. Rest the playfield in the extended service position.

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#3 6 years ago

Step 3. Remove the clear plastic around Sparky's feet.
There is a 5/16" nut holding the plastic on the pop bumper side.
There is a 1/4" Hex spacer holding the plastic on the drop target side of Sparky.
I also removed the clear plastic above the hex spacer. 4 screws hold that plastic on.

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#4 6 years ago

Step 4. Remove the back panel behind Sparky.
There are four screws holding on the panel. 2 on the back of each side. Use your 1/4" nut driver to remove the panel. Lay the panel on the floor of the cabinet.

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#5 6 years ago

Step 5. Remove the 2 screws holding Sparky to the back of the chair and he is now free except for the spring in his back that should come off the coil bracket easy when you lift him out.

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#6 6 years ago

Step 6. Switch over the screw and spring that are in old Sparky's back to the new Sparky. Look at it and make sure you screw it back in to the new Sparky just how it was in the old. If you get any turns of the spring caught under the washer, Sparky will not shake as much when he's getting fried because of the added tension.

#7 6 years ago

Now put the new Sparky in the game.

1) Position Sparky so that you can get the spring back on the coil bracket easy.
2) Set Sparky in his spot on the playfield.
3) screw in the 2 screws that hold Sparky in back of the chair.
4) Lift the playfield and rest it against the backbox again. Replace the 4 screws that hold Sparky from the bottom. There are no holes in the bottom of the new Sparky (none in mine anyway), so you have to reach around and hold Sparky with one hand while you push hard with the screwdriver to get the screws to grab.
5) Put the playfield back to the extended service position.
6) Put the clear plastics back on.
7) Reattach the back panel.

Done.

#8 6 years ago

Thanks that will save me some time

#9 6 years ago

I love to be spoon fed. Thank you sir!

2 weeks later
#11 6 years ago

Excellent instructions. Thanks much!!!

1 month later
#12 5 years ago

Thanks for taking the time to document this.

2 weeks later
#13 5 years ago

wow. this would have taken me forever without this! many thanks. My Sparky is super cool now!

4 weeks later
#14 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

Wanted to help my buddy install his Custom Sparky long distance, and someone else sent me a PM asking how hard it was to do. Figured I'd post it here in case it can help anyone else.
I used a 1/4" nut driver, a 5/16" nut driver. and a Phillips screwdriver.
Step 1. Take the balls out of the game. Pull your playfield out and rest it up against the backbox. Protect the backbox if you're worried about denting or scratching the T-Molding. Now remove the 4 screws that are holding Sparky from the bottom of the playfield.

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This is awesome

4 months later
#15 5 years ago

Dude thanks so much for this. You saved me a ton of time!!!

#16 5 years ago
Quoted from MapleSyrup:

Dude thanks so much for this. You saved me a ton of time!!!

We'd better seem some pics of that bad boy installed then!

#17 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

We'd better seem some pics of that bad boy installed then!

Patience grasshopper.

#19 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

What about now?

I kid. I'm a kidder. Actually, THAT Sparky hasn't even arrived yet!! I was installing a bad arse DD one.

2 years later
#20 2 years ago

Thank you Pinstym!

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