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RETROFIT Classic Bally/Stern DIY Plasma-to-LED Conversion Display Kits


By acebathound

4 years ago



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Post #1 Refurbish kit for Bally/Stern 6 and 7 digit displays. Posted by acebathound (4 years ago)

Post #362 PCB Depopulation image (Stern DA-100 Rev C) Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)

Post #363 PCB population image (Stern DA-100 Rev C) Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)

Post #364 PCB 5v population image (Stern DA-100 Rev C) Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)

Post #395 SMD pads to enable comma Posted by acebathound (3 years ago)

Post #439 PCB depopulation image (Bally AS-2518-15) Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)

Post #440 PCB population image (Bally AS-2518-15) Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)

Post #444 PCB Depopulated (Stern DA-100) Posted by eh97ac (3 years ago)

Post #446 PCB depopulated (Stern DA-300) Posted by dothedoo (3 years ago)

Post #469 PCB depopulated (Bally AS-2518-21) Posted by Cheddar (3 years ago)

Post #505 Link to gallery of photos of sample installations Posted by acebathound (3 years ago)

Post #515 display and filter color options Posted by acebathound (3 years ago)

Post #530 install and review of steps with plenty of pictures Posted by RocketFromTombs (3 years ago)

Post #558 Promotional offer on orders Posted by acebathound (3 years ago)

Post #568 Link to all the board schematics Posted by acebathound (3 years ago)

Post #612 PCB Depopulation image (DA-300 Rev C) Posted by vid1900 (3 years ago)

Post #630 Parallel Resistor locations on BALLY AS-2518-21 6-DIGIT Displays Posted by acebathound (3 years ago)


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#20 4 years ago

This Idea > Sliced Bread

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#94 4 years ago

"Nice" - Borat voice

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#138 4 years ago

It's happening

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#444 3 years ago

Gotta say that the instructions are great, I was expecting ambiguous notes and null references. Adding a de-populated Stern "Curvy" DA 100 to the pic repository.

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#448 3 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Wait, how come your DA-300 is blue? All mine are white!

He paid extra!

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#507 3 years ago

Playing with some filters
1-3 are Green
4 is Blue and Green
Credit is Blue

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#509 3 years ago
Quoted from acebathound:

Wow that looks pimp with accenting the backglass & playfield with different colored lamps -- and then with the displays "not orange"
Are you going all one color or going to split blue and green? I like the green for sure, since you have a lot of blue lighting going on already (which looks sweet). Whatever you decide on, snap a picture.. definitely want to get that in the gallery!

Had to use LED's as the BG has flaked in parts...so matching LED to bg color
Leaning towards the blue/green combo on player 4, in person it's more of a sea foam green. I'll definitely post the final results.

#510 3 years ago

Love these kits, so easy especially after a couple of completed boards.
Some tips for newbs and issues I ran into...all my issues

Take a pic of the 1st de-populated board, top and bottom....helps out with the next board in line.
New header pins (minus pin#1 ) solve issues....trust me.
Extra large solder blobs are bad, check your work.
Missing 1 solder point is bad, check your work.

#514 3 years ago

I ended up going with Sea Foam Green, blue + green filters

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#539 3 years ago

Will glass prices drop as I flood the market with working units? 1 have a whooping 3 7-digits to sell off

#543 3 years ago

The green is interesting on the Centaur!

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#706 2 years ago

Anyone have 2 X 7 digit Bally glass displays in working order? Gonna go the other way with the bits and pieces from other conversions.

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#721 2 years ago

Nice work!

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