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Joker Poker Club -- Feel Free to Chime In!


By TractorDoc

1 year ago



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#101 3 months ago
Quoted from tktlwyr:

Well, I finished the restoration today. This week I cleaned the transformer board, new sockets/wiring on the lamp insert panel, Boston Pinball LED displays, coin door installed (frame is temporary while the other is getting polished), most of the metal in the cabinet was re-plated in nickel-chrome, all new hardware and topped of with Comet sunlight frosted LEDs in the backbox/GI.

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Just curious, and if you don't mind sharing, what was the cost of re-chroming all the parts you have done? A ball park would be good. It certainly looks killer! I have always wanted to do that to at least one game.

#102 3 months ago

i have my joker poker up and running after a long wait. it's my first SS pin and and i gotta say that it's a nice change of pace from having the huge numbers of relays and switch stacks to deal with in my EM machines. the pascal 4 in 1 is an amazing board and it's cool being able to have so many ways to change game play if you so choose. i picked this machine up locally and it was missing all the boards plus the power supply so the pascal all in one was the natural choice. i repinned all the connectors and installed a new back glass. the drop targets contained 4 or 5 from another game plus the originals were beat up so new targets were put in as well as new plastics. the 100's chime was extremely weak and the plunger was rarely making contact with the chime bar. the culprit was the rubber cushioning strip that the plungers rest on. in the 100's spot, the rubber was worn down to the metal so i replaced the strip with a section of pipe insulation foam. works great. the left pop bumper was actuating but not scoring or sounding the chime because of a missing switch blade. replaced that and it's working properly now. i had ordered a CPR replacement playfield but decided against it because this playfield is in pretty nice shape. i may put one in later on though. only question i have is that the aces bank reset coil and the upper flipper coil are both lacking a diode. i'm assuming these coils should have one?

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#103 3 months ago
Quoted from Mombo-number-5:

Just curious, and if you don't mind sharing, what was the cost of re-chroming all the parts you have done? A ball park would be good. It certainly looks killer! I have always wanted to do that to at least one game.

IIRC, it was about $600 to polish the siderails and lockdown, plate the door and metal on rear of backbox and hinges. Included in that price was also replating the metal in the cabinet, too, but not chrome.

#104 3 months ago

Joker Poker fans-I'd really appreciate it if someone could take a quick look at their Aces reset bank coil and compare it to the pic. Are you're wires oriented on the lugs as mine or are they reversed? Trying to sort out a blowing under-playfield fuse and this coil's locking up when the game is being powered on. This happened after i added a diode to it in what should have been the correct orientation.
THANKS!!!

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#105 3 months ago
Quoted from beadwindow:

Joker Poker fans-I'd really appreciate it if someone could take a quick look at their Aces reset bank coil and compare it to the pic. Are you're wires oriented on the lugs as mine or are they reversed? Trying to sort out a blowing under-playfield fuse and this coil's locking up when the game is being powered on. This happened after i added a diode to it in what should have been the correct orientation.
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According to the manual the White/Black wire should be connected to the diode cathode (striped side of diode).
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#106 3 months ago

Thanks much Woz! I see now that the banded side is matched to the correct wire and not the lug. I was following the example of all the other coils and put the banded end on the same side of the coil but since my wires are the reverse of yours, things went sideways.
Anyone else do this with a Pascal board and have anything else damaged besides the Q7 transistor?

2 weeks later
#107 84 days ago

I waited two years to find my first pin that I could afford and was close enough to pickup... And I finally have it! SS Joker Poker! It needed some TCL just to get working (Kings coil pull up resistor, driver board new transistor, some coils were EM without diodes and we're shocking the whole machine on every flip, etc).

But I learned a decent amount and got it 100% working! So stoked to finally be a part of the JP club!

Cosmetically, she needs a lot, but that can come in time. Lots more to learn. But in the meantime, I get a pretty awesome game!

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#108 80 days ago
Quoted from BearMetal:

I waited two years to find my first pin that I could afford and was close enough to pickup... And I finally have it! SS Joker Poker! It needed some TCL just to get working (Kings coil pull up resistor, driver board new transistor, some coils were EM without diodes and we're shocking the whole machine on every flip, etc).
But I learned a decent amount and got it 100% working! So stoked to finally be a part of the JP club!
Cosmetically, she needs a lot, but that can come in time. Lots more to learn. But in the meantime, I get a pretty awesome game![quoted image][quoted image]

looks pretty decent.
Back glass looks ok, fun game.

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#109 66 days ago

Got my Joker Poker working after having Ace with Ni-Wumpf repair the MPU board. I guess I'm in the club now.

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#110 62 days ago

Hi pinsiders
I refer to post-39 - here https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-backglasses/joker-poker/ they offer a new backglass - NOT a translite. Somewhere they mention "Global shipping with UPS".
This http://bgresto.com/pics/gtb_jokerpoker2s.jpg I believe is a (partial ?) restoration of an existing, old backglass.

I would like to get informations to:
- Is it possible to have a translite mounted - shipment much easyer ? - how does a (repro) translite look in the pin ? - noticable different than an painted (repro) glass ?
- Who sells translites ? (preferrably in Europe)
- Who sells reproductions of Backglass(es) ? - in Europe ?
- When You just write "CPR" --- do You mean "classicplayfields.com" ?
- Have You (pinsider in Europe) got a CPR Backglass shipped ? --- did it came to Your place "not damaged" ?

See the JPGs - worst is area "player-3 counter" - is there an easy fix to do by myself ? - or should I just let it "as is" ? (The JPGs show what I bought (many years ago)) Greetings Rolf

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#111 62 days ago

Both CPR/Classic Playfields Reproductions and BGResto are glass.

The CPR/Classic Playfields version is the better of the two ON THIS TITLE. Although BGResto glasses are very nice, the lettering on the glasses appears fuzzy when backlit.

Either will ship them properly and I hav never received a damaged one from either.

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#112 47 days ago

I feel really dumb asking this, but I've searched high and low and can't figure this out. What is the bottom left display for? The one that's next to the ball-in-play display. It seems to just spit out random numbers.

#113 47 days ago
Quoted from BearMetal:

What is the bottom left display for? The one that's next to the ball-in-play display. It seems to just spit out random numbers.

Number to Match?

After a game if the number displayed matches the last two numbers of your score you get a free game or credit.

Could also be how many credits you have on the game if not in free play?

#114 47 days ago

Ball in play and number to match are the right display. It's in free play mode.. I have no idea what the left display is.
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#115 47 days ago

Had a reset on play today. Everything went dead, then it appeared to reboot(Ni Wumpf MPU). Kinda acted like a slam tilt. Do I need to disable the slam tilts on this thing?

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#116 39 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Had a reset on play today. Everything went dead, then it appeared to reboot(Ni Wumpf MPU). Kinda acted like a slam tilt. Do I need to disable the slam tilts on this thing?

I think in TNT's video of one, he mentions a slam switch on the coin door that if not having good contact will cause crazy issues. Can the ni wumpf board disable stuff like that with a setting or will you just physically disable?

I didn't realize I didn't post in here. I got my Joker Poker about a year ago, it is a basket case and I was told the small transformer smokes. So i'll be going pascal all-in-one board and boston's led displays w/ a arcade power unit to run a few voltages to make up for the small transformer being down. Pretty excited to get that game cleaned up! I'll bring it home to work on, after Pinball Pool and Galaxy

#117 38 days ago
Quoted from rolf_martin_062:

Hi pinsiders
I refer to post-39 - here https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-backglasses/joker-poker/ they offer a new backglass - NOT a translite. Somewhere they mention "Global shipping with UPS".
This http://bgresto.com/pics/gtb_jokerpoker2s.jpg I believe is a (partial ?) restoration of an existing, old backglass.
I would like to get informations to:
- Is it possible to have a translite mounted - shipment much easyer ? - how does a (repro) translite look in the pin ? - noticable different than an painted (repro) glass ?
- Who sells translites ? (preferrably in Europe)
- Who sells reproductions of Backglass(es) ? - in Europe ?
- When You just write "CPR" --- do You mean "classicplayfields.com" ?
- Have You (pinsider in Europe) got a CPR Backglass shipped ? --- did it came to Your place "not damaged" ?
See the JPGs - worst is area "player-3 counter" - is there an easy fix to do by myself ? - or should I just let it "as is" ? (The JPGs show what I bought (many years ago)) Greetings Rolf[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

you could probably scrape the blue from the glass then use the blue acetate? trick, if that is the worst of the problem. Clay talks about it in some of his videos.

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#118 31 days ago

I need to replace all of the drop targets, and am wondering if there is an "easy way" to replace the 10, Jack & Queen targets.

If I remove the entire assembly from the game I have a lot of switches to remove as well as the coils.

Would like to do this in a way that will keep me from causing a lot of collateral damage.

Robert

#119 31 days ago

mrsanramon If I recall correctly, you should be able to leave the drop bank mech installed on the field and simply drop the bottom plate.

Use a dental pick to remove the springs, and slide the targets out the bottom of the mech.

Slide new targets up and in, reattach springs, refasten the bottom plate and you should be back in business.

#120 31 days ago
Quoted from xeneize:

mrsanramon If I recall correctly, you should be able to leave the drop bank mech installed on the field and simply drop the bottom plate.
Use a dental pick to remove the springs, and slide the targets out the bottom of the mech.
Slide new targets up and in, reattach springs, refasten the bottom plate and you should be back in business.

I hope this works! I have a couple sys1 games to replace drops on.

#121 31 days ago
Quoted from northvibe:

I hope this works! I have a couple sys1 games to replace drops on.

It does, this is exactly how I do it, it is actually really easy once you get the hang of it.

#122 31 days ago
Quoted from xeneize:

Use a dental pick to remove the springs, and slide the targets out the bottom of the mech. Slide new targets up and in, reattach springs, refasten the bottom plate and you should be back in business.

What time can you be over?

Robert

#123 30 days ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

It does, this is exactly how I do it, it is actually really easy once you get the hang of it.

My joker poker is at work but my pinball pool is at home. I was looking at pinball pool last night and I wasn’t sure the drop target would slide out of the bottom. It looked like the target face is too wide to fit through the top plate of the mech.

Dang I should of took a pic. I’ll be back at my office next week and can look at joker poker, and see if it’s different.

#124 30 days ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

Would like to do this in a way that will keep me from causing a lot of collateral damage.

I will check on mine to verify.

#125 30 days ago

Guys, it works. Just did it last night to make sure.

Quoted from MrSanRamon:

What time can you be over?

Wish you were closer!

#126 30 days ago
Quoted from northvibe:

My joker poker is at work but my pinball pool is at home. I was looking at pinball pool last night and I wasn’t sure the drop target would slide out of the bottom. It looked like the target face is too wide to fit through the top plate of the mech.
Dang I should of took a pic. I’ll be back at my office next week and can look at joker poker, and see if it’s different.

The target slide out from the top you can't pull them down through the playfield.

Robert

#127 30 days ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

The target slide out from the top you can't pull them down through the playfield.
Robert

Ah, that’s what I figured. What is the best way to get the metal arm out from the middle of the drop target? Maybe when the bottom is unhooked it can be wiggled free?

#128 30 days ago

northvibe Correct, once it is free at the bottom, it will have some slack left/right, which will allow you to slide it UP out out of the bank (thanks, Robert for correcting my mis-statement).

#129 30 days ago

Awesome! I'll be trying this when I get to work on my joker poker and pinball pool new targets for both, thanks!

#130 29 days ago

Wish I had known these tricks, I just dropped the whole bank and replaced the ones I needed to.

#131 27 days ago

Well, I got the 10, jacks & queen targets replaced...it wasn’t really hard but it wasn’t easy either.

You need to take the bottom piece off as well as the “Side” piece that is closest to back of the game.

This tool is what I used with the springs:

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The targets are removed through the top of the playfield.

Robert

#132 27 days ago

In need of a backbox light board and harness. Please PM me if you have one, thanks!

#134 23 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

Captive spring hook tool is the only way to go!

+1 on that, used one to change all my drops on Joker Poker

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#135 8 days ago

I'm not part of the club, but I thought you'd enjoy this...
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#136 8 days ago
Quoted from wylcot:

I'm not part of the club, but I thought you'd enjoy this...
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EM version!

Prolly needs work. Drops need replacing. I'll give you $250 for it. Pick-up in an hour, k'thnx.

#137 8 days ago

pick it up , you'll need a crane !

#138 8 days ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

EM version!

Wrong playfield graphics. Seems to be missing the clown. I have seen a hybrid in real life once though.

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#139 8 days ago
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#140 6 days ago

Still looking for SS Joker Poker light board and harness for backbox. Striking out in my wanted ad, hoping I'll have some luck in the thread lol. Please PM me if you have something, thanks!

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