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Junk Yard Club all Welcome


By Turboderf

6 years ago



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#551 6 months ago
Quoted from Pinballmafia:

Hi guys i just bought a junkyard and i put 4 balls in the game and now its spitting 2 balls in the ball shooter lane and my switch is good in the lane does the game take 3 or 4 balls ?

Takes four, but one is normally staged under the refrigerator, leaving three normally in the trough.

#552 6 months ago

Ok thanks i put 4 in the through thats why its spitting 2 balls

#553 6 months ago
Quoted from Pinballmafia:

Hi guys i just bought a junkyard and i put 4 balls in the game and now its spitting 2 balls in the ball shooter lane and my switch is good in the lane does the game take 3 or 4 balls ?

The manual says 4 balls. There should even be a sticker under the lockdown bar.

Remove the balls out of the trough, enter the switch edge test and drop the balls in to be sure all register. Then push up on the trough upkicker to be sure the upkicer registers as well. I suspect there is a burnt out transmitter opto in the trough somewhere keeping one of these 5 optos from registering.

#554 6 months ago

I checked all 4 optos in through but didnt check the 5th opto maybe that one is bad ill take a look thanks

#555 6 months ago
Quoted from Pinballmafia:

Hi guys i just bought a junkyard and i put 4 balls in the game and now its spitting 2 balls in the ball shooter lane and my switch is good in the lane does the game take 3 or 4 balls ?

4 Balls refer to the Operations manual page 1-5 item 12 on https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=4014

I had the same issue intermittently and the Ball Trough Assy A-19963-1 (Page 2-17) the A-18617-1 (item 15) the LED were not "clear", mine had gone "pink" in color replacing all the Opto Switch Emitter Element solved the spitting the 2 balls for my Junk Yard. Check all switch diagnostics. Make sure all mechanical in the trough and lane are properly adjusted.

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#556 6 months ago

I got a JY. Found a couple cables. Any idea what these are for? Thank you

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#557 6 months ago

I’d guess it was an import and those are left over from power conversion, at least the large one.. the only place I believe one if those is used is to it from the xfmr. The other looks like someone cleaned up a hack and that’s leftover garbage.

#558 6 months ago

These are from the factory for the bill validator. They are in all wpc games new, in the goody bag.

#559 6 months ago

Hello, well looking for this clear plastic location.on my JY. Thanks in advance

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#560 6 months ago
Quoted from Slim2013:

Hello, well looking for this clear plastic location.on my JY. Thanks in advance

Ball defector just above the refrigerator - installed on a slant

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#561 5 months ago

Just joined the club, need a little help. I can't get the dog video mode to occur. I light the "dog" targets, and continue to hit the dog scoop, the video mode never happens. It just gives me "toast" points. I have even collected the toast gun and tried to activate it. Any suggestions are appreciated.

#562 5 months ago
Quoted from Buellxb12r:

Just joined the club, need a little help. I can't get the dog video mode to occur. I light the "dog" targets, and continue to hit the dog scoop, the video mode never happens. It just gives me "toast" points. I have even collected the toast gun and tried to activate it. Any suggestions are appreciated.

You need to check the switch at the entrance of the dog house. The switch is to the left of the hole in front of the dog house. If that switch doesn't register the only other switch which I think is an opto not sure is in the trough and you are getting credit for hitting the sewer. I had problems with that also, I got it to work adjusting it but it was still unreliable until I just replaced that switch. I would adjust it first and see how it goes.

#563 5 months ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

You need to check the switch at the entrance of the dog house. The switch is to the left of the hole in front of the dog house. If that switch doesn't register the only other switch which I think is an opto not sure is in the trough and you are getting credit for hitting the sewer. I had problems with that also, I got it to work adjusting it but it was still unreliable until I just replaced that switch. I would adjust it first and see how it goes.

Thanks for the response, I literally was about to delete my post because I found out that the switch you're referring to wasn't registering every time. Fixed it and all is good! Love this game

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#564 5 months ago

Hey All, just joined the club! My first grail pin! I read all 12 pages. I saw several owners installed NVRAM. NVRAM is great, however, you won't be able to set time and date with NVRAM, so midnight madness will be difficult to obtain. I love midnight madness!

#565 5 months ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

NVRAM is great, however, you won't be able to set time and date with NVRAM, so midnight madness will be difficult to obtain.

Lucky for you the previous owner didn’t do that! (even though they bought the chips)

#566 5 months ago

You can adjust the time. It just will not keep the correct time while the game is off. I have NVRAM and like the idea of the random time because you never know when it pop up, especially with the time/date hidden.

I mean who really stays up and starts a game exactly at midnight anyway?

#567 5 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

I mean who really stays up and starts a game exactly at midnight anyway?

ChrisPINk25 does!

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#568 5 months ago

Hi everyone,

Can someone please snap some detailed pictures of the back sections of Junk Yard? I did a full shop on my JY and in true rookie fashion, I forgot to take photos when I was tearing it down... I’m currently stuck here and I’m not sure what should go on next.

Thanks in advance!!

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#569 5 months ago

Going through some parts from games I no longer own and came across this original WMS NOS spinner assembly. If anyone needs this, PM me

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#570 5 months ago
Quoted from dancosta:

Hi everyone,
Can someone please snap some detailed pictures of the back sections of Junk Yard? I did a full shop on my JY and in true rookie fashion, I forgot to take photos when I was tearing it down... I’m currently stuck here and I’m not sure what should go on next.
Thanks in advance!!
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Try scrolling up from the bottom of page two—
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/junkyard-early-proto-playfield-swap-and-full-restoration/page/2#post-3605351

Some shots of those areas in various stages- although that’s a prototype field ..but all the hardware was the same as I remember.

#571 5 months ago

Thanks mbecker ! This is super helpful. You did an awesome job on the PF swap/restoration. Very cool to see the end-to-end process and all the time/energy that goes into that project.

Do you have any idea what this set of wires goes to? I found it the other day and I'm not sure where it would connect?

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#572 5 months ago

Thanks! I’ll check on that — there’s two two plugs that go to the backbox light boards, could it be that?

#573 5 months ago
Quoted from Mbecker:

Thanks! I’ll check on that — there’s two two plugs that go to the backbox light boards, could it be that?

Yes it could be... I'll try searching harder tonight.

All of my flashers do not seem to work on my JY so this many be related to that...

#574 5 months ago

Actually I see that dangling at the back of my machine. Not sure what it’s purpose was..

#575 5 months ago

Very strange! Could've been for the pop bumper assemnly that was cancelled...

#576 5 months ago

It is most likely a factory splice, they do that a lot..(Williams)..but it should be consistent with all machines...

#577 5 months ago
Quoted from dancosta:

Very strange! Could've been for the pop bumper assemnly that was cancelled...

too many wires.. seems to be for lighting judging by the colors of the cables.

#578 5 months ago

Making good progress on my first ever complete shop/tear down. The game was sitting in my mother’s storage unit for 4 years, completely dirty and nasty. It’s been in my family for about 20 years, never cleaned. The playfield has cleaned up nicely and the game is in overall great shape.

The VUK scoop to the refrigerator completely broke off and I can only find one place in Australia that’s sells it. Looks like I’ll be waiting a few weeks for that to arrive.

All lights replaced my pinballbulbs.com LEDs. A new set of Titan runners on everything. I tumbled all of the parts with Novus 3 that would fit into my tumbler, those turned out really nice. Also replaced the shooter rod and springs.

More pics to come!

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#579 4 months ago

Any idea as to why my machine isn't saving the time correctly? It does not have nvram, just has AA batteries like normal. Saves the high scores and everything properly. But for some reason it loses time when it is powered off. Usually just loses a few hours, have to adjust the time each power on cycle.

Also, there are 2 flasher bulbs that are malfunctioning, when I put a new bulb in, they are solid lit and extremely bright. So I am assuming there is a power issue for those 2 bulbs, I obviously don't leave the bulbs in because they get extremely hot, they are definitely over powered.

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#580 4 months ago

Hey all,

I posted my JY today for sale/trade. It's an excellent example with some tasteful mods.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/102931

Dan

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#581 3 months ago

I am using ultimate lithium batteries. They cost a bit more. Just need to check them every few years. 5 years now and most of them test just like new.

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#582 79 days ago

Hey All,

I added the custom VW Hippie Bus to my Junk Yard. I documented it step by step. I know there is another thread out there, but I did this in case anyone needed a little re-assurance around doing this Mod. It was easier than I thought!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/junk-yard-custom-hippie-bus-vw-revisted

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#584 24 days ago

Does anyone have a set of ramp flaps I could borrow? I need to take dimensions and make drawings of them so I can make them for the new repro ramps I am doing.

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#585 10 days ago

Anyone know where I can find the decals for the wrecking ball plastic. I have a new plastic without decals and the one in my game are all yellowed and thorn.

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