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Junk Yard Club all Welcome


By Turboderf

7 years ago



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#601 15 days ago

Sweet!!! Glad it’s (hopefully) fixed!! That circle - it’s not just for the flasher to light thru when it goes off?

#602 15 days ago
Quoted from justyn:

Issue resolved - thanks for the help PinballManiac40! I had checked the plumb bob but wasn't aware of the slam tilt switches. I checked and the machine had recorded 24 tilts so that seems to confirm the fix

Excellent. Since the seller, mbecker, nor when you test played it, suggested that there was any sign of a switch matrix issue, I had a good feeling it was that slam tilt switch. The contacts on that switch are adjusted so close from the factory that if you have a loose locking coin door, it can help make contact just from the coin door banging around as you nudge the game.

Quoted from Mbecker:

That circle - it’s not just for the flasher to light thru when it goes off?

I believe that to be the case.

#603 12 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Excellent. Since the seller, mbecker, nor when you test played it, suggested that there was any sign of a switch matrix issue, I had a good feeling it was that slam tilt switch. The contacts on that switch are adjusted so close from the factory that if you have a loose locking coin door, it can help make contact just from the coin door banging around as you nudge the game.

I believe that to be the case.

Ok - thanks. I'll need to check that flasher then as I don't believe I've seen it light up. The Great Toilet light is out as well so looks like I'll be doing my first bulb replacements.

#604 12 days ago
Quoted from justyn:

Ok - thanks. I'll need to check that flasher then as I don't believe I've seen it light up. The Great Toilet light is out as well so looks like I'll be doing my first bulb replacements.

Best to run the flasher test. Make note of the ones not flashing. Swap with working ones from the backbox.

Make sure you have the coin door closed when running the flasher test

#605 12 days ago

Hi! I have been a fan of JY since it was new and I was a teenager. I bought my machine in 2009 but haven’t been very active in the pin communities the last 5-10 years. I am a purist person and mods are a no-no for me (everyone’s free to do whatever of course). The only ”mod” I added was a Vishay SMD LED panel because i grew tried of outgassing plasmas (but totally hate the grid lines of the other LED alternatives). I might do a write up on that setup if anyone is interested, since it wasn’t as straight forward as one might believe to get it to look right.

I made a teardown last year and wanted to replace the spinner and target decals but it turned out the ”original genuine” decals actually were very off in color as well as other details. I am a graphic designer so I decided to make my own, which I believe turned out better than any repros I've seen. I thought I might share them if someone else would like to use them. The files are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/olbwxmqq7fik1rs/AAAClTVvKZvbolyqNDMp4gXia?dl=0

I recommend using the Illustrator files to tweak the colors for a best possible match. I also made a simple 3D printed tool to cut perfectly circular decals, using a #11 scalpel blade. The files for those are included as well.

One last thing, I found an old thread discussing the preliminary manual for JY and there was a link to a scan of it that has since become dead. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wtb-junkyard-prelimproto-manual

Do anyone still have the file and would like to share it? I am interested in all these kinds of curiosities regarding the game.

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#606 11 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Excellent. Since the seller, mbecker, nor when you test played it, suggested that there was any sign of a switch matrix issue, I had a good feeling it was that slam tilt switch. The contacts on that switch are adjusted so close from the factory that if you have a loose locking coin door, it can help make contact just from the coin door banging around as you nudge the game.

I believe that to be the case.

Quoted from justyn:

Ok - thanks. I'll need to check that flasher then as I don't believe I've seen it light up. The Great Toilet light is out as well so looks like I'll be doing my first bulb replacements.

No lights should be out -- those are all new LED's. If a bulb isn't working, it's like just a loose contact between the bulb and socket. But check all the flashers -- they were definitely all working when I was trying to get the shaker installed. If more than 1 are out now, it's possible I blew the fuse on a flasher circuit and didn't notice. I know that dog one was definitely working before I moved the game to the garage though, and the one above the toilet was where I was trying to tie into for the shaker circuit.

#607 11 days ago
Quoted from Mbecker:

No lights should be out -- those are all new LED's. If a bulb isn't working, it's like just a loose contact between the bulb and socket. But check all the flashers -- they were definitely all working when I was trying to get the shaker installed.

I am hoping the coin door was not closed during the flasher test. During game play it is too hard to keep track of all the ones that are flashing/not flashing.

#608 9 days ago
Quoted from Mbecker:

No lights should be out -- those are all new LED's. If a bulb isn't working, it's like just a loose contact between the bulb and socket. But check all the flashers -- they were definitely all working when I was trying to get the shaker installed. If more than 1 are out now, it's possible I blew the fuse on a flasher circuit and didn't notice. I know that dog one was definitely working before I moved the game to the garage though, and the one above the toilet was where I was trying to tie into for the shaker circuit.

I ran the tests and it looks like just the Great Toilet is out. I'll check the connections to confirm but it doesn't light during play or test.
If I need to replace the LED bulb where is the best place to buy more?

#609 8 days ago

That should be a flasher - unless you have other stuff to order, I can send you another one for free if you want. Comet is good for LEDs. Most likely though if you pop it out, you can bend the leads a little on the bulb and that should fix it - on a wedge bulb at least. That probably is a bayonet style though. Really pretty rare to have an LED that was working fail..my soldering may have failed and the wire came loose to the socket..

#610 8 days ago

Keep in mind, high-voltage interlock. The flasher won't work unless the coin door's closed. LED or not.

#611 7 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Keep in mind, high-voltage interlock. The flasher won't work unless the coin door's closed. LED or not.

Door open, door closed, playing the game - doesn't work all the time

Quoted from Mbecker:

That should be a flasher - unless you have other stuff to order, I can send you another one for free if you want. Comet is good for LEDs. Most likely though if you pop it out, you can bend the leads a little on the bulb and that should fix it - on a wedge bulb at least. That probably is a bayonet style though. Really pretty rare to have an LED that was working fail..my soldering may have failed and the wire came loose to the socket..

Sounds good - I'll open it up and take a look.

1 week later
#612 13 hours ago

Here is another thing I thought I would share. Most JYs have a dent in the metal trough below the sewer (part A-21227 for the assembly, or 04-10489.2 for just the trough). If it is really severe the ball might even get stuck there. It wasn’t that bad in mine but I wanted to protect it from further damage so I came up with this simple protector. This part is hard to find NOS so I would say it is a good idea to protect it.

There is not much extra space inside the trough so it cannot be too thick for the ball to come through. I made it of a sheet of 0.25mm polycarbonate, complemented by a 0.5mm protector part where the dent is. This small part (A) is put below the large protector (B), which I secured with a piece of double adhesive tape in both ends. It would probably work just as well with two pieces of part A in 0.25mm if you just want to buy a single sheet of polycarbonate.

I made two PDFs, one in A4 size and one in US Letter, to fit any printer. Use the drawing as a template, then just cut out the parts with a pair of scissors.

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