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Jurassic Park (DATA EAST) club


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#8101 18 days ago
Quoted from fixintoplay:

Many thanks GRB1959 for going to the trouble. My apologies. I see now I should have given coordinates for the location: the stray red-black wire is located next to the right side under-playfield hinge pin near the back of the machine. If you look at my photo, the other 2 red-black wires in question share the same junction strip with red-brown and yellow-grey wire pairs. You can see part of the hinge pin there. Thanks!

Ah ha, perhaps these 4 photos are more to your liking then?

Gord

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#8102 17 days ago

Perfect! Gord, If you ever need a DE JP reference photo just send me a pm — I don’t always check this club. Your machine looks like new. Beautiful. Must have been well taken care of. Thanks again. Glen

#8103 17 days ago
Quoted from fixintoplay:

Perfect! Gord, If you ever need a DE JP reference photo just send me a pm — I don’t always check this club. Your machine looks like new. Beautiful. Must have been well taken care of. Thanks again. Glen

Good deal, I am glad that the photos were able to provide you with the reference point that you needed to fix your issue. Yeah, I purchased my JP a little over 5 years ago from the original owner and it was truly a HUO game and it is in really nice condition.

Gord

#8104 17 days ago
Quoted from fixintoplay:

I just got mine, too!! Those two white-green wires both go to one terminal on the switch for the lower right kick-out hole plunger.

I already have two green-white wires connected there. And of my two loose ones, only one is green-white, the other is just white.

#8105 16 days ago

I am looking for the screw that is circled in the photo below for my JP. The screw is pretty long and attaches to the underside of the playfield via T-nut. There are 3 of these screws on each outlane guide.

I checked in the JP manual and cannot find the specs for the screw that is circled and I also checked Marco's for JP parts and cannot find it either. Any help on where to source these screws is appreciated.

Gord

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#8106 16 days ago
Quoted from GRB1959:

I am looking for the screw that is circled in the photo below for my JP. The screw is pretty long and attaches to the underside of the playfield via T-nut. There are 3 of these screws on each outlane guide.
I checked in the JP manual and cannot find the specs for the screw that is circled and I also checked Marco's for JP parts and cannot find it either. Any help on where to source these screws is appreciated.
Gord
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Chuckle.

Home Depot.

#8107 16 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Chuckle.
Home Depot.

Fastenal

#8108 16 days ago
Quoted from GRB1959:

I am looking for the screw that is circled in the photo below for my JP. The screw is pretty long and attaches to the underside of the playfield via T-nut. There are 3 of these screws on each outlane guide.
I checked in the JP manual and cannot find the specs for the screw that is circled and I also checked Marco's for JP parts and cannot find it either. Any help on where to source these screws is appreciated.
Gord
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https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4006-01027-40

#8109 16 days ago

Not sure that is correct, I used 3" ones. 2.5" might be too short.

#8110 16 days ago

I have another weird issue. Once I start a game it won't change mode's (Stampede, Mosquito etc etc) What switch does this? So I can start trouble shooting this problem.

Thx in advance.

#8111 16 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Not sure that is correct, I used 3" ones. 2.5" might be too short.

6-32 x 3 inches is the correct size for replacement screws. Thanks.

Gord

#8112 16 days ago
Quoted from Crafty:

I have another weird issue. Once I start a game it won't change mode's (Stampede, Mosquito etc etc) What switch does this? So I can start trouble shooting this problem.
Thx in advance.

Factory chip I believe it’s a pre determined selection order. With v6 chip it’s random selection.

#8113 16 days ago
Quoted from wolffcub:

Factory chip I believe it’s a pre determined selection order. With v6 chip it’s random selection.

IIRC, the pop bumpers cause it to advance on the 6.0 code (or if you enter a mode, obviously)

#8114 15 days ago
Quoted from scootss:

IIRC, the pop bumpers cause it to advance on the 6.0 code (or if you enter a mode, obviously)

This is my problem, the same mode is on for the whole game (all 3 balls), what makes the game switch between codes as your playing? Or is it just me? It's one of these funny things that once it happens you can't work it out LOL

#8115 15 days ago
Quoted from Crafty:

This is my problem, the same mode is on for the whole game (all 3 balls), what makes the game switch between codes as your playing? Or is it just me? It's one of these funny things that once it happens you can't work it out LOL

Check the scoop switch in switch test rol in a ball and see if it activates.
The scoops have 2 switches
Its the switch in the middle of t he scoop trough.

#8116 15 days ago
Quoted from Crafty:

This is my problem, the same mode is on for the whole game (all 3 balls), what makes the game switch between codes as your playing? Or is it just me? It's one of these funny things that once it happens you can't work it out LOL

He's talking about the ROM code, you can't switch that while you're playing a game. What ROM version is installed on your game? You should see this at pin bootup. Only Chad's 6.0 code randomizes the modes. Official DE code did not do this.

#8117 14 days ago
Quoted from Crafty:

This is my problem, the same mode is on for the whole game (all 3 balls), what makes the game switch between codes as your playing? Or is it just me? It's one of these funny things that once it happens you can't work it out LOL

Quoted from jorro:

Check the scoop switch in switch test rol in a ball and see if it activates.
The scoops have 2 switches
Its the switch in the middle of t he scoop trough.

Its this.

You aren't in a mode when you start, you have to activate a mode by hitting the "control room" scoop.
If the switch doesn't register it won't start a mode, super common on this game.
May be as "easy" as bending the arm so the ball makes better contact with it.

The 6.0 code is a new chip on the MPU board in the backbox, I recommend it, makes the gameplay better.

https://mattsbasementarcade.com/product/jurassic-park-pinball-cpu-display-upgrade/

#8118 14 days ago
Quoted from J-Freeze:

Its this.
You aren't in a mode when you start, you have to activate a mode by hitting the "control room" scoop.
If the switch doesn't register it won't start a mode, super common on this game.
May be as "easy" as bending the arm so the ball makes better contact with it.
The 6.0 code is a new chip on the MPU board in the backbox, I recommend it, makes the gameplay better.
https://mattsbasementarcade.com/product/jurassic-park-pinball-cpu-display-upgrade/

I'm running Chad's 6.0 code.
Thank you for all the replies. I'm leaning towards a non-working switch in the control room scoop. Will update soon.

#8119 13 days ago
Quoted from Crafty:

I'm leaning towards a non-working switch in the control room scoop.

You said it won't "change modes." Are you able to START any modes?

#8120 13 days ago
Quoted from scootss:

You said it won't "change modes." Are you able to START any modes?

"the same mode is on for the whole game (all 3 balls), what makes the game switch between codes as your playing?"

he probably means its not activating modes and he has prob got the old code so always ready for stampede mode?

#8121 12 days ago

Well, I've decided to put my JP up for sale. I only have room for 3 pins, and as much as I've done to this and want to love it, it's my least favorite to play in my collection. Who knows I've I'll get a reasonable offer or not so I still may be around for awhile, but please spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested in purchasing an excellent example of this pin.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/102107

#8122 12 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Well, I've decided to put my JP up for sale

Its sad to see you leave my jurassic friend.
Thanks for all your work and mods for JP!

#8123 12 days ago

Thanks, but haven't left just yet. Also, if I ever do I'll still be offering all of my mods for current & future would be owners.

#8124 11 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Well, I've decided to put my JP up for sale. I only have room for 3 pins, and as much as I've done to this and want to love it, it's my least favorite to play in my collection. Who knows I've I'll get a reasonable offer or not so I still may be around for awhile, but please spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested in purchasing an excellent example of this pin.
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/102107

Wow, can’t believe you’re thinking of letting it go. Your game is a work of art. Lots of great games for sale right now, but I’m going to think long and hard about yours. Just a bit more than I’m willing to spend, but I know you put a lot into it.

Next game better be an Avengers LE to keep the stoplight theme you got.

#8125 11 days ago
Quoted from evileye:

Wow, can’t believe you’re thinking of letting it go. Your game is a work of art. Lots of great games for sale right now, but I’m going to think long and hard about yours. Just a bit more than I’m willing to spend, but I know you put a lot into it.
Next game better be an Avengers LE to keep the stoplight theme you got.

I've really enjoyed bringing this pin to where it is, and I had the vision for it long before I was ever able to acquire it. I really like the theme, the game looks and shows great, but as much as I want to love playing it, I'm at the point where it doesn't draw me back. I've only been into pinball for a few years, so I'm still trying to figure out the style(s) of games I like to play the most. My other two games are Getaway (my first - and I've put just as much or more work into that one as JP), and AFMr LE (my personal #1 on the list of pinball). I would consider both of those games to have lots of flow with multiple ramp/loop shots. JP is a little more stop and start, and working your way through the sequential modes. Not saying that it is bad, but for some reason it just doesn't appeal to me as much.

I will say that reaching CHAOS mode and shutting down the system upon achieving all of the objectives are fun modes, but I've achieved these a multitude of times. I think that now is the time for me to let someone else enjoy the game. Here in the last few months, I've decided that I'd like to own a modern day Stern game. I've never owned a Stern, and from my limited experience playing them they are different. They seem to have deeper rulesets that the classic DE/Bally/Williams games, and have a different feel to them. I'd like to maybe own something where I really have to work over an extended period of time to "beat" the machine. Granted, I've not yet ruled the universe on my AFMr, but that is coming one of these days.

We'll see how interest goes and I'm in no rush or pressure to move it, so it still may be mine for some time.

#8126 11 days ago

Totally get it. And modern Stern’s are certainly different. With that said, have you thought about their version of Jurassic Park? I’ve not had the chance to play it yet, but it keeps you in the same theme.

#8127 11 days ago
Quoted from evileye:

Totally get it. And modern Stern’s are certainly different. With that said, have you thought about their version of Jurassic Park? I’ve not had the chance to play it yet, but it keeps you in the same theme.

I have played a couple of games on an Stern JP LE, and I did like it. While I've not come to any decision at all yet (never one to count chickens before they hatch), the Stern JP will be on the short list for sure.

#8128 11 days ago
Quoted from evileye:

Totally get it. And modern Stern’s are certainly different. With that said, have you thought about their version of Jurassic Park? I’ve not had the chance to play it yet, but it keeps you in the same theme.

Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I have played a couple of games on an Stern JP LE, and I did like it. While I've not come to any decision at all yet (never one to count chickens before they hatch), the Stern JP will be on the short list for sure.

I recently sold my DE JP, and it was one of the toughest pins I've ever had to let go of. Owning a Stern JP made it easier, however. It's a great game.

#8129 11 days ago

Sale is pending, thank you to everyone who expressed interest.

Kind of funny in that I've had 2 JP mod orders since I put the pin online yesterday. Just to reassure the community, I don't plan on going anywhere and will still be offering all of my DE JP mods in the future (see partial items in Pinside classifieds or PM me for a full list).

#8130 11 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Sale is pending, thank you to everyone who expressed interest.
Kind of funny in that I've had 2 JP mod orders since I put the pin online yesterday. Just to reassure the community, I don't plan on going anywhere and will still be offering all of my DE JP mods in the future (see partial items in Pinside classifieds or PM me for a full list).

What are you going to get to replace it?

#8131 11 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

What are you going to get to replace it?

Haven't decided yet. I just know that I want a Stern pin, so once the deal is done I'll begin thinking about it and searching in earnest.

#8132 11 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Haven't decided yet. I just know that I want a Stern pin, so once the deal is done I'll begin thinking about it and searching in earnest.

It's like your reading my mind. I just sold mine and now I'm looking at Stern pins.

#8133 11 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Sale is pending, thank you to everyone who expressed interest.
Kind of funny in that I've had 2 JP mod orders since I put the pin online yesterday. Just to reassure the community, I don't plan on going anywhere and will still be offering all of my DE JP mods in the future (see partial items in Pinside classifieds or PM me for a full list).

Damn that was fast! Congrats! I’ll miss seeing you active in this thread. The new owner is getting a great machine ready to go.

#8134 11 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Also, if I ever do I'll still be offering all of my mods for current & future would be owners.

You are the man for doing this.

#8135 11 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Haven't decided yet. I just know that I want a Stern pin, so once the deal is done I'll begin thinking about it and searching in earnest.

Find an ehoh. You will not regret, and you can make all kinds of mods for it

#8136 10 days ago

We haven’t played our JP in about 6 months but figured we play some today. When we turned it on, we ran into a strange audio problem, never have had this happen before. This video will demonstrate:

Here is a second one where I run the diagnostics. Sorry, it’s a little long but in summary Voice ROM 2 just clicks. Voice ROM 1 sounds like somebody dying. The music tests work and I can let Music 2 & Music 3 run their whole length but Music 1 will freeze it up like it does at start-up.

I changed out the U7, U17, and U21 chips but no change.

Anybody ever encountered anything like this?

PS some of the sounds in the background are my son watching Jurassic Park—he figured if he couldn’t play the pinball game, he’d watch the movie.

#8137 9 days ago

Hi all,

I am repairing a Data East JP. I have looked in the manual and cant find a part that is needed. Under the Trex there is a ball blocking metal bracket. Its held on by 2 screws. I need a pic and measurement of the spacer that is underneath that bracket. this is the bracket. pics and measurements would be great. thanks

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#8138 8 days ago

I just noticed on my recently acquired DE JP that the 10" clear lexan shield behind the upper flipper is missing. From the pics I've seen, it's held down by two tall hex-posts (which are still there on mine). So, is this a critical part? If so, any idea where one is obtainable? Or am I better off trying to make one? Thanks.

#8139 8 days ago
Quoted from fixintoplay:

I just noticed on my recently acquired DE JP that the 10" clear lexan shield behind the upper flipper is missing. From the pics I've seen, it's held down by two tall hex-posts (which are still there on mine). So, is this a critical part? If so, any idea where one is obtainable? Or am I better off trying to make one? Thanks.

People take them off to mount jeeps and dinosaurs. Its just to keep the ball from getting stuck up there in event of an airball.

#8140 8 days ago
Quoted from busa32927:

Hi all,
I am repairing a Data East JP. I have looked in the manual and cant find a part that is needed. Under the Trex there is a ball blocking metal bracket. Its held on by 2 screws. I need a pic and measurement of the spacer that is underneath that bracket. this is the bracket. pics and measurements would be great. thanks
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Mine had a couple of flat washers, just need to be high enough to clear the glide "foot" guide that moves from left to right when the t-rex is in motion.

#8141 8 days ago
Quoted from fixintoplay:

I just noticed on my recently acquired DE JP that the 10" clear lexan shield behind the upper flipper is missing. From the pics I've seen, it's held down by two tall hex-posts (which are still there on mine). So, is this a critical part? If so, any idea where one is obtainable? Or am I better off trying to make one? Thanks.

I've never seen one for sale. I also never had a ball land there.

#8142 8 days ago

I suspected so. No worries. Thanks. Incredible game. Addiction in progress.

#8143 7 days ago

I need some help with a topper that I bought!

It was purchased second hand because the original owner couldn’t get it installed/sold the machine before installing it. Turns out that this connection cable linked here...

https://mezelmods.com/collections/diy/products/mezel-mods-pinball-power-adapter?variant=22033435716

... is needed to connect to a Data East machine. Unfortunately either it never was purchased alongside the topper or got lost somewhere along the way.

I would be happy to purchase the one in the link but because I’m from Canada the shipping is going to be an additional $65 dollars. Luckily I have a friend who is willing to help me make one but he’s unsure about at least one thing and maybe more... hopefully he’ll respond with any additional questions.

Firstly though he’s wondering which connector to use at the power supply. Hopefully someone here can help answer his question! I’m also going to look through the manual as well!

#8144 7 days ago
Quoted from dferg24:

I need some help with a topper that I bought!

It was purchased second hand because the original owner couldn’t get it installed/sold the machine before installing it. Turns out that this connection cable linked here...
https://mezelmods.com/collections/diy/products/mezel-mods-pinball-power-adapter?variant=22033435716
... is needed to connect to a Data East machine. Unfortunately either it never was purchased alongside the topper or got lost somewhere along the way.
I would be happy to purchase the one in the link but because I’m from Canada the shipping is going to be an additional $65 dollars. Luckily I have a friend who is willing to help me make one but he’s unsure about at least one thing and maybe more... hopefully he’ll respond with any additional questions.
Firstly though he’s wondering which connector to use at the power supply. Hopefully someone here can help answer his question! I’m also going to look through the manual as well!

This is who made it and are pretty responsive and helpful! https://tilttopper.com/

#8145 6 days ago
Quoted from dferg24:

I need some help with a topper that I bought!

It was purchased second hand because the original owner couldn’t get it installed/sold the machine before installing it. Turns out that this connection cable linked here...
https://mezelmods.com/collections/diy/products/mezel-mods-pinball-power-adapter?variant=22033435716
... is needed to connect to a Data East machine. Unfortunately either it never was purchased alongside the topper or got lost somewhere along the way.
I would be happy to purchase the one in the link but because I’m from Canada the shipping is going to be an additional $65 dollars. Luckily I have a friend who is willing to help me make one but he’s unsure about at least one thing and maybe more... hopefully he’ll respond with any additional questions.
Firstly though he’s wondering which connector to use at the power supply. Hopefully someone here can help answer his question! I’m also going to look through the manual as well!

Just installed mine yesterday. Here is a picture of the harness. I didn't use it so I didn't look for where it plugs in, I just plugged in to my 8 way splitter.

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#8146 6 days ago
Quoted from bossk4hire:

This is who made it and are pretty responsive and helpful! https://tilttopper.com/

Edit: He reached out to me today. I guess we just had crossed lines, all is good, I didn't know his name on pinside but seems like he is pretty easy to get ahold of on here.

#8147 6 days ago
Quoted from dferg24:

I need some help with a topper that I bought!

It was purchased second hand because the original owner couldn’t get it installed/sold the machine before installing it. Turns out that this connection cable linked here...
https://mezelmods.com/collections/diy/products/mezel-mods-pinball-power-adapter?variant=22033435716
... is needed to connect to a Data East machine. Unfortunately either it never was purchased alongside the topper or got lost somewhere along the way.
I would be happy to purchase the one in the link but because I’m from Canada the shipping is going to be an additional $65 dollars. Luckily I have a friend who is willing to help me make one but he’s unsure about at least one thing and maybe more... hopefully he’ll respond with any additional questions.
Firstly though he’s wondering which connector to use at the power supply. Hopefully someone here can help answer his question! I’m also going to look through the manual as well!

Can you try (I know its tight behind there) to take a picture of the light strip(s) that are on the back of the T-rex for me, curious if its the same. Mine only has one strip.

Mine pretty much only lights up and pulses behind the neck.

Here is mine and a picture from the website.

I haven't changed the bulbs behind yet, have Rgb in there now, I think I'll pull the mounting brackets off and flush mount it.

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#8148 6 days ago

Hello old friends.
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I was searching all of my pins for a burning plastic smell that shows up 10ish minutes into the pins being on. Touched the power cord to the ColorDMD, speakers lightly popped. Didn’t think much of it. Turned the machine off. Back on. Sound is very low and will not increase. No colordmd.
Reset the ColorDMD adapter at J16 and the factory power - which btw doesn’t feel tight, checked alignment 20 times.
Sound back working fully. Still no ColorDMD.
Ideas on where I start to look?
FYI - Had dmd(non color) issues about 5 years ago when I pulled the pin out of hibernation. I don’t remember what was repaired but remember it was a board issue.
No idea of burnt plastic smell was coming from JP. Still never tracked it down.

#8149 6 days ago
Quoted from ypurchn:

Hello old friends.

That's funny (the pic, that is)!

#8150 6 days ago
Quoted from ypurchn:

Ideas on where I start to look?

You will probably get some good suggestions in the color DMD specific tread.

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