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Jurassic Park (DATA EAST) club


By louknees

7 years ago



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#8501 28 days ago

Anyone tell me what this means? Freeze skill?

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#8502 27 days ago

There is audit "46 freeze used - Skill", and "47 freeze used - Raptor". Remember, JP says "freeze" when a ball save occurs.

The manual says that audit shows the total number skill shot ball saves and the other is the total number of raptor pit kickout ball saves.

(page16)
https://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-pinball/J/Jurassic_Park_OPS.pdf

#8503 26 days ago

Hey everyone, I'm a bit new here and just got a DataEast JP machine a few months ago. After cleaning and replacing worn plastics and other parts I've noticed that when playing the game the left flipper will sometimes stop working. The coil itself will buzz when the left button is pressed but does not seem to do anything else. I've also noticed that if I take the coil off, and re-seat it sometimes it will fix itself but only for a short while.

Another question, Do other people get air-balls when shooting the raptor shot with the ball kickback? My balls sometime seem to fly off over the lane on to the plastics above and sometimes in to the back loop lane.

Thank you

#8504 26 days ago
Quoted from Socashi:

Hey everyone, I'm a bit new here and just got a DataEast JP machine a few months ago. After cleaning and replacing worn plastics and other parts I've noticed that when playing the game the left flipper will sometimes stop working. The coil itself will buzz when the left button is pressed but does not seem to do anything else. I've also noticed that if I take the coil off, and re-seat it sometimes it will fix itself but only for a short while.
Another question, Do other people get air-balls when shooting the raptor shot with the ball kickback? My balls sometime seem to fly off over the lane on to the plastics above and sometimes in to the back loop lane.
Thank you

Check EOS switch for good contact. When the switch is open you have only hold voltage. Assuming the switches are still wired in. For the airballs is it when you hit the posts next to raptor pit or the raptor coil sends it airborne?

#8505 26 days ago

I am looking to light the banner at the top of the playfield and will likely go with the Comet LED light strip.
To those who have done this:
How long should it be?
Should i use 2 shorter strips rather than 1 long one?
Should i get the dimmer as well?
Thanks
Cliff

#8506 26 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

I am looking to light the banner at the top of the playfield and will likely go with the Comet LED light strip.
To those who have done this:
How long should it be?
Should i use 2 shorter strips rather than 1 long one?
Should i get the dimmer as well?
Thanks
Cliff

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/de-jurassic-park-refurb-for-my-army-son#post-5680214

#8507 26 days ago

Got it.
Thank you!

#8508 26 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

Got it.
Thank you!

Its is a cool mod to do and adds a nice subtle glow to the back of the playfield if you don't have the brightness cranked too high. You can see one picture where I had not installed the brightness control yet and its pretty bright.

For power, I clipped onto the GI off the backbox lighting.

#8509 25 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Its is a cool mod to do and adds a nice subtle glow to the back of the playfield if you don't have the brightness cranked too high. You can see one picture where I had not installed the brightness control yet and its pretty bright.
For power, I clipped onto the GI off the backbox lighting.

You're right, it would make a very cool mod, if a 6.3V 20" led strip was still available somewhere. Comet is out of stock. Titan doesn't offer any. Add a dimmer to the spec and it looks like it's unobtanium (at least for 6.3V appl.)

#8510 25 days ago

Frosted, that is! I read where clear is too harsh on the eyes, unless the dimmer can control that?

#8511 25 days ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/de-jurassic-park-will-not-boot
Thought i would attach this here for future viewers.

With regard to the 20" strip, i looked at Comet and it was listed, i didnt check to see if it was actually in stock.
I really want to light that banner at the back of the playfield. If it isnt, i will add some sockets and LED bulbs.

#8512 25 days ago
Quoted from fixintoplay:

Frosted, that is! I read where clear is too harsh on the eyes, unless the dimmer can control that?

Mine was a clear strip which looks fine if you can get the dimmer or add a resistor to the circuit.

#8513 25 days ago
Quoted from Juicerc51:

Check EOS switch for good contact. When the switch is open you have only hold voltage. Assuming the switches are still wired in. For the airballs is it when you hit the posts next to raptor pit or the raptor coil sends it airborne?

The EOS switch seems to be working fine, I took some really light sandpaper to the contact points a while ago and when they touch by pressing the left flipper button the coil buzzes as if its trying to fire but doesn't.

as for the air-balls it is when the ball hits the side metal railings it seems to fly off at random times.

#8514 25 days ago
Quoted from Socashi:

The EOS switch seems to be working fine, I took some really light sandpaper to the contact points a while ago and when they touch by pressing the left flipper button the coil buzzes as if its trying to fire but doesn't.
as for the air-balls it is when the ball hits the side metal railings it seems to fly off at random times.

The EOS switches are problematic and you should not be using sandpaper on a low amp switch as it removes the gold coating. You may have to try cleaning it again.

#8515 24 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Mine was a clear strip which looks fine if you can get the dimmer or add a resistor to the circuit.

I ordered a batch of stuff from Comet today including the clear strip, dimmer and other Matrix gadgets. Thanks again gdonovan for the tips.

#8516 24 days ago

I will be next.....

#8517 24 days ago

After I fixed the previous problem (which took me ages I played and enjoyed the game.
However, suddenly, in the middle of a game the machine just stopped, I restarted it and it does not start. Like nothing happen when I turn the machine on. no noise, no movement. Only some lights are on.

On the PS board the test point for 5v circuit is measured 0v so I guess this is a lead to the problem...
I checked all fuses on the machine (header and cabinet) but they all seem fine - I disconnected them and tested for connectivity and all were fine (connectivity test in the meter bipped

Any advice from the team?

#8518 24 days ago

Use ohms for checking fuses, not the beep.

You’ve lost the five volts - after checking the fuses, pull out your schematic and work your way back from the test point. It’s possible you have a bad fuse holder or a bad rectifier.

A schematic is your friend and can help you troubleshoot.

#8519 24 days ago

Also,
Look close at C2 and C3on PS. Do they bulge, are they leaking?

#8520 20 days ago

Looking for Pee Wee Park mods!

I know you are, but what am I?

#8521 20 days ago

I'm still LMAO over pee wee mods. Put me on that list.

My DEJP came with a missing upper right shield which I was advised by a few pinsiders "wasn't really necessary cause the ball never gets up there". Baloney. Balls get stuck in that cavity area from time to time, which is clearly why DE designed that shield in the first place. I have been looking for a replacement ever since with no success. So I got tired of the hassle and made one myself. My skill set does not include plexiglas bending. It ain't pretty, and it's not my best work, but it does the job. If I find a decent original replacement, which I'm guessing is highly unlikely, I'll swap it out.

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#8522 20 days ago

I finally have some photos to share of the new JP subway ramps. Special thanks to gdonovan for helping make this project a reality! Switch brackets are included, so you won't have to do any riveting.

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#8523 19 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

I finally have some photos to share of the new JP subway ramps. Special thanks to gdonovan for helping make this project a reality! Switch brackets are included, so you won't have to do any riveting.
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Have I missed something? Are you making these? Is so, Awesome! My mounting tabs near the VUK were gone and someone made a hack to mount it. I'm 99% sure all my VUK misses are due to that.

#8524 19 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

I finally have some photos to share of the new JP subway ramps. Special thanks to gdonovan for helping make this project a reality! Switch brackets are included, so you won't have to do any riveting.
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If your ever in need of the top ramp let me know and I can send one to you.

#8525 19 days ago
Quoted from woody24:

Have I missed something? Are you making these? Is so, Awesome! My mounting tabs near the VUK were gone and someone made a hack to mount it. I'm 99% sure all my VUK misses are due to that.

Yepper, making these available again since so many are missing the tabs. https://rampomatic.com/collections/data-east-ramps/products/data-east-jurassic-park-subway-ramp?variant=37904387702967

Quoted from bossk4hire:

If your ever in need of the top ramp let me know and I can send one to you.

Marco still has that one available, so it will not be on my radar until after theirs are no longer available. Thanks for the offer though!

#8526 19 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Yepper, making these available again since so many are missing the tabs. https://rampomatic.com/collections/data-east-ramps/products/data-east-jurassic-park-subway-ramp?variant=37904387702967

Marco still has that one available, so it will not be on my radar until after theirs are no longer available. Thanks for the offer though!

I think Pinballlife as well.

#8527 19 days ago

My VUK took several tries to get the ball up and over when i bought it.
One of the legs of the wire form had a broken weld right at the playfied. It absorbed the energy and it made completion intermittent.

#8528 17 days ago

I decided to make a Baffle kit for this machine as I own one and love it.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/109904

#8529 14 days ago

I'm installing a 20" LED strip to the rear playfield. First time I've used Comet matrix parts and this piece was included with the order. Not sure what the function is. At first I thought it might be the dimmer, which I also ordered and received, but it has no adjusting screw. The label said "with connectors", so I assume it's to be used with the strip? Thanks.

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#8530 14 days ago

Oops. Just found the footnote on their website - it's a flicker eliminator!

#8531 11 days ago

I recently completed a rebuild of my flippers, and the game plays sooooooo much better, highly recommended! I do feel like when the flipper is up, it's not trapping the ball like I used to?

They're aligned to the holes, just like last time, but it's definitely not as easy to catch the ball like it has been in the past. Maybe this is by design, but wondering if there are any tips for helping?

Pic included

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#8532 11 days ago
Quoted from ZAuxier:

They're aligned to the holes, just like last time, but it's definitely not as easy to catch the ball like it has been in the past.

With the new coil stops that are not warn down, the distance the flipper travels will be less, so they stop a bit lower. No harm in adjusting the flippers up a bit if you want.

#8533 10 days ago

Hey guys,
Anyone know where tu buy this plastic? Preferably in Europe.

Thanks!

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#8534 9 days ago
Quoted from ravve:

Hey guys,
Anyone know where tu buy this plastic? Preferably in Europe.
Thanks![quoted image]

Pinball center sells complete sets
But i think i once heard the colors are a little darker

https://www.pinball.center/en/shop/pinball-parts/playfield-parts/plastics/

Type jurassic park its somewhere in the middle

#8535 9 days ago

My JP has a post on the right outlane but not the left (this seems common?).

I do find JP is a drain monster so I'm considering adding a post to the left,(although it will sadden me to make the hole).

What posts do people use? And will it lessen the value by adding another?

#8536 9 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

Pinball center sells complete sets
But i think i once heard the colors are a little darker
https://www.pinball.center/en/shop/pinball-parts/playfield-parts/plastics/
Type jurassic park its somewhere in the middle

Thanks, I saw that too. But really only need this 1 plastic, must be sold separatly somewhere?

#8537 6 days ago

If anyone is looking for Tim's pinball mods fully functioning gate send me a message I have one and am looking to sell it. Perfect shape!
Here is what it looks like and works like.
https://www.facebook.com/TimsPinballMods/videos

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#8538 6 days ago
Quoted from bossk4hire:If anyone is looking for Tim's pinball mods fully functioning gate send me a message I have one and am looking to sell it. Perfect shape!

Just curious...why selling? I have one that I am about to install and it would be good to know if there are any pitfalls I should avoid!

#8539 6 days ago
Quoted from scootss:

Just curious...why selling? I have one that I am about to install and it would be good to know if there are any pitfalls I should avoid!

Just selling as I'm about to sell my game. The gate is awesome and love it when it swings open. No pitfalls that I've encountered.

#8540 6 days ago
Quoted from bossk4hire:

The gate is awesome and love it when it swings open.

Excellent. Can’t wait to install. Thanks.

#8541 6 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

With the new coil stops that are not warn down, the distance the flipper travels will be less, so they stop a bit lower. No harm in adjusting the flippers up a bit if you want.

Ahhhh, figured that was the case, just was hoping there was a way to adjust the flippers while keeping the alignment with the holes. I guess the positive is that it'll help me get better at doing live catches!

#8542 2 days ago

In the Manual indicates code 180-5124-00 for the Switch of the Low Flippers. On sale in Europe I found the code 180-5124-01, is it equally okay? What are the differences?

thanks

#8543 2 days ago

I don't know what the difference is but it looks like -01 replaces -00. Pinball Resource mentions it in their listing: http://www.pbresource.com/KT-DEFLIP.html

#8544 2 days ago
Quoted from supermoot:

Non so quale sia la differenza, ma sembra che -01 sostituisca -00. Pinball Resource lo menziona nel loro elenco: http://www.pbresource.com/KT-DEFLIP.html

Very thanks

#8545 12 hours ago

Has anyone replaced the outlane posts with star posts?

Is this cheating ?
I find the outlanes on Jp very upsetting

My pops are so sensitive sometimes the ball stays in the pops and drains after the ball save has gone out, I guess might have to adjust them again.

#8546 9 hours ago

Thank you to Mr_Tantrum for helping me upgrade my trex and data east logo!

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#8547 5 hours ago
Quoted from DaveTheTrain:

Has anyone replaced the outlane posts with star posts?

Is this cheating ?
I find the outlanes on Jp very upsetting

Yup, sounds like cheating. Have never seen a star post there but it seems like it would block the ball 100%.

When the ball gets near the top of the slings, nudge forward to keep the ball out of the inlane/outlane area.

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