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Jurassic Park (DATA EAST) club

By louknees

5 years ago

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Post #63 Data East / JP Ball Trough fix (#7) [Video] Posted by ChadH (5 years ago)

Post #98 Jurassic Park Ford Explorer [External Article] Posted by blondetall (5 years ago)

Post #138 Ball not entering gate at pop bumpers Posted by accidental (5 years ago)

Post #159 Creation Of Jurassic Park’s CGI Dinos [Article / Video] Posted by blondetall (5 years ago)

Post #162 Link to Loop Combo Scoop Mod Thread Posted by InfiniteLives (5 years ago)

Post #182 Link to CRT Mod Thead Posted by CraZyMuffin (5 years ago)

Post #209 Custom Apron Cards Posted by Pinballocks (5 years ago)

Post #322 Playfield Back Wood-Block acrylic mod Posted by smerff (5 years ago)

Post #357 Switch Matrix / Random No Target Scoring Bug Posted by ChadH (4 years ago)

Post #374 Link to Shaker Problem Thread Posted by aobrien5 (4 years ago)

Post #436 Rock Custom Pinball Under Cab Lighting mod Posted by Rock914 (4 years ago)

Post #457 Rock Custom Pinball Acrylic Playfield Backer Mod [Video] Posted by Rock914 (4 years ago)

Post #510 GoodToBeDad's Ramp Gate Mod - Controlled with a PIG2 [Video] Posted by ChadH (4 years ago)

Post #554 1:43 Scale JP JEEP [Amazon Link] Posted by winteriscoming (4 years ago)

Post #570 T-Rex Saucer Replacement [Link] Posted by outcida (4 years ago)

Post #631 T-Rex Hand Puppet Mod Posted by smerff (4 years ago)

Post #687 Loopcombo Site Link Posted by accidental (4 years ago)

Post #743 JP Jeep Flasher Mod [Video / Link to thread] Posted by lkadlec (4 years ago)

Post #950 Chad's Unofficial Code [Link] Posted by ChadH (4 years ago)

Post #1092 CPU / Display Chip Locations [Picture] Posted by Crash (4 years ago)

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#4714 1 year ago

What are the best jurassic park mods?
What would you consider the top "must-haves" that really improve the gaming experience?

#4719 1 year ago
Quoted from Bugsy:

Don’t forget a ColorDMD

How much is a color dmd?

For that matter, what does the pinsound cost?

#4725 1 year ago

There are so many mods. That is why i am trying to figure out what's worth it and what's not. I dont really want to double the cost of the machine with mods, but i would like it to be as nice as possible.

Below is a list of mods I have been suggested (both on here and a couple from JP owners i know):

Art blades
ChadH code
Rubbers, posts, flipper upgrades
Pinsound board
Color dmd
Opening gate
T-rex update
Loop combo scoop
Dino skulls
Updated dinos and palm trees
East dock sign
Raptor in cage

If there are any other recommendations, please share. I have never even heard of some of these.

#4744 1 year ago

I appreciate everyone's mod suggestions. (If there are more, keep em comin')

I am planning on getting new apron cards too. What/where are the best ones found? Suggestions? I saw a "newman" one with the guy off Seinfeld. That was cool.

#4752 1 year ago
Quoted from jorro:

Have you got a picture of this?

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#4753 1 year ago

Here is the other one:

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#4954 1 year ago

After multiple misses on deals/sellers changing their minds/sellers skipping me for more money...and even one scam deal............after ALL that...I am finally...


...officially a Jurassic Pinball owner and member of the club!

#4956 1 year ago

Embrace the Newman!

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#4959 1 year ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Whats up with your sling plastics? Are those from the lost world pin?

Yeah. I just got this pin, and the guy I got it from kept it working, but not much else. Wrong plastics, missing pteradons, a bent key, etc.
I have a lot of improvements that need to be done.

#4963 1 year ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Embrace the Newman![quoted image]

Quoted from Daditude:

Yeah. I just got this pin, and the guy I got it from kept it working, but not much else. Wrong plastics, missing pteradons, a bent key, etc.
I have a lot of improvements that need to be done.

For anyone ready for a MOD EXPLOSION...get ready. This JP was bone-stock with half or more of the lights out, wrong bulbs, no apron cards, dirty as can be, worn rubbers of various colors, etc.
I am in the process of ordering items and getting it tricked out. LEDs, topper, new pop bumpers, chad h code, working gate and raptor mods, tons of ectra lighting, all new black rubbers, etc. I will try to keep it pisted in this thread.

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#4965 1 year ago
Quoted from dnaman:

Doesn't it just pain you to see pins which are left for dead? I don't get it myself, when there are no end to the loving homes that they can go to.

I have improved every pin i have ever owned. Cleaning, shopping, modding, and so on. I leave them better than i get them in.

I have wanted JP for a long time, and it def needs TLC, so I will go "ham" on it!
I have already spent a ton on it.

Here are the items I have ordered for mods/improvements so far:

Full LEDs from Comet, a changeup of backup incandescent lights, reserve mixture of color LEDs, light bulb covers (in different colors), black rubbers, dino decals, start button, pteradons, keychain, replacement key, flipper rubbers, east dock sign, led strips, t-rex led light, loop scoop lights, moving gate mod, moving raptor in cage mod, sling plastics, chad h code, TRex topper, spotlight reflectors, touch up paint, papo trees, apron cards, apron card holders, pop bumpers, new pinballs, target decals.

I haven't decided, but I may also get more dinos and trees, the dino egg mod, side blades, and/or the goat mod. I will see how much room I have.

#4968 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinphila:

What did you use for scoop lights?
I am in the process of shopping mine now. It was a nasty beast but luckily under all that dirt, she was very clean.



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#4970 1 year ago

Does anyone have a "feed t-rex" decal, or know where i can get one?

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#4972 1 year ago
Quoted from wanderer:

Bay Area Amusements have this for $5 under part number DC-820-6030-03.

You are awesome! Thank you.

#4976 1 year ago
Quoted from dnaman:

Daditude, looks like you're doing it up right! I need to get my a$s in gear and bring mine back to life. Does anyone know if the gate mod will be offered for a long while yet? I realize that some mods are limited runs but the were a ton of JP produced.

Tim makes them 10 at a time. I spoke to him on the phone yesterday, and he is in the process of making 10 right now...including mine!

I would recommend calling or emailing him though. Im not sure how many are spoken for already.

#4977 1 year ago


I have started a JP mod thread with my machine (for anyone interested).

Here is the link:


I wrote a couple of blurbs and have some pics, but it is an evolving project, obviously.

In it, I make the assertion that jurassic park would likely be a top 5-10 pinball if just a few changes were made. One of the top changes is the gate. It is small and cheap looking. The modded one DRASTICALLY improves the look of the pin.

#4984 1 year ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

Not sure I would personally do it, but any considerations for making available the files for those with 3D printers? Maybe set up a patreon page where people cab donate to get access?
Also, perhaps someone like mezelmods would manufacture them and give you a cut? If you've got a proven product, there's probably a path forward where you can still earn from it, and make it available, even if you don't want to be directly involved in production.

Yes. Please do this.

#4988 1 year ago
Quoted from Nds777:

Just picked up 1 each of all his mods but bummed I missed out on the smart scoops...

I think I bought every single one of his mods

#5001 12 months ago
Quoted from Bugsy:

Those are just the standard orange sling plastics. I did order the blue ones though, I think they look better with all the other plastics.

Agreed. Blue are the best.

#5002 12 months ago

Has anyone "decaled" the targets on JP?

If so, what decals work best and where did you get them from?

#5007 11 months ago

I am considering side blades, but the ones I really like seem to come from overseas, abd the shipping is over $500. Im not paying that much in shipping. Does anyone know anywhere else I can get these or can get them vectored and printed?

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#5009 11 months ago
Quoted from Davi:

They don't want to ship to US. Don't know why.
You can register a German parcel forwarding (mailboxde.com), or someone in Europe (like me) can order it, then forward it to you.

I had a fellow pinsider contact me about them. I will see what happens there first, but i may give you a holler later.

Thank you

#5020 11 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

3 questions for you guys from a new owner:
1. How does the ramp diverter work? Is it supposed to be random or half one way and half another? It was feeding the ball to the right before I moved it and now seems to go mostly left after moving it. I'll take another look but any tips would be appreciated.
2. How does the menu work on this thing. The system is not self explanatory like it is on the 4 button Stern/Bally/Williams systems.
3. Is it possible to turn the sound off on the attract mode in this? I have the 6.0 code.
I know there have been a lot of questions on bulb types on this machine with no direct answer. I ordered 100 frosted natural white bullet, 100 frosted natural white wedge, and 25 natural white flasher bullets. I know this is way too many for the machine, but I'm hoping to have enough left over for the next machine to (fingers crossed Pinbot when one shows on the marketplace). In any case, I'll try and get an accurate count of what the final numbers are. I'm not trying to color match the LEDs.

I just did LEDs on my Jurassic Park (JP). I have a thread that chronicles it along with the many mods I am doing to it if you want to check it out.

Here is the LED list:

Jurassic park uses 5 separate bulbs.
#44/47 6.3v bayonet bottom
#555 6.3v wedge bottom
#455 6.3v slow blinking bayonet bottom
#89 13v flasher with bayonet bottom
#906 13v flasher with wedge bottom

Top of the backbox head (all originally clear white):
2 #89 13v flasher bulbs with bayonet bottom and 3 #44/47 6.3v bulbs

Inside the backbox (all originally clear white):
3 #89 13v flasher bulbs with bayonet bottom, 28 #44/47 6.3v bulbs
5 #455 6.3v slow blinking bayonet bottom
(Note: many people just use warm white in the backbox and skip several lights because it tends to be FAR too bright otherwise. Colors don't seem to work too well in the backbox either)

Playfield (various colors):

9 #906 bulbs (3 white, 3 yellow, 3 red)
18 #89 bulbs (15 white, 2 red, 1 yellow)
9 #555 bulbs (3 white under yellow pop bumpers, 6 clear white above scoops...3 have green bulb covers, 2 have yellow bulb covers, 1 has a blue bulb cover) Note: (mine had several added 555 bulbs under the PF by a previous owner bringing it to around 25. Check this first in your own machine)

72 #44/47 bulbs ( 20 red, 8 yellow, 9 blue, 2 orange, 7 green, 26 white)

There are also 3 #44/47 bulbs in the coin foor and 1 #44/47 behind the start button. All are originally white, but could be converted to red if so desired

#5043 11 months ago
Quoted from Geteos:

Just picked up a JP this afternoon from an estate sale for 3500cdn. This is my first pinball machine so I wasn’t too sure what to look for. It’s been HUO for at least 10 years as the owner told me it was in the house when they bought it. It seems to be all original and played fine albeit the angle was very flat so the machine played very slow. This thing is sooo heavy! Glad I had 2 people with me to help lift it up the 10 stairs to get it to the car. Are there any maintenance items I should be looking for and replacing?

Check the t-rex for proper movement (it runs diagnostics at boot). Check the scoops for damage, and check the gun for cracks/breaks.

Go to IPDB and check pic for pic if you want to go through it in its entirety.

#5052 11 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

This ended up being a bad switch. Replaced and all is well.


#5087 11 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I made a mistake. I LED'd my machine and it looks fabulous, but I got the wrong type of bulbs for the flashers. They work, but they are 8 SMD flashers and it's like looking at a camera flash every time they go off. They are seizure inducing. I replaced most of them with the original bulbs. What type of flashers do you recommend putting in this game?
Also, I'm thinking about putting in a Jeep Mod. Do you know if there is a version that will interact with the flashers?
Put in a raptor figure above the kickback and am waiting on my loop combo mod (comes with the machine).
Really loving the game so far.

Buy the cheapest flashers from comet pinball. It helps to have color ones as well (not as bright).


#5102 11 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

PPSSSHHH try moving a WOZ.

Try moving a Haunted House. 3 playfields! Super heavy...and I've owned 2!

#5107 11 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

WOZ is 310lb. Is there an official measurement on JP? I honestly can say I had no issues moving my JP in the past, but WOZ kicked my ass.
This site says JP only weighs 250....
This site confirms your 325...

How about HH?

#5113 11 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I am going to respectfully disagree.
I just dropped by Target and picked up a Jurassic Park Jeep. I spent the last 2 hours drilling out the headlights, putting in transparent plastic, rewiring the flashers through it, and getting it all working again. The results... are borderline passable but not nearly as nice as what is on the Modfather's website. I'm going to just order the jeep through him and pass this one to the kids. However... I do think I'm going to go with the kiddie action figure dolls for extra dinosaurs on my machine. I think they are at about the same scale as the T-REX
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Check out the papo dinosaurs first. They are generally considered the best.

#5142 11 months ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

I have a set of cliffys if needed

He definitely should go for it. There is a long wait on cliffys now.

#5144 11 months ago
Quoted from koops:

He just shipped an order I put at the start of December (tspp kit).
Check your local parts distributors they may already have some in stock, otherwise just put in an order and wait.

Luckily for me, i just got mine.

#5151 11 months ago
Quoted from TommyNYC:

I was able to also fix the left flipper now it is resting at the same level as the right.
When shot the ball it originally was not going through the T-Bar gate into the poppers. i slight bend to the end of the firing ramp has fixed that too. going into the poppers. looks like any other fixes i need to do will be purely cosmetic at this point thankfully.
The only other thing i am curios about is if i got a fair deal?
Whats the going rate for this Pin these days?

As someone who has just bought one myself and helped "broker" a deal for a friend for one as well, I can tell you they typically go for 3-4k. Anything working below 3,000 is a steal. I would consider 3,500 to be about average. The better the condition, the more value added of course. As mentioned before...LEDs, colordmd, upgraded gate, topper, cliffys, etc add some value as well. I have seen really nice examples going for 5k.

I think people have only recently really discovered what a truly great game this is, and the rising prices have directly reflected that.

#5158 11 months ago
Quoted from TommyNYC:

The guy originally wanted $3,700. I took a snapshot pf Pinside average value of $2,700 and offered him that.
He said no right away and i told him that if he changed hi mind down the road let me know. He hit me back at $2,800, i accepted and picked it up the following Saturday. Based on some of the comments you guys made I at least feel like i made an ok deal then.
I also ordered and paid for Cliffys, a full new rubber set, the Novus cleaning kit and 6 brand new pinballs.
I almost ordered the Ceramic White ball from Marcos but $50 seemed steep to get that "Egg" look.
If you guys know of a cheaper Ceramic white egg to be found let me know.

The cheapest i could find the ceramic ball was on ebay for 29.99....which i still think is too high, but i bought it anyway. It looks great. It was a much bigger improvement than i thought it would be.

#5159 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinash:

In our area average examples go for about $2800.

I have noticed that the NE area has an over supply of pins compared to the south. Where i live, pinballs sell quick and high.

I bet there have been 2 dozen pins in the NE area listed this month that would have gone for hundreds more and sold instantly if they were in my area.

#5162 11 months ago
Quoted from edward472:

Anyone know where I can get a replacement smart missile button plastic? Mine is cracked pretty much all the way across, and I don't think its gonna take the abuse my wife's family is going to put on it when they find out I have a pinball machine.

ebay.com link » Data East Jurassic Park Pinball Machine Smart Missile Button 515 5825 00 New

I dont think they sell the plastic by itself. I looked for a start button a while back, and i had to buy the whole assembly...but there it is.

#5165 11 months ago
Quoted from TommyNYC:

LOL thats the first time in history anyone has ever told me anything in the NE is cheaper than the south.
I will take this as a win for once.
Meanwhile NY State might just Tax me enough to come move down by you eventually

Come on down! We say people here are either Texas by birth or by choice.

#5201 11 months ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

Is that some kind of premium glass? At my local show there's a guy who sells them for $25 each or 4 for $100. At least it was that way a couple years ago.

I keep telling people...jk glass is just a few minutes away from TPF and they sell high quality tempered pinball glass all day long for 29.99 a sheet and lower in bulk.

#5248 11 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Any one wanna try and guess whats in here?

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A pony?

#5252 11 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

DING DING! Its freaking dope too. He does really nice work. Very impressed.
Sadly, I cant get it in the game until either Monday or that following weekend because of an out of town wedding.
Heres some more packaging porn and such since you guessed so fast. Too smart...
Cant wait to try it out. Thanks again davi !!!
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You should definitely check all around the box. There could still be a pony.

#5263 11 months ago
Quoted from Davi:

Price is $70 plus shipping. I have 4 slots left from batch 2 (most probably the last batch).

What is the mod?

#5287 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Has anyone got a link to a list of the bulb types and number of bulbs to do an LED conversion for JP?

I have a full list on my jurassic park mod thread (including types, numbers, colors, and options), and i believe i put it somewhere in this mod thread too.

#5304 10 months ago
Quoted from TommyNYC:

Hey Guys
Would there be any reason that wedge leds that i bought to go on the playfield will not work in the sockets but traditional wedge bulbs do?
The lights themselves are fine.
Is this some type of power issue ?
I thought leds use less power ??
Thanks !

Turn the lights 180 degrees around and re-insert.

Also, the metal wires sometimes to make good connections. Push them way out to the sides and re-insert.

If you have any questions, you can pm me or i have found ryan wanger (fellow pinsider and owner of comet pinball) to be incredibly helpful

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#5488 10 months ago
Quoted from TommyNYC:

Ps i wish i could buy everyone a beer in this JP club.
This really makes ownership of this game that much better !

I like IPAs and porters. PM for my address

#5500 10 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Thinking about adding the two Pteranodons to my game (missing them). I found the birds, but can anyone tell me what diameter of piano/music wire I should use to mount them?

Use memory wire. It can be found at walmart, hobby lobby, michaels, etc.
I believe it just comes in a standard size.

#5534 10 months ago
Quoted from Davi:

Special request - power supply box[quoted image]

Ooooooo! Thats cool!

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#5843 9 months ago
Quoted from cologneled:

Nice Club! I want to join this.. What is process?

Ship me a jurassic park pinball

#5844 9 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Just had my best game since I've owned the pin for a couple of months - 812K (5 ball, ROM v6.0). I made it all the way through shutdown, but I missed so many opportunities along the way. After playing JP over the past several weeks now, what keeps my attention are the mini-games within the game. You can make it all the way through the CRTs, but still not score well if you don't fulfill the challenges along the way.

I hope you mean 812M, not 812K....right? Lol

#5855 9 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Considering selling my JP. PM me if you would be interested in the trex mod. It was $400 new and its still $400. No price increase although I bet I could get $500....
Any ways, let me know. Not in a rush.

Wow! What pin are you planning on getting to replace it?

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#5963 8 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I just wanted to give a shout-out to Comet Pinball https://www.cometpinball.com for their great customer service. I know there are other good LED suppliers, but IMO Comet is the best. Not only do they have great products, but their support is exemplary. Having been in service oriented industries for most of my career, my perspective in business is that things will go wrong. What differentiates the bad from the good and the good from the great, is how they treat their customers and how they address issues when they arise. Comet has always communicated well, takes a customer focused approach to business, and continues to offer great and innovative products.
Comet is and will continue to be my sole source for all things pinball lighting, and I encourage everyone who can use their products to give them a try.

I have to agree.

I recently did several LED conversions, and I experimented with suppliers of all types. I tried every major LED supplier (and some not-so-major suppliers as well) for varios colors, flashers, variances of white LEDs, LED strips, etc. Comet pinball stood head and shoulders above the rest.

When I factor quality, price, and customer service...Comet was above all others.
They are my go-to LED company.

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#6809 5 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Funny, my suggestions were: "DE Jurassic Park Club" or "DE Jurassic Park (1993) Club"

Just received some JP decals/goodies from Mr_Tantrum

They are great. Super fast shipping too. Thank you!!

I highly recommend checking his stuff out for your own machine.

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#6931 5 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I'm starting work on developing a 3D printed version of just the teeth to use with OEM T-Rex. Not sure when I will be ready to share (need a lot of trial & error testing).

I will beta test it

#6941 5 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

well just finished my LED conversion for my JP (all comet LEDs - they're the best for lighting). Also - I put a giant LED strip in the back to light up that backboard plastic and banner - thought it came out well as I can now see it!
All that is left is to add is loop combo for the scoops which are in the mail (desperately need those) and mirrors. This is a very nice example of JP and there are stapled pieces of paper covering the area that I need to access to unluck those lug nuts. Pretty cool. Must have come that way from factory. See attached.
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Could you tell us what LED strip you used(voltage and maker) and where you attached it to (GI?)

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#7104 86 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

meloyelo51 is your best source for the v6 ROM set.


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