(Topic ID: 213943)

Kahr daughterboard question - is it a "permanent" fix


By mikeflan

1 year ago



Topic Stats

  • 48 posts
  • 33 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 months ago by Spencer
  • Topic is favorited by 9 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    There have been 2 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    09B3CE0A-3B66-4182-9739-5FA1302286D5 (resized).jpeg
    28157510_228322514402480_8072223129675497472_n (resized).jpg

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider mikeflan.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    #1 1 year ago

    Hi folks -

    I know, I know - we're talking pinball here, there are no permanent fixes. And if you aren't getting a solid 5 volts to the MPU, you're bound for problems. That said, with the Kahr daughterboard, my problem has gone away. I was getting around 4.7 volts on the MPU without, and a steady 5.013 with.

    My question is, rather than spend the $100+ to get the board repaired the way it should, along with the time involved of it being out of the line up and/or off location, will the Kahr keep working? Or is it a stop gap measure/time bomb that will fail sooner rather than later. I'd sure rather spend the $25 bucks on the daughterboard than the c-note plus shipping back and forth.

    All opinions are welcome. FWIW, it's a beater of a WCS 94 that has had a rough life. If it can limp along on location making $40 a week for a year or two with the Kahr board - I'll be happy.

    Mike

    #22 1 year ago

    Rob -

    Thanks for the detailed answer. I actually have bought three of your boards, two at this last TPF, and this is the first time I've gotten a chance to use them. While I'm sure a more skilled tech can troubleshoot the problem and go through the steps to resolve the issue in a short amount of time.... That level of wizardry is beyond me. If I can get a workable, medium-term fix, I'll take it. If the problem gets worse and beyond the capabilities of the Kahr to resolve the issue, then I'll deal with it.

    On the bright side, putting off solving the problem may lead to things deteriorating to a point where the problem actually becomes Easier to identify. Talk about lemonade out of lemons.

    Anyway, thanks again for the informed feedback and the product. Count me a fan.

    Mike

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 199.99
    $ 35.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Pinball Photos
    $ 2.50
    Playfield - Decals
    Doc's Pinball Shop
    $ 7,999.00
    Pinball Machine
    Nitro Pinball Shop
    $ 76.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 12.99
    Eproms
    Matt's Basement Arcade
    $ 299.00
    From: $ 175.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Pinball Photos
    $ 12.00
    Lighting - Led
    Pinball Haus
    € 9.10
    $ 125.00
    Cabinet - Toppers
    Sparky Pinball
    $ 199.00
    Lighting - Interactive
    Medisinyl Mods
    $ 39.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    The MOD Couple
    From: $ 47.00
    $ 22.00
    Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 5,599.00
    Pinball Machine
    Classic Game Rooms
    From: $ 22.95
    Apparel - Men
    Great American Pinball
    From: $ 175.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Pinball Photos
    $ 15.00
    Cabinet - Other
    Siegecraft Electronics
    $ 96.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 25.00
    Cabinet - Other
    Filament Printing
    From: $ 42.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ModFather Pinball Mods

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider mikeflan.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside