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Kahr daughterboard question - is it a "permanent" fix

By mikeflan

1 year ago

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    #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.


    #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.


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