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Laser Cue - Hardly a foolish rustoration


By gutz

3 years ago



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#101 3 years ago
Quoted from jwilson:

My my, feeling a bit salty are we? I seem to have hit a long-winded nerve. I was just looking forward to an epic restore of the whole game and was enjoying the cabinet redo, when you "just happened to have this complete replacement playfield" to drop in.
I love to see totally wrecked games come back to life and to see the various techniques people use to save what seems unsavable, but just having a bunch of replacement parts ready to go is sort of like on those cooking shows where they start preparing the food and then pull out the completed dish from under the counter "and we're done!"
Not everyone has a huge cache of ready to go replacement parts like that. Makes it a little less epic is all. Sorry.

Haters gonna hate.

Great thread and great work!!

1 month later
#102 2 years ago

Aaaand we're back! Had to take a break to prepair some video arcade games for the active christmas buying market. Also, made a small bulk buy on a stash of games I've been inquiring about for 7 years!

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#103 2 years ago

Board work time! Surprisingly, the power supply (and transformers) were working. Did caps, connectors, hv resistors and diodes (to maintain swapability with other games). The flipper power supply had a few vaporized traces, i wonder if the 20 amp fuse (should be 5A) and bad bridge had anything to do with it

Replaced the 40 pin connector and had a chance to play with my new testing equipment from siegecraft. Very nice tools that allowed me to test the mpu/driver board on the bench! The original mpu had corrosion, poor repair work, and was "locked" so I opted to use a clean donor board pair that I picked up from an operator shelf (jungle lord, rip). The original driver board worked fully, but it had the same corrosion and repair work issues so it will be a spare.

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#104 2 years ago

Mpu and driver tested out on the bench, and ready to transplant into laser cue. First step, displays and diagnostic switches:

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#105 2 years ago

Then cpu lights, switches, and solenoids...

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#106 2 years ago

Original sound board I couldn't test on the bench, but thankfully it was fully working in the game. Annoying sounds, but working The flippers were the last thing to test, and the repaired 50v board held up. She's-a-flippin' and my first game wasn't so impressive

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#107 2 years ago

I have a few connectors to replace but it's 98% done. Welcome back to the land of the living, Laser Cue!!!

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#108 2 years ago

It’ll be $10,000 by Xmas.

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