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Medusa playfield swap

By Mudflaps

5 months ago


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#101 4 months ago
Quoted from Quench:

Are you using slow blow fuses? Both blown fuses look like fast blow.

Likely fast blow. I have a 3A slow blow if that’s what Bally uses.

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#102 4 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Likely fast blow. I have a 3A slow blow if that’s what Bally uses.

Yep, the fuse in your fingers with the spring looking wire is a slow blow fuse.
The fuses in the yellow packet are fast blow fuses.

#103 4 months ago
Quoted from Quench:

Yep, the fuse in your fingers with the spring looking wire is a slow blow fuse.
The fuses in the yellow packet are fast blow fuses.

I swapped the fuse with a SB. Thank you sir.

Also, again, a huge thanks for everyone’s help working out the gremlins. Especially Skidave for letting me know one of my flippers had a diode installed backwards, likely causing many of my issues.

#104 4 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Also, again, a huge thanks for everyone’s help working out the gremlins. Especially Skidave for letting me know one of my flippers had a diode installed backwards, likely causing many of my issues.

Happy to help! Plenty of members here helped me along the way. I'm enjoying your thread and glad that I could chip in some way.

#105 4 months ago

This is what happens when a coil has a backwards diode. I can’t even pull out the sleeve.

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#106 4 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

I can’t even pull out the sleeve. [quoted image]

Yup you gotta drill it out

#107 4 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yup you gotta drill it out

I’m not even going to bother, I have a replacement on the way. Yet another lesson for my bag of tricks...

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#108 4 months ago

Received the replacement coil (with the diodes installed correctly) and soldered/installed.

No issues, game plays perfectly. No resets, no blown fuses after 30 minutes or so of gameplay. I have a few stuck switches and a few rollovers are giving me shit, but that’s the easy stuff. It’s absolutely playable.

I have a replacement filter and MOV for the next fix. I’ll get everything working 100%, then on to the cabinet.

I’ll wrap up this thread with a big thanks for everyone who chimed in to help or offer some encouragement!

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#109 4 months ago
Quoted from Arcane:

Very sweet. What is the brand of the rotisserie that you are using?
Yves

I currently have some Pindoc rotisseries in stock readt to ship. PM me for availabilty.

Looking good mudflaps. I have never played Medusa. Looks like a lot of fun.

#110 4 months ago

Nicely done sir, enjoyed watching your updates!

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#111 3 months ago

Thanks for taking us on this trip of playfield swap delight. Medusa is a beautiful games and deserves the attention. Gives me motivation to attack my Medusa swap now.

#112 3 months ago

Congrats! After medusa you should feel confident to take on any SS playfield swap!

For the lightbar I probably would have routed out the bottom of the PF where the brackets mount to remove the extra CPR thickness so it mounted OEM style.

#113 3 months ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Congrats! After medusa you should feel confident to take on any SS playfield swap!
For the lightbar I probably would have routed out the bottom of the PF where the brackets mount to remove the extra CPR thickness so it mounted OEM style.

I’ve been thinking about that. We’re in the middle of a move, but once we’re settled, I’m going to do the cabinet. When the playfield is out, I’ll likely remove the light bar and gently route the underside where the brackets attach.

My first thought was ‘do no harm’ to the playfield, but routing may be the best option.

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