(Topic ID: 190030)

Meteor Display Upgrade!

By JT-Pinball

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Coyote
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#1 4 years ago

This afternoon seemed like a good day to start changing the display Resistors at R1, R3, R5, R7, R9 and R11. May as well change the male header pins while I am at it. Got 3 displays done and have 12 to go...

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#2 4 years ago

That ought to help them last longer. Nothing like that classic gas glow!

#3 4 years ago

Yep! All these display are very nice. No measles or issues with the glass. Figure some maintenance will keep them running another 40 years.

#4 4 years ago

Oh, and how much brighter they are is amazing. If I shut lights off I can easily pick out upgraded displays.

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#5 4 years ago

Bumping an old thread, am curious - are you actually *upgrading* something, or merely replacing resistors with new ones?

#6 4 years ago

Swapped out the (6) 100k 1/4 watt resistors for 1/2 watt and changed male pins. Should help display last longer, and they glow brighter than before. Maybe not an upgrade so much as a bulletproofing item?

#7 4 years ago
Quoted from JT-Pinball:

Swapped out the (6) 100k 1/4 watt resistors for 1/2 watt and changed male pins. Should help display last longer, and they glow brighter than before. Maybe not an upgrade so much as a bulletproofing item?

Nono, that's cool - that's what I figured. I wasn't sure if you had done something else along with that.
Thanks!
-Mike

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