(Topic ID: 281337)

New to pins, first pin: Devil's Dare, help required!

By DeWhal

11 months ago

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#1 11 months ago

Hi all,

I've been following this forum for a couple of years and finally an opportunity came up to grab myself a bargain "barnfind" pin - Devil's Dare!

It's in really good condition, a few scratches, missing chunks on the cabinet but the playfield only has very minor wear, so much so I've only stripped the playfield to give everything a good clean and to replace all the rubbers, bulbs etc..

I've also replaced all the boards with the equivalent from Pascal if available (I've kept the original boards for posterity!) so that's a PI-80, PI-FX and POP

With all of the above in mind, yesterday was the first time to actually try and turn it on and start debugging it, I really didn't expect it to work straight away!

The 2 issues I currently have are:

The P3 display is faulty (see pic), I've swapped the cable with the P1 display to rule out wiring issues. Is this terminal and will need a new display?

The other issue is with the sound, apart from a chime when I turn the machine on, there is no sound, even when doing the sound test. Looking at the PI-FX the "CPU" LED status is flashing quickly. Looking at the manual this says "One or more signals coming from the CPU, check the S1..S8 signals". What do I check?

Thanks for any help!


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#2 11 months ago

Ok, one problem appears to be solved!

When reconnecting the P3 panel to its correct connector it appears to have fixed that problem, the display is a little dark but no longer corrupt!

#3 11 months ago

Spoke too soon!

I was examining the connector on the PI-FX sound board (with the power off) and when I switched it back on the main F9 fuse blew!

Replaced that, turned it on again and now I have no displays at all.

The F3 fuse (and all the others) are fine


#4 11 months ago

I'd blown the fuse on the PI-80 which caused the displays to stop working.

#5 11 months ago

Repinning the connectors in any System 80 is essential to getting it to work reliably. Good start with the pascal boards, but the connectors are the key.

#6 11 months ago

yup. connectors. If you look inside the connectors front, you will sometimes see connector pins, not as high as the others. Those are the ones that are fatigued and cracked. Get ready to do some new pins.

#7 11 months ago
Quoted from Xenon75:

Repinning the connectors in any System 80 is essential to getting it to work reliably

Quoted from CaptainNeo:

yup. connectors.

So true on the repinning. Pascal Board is excellent.

#8 11 months ago

I've looked at all the connectors and they all look like the good ones shown in the "Connectors, Connectors, Connectors" section PinWiki (https://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=File:System80ConnectorGoodPins.jpg)

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