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Parts needed for Jurassic Park


By GoodToBeDad

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

I'm looking for a trough switch which matches these part numbers:
180-5118-00 microswitch
500-5683-00 ball trough
500-5683-01 ball trough

They are used in Jurassic Park and Last Action Hero. And I need to rebuild all three flippers. I've looked at the usual places online and every place appears to be out of stock. Does anyone here have any for sale or can you point me in a new direction?

#3 6 years ago

Could you use this switch and just bend the blade?

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/V3L-507DB

#4 6 years ago

the microswitch you want is this one: http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/V3L-507DB

you just have to bend it yourself

#5 6 years ago
Quoted from Noahs_Arcade:

the microswitch you want is this one: http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/V3L-507DB
you just have to bend it yourself

Thanks for posting that, as I've been looking for that switch also.

#7 6 years ago
Quoted from Noahs_Arcade:

the microswitch you want is this one: http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/V3L-507DB
you just have to bend it yourself

This micro switch is not a replacement for 180-5118-00. Marco's states it is, but even with bending the blade to match the original shape it will not work. I just received one in the mail yesterday from Marco's and installed it in my machine last night. The internals of the spring mechanism are built differently, and the spring inside is MUCH beefier than the original switch. It takes waaaay to much pressure to activate the switch and the ball is not heavy enough to put enough pressure on the switch. I will be calling Marco's shortly and I will talk to them about this. Maybe they have a different type of switch that will work :/

My machine is currently down for the count, because when I opened the original switch, sadly the spring flung out shortly after looking at the mechanism and I can't seem to find it. I hope Marco's has a solution.

#8 6 years ago
Quoted from jpfan123:

This micro switch is not a replacement for 180-5118-00

Good to know. Please post Marco's solution, if any.

#9 6 years ago

Just got off the phone with Marcos. They were very friendly and helpful. I was explaining the problem to them, and mentioned this website and also mentioned the video that ChadH made about the Ball Trough.

http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/data-east-ball-trough-fix-video-jplahtftctommywwfrrgnr

http://www.youtube.com/embed/RBYu4BECYvA?autoplay=1&rel=0

I emailed them those links and they are going to do some of their own research, and get back to me tonight about it. They said they will do their best to find a solution

I'll post back here and keep you guys updated.

EDIT: I got a response from them.

"We have found a softer replacement switch. We are actually updating the site now with the new information. Thank you for bringing that to our attention. I will ship you out a new switch tomorrow because the warehouse has closed for the night."

Man, that was quick. I thanked them very much and told them once I get it and install it, I will let them know how it works.

Of course I will keep you guys updated as well. I'd hold off buying any switched until I post back the results. But it seems like I should be all set now.

#10 6 years ago

Very cool. Sometimes I can't even get myself to respond that fast

#11 6 years ago

Yes would also love to know where to buy one my Jp has issue almost every time I get multiball

#12 6 years ago

For your microswitch, get this:

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/180-5101-00

Follow Blackjacker's post here on how he used it in his machine:

http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/testing-de-ball-trough-switches#post-1230843

For the ball trough switches, you want this:

http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=1548

I am 95% confident as I have extras of these, and the voltage/amp specs are identical on both - my extras - and the ball trough switches in TFTC - another 1993 DE game. If you held a gun to my head, I'd confidently install these in my TFTC.

#13 6 years ago

I got my new replacement microswitch today from Marcos and I am happy to report that it works fine as a replacement to the original switch (180-5118-00).

You can find the switch they sent me here: http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/28078

#14 6 years ago

After reading your post, jpfan, I ordered that same switch. It arrived today and works like a charm. Thanks for setting them straight.

#15 6 years ago

Mind me asking did you just bend wire or did you reuse old blade from original I'm having same issue

#16 6 years ago
Quoted from GoodToBeDad:

After reading your post, jpfan, I ordered that same switch. It arrived today and works like a charm. Thanks for setting them straight.

No problem at all.

Marcos was extremely helpful and solved the problem very quickly. I was impressed to see results that fast.

Quoted from Schabs81:

Mind me asking did you just bend wire or did you reuse old blade from original I'm having same issue

I find it easier to just crack open the switch and swap the blades. If you open it slowly and carefully, you shouldn't have an issue with the switch. I did not need to fully open the switch, I was able to just pry up one side just enough to swap the blades.

I am not saying that is the best way to do it though, so I don't want any blame falling on me if someone breaks a switch doing that (I find it highly unlikely that you would break the switch, but figured I should just add that).

#17 6 years ago
Quoted from Schabs81:

Mind me asking did you just bend wire or did you reuse old blade from original I'm having same issue

I bent the blade to match the switch I removed.

#18 6 years ago

Sounds good guys thanks I'll be ordering one this week

1 year later
#19 5 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

For your microswitch, get this:
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/180-5101-00
Follow Blackjacker's post here on how he used it in his machine:
http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/testing-de-ball-trough-switches#post-1230843
For the ball trough switches, you want this:
http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=1548
I am 95% confident as I have extras of these, and the voltage/amp specs are identical on both - my extras - and the ball trough switches in TFTC - another 1993 DE game. If you held a gun to my head, I'd confidently install these in my TFTC.

Super J to the rescue again ! You are truly an asset to the community here bro. Thank you.
So the consensus is 180-5101-00will work as a replacement for 180-5118-00, correct ? Because 180-5118-00 is out of stock everywhere. While trying to bend switch to work, this happened :
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Blade fell off top then case fell apart....
Thanks again J for the link to that trough switch. My question is ; should I replace all the trough switches or just the broken one ? Also, one of those tiny screws is close to being stripped out.....suggestions ?
Thank you in advance.

#20 5 years ago

So...180-5101-00 like Blackjacker installed will work ? I hope so, cause that's what I ordered.
Nervous about my 1st solder / de-solder. Hell it's been 2 years....time to jump in.

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