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Party Zone Club


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#451 3 months ago
Quoted from gmkalos:

Ok lets see..
1. Not sure about the grand champion I'd leave it alone I think you will most likelly erase all 4 scores
2. If your talking about the ball troff under the apron there's a trap wire that keeps the ball from bouncing back into the hole you may be missing that.
3. got you covered go threw the previous pages in this thread and I listed the Marco replacement part for that saucer hole, I wouldn't use the rubber it may make it be more bouncy its already a tough shot.

Regarding number 2...I recently removed my apron for the 1st time with a full shop and I don't see any type of "trap wire". Pics anyone?

#452 3 months ago

Back Box- Rubber Edges

Not sure the best place to post this question, but I'm looking for the rubber material that is around the edges of the back box. I don't know the correct name for it. I looked in the parts catalog and marcospecialties.com with no luck. Anyone know what the part number is and/or where I can purchase some?

Thanks!

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#453 3 months ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

I want to repaint the Captain's teeth and maybe mustache. What is the best paint to use on rubber? Color suggestions?

I used acrylic paints and brush.

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#454 3 months ago
Quoted from billsacto:

Back Box- Rubber Edges
Not sure the best place to post this question, but I'm looking for the rubber material that is around the edges of the back box. I don't know the correct name for it. I looked in the parts catalog and marcospecialties.com with no luck. Anyone know what the part number is and/or where I can purchase some?
Thanks![quoted image][quoted image]

T-molding. Should be available from many arcade machine part suppliers.

#455 3 months ago

I just replaced my dmd with a color dmd from color dmd. The top line of mine was starting to fade as you can see on previous posts. If you want my old one just pay for shipping and it’s yours. Btw color dmd is awesome, but modifications must be done. It is not plug and play.

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#456 3 months ago

The color DMD was a good choice. I like the product a lot. I'm waiting for a firmware update from ColorDMD for this title. You will notice after playing awhile that some items were missed and don't appear colored correctly or at all.

#457 3 months ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

The color DMD was a good choice. I like the product a lot. I'm waiting for a firmware update from ColorDMD for this title. You will notice after playing awhile that some items were missed and don't appear colored correctly or at all.

Damn really? Have they been made aware?

#458 3 months ago

Yeah your right. I was going to check next to see if there was a way to edit colors. The purple rocket fuel isn't quite right, and there are a few other weird colors, but still is a really nice upgrade. One thing I thought i would mention for others researching down the road. The original power connector are not used. The DMD gets it's power from J116. If you are having issues with your power from your video board this would be a good work around.

#459 3 months ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Damn really? Have they been made aware?

They know - hard not to. ColorDMD will put out a fix eventually. I'm sure it is a low priority.

#460 3 months ago

Howdy,

It’s me .

So I was enjoying the color dmd but noticed the lights from the backboard were washing out the colors. So I built a box with weather stripping. You need 2 layers, but wow it makes a huge difference

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#461 3 months ago

Tonight I had a little help while fixing a short on my Party Zone.

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#462 3 months ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Tonight I had a little help while fixing a short on my Party Zone.

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Now that’s the way to troubleshoot

#463 3 months ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

They know - hard not to. ColorDMD will put out a fix eventually. I'm sure it is a low priority.

Good I can put buying one on the back burner for now.

#464 3 months ago

2. If your talking about the ball troff under the apron there's a trap wire that keeps the ball from bouncing back into the hole you may be missing that.

Regarding the about statement...I am missing said trap wire. Pics or part number anyone?

#465 3 months ago

I will take a picture of mine when I get home from work tonight.

#466 3 months ago

Here ya go

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#467 3 months ago
Quoted from Wheyfast:

Here ya go[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Thanks for the pics but what I am looking for is a pic with the lower apron removed so I can see the ball trough. I appreciate you trying to help though!

#468 3 months ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

2. If your talking about the ball troff under the apron there's a trap wire that keeps the ball from bouncing back into the hole you may be missing that.
Regarding the about statement...I am missing said trap wire. Pics or part number anyone?

I don’t have a photo handy but it is the same gate on most of the games from this era. Here is a link to it.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/12-6542

#469 3 months ago
Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

I don’t have a photo handy but it is the same gate on most of the games from this era. Here is a link to it.
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/12-6542

Thanks!

#470 3 months ago

Hello,

Hopefully everyone is staying well.

I got 2 questions for the awesome PZ club

My first question is:

Does your party zone show the replay graphic when you get an extra ball? I was watching you tube and the person that was recording his game play lit the extra ball on the rocket and hit it. He then got a cool replay sequence. I usually get extra ball on the screen followed by the machine the machine saying party zone and plays a different music tune. I have never seen replay on my machine. Is replay extra ball?

My second question is :

I’m using J116 for the color dmd and J118 for pinduino. Both had something plugged in that I had to pig tail. What is plugged i to these 2 ports?

As always thanks for
The info in adavance:

Rob

My second

#471 3 months ago
Quoted from Wheyfast:

Hello,
Hopefully everyone is staying well.
I got 2 questions for the awesome PZ club
My first question is:
Does your party zone show the replay graphic when you get an extra ball? I was watching you tube and the person that was recording his game play lit the extra ball on the rocket and hit it. He then got a cool replay sequence. I usually get extra ball on the screen followed by the machine the machine saying party zone and plays a different music tune. I have never seen replay on my machine. Is replay extra ball?
My second question is :
I’m using J116 for the color dmd and J118 for pinduino. Both had something plugged in that I had to pig tail. What is plugged i to these 2 ports?
As always thanks for
The info in adavance:
Rob
My second

Question 1) Replay and extra ball are very different things. Extra ball is literally an extra ball while replay is when you earned a free game. The DMD graphics are very different. It is likely that the person you were watching earned an extra ball the same time he hit the game's replay score. Replay is progressive and gets bumped up a little every time it is hit.

Question 2) J116 is cabinet 12V while J118 is playfield 12V. You can find this information out easily by looking in the manual in the interboard wiring section.

#472 3 months ago

Thanks for the info.

Does replay work in free play ?

My manual is not complete. Is there a place to download the manual?

Thanks,

Rob

#474 3 months ago

Thanks. That is soooo awesome.

Thanks to you and everyone else for helping this nooob.

Part Zone for life

#475 3 months ago

I switched replay from extra ball to credit and boom. Replay graphic worked. It was so cool on the color dmd. Unfortunately with free pay it’s not needed.

Thanks again

#476 3 months ago

Highest score on PZ ? Mine is 216 mil. 7 % incline extra ball 20 30 40 and 90. Easy on all settings

1 week later
#477 3 months ago

Added some bling to PZ this weekend. Added lights on party zone sign (white clear). Robotic comic (blue) and dance dummy (white clear). The one issue I have is that the socket that is illumination the dummy is right next to the boppers. Since the connection is wedge it pops the bulb out. Nothing super glue won’t fix

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#478 3 months ago
Quoted from Wheyfast:

Added some bling to PZ this weekend. Added lights on party zone sign (white clear). Robotic comic (blue) and dance dummy (white clear). The one issue I have is that the socket that is illumination the dummy is right next to the boppers. Since the connection is wedge it pops the bulb out. Nothing super glue won’t fix [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice.

#479 3 months ago

Hey PZ folks

I just brought back a PZ after missing my other one

One thing I didn’t notice when I picked it up The Capt N is not moving - he talks but no movement - the Optos work in sw edge

I have an older copy of PZ so my rom doesn’t have a head test

Ideas where to start ?

Thanks !!

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#480 3 months ago

Okay I Did some digging I found out

Someone placed the wiring wrong to the motor

Can someone tell me how it should look or snap a pic

Now I see why it doesn’t work

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#481 3 months ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

Okay I Did some digging I found out
Someone placed the wiring wrong to the motor
Can someone tell me how it should look or snap a pic
Now I see why it doesn’t work[quoted image]

Okay I found a picture on the group and required red and a black on the outer side of the connector

The motor works !!

BUT ... the captain looks immediately to the right robot

Ideas ??

Thanks

#482 3 months ago

Does it stay turned or does it move back to center ? Can you run the head test?

#483 89 days ago
Quoted from Wheyfast:

Does it stay turned or does it move back to center ? Can you run the head test?

I have proto roms

Head test is not installed

No the head stays there

I have to slowly move it back to center

I replaced the IC on the Red Motor Board - no change

Looked over the optic board but the Opto switches work in edge test
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#484 89 days ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

I have proto roms
Head test is not installed
No the head stays there
I have to slowly move it back to center
I replaced the IC on the Red Motor Board - no change
Looked over the optic board but the Opto switches work in edge test
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i don't recall but can the plastic collar that triggers the opto's be rotated? Maybe sensor flags are just misaligned with his head?

#485 89 days ago

Going to be uploading a video of it’s behavior in a moment

#486 89 days ago

Links to 4 videos to show movements

Any help or insight would be great

Not sure what else it can be

Already checked the motor driver - replaced IC no change

The Optics are showing fine in SW Edge test

I did order new rom as I’m on a Proto Set to help with testing

#487 89 days ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

Links to 4 videos to show movements

Any help or insight would be great
Not sure what else it can be
Already checked the motor driver - replaced IC no change
The Optics are showing fine in SW Edge test
I did order new rom as I’m on a Proto Set to help with testing

Does the ccw right most opto switch get triggered by manually turning the head ccw?

Seems like like it’s getting stuck going ccw because it’s not triggering the right opto switch.

#488 89 days ago

Hi

With game is Sw Edge

Also Here is a picture of my plastic switch wheel

Captain is facing forward

Anyone able to confirm this orientation

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#489 88 days ago

I’ll check in a little when I go downstairs.

#490 88 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

I’ll check in a little when I go downstairs.

Thank you if you require any other pictures just let me know

#491 88 days ago

I had a PZ where the gear box was bad and the head would just make a grinding noise and wiggle back and forth a little bit but not turn fluidly. No idea if that’s related to your problem but the noise is similar and louder than I would think a well functioning one would be?

#492 88 days ago
Quoted from PinballGiant:

I had a PZ where the gear box was bad and the head would just make a grinding noise and wiggle back and forth a little bit but not turn fluidly. No idea if that’s related to your problem but the noise is similar and louder than I would think a well functioning one would be?

Hi

I took alligator clips and swapped the polarity

I can make him move either direction

Just can’t seem to have the game control him

I do have the L3 rom coming Monday with the Head Test feature so maybe we can shed some light here

Worst case he gets unplugged and faces forward

#493 88 days ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

Hi
I took alligator clips and swapped the polarity
I can make him move either direction
Just can’t seem to have the game control him
I do have the L3 rom coming Monday with the Head Test feature so maybe we can shed some light here
Worst case he gets unplugged and faces forward

Sounds like you’re on the right track! For mine I quit messing with it because I think the gear box was a couple hundred bucks? and just changed the settings so that he would talk but not rotate. Felt like I never really missed the rotation. Good luck!

#494 87 days ago

I think your flag wheel is 180 opposite of what it should be. On mine the inner half moon is on left side when the cap is facing forward. See the ledge on the left opto?
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#495 87 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

I think your flag wheel is 180 opposite of what it should be. On mine the inner half moon is on left side when the cap is facing forward. See the ledge on the left opto?
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Thanks I’ll try it

Somehow Cap spun 360 and ripped out the coil wire

#496 87 days ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

Thanks I’ll try it
Somehow Cap spun 360 and ripped out the coil wire

It’s actually inner half moon to the back.

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#497 86 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

It’s actually inner half moon to the back.[quoted image]

Running to the game now

Thank you !!

I’ll report back

Fingers Crossed

#498 86 days ago

I reset the wheel and power the game on

He only turns a 1/4 right and faces to the right now

Oh well

Can’t win them all

Any other ideas Folks

I’m willing to try

#499 86 days ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

I reset the wheel and power the game on
He only turns a 1/4 right and faces to the right now
Oh well
Can’t win them all
Any other ideas Folks
I’m willing to try

something is up. hopefully you get the roms with the test. the wheel was off and its fixed now, the gearbox seems fine. It must be the switches or something. Maybe the wheel needs slight adjustment or something.

#500 86 days ago

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