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Party Zone Club


By boastaflow

4 years ago



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#401 64 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

Im going to see if I have any contacts that do 3D laser scanning. If I could get a model, it can be printed and reverse molded.

I scanned one with a borrowed MakerBot scanner a couple years ago. It didn't come out well. Since then here on Pinside I lucked in to a guy from Mexico who was parting out a PZ - I got a very nice b-zarre head and a left ramp from him. I just checked and I still have two STL files from the scan - If you want them PM me an email address. They are about 3.5Meg each.

Edit: here's a screen snap of the file in Freecad:

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-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

#402 63 days ago
Quoted from rkahr:

I scanned one with a borrowed MakerBot scanner a couple years ago. It didn't come out well. Since then here on Pinside I lucked in to a guy from Mexico who was parting out a PZ - I got a very nice b-zarre head and a left ramp from him. I just checked and I still have two STL files from the scan - If you want them PM me an email address. They are about 3.5Meg each.
Edit: here's a screen snap of the file in Freecad:
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-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

I could put it on my Shapeways account (along with the dummy body I have) if you like for everyone to be able to obtain, but I'm not sure if they would have the correct type of rubber/plastic to make it out of?

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#403 53 days ago

My son blew away my high score on PZ this morning, and he’s not sure how he did it. His score ended in “59”, so we’re wondering if it malfunctioned somehow? Has anyone else seen a random score like this on their machines?

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#404 53 days ago

Mirrored CPR Backglass arrived just in time for the holidays.

It’s color is really deep, I plan on changing out the LEDs in the backbox.

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#405 51 days ago

Anyone have a picture of these wires on this connector? I’ve got a lot of GI out Thanks!

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#406 50 days ago
Quoted from pacman11:

Anyone have a picture of these wires on this connector? I’ve got a lot of GI out Thanks![quoted image]

Here is mine before I replaced the GI connector.
Your colors don't match.

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#407 50 days ago

Thanks just made a new connector now everything is working.

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#408 50 days ago

Visited my mom for Christmas and she must have snapped a photo of my game one time when she visited me. Her colored pencil drawing of capt’ B-zar for my Christmas gift.

Again. Party zone isn't particular hard or deep game but the theme, music, and silliness has always drawn my quarters.
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#409 49 days ago
Quoted from Langless28:

Visited my mom for Christmas and she must have snapped a photo of my game one time when she visited me. Her colored pencil drawing of capt’ B-zar for my Christmas gift.

That's really done - thanks for sharing!

-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

#410 44 days ago

Just finished up a shop job and a cabinet redo. Turned out pretty good. I see a lot of people complaining in this thread about how hard it is to access behind the backboard. In fact, it is fairly easy to get access once you know the trick.

Step 1) Raise the playfield to about 65 degrees.

Step 2) lift the playfield straight up about 2". This is done by grasping the backboard and apron at the same time. This will disengage the playfield pivot bolts brackets on the bottom of the playfield.

Step 3) Move the playfield towards the coin door a couple inches and lower the backboard back down. The cabinet pivot bolts will hold the playfield in place. Now that the brackets are no longer in play you can drag the back of the playfield across the bolts. This will give you a foot of space to access the rear of the backboard. I use a wood dowel to prop up the front of the playfield about 20 degrees. This protects the hardware on the bottom of the playfield.

Step 4) Reverse the process to put it back. Slide the playfield back in until it hits the pivot brackets. Once contact is made just lift the playfield a couple inches an reinserted the cabinets bolts in the playfield brackets.

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#411 44 days ago

Looks awesome!

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#412 33 days ago

Anyone know where I could find a Transparent Pop Bumper Cap 03-8277-18, I have the collar, but cant find a violet top. My PZ came with no Cosmic cottage so I'm trying to put it together.

Thank you!

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#413 5 days ago

New Party Zone owner here. I love this game. Everything is in pretty good shape for a game that was built in 1991. I do have a question. First can i join the club ? Also...... What is the best inclination of the play field? 6.5 - 7? I actually have been playing it a little higher because it makes the game faster. Thanks

#414 5 days ago
Quoted from Wheyfast:

New Party Zone owner here. I love this game. Everything is in pretty good shape for a game that was built in 1991. I do have a question. First can i join the club ? Also......

Haha... is that a serious question or sarcasm?...

#415 5 days ago
Quoted from Wheyfast:

New Party Zone owner here. I love this game. Everything is in pretty good shape for a game that was built in 1991. I do have a question. First can i join the club ? Also...... What is the best inclination of the play field? 6.5 - 7? I actually have been playing it a little higher because it makes the game faster. Thanks

I’m at like 6.7 and I like it. Welcome!

#416 2 days ago

Thanks. I am playing right at 7 and it seems to be just fast enough, and i am still able to hit cosmic cottage and the rocket ramp. I have another question. I am systematically going this pin and cleaning and fixing.

One issue I am having are the poppers keep popping the bulb unit out of the little contact board. Does anyone else have this issue?
I opened the cabinet to check the batteries, but it seems the mod to elimate has already been done. Can you tell me anything else that has been improved from looking at the picture. The Pinduino was added which is awesome.

Thanks for your help.

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#417 2 days ago
Quoted from Wheyfast:

Thanks. I am playing right at 7 and it seems to be just fast enough, and i am still able to hit cosmic cottage and the rocket ramp. I have another question. I am systematically going this pin and cleaning and fixing.
One issue I am having are the poppers keep popping the bulb unit out of the little contact board. Does anyone else have this issue?
I opened the cabinet to check the batteries, but it seems the mod to elimate has already been done. Can you tell me anything else that has been improved from looking at the picture. The Pinduino was added which is awesome.
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Your gi connectors were redone. Your 5v regulator was replaced with a newer cooler running version.

What’s a pinduino for?

#418 2 days ago

Professor Pinball did the Pinduino ramps ( There is video in this forum). It really makes the game come alive. I actually got the game from a good friend and coworker. He loved the game but needed the room and wanted it to go to a good home. Overall condition is very good. The ramps are in good shape. Bazaar head works well and the rubber is still supple. I had the problem with ball falling off the left ramp, but after a search of the forums (THANK YOU). A rubber band at the top of the ramp did the trick. The biggest issue is that my wife got the high score. It's a really high score. So I am fixing and playing, chasing the dragon.

#419 1 day ago

So i have a party zone I have been working on for a guy on and off. I have replaced the balls, rebuilt the flippers, replaced the ball shooter, replaced a bunch of broken plastics, new rubbers and cleaned everything.

One thing I noticed was it doesnt save settings, and it had batteries that looked a little rough, which i removed and I tried to clean up the best i could to prevent any damage. It doesnt really look like there was damage. I told him the best route to go is to get NVRAM, which will require me socketing the chip, not a problem, but i only own Stern Whitestars at the moment, so i would have to do the work on site and its not the greatest work environment for soldering.

We went ahead and tossed in new batteries, but the game still doesnt appear to save its settings. If there was damage to the battery area, i would imagine that would cause the settings to not save, but if there was damage to the battery holder area, would that matter if i put in NVRAM? I would think not, but Im trying to get some more info on that since i havent had this issue myself.

#420 1 day ago
Quoted from sk8ersublime:

So i have a party zone I have been working on for a guy on and off. I have replaced the balls, rebuilt the flippers, replaced the ball shooter, replaced a bunch of broken plastics, new rubbers and cleaned everything.
One thing I noticed was it doesnt save settings, and it had batteries that looked a little rough, which i removed and I tried to clean up the best i could to prevent any damage. It doesnt really look like there was damage. I told him the best route to go is to get NVRAM, which will require me socketing the chip, not a problem, but i only own Stern Whitestars at the moment, so i would have to do the work on site and its not the greatest work environment for soldering.
We went ahead and tossed in new batteries, but the game still doesnt appear to save its settings. If there was damage to the battery area, i would imagine that would cause the settings to not save, but if there was damage to the battery holder area, would that matter if i put in NVRAM? I would think not, but Im trying to get some more info on that since i havent had this issue myself.

If new batteries are not saving the settings the holder could still be compromised with alkaline damage. You also need to 100% verify it didn’t not get on the board or you will need to treat/fix it before it gets worse. If you are doing nvram you should clip off the battery holder entirely.
The traces on wpc 89 boards are small and easily damaged while removing the current volatile memory chip, and then adding a socket for nvram. If you don’t have a good soldering iron or don’t feel confident if your desoldering/soldering skills it might not be best to try it on this.

#421 1 day ago
Quoted from Langless28:

If new batteries are not saving the settings the holder could still be compromised with alkaline damage. You also need to 100% verify it didn’t not get on the board or you will need to treat/fix it before it gets worse. If you are doing nvram you should clip off the battery holder entirely.
The traces on wpc 89 boards are small and easily damaged while removing the current volatile memory chip, and then adding a socket for nvram. If you don’t have a good soldering iron or don’t feel confident if your desoldering/soldering skills it might not be best to try it on this.

Thanks Ill have to take a better look at it, this is the only Bally game ive worked on. I wont have an issue soldering it, i just dont want to pull the board to take it home and not be able to test it on a machine. I might just have to bite the bullet and do the work where the machine is.

#422 1 day ago
Quoted from sk8ersublime:

Thanks Ill have to take a better look at it, this is the only Bally game ive worked on. I wont have an issue soldering it, i just dont want to pull the board to take it home and not be able to test it on a machine. I might just have to bite the bullet and do the work where the machine is.

i mean bare min if you have an old pc power supply you can give it 5 and 12v on the bench and check for boot LED's on the bench? if those turn out ok its a good assumption it will be fine in the game.

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