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Popeye ... owners club


By skygualker

5 years ago



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#501 3 months ago
Quoted from tonyf1965:

Very nice game, no complaints from me. I have had my Popeye for 8 years or so. I have seem some reviews of that say they hate the game because they cant see the ball all the time. I also have a TZ. I cant see the ball all the time on it either. Popeye is a fast and fun game. Offers great bang for your buck.[quoted image]

While I am not a fan of LEDs, I get so happy when I see the ColorDMD. About a year after doing the coloring (and taking a lot of crap for doing it) I asked Randy (DMOD) how they are selling. I said I know you can't give me numbers, but are people buying them? He told me more than he had expected. I'm very happy.

#502 3 months ago
Quoted from whitey:

Popeye club, if I want to do a Full restoration ? What’s available
Thanks!

Pinball Life have the Animal ramp in different colours.

This is essential if yours is missing the lane dividers on that upper playfield ramp - commonly broken/missing
https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/parts-by-machine/bally-parts/popeye-saves-the-earth/a-17769.html

Pinball Spare Parts have quite a few Popeye parts available.

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#503 45 days ago

I sold Popeye a few months ago.

I really miss it

#504 45 days ago

I got a nice Popeye for sale on here if anyone is interested Thanks

#505 42 days ago

Tech help needed please. In test the left loop roll over switch testsfine. In game play it will not register. Any suggestions?

#506 40 days ago

If it was me, I would replace micro switch and the diode. As neither cost much. The micro switches can be flakey sometimes and the diodes are to cheap to try to reuse.

#507 38 days ago
Quoted from shlockdoc:

Tech help needed please. In test the left loop roll over switch testsfine. In game play it will not register. Any suggestions?

Duh my mistake , it was the game rules that the loop light does not turn off when you go there it is a multiplier. Thank you

#508 34 days ago

Hi everybody! Just bought a popeye! I like having my pins running with attract sounds on. I turned popeyes on before i changed out the batteries and i heard it making ocean sounds, which is very cool!. But I changed out the batteries and turn the attract sounds on again and i havent heard it do anything since. Ideas? How often does it normally make the ocean sounds?

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#509 26 days ago

Popeye owners - would one of you kindly do me a favor please? I need photos of the 12 pin IDC connector to the ball trough opto board, showing the wires clearly in order with the connector. and the wires that jump off the rear opto trough board to its mate in the front side.

i purchased a new set, and the previous owner hacked and spliced and jumped at least two wires and i could use a visual aid please. using your photo to replace the idc and connector.

example attached

thanks!

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#510 25 days ago
Quoted from Frostbite:

Hi everybody! Just bought a popeye! I like having my pins running with attract sounds on. I turned popeyes on before i changed out the batteries and i heard it making ocean sounds, which is very cool!. But I changed out the batteries and turn the attract sounds on again and i havent heard it do anything since. Ideas? How often does it normally make the ocean sounds?

Friend - did you change the batteries out while it was turned off? If so it lost its settings and youll need to go into the menu and turn attract mode on, or to a higher setting if there is one. it will often lose free play and high scores when that happens also - any customized setting. Leave it on and carefully replace them and it wont happen in the future.

#511 24 days ago
Quoted from MalikyeMoon:

Popeye owners - would one of you kindly do me a favor please? I need photos of the 12 pin IDC connector to the ball trough opto board, showing the wires clearly in order with the connector. and the wires that jump off the rear opto trough board to its mate in the front side.
i purchased a new set, and the previous owner hacked and spliced and jumped at least two wires and i could use a visual aid please. using your photo to replace the idc and connector.
example attached
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Here you go.

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#512 24 days ago
Quoted from BioBa:

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Super helpful thank you! Can you also photo the 4 pin plug on the other trough opto so i can see how the two boards connect with the pass thru wires?

Thanks again!

#513 20 days ago

NM on pic #2 i replaced them today. the replacement opto sets from Pinball Life are great btw - two red leds clearly tell you if they are all working.

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#514 6 days ago

Narrowing the issues down. Trough optos and IDCs replaced. controllee board repaired. ground issue removed. Still cant get it to launch a ball half the time (and now all of the time) even after snipping the old connectors and replacing the launch switch and button.

One favor to ask - im suspecting the repaired IDC wiiring on the Coin Door Interface board just inside the coin door to the left (A-17051-1). Cant get these boards either but appears fine. Switch test doesnt register the button anymore either.

Would one of you be kind enough to photo a top down view of the following two IDC connectors on the top of that board so i can see the correct wiring order please?

Will be a big help.
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#515 2 days ago

Bump - can anyone help with the two connector photos please?

#516 1 day ago

Nevermind - i took an educated guess and figured out one was in the wrong spot. Now i have a failing coin door switch next, and i think cold solder on the bluto popper. Just one issue after another..

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