(Topic ID: 225496)

Stern Electronics Club (1977-1984).


By Mitch

1 year ago



Topic Stats

  • 2,763 posts
  • 217 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 hours ago by mappy_mouse
  • Topic is favorited by 109 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 844 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

c1475e6eaeaa6e0573d019f470e6b3b59432e906 (resized).jpg
8f03b26c8b65724e16f529ae5e1414c23e9e2890 (resized).jpg
3312429d924dfdcc240ed9ec9d3040e3d667cde6 (resized).jpg
d0cc1b379be0e4a1efb8c73791436d4f3053e080 (resized).jpg
c0a86b4f5ce15c7134df6b7588b4debbd9f58e5d (resized).jpg
IMG_20200222_193857 (resized).jpg
IMG_20200222_193913 (resized).jpg
IMG_20200222_193906 (resized).jpg
411DD35F-D55C-46B0-A1F0-32C83E27F95B.jpeg
Screen Shot 2020-02-20 at 10.11.39 AM (resized).png
184C0D17-774C-47A1-893A-E1EE3A18AD31 (resized).png
E6926CF2-64C9-4FB0-A6F1-5C911241B8B9 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-02-19 at 3.14.06 PM (resized).png
Sticker_resize.png
IMG_20200210_111009 (resized).jpg
IMG_20200210_110959 (resized).jpg

Topic index (key posts)

9 key posts have been marked in this topic (Show topic index)

There are 2763 posts in this topic. You are on page 54 of 56.
#2651 39 days ago

I've got a spare backglass as well, and I had a 100% populated extra playfield at one point too. I could have build one from the parts!! But when I owned them no one wanted them, and someone actually poked fun at me because I paid $400 for my machine. "Sucker" I believe was the term used.

#2652 36 days ago

Maybe this is a simple question... maybe not.

Not a huge issue but every time I turn off the power to my Lectronamo it deletes the High Score. Is there a cheap and easy fix to this?

#2653 36 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

Maybe this is a simple question... maybe not.
Not a huge issue but every time I turn off the power to my Lectronamo it deletes the High Score. Is there a cheap and easy fix to this?

You have a working battery on it or nvram?

#2654 36 days ago
Quoted from slochar:

You have a working battery on it or nvram?

Guessing battery is toast. Just got into Pinball machines, so learning as I go.
NVRAM an easy install to avoid battery corrosion?

#2655 36 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

Guessing battery is toast. Just got into Pinball machines, so learning as I go.
NVRAM an easy install to avoid battery corrosion?

In that game, it should be, most early Stern boards have the 5101 Ram chip (U8) socketed already. Remove existing Battery, pop out the old 5101 , install new NVram. Be sure to orient the chip properly before powering back up(look for the notch or pin1)

#2656 35 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

Guessing battery is toast. Just got into Pinball machines, so learning as I go.
NVRAM an easy install to avoid battery corrosion?

Brent sells these inexpensively and he's just down the road from you near Toronto. ebay.com link » Pinball 5101 Nvram Module Bally Williams System 3 7 Gottlieb System 80 A B

Much better than paying the international shipping.

#2657 34 days ago
Quoted from semicolin:

Brent sells these inexpensively and he's just down the road from you near Toronto. ebay.com link » Pinball 5101 Nvram Module Bally Williams System 3 7 Gottlieb System 80 A B
Much better than paying the international shipping.

I saw that yesterday on eBay!
Was gonna grab one!

#2658 34 days ago
Quoted from Jr99svt:

In that game, it should be, most early Stern boards have the 5101 Ram chip (U8) socketed already. Remove existing Battery, pop out the old 5101 , install new NVram. Be sure to orient the chip properly before powering back up(look for the notch or pin1)

Is U8 to socket I should be looking for? There is no battery or battery box that I can see so must have been removed previously.

#2659 34 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

Is U8 to socket I should be looking for? There is no battery or battery box that I can see so must have been removed previously.

Post a pic of the mpu board

#2660 34 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Post a pic of the mpu board

This bottom one?

20200120_130301 (resized).jpg
#2661 34 days ago

Yes, the Bottom one, that has U8 right next to it.
note the notch on the left side of the chip. the NVram must be installed the same way.

#2662 34 days ago
Quoted from Jr99svt:

Yes, the Bottom one, that has U8 right next to it.
note the notch on the left side of the chip. the NVram must be installed the same way.

Awesome.
Thank you!

#2663 34 days ago

My next project... I'm sure I will be here for quite a bit of help...

lightning (resized).jpg
#2664 33 days ago

Has anyone made replacement coind door inserts that reference "Tokens" instead of Quarters, Dimes, SBA Dollars?

#2665 33 days ago
Quoted from HHaase:

That power switch is why I started making switch covers for these. Live AC voltage at those terminals whenever the game is plugged in, and nothing stopping you from touching it with your fingers or tools when working on other stuff.

Sooo I was testing galaxy last night. Got power to the rectifier and wasn’t sure about the power switch.... after that lovely feeling I ordered your cover

#2666 33 days ago
Quoted from Canuck_pinhead:

This bottom one?[quoted image]

That's a nice clean board.

#2667 33 days ago
Quoted from Lathroum:

My next project... I'm sure I will be here for quite a bit of help...[quoted image]

If you need any parts I have 2 populated playfields.

#2668 33 days ago

My galaxy spinner is not the stock one. Is there a place to find spinner or recreate?

#2669 32 days ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Sooo I was testing galaxy last night. Got power to the rectifier and wasn’t sure about the power switch.... after that lovely feeling I ordered your cover

LOL I may use a version of this post in my advertising from now on.
Glad you're ok though, that's the important part. The first time that 120vac hits you it can be an interesting experience.

-Hans

#2670 32 days ago
Quoted from HHaase:

LOL I may use a version of this post in my advertising from now on.
Glad you're ok though, that's the important part. The first time that 120vac hits you it can be an interesting experience.
-Hans

Hahah, yeah it wasn’t the warm fuzzy feeling I was going for, knowing my game had power... :-p

#2671 32 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Has anyone made replacement coind door inserts that reference "Tokens" instead of Quarters, Dimes, SBA Dollars?

I don't know if what you are looking for is here but there are many to choose from.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=coin%20plate&VIEW_SIZE=60&VIEW_INDEX=2&view=card&sortOrder=SortKeywordRelevancy

#2672 32 days ago
Quoted from HHaase:

That power switch is why I started making switch covers for these. Live AC voltage at those terminals whenever the game is plugged in, and nothing stopping you from touching it with your fingers or tools when working on other stuff.

Had an interesting experience while soldering in a game with the power off. The spool of solder was in the cabinet bottom dangling around and manage to go across 120vac. Load pop and puff of smoke. The strand solder acted like a fuse.

#2673 32 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

That's a nice clean board.

The machine is in pretty great shape... especially for what I paid.

#2674 32 days ago

Basically, once of these, but that references 'Tokens' instead of actual currency:
http://www.pbresource.com/coindoor/ccm-13c-2-59.jpg

#2675 32 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Basically, once of these, but that references 'Tokens' instead of actual currency:
http://www.pbresource.com/coindoor/ccm-13c-2-59.jpg

Check with ulekstore If he doesn't have it, he might be able to make it for you.

#2676 32 days ago
Quoted from djblouw:

Check with ulekstore If he doesn't have it, he might be able to make it for you.

Thanks, will ping him!

#2677 32 days ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Hahah, yeah it wasn’t the warm fuzzy feeling I was going for, knowing my game had power..

Have done the same thing, except 220-240V gives you a lovely kick. Did it twice in 1 hour before I walked away for the night.

#2678 30 days ago

Favor time. Could somebody scan me a picture of the following PAA Tournament decal? I've seen some on a few machines here.

I'd like to redraw it in Illustrator and have it printed on die-cut metallic foil... but the PAA logo would be better as a retouched bitmap hence the scan request. I'll probably get a bunch made as the price between one vs. twenty is negligible. Will follow up here when I get them made if anybody would like one.

In my case, I have a perfect apron on my Quicksilver aside from some minor wear on the upper right side. The game itself is restored and it's making me itchy knowing it's there

Rather than decaling the other-wise gorgeous screen print it I'd prefer to cover it with this, which I happen to think looks pretty dang cool.

Thanks!
Screen Shot 2020-01-24 at 10.25.32 AM (resized).png

#2679 30 days ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

Favor time. Could somebody scan me a picture of the following PAA Tournament decal? I've seen some on a few machines here.
I'd like to redraw it in Illustrator and have it printed on die-cut metallic foil... but the PAA logo would be better as a retouched bitmap hence the scan request. I'll probably get a bunch made as the price between one vs. twenty is negligible. Will follow up here when I get them made if anybody would like one.
In my case, I have a perfect apron on my Quicksilver aside from some minor wear on the upper right side. The game itself is restored and it's making me itchy knowing it's there
Rather than decaling the other-wise gorgeous screen print it I'd prefer to cover it with this, which I happen to think looks pretty dang cool.
Thanks!
[quoted image]

I have one I can scan for you. But you will have to wait for 2-4 days as I get my schedule caught up.

#2680 30 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I have one I can scan for you. But you will have to wait for 2-4 days as I get my schedule caught up.

Amazing. No rush and thanks a million!

#2681 30 days ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

Have done the same thing, except 220-240V gives you a lovely kick. Did it twice in 1 hour before I walked away for the night.

ouch! Yeah, I would of ran away for the night

#2682 30 days ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

Will follow up here when I get them made if anybody would like one.

Mark me down for one. I would absolutely love this.

#2683 30 days ago
Quoted from semicolin:

Mark me down for one. I would absolutely love this.

Same.

12
#2684 30 days ago

Happy to cover anybody that wants one!

Rather than clog this thread with “I’ll take one” comments, let me circle back once I get this made and I’m happy with it... at which point I’ll then post a picture and invite anybody that wants one to PM me.

Not looking to make a profit on these so would be actual shipping / packaging and whatever the sticker costs to produce.

#2685 30 days ago

I'm officially on the hunt:

#2686 30 days ago
Quoted from getadam:

I'm officially on the hunt:

Liking your classic Sterns, I see.

There is a lot to like.

#2687 29 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Liking your classic Sterns, I see.

There is a lot to like.

Yes, I have about 30 total games but my Classic Sterns get the most play - by far.

#2688 29 days ago

getadam, which is the favourite of your classic sterns

#2689 29 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

How did this happen? Short story: I added credits on my Big Game. The upper limit for credits is supposed to be 40. When I had zero credits, I hit the credit button and wound up with 99 credits on the display.
I'm not complaining but this is not supposed to happen.
Any ideas?
I am using the Stern MPU-200 board.
[quoted image]

I read something related to this while cleaning up a scan of a Catacomb manual. The limit is for won games only. You can coin up to 99 credits.
once there are (limit) coins on the game, you don't win any more until the number is below (limit) credits.

Catacomb page 10 (resized).jpg

#2690 29 days ago
Quoted from nightsearcher:

getadam, which is the favourite of your classic sterns

Nine Ball!

#2693 29 days ago

Rofl says the guy with his for sale

#2694 29 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Rofl says the guy with his for sale

I still love it! But space is limited!

#2695 29 days ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

Favor time. Could somebody scan me a picture of the following PAA Tournament decal? I've seen some on a few machines here.
I'd like to redraw it in Illustrator and have it printed on die-cut metallic foil... but the PAA logo would be better as a retouched bitmap hence the scan request. I'll probably get a bunch made as the price between one vs. twenty is negligible. Will follow up here when I get them made if anybody would like one.
In my case, I have a perfect apron on my Quicksilver aside from some minor wear on the upper right side. The game itself is restored and it's making me itchy knowing it's there
Rather than decaling the other-wise gorgeous screen print it I'd prefer to cover it with this, which I happen to think looks pretty dang cool.
Thanks!
[quoted image]

Wow that sticker is cool. I have an office that's a block away! Good luck making those!

#2696 28 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Rofl says the guy with his for sale

For sale where?

#2697 28 days ago

.

#2699 26 days ago

Gee 6K for a Nine ball? I though they went for less than half that. Better to grab a new stern pro at that price.

#2700 26 days ago

Cripes that's over $600 per ball.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 5.00
Playfield - Decals
Doc's Pinball Shop
Wanted
Machine - Wanted
Lodi, WI
$ 6.00
Cabinet - Other
Siegecraft Electronics
$ 3.00
Playfield - Decals
Doc's Pinball Shop
$ 7,499.00
Pinball Machine
Flip N Out Pinball
There are 2763 posts in this topic. You are on page 54 of 56.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside