I have a Harlem Globetrotters On Tour on route with on 6 digit display with a digit out and another digit on the same display with burn marks. I also have a The Six Million Dollar Man that will soon go out on route with one digit on one display with burn marks. I know that the burn marks mean that this display is about to die and nothing can be done but to replace it.
I want to keep my pins on route as original as possible. With this in mind, I have these questions:
I like the Pinitech displays. Can I buy one, or two displays, not an entire set, and replace the bad displays and leave the plasma displays in place?
If I remove the plasma displays and put them in a box, will they last longer than displays left in a pin running 12 hours a day?
I read somewhere about kits that allow you to use the original PCB board and electronics and add an LED display in place of the plasma display. Can someone please give me a link to these? I would like to save some money and consider these if this option is a lot cheaper than the DIY Pinitech display kits.
And the Pinside thread:
But the Pinitech website shows these kits as ‘Get added to the waitlist.’
This sounds like the best option for me. I like the idea of reusing the original boards and looking forward to the challenge of building them.
Does anyone still make plasma displays?