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RFM: "Hillary, come here! You gotta see this!"


By kjm8888

5 years ago



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Post #2093 Wells Gardner K700 troubleshooting flow chart Posted by snakesnsparklers (1 year ago)

Post #2187 Links to updating the game code using windows 7 Posted by ForceFlow (1 year ago)

Post #2295 Adding the missing slingshot spotlights Posted by Lhyrgoif (11 months ago)

Post #2312 Version 2.0 custom code announcement Posted by applejuice (11 months ago)


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#350 4 years ago

Tempted to get another rfm. I have had 3 people tell me not to because cpu could fail and them your in deep sh&$?! Without going through all the posts on here does anyone worry each time they turn their game on? What is the solution if your cpu crashes ?

#355 4 years ago

Could someone post links to fan and power supply ? Thanks.

1 year later
#1265 3 years ago

2nd time owner. My left sling saucer bulb is out. Sounds stupid but I have tried getting the saucer or dome light off but can't. How does it come off to change bulb? Just trying not to twist too much or break ramp. Thx

#1267 3 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Support the ramp from underneath with one hand and with the other hand twist the saucer counter clockwise. Same with the other one. The green domes are glued onto the saucer from the factory. To light the domes well I use Comets "Crystal Fan" bulbs.

Thx. What color?

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#1691 2 years ago

Is there a pin 2k club? May try and get the combo RFM and SWE1. The SWE1 has the light sabre not working. Wondering that a hard fix or just replacing a few parts.

#1697 2 years ago
Quoted from PinNeu:

First check the Neon using an alligator test clip, ground the black transformer lead to the metal side rails on the game (or any other ground point). If the neon tube glows, the driver board circuit is the problem. Could be the 12 volts (Fuse 108) Mine system I had to replace 74HCT574 at U34 and ULN2803 at U35 to resolve the issue. Data came from https://forums.arcade-museum.com/archive/index.php/t-184838.html

Thx!

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#1703 2 years ago
Quoted from Giulio:

Dell 20 inches 2007FP the IPS model. Fits perfect like a glove, deep blacks, scanline generator recommended, stunning results. My crt did fry, I do not miss it, even if I recognize I could repair it with some efforts. Well, I kept the crt in the attic, never throw away a good old crt .

Link to conversion process?

#1708 2 years ago
Quoted from arakissun:

Hm in my country it's everywhere at price between 30$-40$ with 6 months warranty.
Better get one for spare.

someone post a modern equivalent?

2 weeks later
#1727 1 year ago
Quoted from PinNeu:

First check the Neon using an alligator test clip, ground the black transformer lead to the metal side rails on the game (or any other ground point). If the neon tube glows, the driver board circuit is the problem. Could be the 12 volts (Fuse 108) Mine system I had to replace 74HCT574 at U34 and ULN2803 at U35 to resolve the issue. Data came from https://forums.arcade-museum.com/archive/index.php/t-184838.html

Ok quick question that I am guessing applies to SWE1 and RFM. With game on manual says all good fuses are green and and any bad fuses are read....With my game on all fuse leds are red except f108 which controls my non working light sabre

so Ill check with my DMM. Are these fuses hard to find? dont think I have any of these smaller ones handy.

Update. Fuse good. See the led is a green led. So I'll check fir voltage at transformer

2 weeks later
#1736 1 year ago

Looking to join club. Have a beautiful SWE1 to trade to or others

#1753 1 year ago

Looking at an RFM and was told the green in the monitor will flicker and a cab bump will usually fix it.....read about resoldering on the cpu. Where am I resoldering? Looks like it should be an easy fix.

#1758 1 year ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

It would not be the cpu, it would be some solder joint on the monitor chassis or neckboard, maybe one of the pots for the green.

Thx. That's what I meant. .

#1773 1 year ago

Anyone selling/trading RFM near Md/PA/Va? Have a beautiful SWE1 looks HUO and plays perfect. Looking to swap Pin 2k games.

1 week later
#1780 1 year ago

Still looking to trade my beautiful SWE1 for an rfm near md/pa/va.

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#1798 1 year ago

still hoping for trade. SWE1 for am RFM if anyone want to leave the club

#1806 1 year ago

how hard is it to find a drop in RFM playfield? Have a very nice SWE1 and tempted to just add RFM to it....What else is needed besides the pf?

#1808 1 year ago
Quoted from cabuford:

From what I understand you'd need the prism card with the game ROMs for the computer, or you need to be running a nucore/pinbox system with both game roms.
I have a SWEP1 as well, seems like finding just the RFM playfield/card is rare. From what I've read they never sold that as a stand alone kit, just the SWEP1, and RFM seems to be the more popular game as well.

thx!

#1809 1 year ago

Looking at an RFM with a bad monitor. Comes with an LCD conversion kit. Has someone documented the process from mounting the bracket, lcd and installing adapters? Would love to find someone ho documented or made a video.

#1811 1 year ago
Quoted from Mancave:

I'm still a big fan of keeping the machine CRT if at all possible, some will agree, some won't. Is the monitor itself bad? or the chassis needs repair? If you look back through this thread i'm pretty sure people have mentioned the process involved in changing the machine over to LCD/LED, and from what i remember reading it's not a majorly difficult job to do. Whatever you decide on it's an awesome, fun game

Ill try and fix monitor....just need to find a troubleshooting guide. suspecting a board issue.

#1816 1 year ago

Saw on a TNT video an rfm with spinning saucers with LEDs. They look awesome. But they are $400 in Germany. Anyone find these cheaper ?

#1824 1 year ago
Quoted from Mancave:

The focus adjustment is on the flyback transformer itself and generally speaking, if the screen doesn't become clear using this then the flyback is going/gone bad. I agree, CRT's can be scary but once you know the do's and dont's they aren't that bad to work on. I'm not sure if there is a replacement flyback for either the Wells Gardner or the Ducksan chassis so sounds like swapping to LCD may be the option if you can't find a chassis replacement.

is there a guide or tutorial on doing the LCD swap?

#1831 1 year ago
Quoted from Mancave:

The monitor chassis could be repaired but i'm not sure if you can get a replacement flyback for that model, and from memory i can't recall the model number. Not too long after i bought my RFM the Wells Gardner chassis flyback died but i was extremely lucky in tracking down a NOS chassis of the same model. I know that quite a few WG flyback's have been reproduced just not sure about this one, and also not sure about the Ducksan chassis flyback, RFM's used both brands of monitor chassis.

I dont want to speak for Borygard but I pm'd him about a monitor issue and he said that he is now suggesting the LCD conversion for most CRT issues to bulletproof game.

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#1903 1 year ago

Just picked up RFM to add back to the collection. Has a few known issues so Ill prob ask for some help...First is a replacement fan. Can someone post a link where to buy one? OR is you have one for sale.

thx Mike

#1905 1 year ago

good question...I think its in the computer mounted up in the head....I need to get reacquainted with the pin2k components

maybe I should replace them all?

#1913 1 year ago

Just took my monitor and rack out. Going lcd. It had neckglow but something wrong on board. It’s a ducksan and looks to be newer. I’ll prob list it for $100.

#1930 1 year ago

I have a monitor and rack, boards from my RFM.....monitor board needs repair but monitor had neck glow....$75. Monitor in MD.

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