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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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#1493 2 years ago

Picked one of these beauties up yesterday. It was filthy. I have given the playfield a quick wipe over and gone through the machine for missing elements. So far all I can find incorrect is the missing spotlights from the slings. No assemblies or posts. At some point this machine has had some love as it has leds through it, and plastic sling washers for protection. The leds all report as open circuit, so they may be replaced with newer brighter ones in the near future. I've found the sling lamp assemblies but can't find the posts that they attach to on the slings?
The monitor in mine is a Sanyo brand and the scaling is slightly off on it. Images are oversanning on the tube/cropped. I'm assuming I can adjust this somewhere on the back of the tube.
Any assistance ? Thanks.

Also noticed it is running version 0.7, not a typo, 0.7 of the game code. I will attempt an update in the coming weeks.

#1507 2 years ago

Can someone measure the posts that the sling spots mount on? They don't seem to be listed in the manual. Also i can't seem to find where to adjust the screen scaling for the CRT. I have my images cropped on the edges/overscanning the monitor. I know there are pots behind the neck, but can't find one labelled size or span or similar.

#1511 2 years ago
Quoted from merccat:

The neck CRT adjustments are typically for the color drivers only. Scaling will either be on the board or the remote PCB. Some boards have no width adjustment other than the width coil. That one you would be best off using a plastic tool designed for it.

Yep my adjustment board is mounted behind the neck in an awkward place. Non-original Samsung monitor. I'll make an adjustment and see.

#1530 2 years ago

Found my spotlight parts. Now the problem is where they connect in. Apparently german machines didn't ship with spots? Is there a different loom for these machines? I have no spare plugs under the play field to hook the lights into. My saucers are the only plugs available near the slings...

Added over 3 years ago: Has anyone added slingshot spotlights to early run German machines? Did you need to wire back to the lamp matrix or did you find somewhere in the loom to hook into?

#1538 2 years ago

I know what the spots should connect to, but I don't see any wires of that colour in my loom anywhere near the slings, hence my question if anyone else has "added" spots to early German machines.

3 months later
#1634 2 years ago

Do peoples machines have a stopper/cap on the posts on the left plastic, under the ramp and Martian? Mine doesn't and the plastic jumps occasionally

1 week later
#1636 2 years ago

I meant on the top of the plastic to stop it moving. Like a acorn nut or similar. My plastic bounces around a bit in gameplay. I know the plastic has the posts on top of it to stop balls hitting the spots or getting stuck

3 months later
#1770 1 year ago

I put a piece of adhesive foam on there, weatherseal. Stops the big clunk if the ball ever hits the front face off the ramp

4 months later
#1992 1 year ago

Yep normal behaviour. Ball save doesn’t auto plunge the ball. You’ll turn the save off soon enough anyway

3 weeks later
#2021 1 year ago

I have a colour cast on my monitor since moving the machine. I don’t think the monitor has a degaus circuit in it. I’ve depowered the machine for multiple days but it hasn’t removed it. Looks like magnetic interference (top left of monitor has blue cast)

1 month later
#2124 1 year ago

I now have constant static pulsing through my rfm speakers. If I disconnect from the pc it stops (obviously).
All pc connections seem to be fine and seated correctly.
Sound comes through fine, just a constant speaker static pulse hum that doesn’t change with volume
Could my sound card have an issue?

#2126 1 year ago

I replaced the computer power supply due to its fan failing and it has occurred since doing that today.

#2128 1 year ago
Quoted from Mocean:

Try unplugging your translight flourescent lamp. Might not be it, but I had some pretty crazy buzzing and distortion as mine began to die.
You could also get a ground loop isolator and see if that helps. amazon.com link »
Could be neither of these and a leaky capacitor on the amp (it's inside the PC case). Give it a look. If you don't want to fix it you could remove it and the Lepai 168H is a bit of an upgrade.

Disconnected the fluro. Took the pc out again, reseated all cables. Checked sound board caps, look fine. Same issue. Can gently place the audio connector back into the sound card outside the of and the distortion is less evident. Only comes through front speakers not cabinet.

Static starts once the game goes through boot and starts attract
Mode

#2130 1 year ago

Highly doubt that as it’s a standard power supply for a pc

#2132 1 year ago

Where would I connect the ground loop isolator for the audio? They are built with headphone jacks and the audio amp doesn’t use that

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#2168 1 year ago
Quoted from Jodannar:

I now have constant static pulsing through my rfm speakers. If I disconnect from the pc it stops (obviously).
All pc connections seem to be fine and seated correctly.
Sound comes through fine, just a constant speaker static pulse hum that doesn’t change with volume
Could my sound card have an issue?

Changed to a non-auto switching (manual switching) power supply after debugging with another machine. Issue resolved. Seems the auto switching power supply wasnt liked by the amplifier circuit

2 months later
#2232 1 year ago

I’ve plugged headphones in previously to the board when trying to isolate a speaker him and received no sound.

1 week later
#2249 12 months ago

Early run games don’t have spots or the loom plugs to connect them.

2 weeks later
#2296 11 months ago

Looks really good. Very clear guide. I’m Interested to see why you decided to solder to the trace rather than just splicing into the line prior to the board?

2 weeks later
#2342 10 months ago

I updated my machine to 1.6 when I first got it but I think I used an old pc that I no longer have ..

#2361 10 months ago

Tried updating tonight. Flash fails at the end of the game rom “failed to acknowledge packet” error.
Flashing back to 1.5 works successfully. Using original hardware

I have tried different baud rates to no effect.

#2362 10 months ago

Update: update worked but now my scoop mystery solenoid no longer fires in game or test. It’s bye so investigation for another time...

#2369 10 months ago

I reran the update and reseated all my coil plugs to be sure afterwards. I ran the update using the fupdate utility, at the slowest baud rate of 9600 and it was successful with no gameplay anomalies. I did have the update fail once, and rollback successfully when using a higher baud rate on original hardware.
Extensive ya testing last night and there are no issues with updating original hardware on 4mb original stock ram

#2380 10 months ago

Super skill shot seems to be there in some modes and not in others.

3 months later
#2670 7 months ago

Updated today, first tile no issues. Played 2 games and almost got to attack mars, was one saucer light short. Great update! Now I just need to get a knocker so I can get rid of the horrible static squeal on extra ball and match

6 months later
#3293 26 days ago

Any form of adhesive backed insulation tape works. Anything for stopping draughty in door frames etc

#3299 25 days ago

And if you don’t add a real knocker, you can set one the software that you have one.. and it won’t play the sound, just send a signal to fire the non-existent knocker

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