Quoted from Harvs:
Sold my Maverick a few months back and the gent that bought it said the DMD stopped working yesterday.. Well after having him check boards etc, he sent me these pics.
Not sure what could've caused this, but does it look repairable? Hopefully it is, those are pricey!!
Wow, I've never seen one fail like this before. Usually the panel will just die with no visual indication on the board. It appears you have at least two component failures, a capacitor and something else on the far right in that photo that looks burned to a crisp. Maybe a resistor? The electrolyte leaking from the capacitor looks to have done damage to the board. Vishay does repair these, but only certain contacts will allow you to do this. And that's if it's a Vishay, which I doubt. His only option at the moment is a DMD Extender. Have him look at this thread, it steps you through every detail. If he's not into a DIY solution then he needs to sell the game. This is literally the only option until the simpler PinballSP LED display kit becomes available.
Quoted from Jvspin:
Looks like something in the supply blew in a very bad way. If the glass is good, electronics should be repairable but don't know how hard it is to get to the backside of the board (ie, do you have to remove the display from the board?). Also, is there a schematic of the display driver circuitry?
Repairing these yourself is impossible because the glass will have to be removed, which is hundreds of tiny little connections. And I can't imagine it's cost effective either to have Vishay do it (again, it doesn't look like a Vishay) compared to a $250 DMD Extender solution.
It is. David can now be reached easily, you will be put on a short waiting list for about a month.
That won't be an option, these have been out of production for a long time and nobody has one, even for $500+. At that price it's nearly half the value of the machine.
I doubt this, the display generates its own high voltage (+60v/+100v) from a low voltage +18v source coming from the game's power supply.