Sopranos owners club! (members only) Where's the $*#$@! money?

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Sopranos owners club! (members only) Where's the $*#$@! money?


By GoBlue

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#552 44 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Yeah I think both strippers are actually two pieces anyway. Super glue for the win.

Hmm, alright. I’ll bring the glue and patch her up. Thanks everyone!

#553 43 days ago

Oh man, I would totally do this if I still had Sopranos. I had one that was absolutely perfect, but sold it to a friend who did me a huge favor at a substantial discount.

#554 42 days ago

I have this plastics left after a renovation.

Someone need them ? Its all very good repros from russia, little darker and less resolution than original but ... cheaper than NOS and looking better than old plastics.

What you see on the catonage 75 Euro plus shipping.

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#555 37 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

I have this plastics left after a renovation.
Someone need them ?

Yes, I take them. PM.

#556 37 days ago

I'm back in the game!!

For personal reasons ($) I had to sell all my games a few years back. Sopranos was the only one I really regret selling. I always missed this machine.

Just bought one again and I am now a complete and happy person . Needs some work but I will get there.

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#557 35 days ago

Picked it up in November,had to have it!

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#558 24 days ago

Stupid question, but which chip is used for the roms on Sopranos? Before I buy them already programmed I just want to see if I have them already and can just burn my own set. (The sticker on the stock ones blocks the chip #)

Edit: Looks like 27C040's, never mind... (Just happen to have a pile)

Added 22 days ago:

Correction: CPU is a 27C010 Display is a 27C040

Done and now working!

2 weeks later
#559 10 days ago

I have lent my Sopranos to a good friend who likes his games to play right. The air balls off the drop target were really annoying him so he installed this...

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Looks horrendous right, but he says in 30 games he hasn't lost a ball from hitting the target and look at it from the players view...

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I have to see it in person before it stays (he also says he is going to make it look better) but if it solves the problem! Has anyone else managed to find a way of addressing this?

#560 10 days ago

Adding lights to Da Bing stage is a nice touch.

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#561 10 days ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

I have lent my Sopranos to a good friend who likes his games to play right. The air balls off the drop target were really annoying him so he installed this...
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Looks horrendous right, but he says in 30 games he hasn't lost a ball from hitting the target and look at it from the players view...
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I have to see it in person before it stays (he also says he is going to make it look better) but if it solves the problem! Has anyone else managed to find a way of addressing this?

Interesting. Has anyone experimented with a different spring or pulling the existing spring tighter to prevent airballs?

#562 10 days ago
Quoted from Spelunk71:

Interesting. Has anyone experimented with a different spring or pulling the existing spring tighter to prevent airballs?

Nothing with the spring, its the target itself. You can fill the targets backside out with silicone or something like that to prevent airballs.

#563 10 days ago

I would almost go as far as saying thats part of the risk reward if you dare to hit it straight on quickie ftw!

#564 8 days ago
Quoted from Spelunk71:

Interesting. Has anyone experimented with a different spring or pulling the existing spring tighter to prevent airballs?

Pull the spring really tight i used the original one works great

#565 8 days ago
Quoted from Edenecho:

I would almost go as far as saying thats part of the risk reward if you dare to hit it straight on quickie ftw!

Yep - shoot it from the left flipper if you dare!

I typically think to myself "What would Paulie Walnuts do?" And then I shoot it.

#566 8 days ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

I typically think to myself "What would Paulie Walnuts do?" And then I shoot it.

I’m thinking Paulie would just pull the &@$?! spring tighter.

#567 7 days ago

Just bought Sopranos, so I guess I'm joining the club!
It's been stored in a dusty warehouse for the past 10 years and needs a big clean up.
I'm going to buy a new plastics set and I've removed the ROMs from the board. They are Italian and version 1.00.

I would like to flash new ones myself but I'm not sure which chips I need. The manual says M27C0400I-I2FI (8MB) for the voice ROMs and 27256 / 27512 (512kb) for the CPU-sound. These are way bigger than the actual bin-files (1MB), and I believe the ones in my machine are smaller. I was able to remove the sticker on the CPU-chip and it says M27C1001-10F1 (128kb). Manual says 27C040 (1MB).

Where do you guys get your new chips from? I do not have a UV-light to reset the ones I have and I'm not really sure if they are OTP and even possible to reset.

Thanks for any feedback.
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#568 7 days ago
Quoted from Triball:

Just bought Sopranos, so I guess I'm joining the club!
It's been stored in a dusty warehouse for the past 10 years and needs a big clean up.
I'm going to buy a new plastics set and I've removed the ROMs from the board. They are Italian and version 1.00.
I would like to flash new ones myself but I'm not sure which chips I need. The manual says M27C0400I-I2FI (8MB) for the voice ROMs and 27256 / 27512 (512kb) for the CPU-sound. These are way bigger than the actual bin-files (1MB), and I believe the ones in my machine are smaller. I was able to remove the sticker on the CPU-chip and it says M27C1001-10F1 (128kb). Manual says 27C040 (1MB).
Where do you guys get your new chips from? I do not have a UV-light to reset the once I have and I'm not really sure if they are OTP and even possible to reset.
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https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1083-matt-s-basement-arcade/01580-sopranos-pinball-stern-rom-upgrade-chip-set

#569 7 days ago

Nice find

#570 7 days ago

Thats $82 + shipping for the full set. That's why I want to flash the chips myself. Chip price is about $4.50 a piece.

#571 7 days ago
Quoted from Triball:

Thats $82 + shipping for the full set. That's why I want to flash the chips myself. Chip price is about $4.50 a piece.

Weird. I paid $25 shipped.

#572 7 days ago
Quoted from Triball:

Thats $82 + shipping for the full set. That's why I want to flash the chips myself. Chip price is about $4.50 a piece.

Just use your originals, grab a cheap UV eraser (mine was like $8), takes like 15 min to erase them. I listed the required chips a few posts back for display and cpu, but seems like you may need all to change language? I had spares and burnt them, took a few minutes, once I used the right ones (cost is zero if you can do it yourself)

#573 7 days ago

ROMs, ROMs ... cheap stuff. The horror starts when looking for plastics. I ended up in Russia, fair price but not like original. Poor print, poor colors but NOS were about 300 dollar ...

Quoted from Triball:

Just bought Sopranos, so I guess I'm joining the club!
It's been stored in a dusty warehouse for the past 10 years and needs a big clean up.
I'm going to buy a new plastics set and I've removed the ROMs from the board. They are Italian and version 1.00.
I would like to flash new ones myself but I'm not sure which chips I need. The manual says M27C0400I-I2FI (8MB) for the voice ROMs and 27256 / 27512 (512kb) for the CPU-sound. These are way bigger than the actual bin-files (1MB), and I believe the ones in my machine are smaller. I was able to remove the sticker on the CPU-chip and it says M27C1001-10F1 (128kb). Manual says 27C040 (1MB).
Where do you guys get your new chips from? I do not have a UV-light to reset the ones I have and I'm not really sure if they are OTP and even possible to reset.
Thanks for any feedback.
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#574 6 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

ROMs, ROMs ... cheap stuff. The horror starts when looking for plastics. I ended up in Russia, fair price but not like original. Poor print, poor colors but NOS were about 300 dollar ...

Yikes!

#575 6 days ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

Just use your originals, grab a cheap UV eraser (mine was like $8), takes like 15 min to erase them. I listed the required chips a few posts back for display and cpu, but seems like you may need all to change language? I had spares and burnt them, took a few minutes, once I used the right ones (cost is zero if you can do it yourself)

Thanks. Yes, I need the voice chips as well. I'll get an UV-eraser. Some sites mentiones that these chips are OTP (One-time-programmable). Even though they have this UV window. Do you know if they in fact can be erased and flashed again?

#576 6 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

ROMs, ROMs ... cheap stuff. The horror starts when looking for plastics. I ended up in Russia, fair price but not like original. Poor print, poor colors but NOS were about 300 dollar ...

Yeah, found these on Pinballcenter for 159 euros: http://www.pinball.center/en/shop/pinball-parts/playfield-parts/plastics/6758/plastic-set-for-the-sopranos
Not even the full set. The pin I got had even replaced the plastics earlier so I guess the reproduction quality is low.

#577 6 days ago

Today in 11:00am GMT-5 will be playing in Sopranos. https://www.twitch.tv/pinballrussia

#578 6 days ago
Quoted from Triball:

Thanks. Yes, I need the voice chips as well. I'll get an UV-eraser. Some sites mentiones that these chips are OTP (One-time-programmable). Even though they have this UV window. Do you know if they in fact can be erased and flashed again?

Yes, can be erased and reused many times over.

#579 6 days ago

you'll need the programmer as well to do it yourself.. I'd be glad to do it for you if you send me the chips (only the ones with windows). Send me a PM if interested.

I know you're in Norway, so I don't know the shipping cost... prob $10-15 each way. Seems someone there with a programmer would be able to hook you up tho.

#580 6 days ago
Quoted from lasermel:

you'll need the programmer as well to do it yourself.. I'd be glad to do it for you if you send me the chips (only the ones with windows). Send me a PM if interested.
I know you're in Norway, so I don't know the shipping cost... prob $10-15 each way. Seems someone there with a programmer would be able to hook you up tho.

Thank you. Really appreciate your help. I do have a programmer and will have go at it when I get my hands on a UV-light.

#581 5 days ago

Please forget about pinballcenter´s plastics .... there are many people dissatisfied ! Its not genuine Stern plastics ! I had T2 plastics from them .. very bad quality !
The plastics I bought came from vbobrusev , also active on this thread As I wrote ... not good as NOS but alternate ! Colors not matching and the quality is more "raw" .... not so fine as original but a full set for a nice price !

BTW: Pics from my new translite and speakergrille with speaker decoration "guns" ... from pinballcenter ...

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#582 5 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

The plastics I bought came from vbobrusev , also active on this thread As I wrote ... not good as NOS but alternate ! Colors not matching and the quality is more "raw" .... not so fine as original but a full set for a nice price !

Now we printing on new UV printer colors and quality should be better.

#583 5 days ago
Quoted from Triball:

Thanks. Yes, I need the voice chips as well. I'll get an UV-eraser. Some sites mentiones that these chips are OTP (One-time-programmable). Even though they have this UV window. Do you know if they in fact can be erased and flashed again?

If it has a window, it "should" be erasable but you may need to check the actual part number/data sheet.

If you are looking to do it yourself, these are the chip sizes and checksums:
27C010 CPU ROM U210 A5.0 B5FF (1MB)
27C512 SOUND ROM U7 A4.0 9B5A (512k)
27C040 DISPLAY ROM U5 A5.0 B4BB (4MB)
27C080 SOUND ROM U17 A3.0 F01E (8MB)
27C080 SOUND ROM U21 A1.04 C14C (8MB)
27C080 SOUND ROM U36 A1.04 47A3 (8MB)
27C080 SOUND ROM U37 A1.04 ADCD (8MB)

#584 4 days ago

I just made adjustments on a Sopranos. I don't see anything in the thread (I searched for safe).
But anyone get DOUBLE hits on the safe?

#585 4 days ago
Quoted from cocomonkeh:

I just made adjustments on a Sopranos. I don't see anything in the thread (I searched for safe).
But anyone get DOUBLE hits on the safe?

This is a feature on one "rank" as I know ....
If you change this in the adjustmens ... you cheat

#586 4 days ago

I had something different happen today.
I was in "Big Points"
I hit the third bing ramp and multi ball started immediately.

#587 17 hours ago
Quoted from cocomonkeh:

I just made adjustments on a Sopranos. I don't see anything in the thread (I searched for safe).
But anyone get DOUBLE hits on the safe?

Every single time? I adjusted the safe switches on mine and it’s easy to over adjust sensitivity so single safe hits award 2

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