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Source for Gottlieb pin style connector


By OHMI_Arcade

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Does anyone have a source for the EM Gottlieb pin style connectors? I have a few cracked ones but can't seem to find them for sale in any of the normal places... of course, this is my only EM so maybe I just don't know where to look.
    Thanks!
    Tim

    #2 3 years ago

    Post your specific needs (number of pins) on the parts thread here. I bet you will get plenty of folks who have parted games over the years.

    #3 3 years ago
    Quoted from OHMI_Arcade:

    Does anyone have a source for the EM Gottlieb pin style connectors? I have a few cracked ones but can't seem to find them for sale in any of the normal places... of course, this is my only EM so maybe I just don't know where to look.
    Thanks!
    Tim

    I assume you're talking about Jones Plug connectors? Not sure if they source them or not, but Pinball Resource (pbresource.com) is the place for all things Gottlieb. He does not take credit cards (you order over the phone or by email) and he sends you the order, then trusts you to mail him a check for the balance.

    #4 3 years ago

    I bought a machine last year at a reduced rate because someone had cut the jones connectors both male and female connecting head to cabinet. the game was fully working when purchased although all the wires had been marretted. I decided to install molex connectors for the fix and although it took a few hours.. I can now easily plug and unplug the head with 4 connections and the game has been stable since doing so. just food for thought.

    #5 3 years ago

    Easier to replace the whole plug. I used a small vise to hold jones plugs. Take a torch and heat up the jones plug assembly and pull all the conductors out noting where they go of course. Then, replace the conductors and solder them one at a time until you're done. Make sure they are secure in the pins - I pull on the individual conductors to make sure the solder tinned good and they don't pull out. Took me about an hour or so to do a 10 or 12 pin.

    Let us know what jones plug you need or take a pic of it.

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from hoov:

    Easier to replace the whole plug. I used a small vise to hold jones plugs. Take a torch and heat up the jones plug assembly and pull all the conductors out noting where they go of course. Then, replace the conductors and solder them one at a time until you're done. Took me about an hour or so to do a 10 or 12 pin.
    Let us know what jones plug you need or take a pic of it.

    I'd love a pic of this process. And can you use a soldering iron both ways? (I don't have a torch). Do you just warm up the prongs and the wires come loose? And then how do you get solder down into the holes neatly to re-solder the wires? A Gottlieb Melody I'm buying next month has a broken Jones Plug in the head that I'll be replacing with a new one.

    Thanks, Hoov!

    #7 3 years ago

    you can use a solder iron, if it gets hot enough.
    the solder is at the tip on most make connectors. heat, pull, remove.
    to resolder, first clean the wire with a wire brush to remove corrosion, then tin the wire end, stick in hole, heat, and push solder into top where the wires enter, and heat will wick the solder into the pin.

    #8 3 years ago

    All the big box stores carry the Benzomatic 2-piece kit - propane bottle and nozzle/tip. For another $5 you can get 2 small spools of different types solder and a brush.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bernzomatic-UL100-Basic-Propane-Torch-Kit-334458/203665003

    #9 3 years ago

    This is what I'm looking for... need a 2x7 and a 2x11. Thx. Tim

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    #10 3 years ago

    Whoa... that's a big picture for some reason!

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