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Star Trek Le Laser blackout mod "Dezember 2017 PRE-ORDER"!!


By kapsreiter

5 years ago



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#401 3 years ago

hi

yes the connectors ar very hard to connect and reconnect

i would suggest to cut it a little bit with a "Dremel" or a knife

tom

#402 3 years ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

hi
yes the connectors ar very hard to connect and reconnect
i would suggest to cut it a little bit with a "Dremel" or a knife
tom

Thanks Tom. I'm just not sure it's the correct connector. ... when I replaced it with my own, I could connect/disconnect with ease. Connection was firm and locking tab engaged as it should. FWIW

#403 3 years ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

hi
yes the connectors ar very hard to connect and reconnect
i would suggest to cut it a little bit with a "Dremel" or a knife
tom

Quoted from MT45:

Thanks Tom. I'm just not sure it's the correct connector. ... when I replaced it with my own, I could connect/disconnect with ease. Connection was firm and locking tab engaged as it should. FWIW

This is making me nervous waiting for mine to arrive.

#404 3 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

Thanks Tom. I'm just not sure it's the correct connector. ... when I replaced it with my own, I could connect/disconnect with ease. Connection was firm and locking tab engaged as it should. FWIW

Can you let us know what you used exactly-part name/number and where it can be sourced? Thanks.

#405 3 years ago

Thanks Tom. Our order arrived today in good order.

I look forward to getting this installed this week.

#406 3 years ago

i don't know why they are so hard to remove

must be a Stern connector thing

i noticed this also at the cpu boards

just cut the "nose" of the connector for better installation and remove

i used always the same types att he last 100 kits

#407 3 years ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

i don't know why they are so hard to remove
must be a Stern connector thing
i noticed this also at the cpu boards
just cut the "nose" of the connector for better installation and remove
i used always the same types att he last 100 kits

Tom and team -

First, for the folks that are getting this mod - you will NOT be disappointed!
It is amazing and I am thrilled that Tom is making it for us!

THANK YOU TOM ... seriously. It's a great mod and you can't get it anywhere else!

This issue is minor and I'm only sharing this info in case Stern or one of Tom's suppliers has made a change or whatever …

Here is what I know (or think I know!). I cut off the supplied connector using a Dremel tool (careful or you'll cut into the pinned pin connectors in the board)

Had to use my fine "pick tool" (super pointy) to push in the retainer pins on Toms board even after cutting housing mostly off.

Once off, it was simple to slide on the new part (make sure you "re-extend" the retainer pins so they grab the new housing)

Three things that I noticed that may be part/all of the issue: (I think #4 is most likely as many, many folks are installing these are with no issues other than mine)
1. There are 4 extra "tabs" that are on the original part from Tom - they can be cut off
2. Look at the "top-down" image of the connectors- "Dremeled off" one on right is the original. There seems to be more material from the pin holes to the face of the connector where it engages with the stern locking tab
3. The face of the original connector also does not have any "relief" area for the locking tab (Stern side) to drop into - . The face of it is completely flat. This would force the locking tab on the Stern board to stay hyperextended and never locks into anything. (See image of my new connector and the "hook")
4. My guess is that if you "force it" that it would actually connect but would (over time) leave the original locking tab stretched into a permanently extended state - huge guess on my part

Below is the part I used but you can use any that you have on hand that are 8 or more pinholes (just cut off the extra)
This part IS TALLER than Toms part and will require you to add some length to Tom's supplied circuit board stand-offs. I added 1/4" more to mine. This ensures the board mounts "level" to the bottom of the playfield.

http://www.greatplainselectronics.com/products.asp?cat=81

Part Number: CS156-08-LR

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#408 3 years ago

Got mine today.. thanks USPS.

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#409 3 years ago

Look at that box, damn what did they do shove it through the mail slot in the door.

#410 3 years ago

Mine came the same way knocker. Hoping it works. Also hoping I didn't lose any necessary parts. A better box should've been used as well as some basic packing peanuts or bubble wrap imho. Good luck with it. I'll know later if mine is good.

#411 3 years ago

Works. Thank goodness. Thanks Paul drabik

#412 3 years ago

I just installed the black out mod, worked out great. Install was easy.

Posted a video and blog post :

Blog Post :
https://pinballsupernova.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/mod-install-stern-star-trek-premle-multi-ball-black-out-mod-install/

Youtube Video Install :

Website Post :
http://www.pinballsupernova.com/star%20trek%20multi-ball%20blackout%20mod.html

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#413 3 years ago

Has anyone had any issues with the blackout mod falsely triggering seemingly randomly during other modes (other than klingon multiball?)

FYI. This turned out to be unrelated to the blackout mod and was caused by a short in the GI circuit.

#414 3 years ago

i am working on a small patch

if someone is interested, send me a message

tom

#415 3 years ago

bump

last run !!

#416 3 years ago

only 3-4 kits left!

#417 3 years ago

Info:
We used every time the same connctors and same direction

only
at the last ones i forgot to cut the noses of the connector away
so use knife or dremel and cut it away so ist easier to connect and reconnect.

at the new one i cut all this already!!

the last 3-4 kits will be ready next week.

#418 3 years ago

kits are ready to be ordered and shipped!!

#419 3 years ago

because i got some mails.....

the mod is also for the PREMIUM but NOT for the Pro (no Laser)

#420 3 years ago

all ready and shipped.

i view kits still in stock.

#421 3 years ago

bump

#422 3 years ago

i have only 2 kits left!!

#423 3 years ago

bump

#424 3 years ago

bump

#425 3 years ago

only 1 kit left

i dont think there will be a re-run, market is full

so if you want the last one let me know

#426 3 years ago

Sent PM

1 week later
#427 3 years ago

found 1 kit

so still one available

#428 3 years ago

bump

1 week later
#429 3 years ago

This is the best mod for Star Trek. The change is so dramatic.

#430 3 years ago

Phew just got in on last one pm sent and payment pending, now just need my ST to arrive

#431 3 years ago

sold out now!

1 week later
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#433 3 years ago

Please, a few more...

1 week later
#434 3 years ago

I want one as well.

1 week later
#435 3 years ago

me too

#437 3 years ago

may be in 1 month or so, i will do a re run

i am at the moment knocked out after a knee problem

4 weeks later
#438 3 years ago

Bump...please make more....the universe is yearning for it....

#439 3 years ago

summer 2016 RUN

at the moment i prepare the re-run

if you are still interested please copy paste, this post with

qantity and username

1 x ___________

delivery time would be about 4 weeks

during the small quantity and the parts are from differnet suppliers the Price would be 55,- euro + shipping 19,-€ up to 3 kits US
inside europe 12 €

Tom

#440 3 years ago

or send me a PM now!

#441 3 years ago

bump

#442 3 years ago

send me a PM

Stern did the last Premium re-run now! Also for the Prem.

1 week later
#443 3 years ago

and up!

#444 3 years ago

all orders will be shipped end of this week

IN STOCK NOW !!!

#445 3 years ago

Hi

We shipped all orders today.
US delivery time should be about 7-10 days

and now we have

STILL IN STOCK !!!

so you are welcome to order.

tom

#446 3 years ago

weekend bump!

1 week later
#447 3 years ago

bump only 2 kits !!

#448 3 years ago

Pm sent for one kit

#449 3 years ago

thx pin maniac

already shipped

some kits still in stock.

#450 3 years ago

only 1 kit left

first come - first get.

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