(Topic ID: 237334)

Stern releases Spike schematics and SD card creation documentation


By jfh

1 year ago



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  • 14 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 46 days ago by northvibe
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    #1 1 year ago

    Just got an email:

    Stern Pinball's website has been updated with a few items on our support page. You can download the SPIKE Electronics System schematics and supporting documents on our main support page. In addition, we have added an option for updating code that utilize the SPIKE system. This option enables owners to create SD cards without assistance from dealers, distributors, or technical staff. Learn more about this time-saving option.

    https://sternpinball.com/support/
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    Not every board is there, but it’s a start.

    #2 1 year ago

    Very nice, have some reading to do! Thanks for posting this info.

    #3 1 year ago

    Well I’ll be...

    My only Spike machine, Ghostbusters, has been going pretty strong but this is hopefully everything or a great start to anyone who has needed this info.

    Kudos to stern for hitting the deadline with a pretty big list. If it’s not complete, I’m sure that will be brought up and hopefully addressed.

    #4 1 year ago

    great to have though doesn't seem complete or some boards have had some updates like the node 8 board for Ghostbusters when comparing to this chart by another pinsider hocuspocus, the optional board is now I think a RevD, wonder if the same schematic works for the original Node 8 board???

    Stern_Node_Boards(1) - Pinsider-hocuslocus.pdf
    #5 1 year ago

    Wow full images and not just an mini recovery os.
    no manual flash images for the nodes them self.

    #6 1 year ago

    So what is an owner supposed to do with this info? My KISS and Iron Maiden running on Spike are working just fine.... Do I need to do anything?

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from DrMark12PA:

    Do I need to do anything?

    No.

    If your Node Boards have issues and Stern does not replace them you may need it. Or, if you don;t do your own board work it may help the person you send them to.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from DrMark12PA:

    So what is an owner supposed to do with this info? My KISS and Iron Maiden running on Spike are working just fine.... Do I need to do anything?

    This is primarily for owners who generally do their own game repairs, and technicians who repair boards for others.

    #9 1 year ago

    Better late than never?

    #10 1 year ago

    Nice!

    Doesn't mean a lot to me but I have saved every single schematic just in case

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    This is primarily for owners who generally do their own game repairs, and technicians who repair boards for others.

    and restore images are good for ANY end user as well.

    Hell an power fail when it's trying to update can mess up the file system / os. or if you need an true factory reset.

    #12 1 year ago

    Great!

    #13 1 year ago

    That could open some new possibilities for Pinball Browser

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from oga83:

    That could open some new possibilities for Pinball Browser

    it's not like you where unable to dump the card on your own. It's just took them forever to post the full recovery images.
    Spike v1 games have iso files.

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

    it's not like you where unable to dump the card on your own

    Agreed but having the schematics will help for some features like the communication patch that is currently only available for Sam

    #16 1 year ago

    I hope Stern doesn't forget "The Pin" machines because they also use SD cards. The SD image files are also needed for those machines too and are not currently on Stern's website. You never know when a card could get corrupted and need to be restored. The schematics are also needed for these machines, especially the cpu board.

    1 year later
    #17 47 days ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    I hope Stern doesn't forget "The Pin" machines because they also use SD cards. The SD image files are also needed for those machines too and are not currently on Stern's website. You never know when a card could get corrupted and need to be restored. The schematics are also needed for these machines, especially the cpu board.

    Ken, do you know anyone who’s archived an image of the pin sd card?

    #18 46 days ago

    No, sorry. I don't know of anyone who has archived any "The Pin" sd card images. It's clear that Stern doesn't care. They don't even have any code updates.

    #19 46 days ago

    Anyone have a "pin" they can run the linux DD command
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/227924/sd-card-cloning-using-the-dd-command

    Not even sure what other stern game sd card images are available online, but it would be nice to have stern or someone have those available.

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