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The Firepower Club


By wiredoug

6 years ago



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#3151 7 days ago

I forgot I had edited the above file to make the keylines wider when I did mine. I actually may have made the circles a little wider than original to make sure I could adjust for alignment on the playfield printing. My file is a pdf, not sure if it will attach correctly...

PlayfieldDecals modified mid triangle and wide circle.pdf
#3152 7 days ago
Quoted from setzkor:

I forgot I had edited the above file to make the keylines wider when I did mine. I actually may have made the circles a little wider than original to make sure I could adjust for alignment on the playfield printing. My file is a pdf, not sure if it will attach correctly...[quoted image]

These are dead on!
Great job!

#3153 7 days ago

Glad to help out. Good luck on your resto.

#3154 7 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Good catch! (It’s actually just upside down)

The 5X actually needed to be flipped horizontally and then vertically.

Here are the two versions that were previously posted (large and small keylines).

Firepower Decals 5X Fix (Large Keylines).pdfFirepower Decals 5X Fix (Small Keylines).pdf
#3155 7 days ago

Now that I look more closely... The 5 on the arrow is now different than the rest as well. I'll have to check what the original 5 looks like.

#3156 7 days ago

The fonts on this game are all screwy. Look at the 5 in the arrow compared to the 5X. Some of the 0’s are different on the playfield also. Hard to say if it’s intentional or as Bob Ross would say “happy accident”

#3157 7 days ago

Yeah mine is under clear... So it's staying. Just curious

#3158 7 days ago

It's the idiosyncrasies of pinball art, back in the day, when everything was done by hand.

#3159 6 days ago
Quoted from orangegsx:

Is there a custom rom for 6 digit displays to cut the score down and give an actual objective to the multiball?

The old school way of getting more score out of 6 digits was the "divide by 10" custom roms, but they don't change the game rules to allow multiball goals. I *think* but can't recall if Oliver Kaegi has 6 digit-compatible custom roms; vague memory says yes. Search for his page. I've got his 7 digit custom roms in my FP and dig them, but I do understand not everybody is down for the hardware conversion needed for this.

Richard

#3160 4 days ago

Missing light socket...is it just a regular bulb or flasher that goes there?

Also can anyone verify the ground braid and yellow wire should attach to light socket?

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#3161 4 days ago

Slightly crispy connector here. Never ordered these before. Anyone able to give me a part number or a link to correct part. Also any recommendations on a reasonably priced Molex tool?

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#3162 4 days ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Missing light socket...is it just a regular bulb or flasher that goes there?
Also can anyone verify the ground braid and yellow wire should attach to light socket?[quoted image]

That is a GI bulb location. Standard bayonet #44/#47 type bulb. Solder the bare braided wire to the socket frame and the yellow to the tip of the socket.

#3163 4 days ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Slightly crispy connector here. Never ordered these before. Anyone able to give me a part number or a link to correct part. Also any recommendations on a reasonably priced Molex tool?[quoted image]

The housing being crispy is no problem if it doesn't bug you ascetically. You can get all those parts at Great Plains Electronics.

Circuit board side:
12 pin https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=09-18-5121
6 pin https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=09-18-5061

Receptacle side:
Sockets https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-09-1119
Pins https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-09-2118

Removal tool:
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=W-HT-2038&cat=89

Housings:
6 pin https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=03-09-1064
12 pin (picture is wrong on this one, it has no ears) https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=03-09-1126

#3164 4 days ago

Thank you Schwaggs! I really appreciate it!

#3165 2 days ago

Anyone know where to find these beasts? I need the 27 ohm 10% 2 watt resistors on the driver board.
Seems I’m only finding the 5%. Or does anyone know of compatible replacements?

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#3166 2 days ago

Doesn’t the percentage mean tolerance from the nominal value? Wouldn’t 5% be more accurate than 10%? Seems like the 5% ones would work fine.

#3167 2 days ago
Quoted from rlbohon3:

Doesn’t the percentage mean tolerance from the nominal value? Wouldn’t 5% be more accurate than 10%? Seems like the 5% ones would work fine.

I’m not really sure....
I think these might be it but based on the design I thought they’d be the other ones towards the center of the board. The description matches but the look resembles the other resistors

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/WPRK-1

#3168 2 days ago

I believe the round ones are the really old style and are no longer made. The rectangle ones will work.

#3169 2 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Anyone know where to find these beasts? I need the 27 ohm 10% 2 watt resistors on the driver board.
Seems I’m only finding the 5%. Or does anyone know of compatible replacements?[quoted image]

I recommend doing this:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-to-bulletproofing-williams-system-6/page/16#post-4884617

Eliminate the heat problem forever !

#3170 2 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Anyone know where to find these beasts? I need the 27 ohm 10% 2 watt resistors on the driver board.
Seems I’m only finding the 5%. Or does anyone know of compatible replacements?[quoted image]

If you want to simply replace the resistors, for the System3-5 driver board; get the 27 ohm, 5%, 5 watt resistors from Ed @ Great Plains.
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RC5W-27-SQT

And don't forget to replace the 40-pin interconnect male & female...
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=2420-10-2260
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=09-48-2106
(4 of each connector for 40 pins total)

#3171 14 hours ago

Yes, the percentage is indeed the tolerance. A 5% resistor has better tolerance than a 10% which only means it will be closer to the claimed value of the resistor (27 ohms in this case).

I second what the others have said, these really should be replaced with resistors with a higher power rating, like the 5W devices timerider linked.

Your other (better) options is to replace the bipolar power transistors in the lamp matrix with MOSFETS. instructions are in the thread budwin linked. This GREATLY reduces the heat generated by the lamp matrix reducing backbox temps extending the life of the boards and backglass.

#3172 12 hours ago

I appreciate all the advice guys!
Initially I was going to buy all components and do the jumper method with the mosfets but these board have a lot of acid damage and although I enjoy the process of repairing and doing board work I’m thinking about just getting the combo board from arcadeshop. We’ll see...

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