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The Who's TOMMY Club - Can you hear me? Members Only!


By ChadH

3 years ago



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#951 30 days ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

Love the Color LED in this game.

My only game without color .. thanks for costing me more money! :/.

#952 27 days ago

I am looking to purchase or trade for a nice Tommy. Looking for one with no flipper button wear and nice shooter lane/playfield. If anyone is looking to leave the club please let me know-thanks.

#953 27 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

I am looking to purchase or trade for a nice Tommy. Looking for one with no flipper button wear and nice shooter lane/playfield

Good luck sir! I was able to find one after a few months of searching and being picky. Unfortunately I was unable to see it in person and it was not exactly in the ‘excellent’ condition as promised by the owner. Cabinet was good; PF was good, just cheap hacks that I’ve been replacing. Side note, CPR is in preorder for the PF and have plastics in stock

#954 26 days ago

Anyone have any luck finding out about the Union Jack art?

#955 26 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Anyone have any luck finding out about the Union Jack art?

No one has ever contacted me back ... I have tried 3 times.

#956 26 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

No one has ever contacted me back ... I have tried 3 times.

I tried too. Nothing. I emailed and left a message with the company that touted the ability to do custom cabinet decals. Nothing. I plan on trying again this week.

Beginning to feel unloved....

#957 26 days ago

Would appreciate any help, it's a bummer to have a Tommy with nothing showing on the screen!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/de-display-challenges-tommy

#958 25 days ago
Quoted from colocole:

Would appreciate any help, it's a bummer to have a Tommy with nothing showing on the screen!
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/de-display-challenges-tommy

You have tried the obvious thing I take it - reseating all the display ROMs ?

#959 25 days ago

I haven’t, I’ll do that tonight and update, thanks!

#960 25 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Good luck sir! I was able to find one after a few months of searching and being picky. Unfortunately I was unable to see it in person and it was not exactly in the ‘excellent’ condition as promised by the owner. Cabinet was good; PF was good, just cheap hacks that I’ve been replacing. Side note, CPR is in preorder for the PF and have plastics in stock

I have been watching CPR for over a year.Still, in the "might make" section. I gave up and bought a restorable one on Pinside. Swapping it now, in my spare time. What a job.I got a great cabinet. I got it up your way at TPF two years ago.

#961 24 days ago
Quoted from Ive:

You have tried the obvious thing I take it - reseating all the display ROMs ?

The good: the display comes on now, appears mainly due to flipping the display cable on the Display controller board (believe ColorDMD install instr. said put pin 1 to right, it's on the left now and display came on, maybe it's due to the replacement Stern board instead of DE?).

The bad: display freezes and then turns off. When I unplug either end of the display cable the Rom msg comes on and sometimes the display "recovers" and works normally into the beginning of the first ball if I quickly replug the cable, then freezes again. Can most consistently get display back by sliding display cable on/off connector at CPU board (but also works to do it at display board). Can't find any consistent way to get display to stay on or not freeze. Machine does seem to have other minor glitches related to this, sound will delay when display glitches sometimes, ball sitting in VUK but machine has lost it, power down and on recovers...CPU board problem? Thanks for the help.

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#962 24 days ago
Quoted from colocole:

The good: the display comes on now, appears mainly due to flipping the display cable on the Display controller board (believe ColorDMD install instr. said put pin 1 to right, it's on the left now and display came on, maybe it's due to the replacement Stern board instead of DE?).
The bad: display freezes and then turns off. When I unplug either end of the display cable the Rom msg comes on and sometimes the display "recovers" and works normally into the beginning of the first ball if I quickly replug the cable, then freezes again. Can most consistently get display back by sliding display cable on/off connector at CPU board (but also works to do it at display board). Can't find any consistent way to get display to stay on or not freeze. Machine does seem to have other minor glitches related to this, sound will delay when display glitches sometimes, ball sitting in VUK but machine has lost it, power down and on recovers...CPU board problem? Thanks for the help.[quoted image][quoted image]

Are these ALL new ribbon cables ? I have had issues in the past with DE games and the long Ribbon from the CPU was failing.

If reseating the connector is temporarily fixing it then it would seem either the cable or the header pins are the issue. Give the header pins a good clean ?

#963 24 days ago

Found this in the Market (not mine); not sure if anyone needs a PF before CPR gets theirs out the door, but here you go:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nos-tommy-playfield-

#965 24 days ago

At the GSPF Lodi show this past weekend... there were 3 Tommy's for sale there. As I recall from $4-4500

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#966 17 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Anyone have any luck finding out about the Union Jack art?

After numerous attempts, no response on my end. I did reach out to another place in Germany that replied saying it was a one off for them and they didn't have the rights to make more. So I gave up.

#967 16 days ago

Hey Tommy owners; I do not own a ROM burner, can someone burn me Chad's 5.0 Roms for Tommy? I'd happily pay for the time/rom.

#968 15 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Hey Tommy owners; I do not own a ROM burner, can someone burn me Chad's 5.0 Roms for Tommy? I'd happily pay for the time/rom.

meloyelo51 can hook you up, he runs Matt's Basement Arcade https://mattsbasementarcade.com/

I've ordered from Matt plenty of times, he's great!

Be sure to donate a few bucks for beer money to ChadH for his hard work here: http://www.pinballcode.com/

#969 15 days ago
Quoted from mavantix:

I've ordered from Matt plenty of times, he's great!
Be sure to donate a few bucks for beer money to ChadH

Awesome, thank you and I will for sure!

#970 15 days ago

Sigh... can anyone give me an idea of where to look for this issue. Tommy flippers don't respond at all. When I go to the switch test, both flippers register. Yet, when I boot the game. Nothing. I think the trough is effed up as well. As the coil will kick a couple of times after it puts a ball in play but then the launcher won't work. I swear, DE games are WAY more buggy than my WMS/Bally games.

I've rebuilt the auto-launcher and flippers just because they needed it. This game has a ton of issues and I'm trying to work through them. I'm teaching myself as I go. Its rewarding but frustrating as hell. And Jesus, DE parts are unobtainium. A switch for the Super VUK was only available from one vendor and by the time is was shipped, it was $28 for one simple microswitch.

#971 14 days ago

Trough: Most likely problems are the leftmost (drainmost) switch and the exit switches. There are two, since DE decided to have the neat gravity-fed trough require an extra kicker to get the ball to the shooter lane. On my game, this switch was slightly out of adjustment, and the game couldn't see a ball in the staging area. This caused a lot of weirdness.

But that's secondary to the flippers being dead. Get a multimeter. Make sure there is +50V at the flippers. The flipper coils have a diode. If you ground the non-banded side, you should see the flipper kick. (Don't do this for long, it heats up the coil.) Make sure all the fuses are good; since all the flippers are dead, something in the power supply is most likely not working. The flippers are driven from a PCB in the cabinet. IIRC it must be plugged in for the switches to register, but make sure its high-power fuses are all good, and it's getting +50V. You should also be able to ground the tabs on the transistors here to see them kick.

But since none of them are working, and both switches are working, check for voltage.

#972 9 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

No one has ever contacted me back ... I have tried 3 times.

So maybe dumb question here but there seems to be at least 5 of us that are interested in this art or something similar.

Anyone have a contacts with a custom art shop that can pull this off?

I know over on the Virtual Pinball forum there are a couple guys that have done art for a ton of games and style cabinets.

Just a thought, if we all buy we may be able to work a group but deal.

#973 9 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Anyone have a contacts with a custom art shop that can pull this off?

I do not, but I would like to get a set. My cab is in great condition, but would hold on to the art for later or pick up another Tommy and make it Union Jack Tommy ..

#974 5 days ago

Hello to all,
Ive found recently a Tommy, very nice machine i have to say, i would love to restore it, is there any insert decal for it? My center zone is not 100%. If the inserts were black i could make some waterslide decals, but in white is not that easy. Any tips to fix it?
Regards

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#975 5 days ago
Quoted from RGAires:

If the inserts were black i could make some waterslide decals, but in white is not that easy.

Inserts were white (center of Union Jack). I've never seen insert decals for Tommy. CPR has this playfield in their preorder, so there is that option?

#976 5 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Inserts were white (center of Union Jack). I've never seen insert decals for Tommy. CPR has this playfield in their preorder, so there is that option?

No man, i prefer to restore it for sure

#977 3 days ago

Any ideas about this "problem"?
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tommy-blinders-2

Thanks

#978 2 days ago

Looks like driver board issue to me

#979 2 days ago

Do you have the blades in the correct position relative to the throw of the servo? Otherwise, I’d check out the two adjustment screws/pots on the driver. Seems like they might be acting up.

#980 2 days ago

Well ive drop the other link, i think is more produtive to place it here.
Ive check it and in the diagnostics TESTS all works just nice.

Ive measure the voltage at the entry of the board during GAMEPLAY and the values look a bit fluctuating, i should measure around 12v stable, can some of you guys check it also please.

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