(Topic ID: 176716)

What is this?

By BarryMulvihill

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by BarryMulvihill
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  • Meteor Stern Electronics, 1979

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#1 2 years ago

Acquired a meteor. This piece was plugged into the outlet in the cabinet. It is wired into wires that go to coin door. I thought possibly it was a aftermarket way to add credits. It doesn't seem to do anything. Any leads as to what the heck it is?

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#2 2 years ago

More pictures. how exactly is it wired in the cabinet?
My only thought is that somebody wanted to be Pat Lawlor
really badly.

#3 2 years ago

I don't know what it is but I'm pretty sure it doesn't belong.

#4 2 years ago

Could be anything. You'll have to trace the wires and see where they connect to.

My guess would have been either a credit button or a diagnostic button (if the original failed).

#5 2 years ago

When plugged in its wired to and lights up the green light on font of cabinet. Seen in pics it's connected to game thru white plug

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#6 2 years ago

How could you imagine it may work as a diagnostic? The ingame diagnostic is funky. It gets stuck at display test. Won't go further.... Also flippers don't work...

#7 2 years ago

Can you open the plastic box to see inside? Maybe it's an alarm system or an ionizer. Or possibly a "negative reinforcement module" that zaps you when ever the ball drains? Could even be a voltage regulator or electronic chime box. Excited to find out!

Edit:. Best guess is that it's a voltage regulator to supply DC voltage to the flippers.

#8 2 years ago

It launches the nuclear missiles.


LTG : )

#9 2 years ago
Quoted from BarryMulvihill:

How could you imagine it may work as a diagnostic?

I was thinking one possibility was that it might replace the coin door test button, but it sounds like that's not the case.

Other than that, I really have no idea since it was a custom addition

The first thing I'd do is carefully remove the outer black covering then start tracing wires. Most of the time, I remove and undo any custom hack jobs once I understand their purpose, so I wouldn't be worry about keeping things neat and tidy--that comes last.

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

It launches the nuclear missiles.
LTG : )

Yeah, nice try. It's the "page Lloyd" tech support button.

Push it.

#11 2 years ago

What you have there is a genuine government surveillance device but I'm not at liberty to talk about it.

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from klr650:

Best guess is that it's a voltage regulator to supply DC voltage to the flippers.

hmm, all 3 flippers dont work. i still havent found the reason why....this intruiges me. if it is infact a voltage regulator, what purpose would the red button be?

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