(Topic ID: 57501)

Where to buy flipper cabinet board u-shaped optos?

By The_Director

6 years ago

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    #1 6 years ago

    I need to replace one of the U-shaped optos in my flipper cabinet board on one of my WPC games. From what I gather, it's the opto inter large 10ma part #5490-12451-00. However, it looks like the only place to order from is Austrailia from Pinball Spare Parts. Are there any stateside suppliers I could order this from? Seems like none of the usual pinball suppliers had these in stock, which seems strange since it would have been used on nearly all of the fliptronics 1 and 2 WPC games.

    I ended up just buying a replacement cabinet board, since with shipping from AU, it wasn't that much more in cost. Just for future reference though, I'd be curious if anyone knows where these U-shaped optos could be found. Hate to think every time I get a bad or warped opto on a WPC game that it would make more sense to just replace the board.

    #2 6 years ago

    One was dead on my MB, and I wasn't able to find replacement optos either. I ended up replacing the board with a Rottendog FLP001.

    #3 6 years ago

    Did you check with Ed at Great Plains or Mouser? They usually have things like that. But I do recall reading somewhere that these optos are starting to be difficult to find.

    #4 6 years ago

    The "U" Opto's themselves? Not the entire board.

    Last batch I bought was for my Hyperball, I got them as a set of 4 on Ebay for about $12.

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