(Topic ID: 129268)

Which board should I buy


By jdzwir123

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I have a black knight with a bad driver board. Let's just say it's beyond repair. I will be buying one this Friday and was wondering should I get a refurbished one for 140-, or a rottendog combo for 280-? I know I could sell off my MPU and get 100 bucks probably. Any advice would be helpful.

#2 4 years ago

I would never say something bad about Rotten Dog - they have saved many of my games, However, I have found that originals do tend to work better then repro's while not all the time I have had 5 Issues over the years with Repros while originally's tend to only have the typical failures.

#3 4 years ago

If it were the cpu i would replace with rotendog but driver boards are easier to find used . If you decide go with rottendog be careful there are a least two plugs that are exactly the same the same number of pins and same key location reverse them and it will absolutely destroy new board

#4 4 years ago

I have Rottendogs on my Dr. Who and Earthshaker. I also have some original boards on both machines repaired by Clive at CoinOp Caldron. No problems for years since with either.

#5 4 years ago
Quoted from jdzwir123:

I have a black knight with a bad driver board. Let's just say it's beyond repair. I will be buying one this Friday and was wondering should I get a refurbished one for 140-, or a rottendog combo for 280-? I know I could sell off my MPU and get 100 bucks probably. Any advice would be helpful.

There are reports of sound issues with the Rottendog combo when used in Black Knight.

#6 4 years ago

My advice is to not to go with the least expensive new product. It will be least expensive for a reason, like any product.

I would suggest getting the original serviced by a pro anyway (or a reconditioned one). That way your schematics don't change and existing support documentation applies exactly.

IMO

#7 4 years ago

I have reconditioned originals for less than $140, and can repair most originals for $60 shipped - unless there's a big hole burnt in it, or bad corrosion problems, it's fixable. These boards are pretty stout.

Drop me a PM if interested!

#8 4 years ago
Quoted from johnwartjr:

I have reconditioned originals for less than $140, and can repair most originals for $60 shipped - unless there's a big hole burnt in it, or bad corrosion problems, it's fixable. These boards are pretty stout.
Drop me a PM if interested!

John Wart is great at refurbishing these system 3-7 boards, with my last two purchased games, I shipped him the board sets and they work amazing! John is the man and charges a great price to work his magic!

#9 4 years ago

I will probably replace it with a refurbished one and hopefully I can get some credit for my old driver board.

1 week later
#10 4 years ago

I ended up getting a refurbished board from pinballplace.com,
It came to my house in two days and it's working perfectly.

#11 4 years ago

I go original when possible. With that being said, I have numerous Rottendog products and have always been more than happy with Jim's products and support.

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