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DMD-Saver Version 2

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DMD-Saver (Version 2):

See Vid´s guide/review here:

As plasma DMDs continue to spiral upwards in price, it starts to make serious sense to make them last longer - as in 20x longer.

Some DMDs are approaching $500 to replace (like the 192x64 Segas).

If we lower the operating voltage with a replaced diode, we can make them last longer; but sometimes we have to try different diodes on older displays to find "just" enough voltage to light them up.

Another way to achieve the same effect is to alter the "duty cycle" of the display. Each pixel cell is lit for less time. This allows us to dial in the exact lowest voltage, just before the display blinks out.
Unlike the diode trick, as the display ages and needs more voltage to light up, you can just turn up the cycle a little more.

Remember, the DMD Saver can't fix an already dead, completely outgassed display. Nothing can fix that. But it can keep a working DMD going "forever".

When bright LEDs first started appearing on the market, pinheads went crazy bragging "I did my whole backbox in ULTRABRIGHTS !!!!!!!!11". Of course all that glare on the playfield glass made the games impossible to play.
So another advantage of these devices is that you can turn down the brightness and get way less glare on the glass from the DMD - very cool.

VERSION 2 is for the following machines:

Demolition Man
Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
Judge Dredd
Popeye Saves the Earth
Star Trek: The Next Generation

WPC (DOT Matrix)
Gilligan's Island
Hot Shot Midway
Hurricane Williams
SlugFest (First Model)
SlugFest (Second Model)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Party Zone
WPC (Fliptronics 1)
The Addams Family
WPC (Fliptronics 2)
Black Rose
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Doctor Who
Fish Tales Williams
The Addams Family Special Collectors Edition
The Getaway: High Speed II
Twilight Zone
White Water

Dirty Harry
Indianapolis 500
Jack·Bot Williams
Johnny Mnemonic
No Fear: Dangerous Sports
Red & Ted's Road Show
The Flintstones
The Pinball Circus
The Shadow
Theatre of Magic
WHO dunnit
World Cup Soccer

GOTTLIEB System 3 (machines with DMD-Displays)
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World
Cue Ball Wizard
Street Fighter II
Tee'd Off
Wipe Out
World Challenge Soccer
Rescue 911
Freddy A Nightmare on Elm Street
Shaq Attaq
Frank Thomas' Big Hurt™
Strikes 'N Spares
Mario Andretti
Barb Wire Premier
Brooks & Dunn
Does NOT work in the following GOTTLIEB System 3 machines (these machines do NOT have a DMD-Display):
Bullseye, Caribbean Cruise, Lights...Camera...Action!, Silver Slugger, Vegas, Deadly Weapon, Title Fight Premier, Bell Ringer, Nudge-It, Car Hop, Hoops, Cactus Jack's, Class of 1812, Surf 'n Safari, Operation: Thunder

MPU DataEast/Sega Version 3
Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Back to the Future
Batman Data East
Guns N' Roses
Jurassic Park
Last Action Hero
Lethal Weapon 3
Star Trek Data East
Star Wars
Tales from the Crypt Data East
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Simpsons
The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard
WWF Royal Rumble
MPU DataEast/Sega Version 3b
Batman Forever
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Roach Racers

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