“I only designed one new part right now. The Mr Mrs Pacman Pinball LED Pacmaze board.”
This is a new direct replacement Mr & Mrs Pac-Man Pinball Pac-Maze (aka Pac-Lite Matrix or Vid-G rid) printed circuit board using red and yellow LEDs. The original stock Pacmaze board used 25 yellow and 25 red mini incandescent light bulbs. This LED version uses 50 yellow and 50 red surface mount LEDs. The new LED Pacmaze board allows the playfield to be 20 degrees cooler, the lights are brighter, and consistent in color and brightness across the maze.
You will receive version 2 (or higher) of the board. This LED Pacmaze board will work with stock Bally Lamp Driver Boards, as well as the Alltek Main Lamp Driver Board, and Siegecraft LED Adapter Boards.
The LEDs are mounted to the board and are further away from the inserts than the stock incandescent bulbs. Because of this, there can be a little bit of LED light bleeding into adjacent inserts. In order to fix this, I will include 25 isolation tubes which can be glued to the playfield as shown in one of the photos. I used rubber cement to attach the isolation tubes in my machine.
1) Lift playfield.
2) Remove connectors J1 and J2 on stock Pacmaze board.
3) Remove 4 lock nuts holding board & remove board.
4) Install optional isolation tubes
5) Swap 4 rubber grommets from stock to new LED Pacmaze board.
6) Install new LED board with 4 lock nuts.
7) Install J1 and J2 connectors.
8) Lower playfield.
Check out my YouTube video for further information and installation instructions.
The new LED Pacmaze board will expose any weak 2n5060 (smaller) SCRs on your stock Bally main lamp board. The new LEDs will blink if you need to replace any of these SCRs. In talking with other owners, I seem to be the only one that had this issue.
Items that will be shipped:
1) LED Pacmaze Board v2 (or higher)
2) Isolation tubes (qty=25)
3) Lock nuts (qty=4)
4) Rubber grommets (qty=4)
Here is what people are saying about the LED Pacmaze Board:
TNT Amusements Inc: Todd Tuckey and Curt install my LED Pacmaze board in their Mr & Mrs Pacman pinball located in their showroom and gave it a thumbs up. It's featured in the first part of their #1254 YouTube video. Start watching from the beginning of the video. Some of Todd's comments include, "Just think, no more problems. Look how bright they are. That's quite a difference. Big improvement. Never buy those little wretched bulbs again."
Evaluation Volunteer 1: Evaluated version 0 of the board. He had the Alltek Main Lamp Driver board. His comments included: "Installation was perfectly simple, direct plug and play. The colors are nice and rich but not overly so, and the brightness wasn't blinding either. Even if you're not running LEDs throughout the whole game, I really recommend this. The bulbs on the board I took out were extremely fried, and inserts on the playfield were slightly browned. The heat saved here will be significant." He did not notice a lot of light bleed over from insert to insert without installation of the included isolation tubes.
Evaluation Volunteer 2: Evaluated version 1 of the board. He had the stock Bally Main Lamp Driver board and no LED adapters. His comments included: "The Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man maze is the central feature of the game, physically, strategically and design-wise so an upgrade to the maze pays big dividends. The first thing I noticed about the LED Pacmaze board is that it replaces one red and one yellow 7381 incandescent bulb with two red and two yellow LEDs. The reds, especially, are much brighter than the incandescent lamps. These bright colors bring new life to this old game. It was fun to get my hands on some new technology for an old game. If you are worried about installing the LED Pacmaze board, don't be. The old board is sitting right in the open and easy to get to. The hardest part of the installation was keeping those nylock nuts from falling into the machine! Be sure to watch geeteoh's video for installation instructions. I have the original lamp driver board in my Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man and the LED Pacmaze Rev 1.0 works like a charm! The LEDs are bright and steady without any flickering or flashing. If for some reason you want to sell your Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man pinball in the future, be sure to let the potential buyers know that it has a LED Pacmaze board in it. This board should increase the value of your machine. To be honest, I have never been that interested in this game. I've never been a video gamer and I never took the time to learn how to work the maze. The LED Pacmaze board has put new life back into my Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man. I finally want to learn how to maneuver my Pac-Man away from the evil Red Ghost. With three new Williams flippers installed, I find the Bally flippers to be 'clunky', this will get a lot more play. And, yes, I will hang on to the original flippers so they can be reinstalled to original condition if needed. Thanks geeteoh for letting me test out this board. It has been fun! I think you have a winner here!"
Ships for $ 10.00 This item does not ship internationally.
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