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by tinyrodent
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

There is another problem with this game. Two of the controlled lamps are not correct. Apparently when it was on location at North Star, they used a Rottendog driver which required the change, then they forgot to change it back. Two of the wires connected to the driver board have to be swapped. count...
by tinyrodent
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

Ok but why would those chips fail? Is there a way to test the integrity of the score glass? There is no visible damage. One page I read suggested the resistor could fail but still test ok in circuit, so I guess it would make sense to replace that too.
by tinyrodent
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

Huge thanks to Sylvain for checking the health of the power supply and giving it a little tune up. :) Sadly it didn't affect the symptoms. So I returned to pinrepair, pinwiki, etc. looking for some explanation. But I shouldn't always just trust what is written... finally I tested with each score dis...
by tinyrodent
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: williams coil
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: williams coil

Cool, enjoy! :)
by tinyrodent
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Sunday, February 23rd @ tom_454
Replies: 17
Views: 637

Re: OPL Sunday, February 23rd @ tom_454

Reminder event coming up this weekend! If you're on the list but unable to attend, please let one of us know.
by tinyrodent
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: williams coil
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: williams coil

I've got a couple of those knocker assemblies including the coil as well.
by tinyrodent
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tales of a Bally Eight ball...
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Tales of a Bally Eight ball...

Very nice project! :D
by tinyrodent
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Saturday, January 25th @ Pinball Junkie
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: OPL Saturday, January 25th @ Pinball Junkie

Thanks for inviting us Frank! It was a great time as always. 8-)

Congratulations to Carter for winning yet another tournament! :D

There was an exciting tiebreaker for second place which Jason finally won, leaving third place for Steve.

Today's Results

Season Standings
by tinyrodent
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Flight 2000 Shop Log
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: Flight 2000 Shop Log

It's been a while since the last post about this project. I never was good at keeping up with a "blog". For a few months Flight 2000 gathered dust after my work area got demolished. But recently Craig brought two more games, and so it became necessary to get organized properly once again. ...
by tinyrodent
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Sunday, February 23rd @ tom_454
Replies: 17
Views: 637

Re: OPL Sunday, February 23rd @ tom_454

guess you now have to prebook 1.5 months in advance. Can someone put my name in for March please. Me too...put mine in for the rest of the year! Sorry that privilege is reserved for hosts. In any attendance limited event there is a possibility of some people being disappointed. However historically...
by tinyrodent
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !
Replies: 95
Views: 4865

Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

HPR Pinball wrote:J'avais ce mod en tête depuis 1980, enfin mon fantasme est réalisé :lol: Vous aimez ca ?
Don't worry purist, that can be reverted in original status in 10 minutes ;)

I like it! Factory ball guides are too low and the ball jumps over easily.
by tinyrodent
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Sunday, February 23rd @ tom_454
Replies: 17
Views: 637

OPL Sunday, February 23rd @ tom_454

Next event will be held Sunday, February 23rd at Tom's house near Carlingwood! We will continue using the same tournament format: four hours of group match play, no strikes, no playoffs. Event details: ⋅  Doors open at noon, tournament starts at 1pm. ⋅  Entry fee is $10 per perso...
by tinyrodent
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Saturday, January 25th @ Pinball Junkie
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: OPL Saturday, January 25th @ Pinball Junkie

Less than a week until this event! If you're on the list but unable to attend, please us know.
by tinyrodent
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Prices, thoughts on Black Knight 2000?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Prices, thoughts on Black Knight 2000?

I think it's a fantastic game, one of the best system 11, with amazing sounds and music. Some people complain that it's all right flipper, and maybe that's true for a tournament. But at home on free play, I really learned to enjoy the lower playfield as well, mastering the loop shot for great satisf...
by tinyrodent
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Saturday, January 25th @ Pinball Junkie
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

OPL Saturday, January 25th @ Pinball Junkie

Next event will be held Saturday, January 25th at Frank's house in Kanata! We will be using the same tournament format as the December event: four hours of group match play, no strikes, no playoffs. It will conclude around 5pm with some time for casual play afterward. Event details: ⋅  Doo...
by tinyrodent
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

The 5V adjustment was a bit low at 4.7V so I set it to 5.1V as suggested. However, it didn't affect the boot problem. It seems to have more trouble booting when "warm". For example if I walk up to the machine after it has been powered off for a while, it usually boots successfully. However...
by tinyrodent
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

Thanks for the reply Sylvain! Power is always off while disconnecting or reconnecting any connectors. If there is a shorted display, won't it blow the 1/4 A fuse? I have checked the fuse for continuity and correct rating. When the game successfully boots, it will go into attract and play normally wi...
by tinyrodent
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

I got the game to boot up after a few tries, and remeasured the voltages with connectors in place. The main display power pins are very low. What does this mean? The pinrepair guide doesn't say. They test fine if the connector is not attached. ⋅ pin 1 - 1.65 VDC (should be 60) ⋅ ...
by tinyrodent
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

There is another problem with this game - maybe related? Sometimes when powered on, it doesn't boot properly. Instead it fires a coil and makes a loud buzz from the speaker. I was just going to try measuring the voltages again with connectors in place, and got this symptom. Guess I will let it sit a...
by tinyrodent
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

I tested the offset voltages again using A2P2 4/5 for ground and got more reasonable results: ⋅ pin 7 - 3.49 VDC ⋅ pin 8 - 8.65 VDC The connectors appear to be in good condition. All of the displays have black corners. They were working fine and now none of them work at all. I'm ...
by tinyrodent
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

Blackghost4 wrote:This may seem odd, but either A2P2-4 or A2P2-5 must be used as a ground reference to test these voltages.

Thanks I didn't realize that. Will test some more tomorrow.
by tinyrodent
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Gottlieb Countdown score displays not working

This problem started spontaneously. One day the displays were fine, and the next nothing - without moving or opening the game. Following the pinrepair guide I tested the voltages at A2J3 with the connector removed and got: ⋅ pin 1 - 60.7 VDC ⋅ pin 3 - 42.6 VDC ⋅ pin 7 -...
by tinyrodent
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Saturday, December 14th @ TwilightZone
Replies: 26
Views: 1099

Re: OPL Saturday, December 14th @ TwilightZone

Huge thanks to Duane for hosting this pre-holiday event! :prayer Lots of great food, people, and games.

Congrats to Mike for taking home the trophy! :winner Honorable mentions to Steve and Reece, very close behind.

Final Results

Season Standings
by tinyrodent
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL Saturday, December 14th @ TwilightZone
Replies: 26
Views: 1099

Re: OPL Saturday, December 14th @ TwilightZone

If anyone needs the address please send a PM. See you all tomorrow!

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