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by Fifty
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Guardians of the Galaxy First Look
Replies: 53
Views: 1120

Re: Guardians of the Galaxy First Look

HPR Pinball wrote:Dead Flip start :jump :jump live now !!

Ha ha! Thanks!
by Fifty
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Tech In Training. Fifty Repair #? ~ F8 Blowin' Stern Spider-man
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: A Tech In Training. Fifty Repair #? ~ F8 Keeps Blowin' Stern Spider-man

I had a similar type problem with my Judge Dredd. I found out by fluke that it was something shorted to the ground. I'm not saying this is the same for you but to rule that out you could try everything with the playfield up. I only figured out my problem when I had my playfield up the fuse did not ...
by Fifty
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Tech In Training. Fifty Repair #? ~ F8 Blowin' Stern Spider-man
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: A Tech In Training. Fifty Repair #? ~ F8 Keeps Blowin' Stern Spider-man

I tested Sandman VUK coil. 3.9 ohms. Good. Visually the coil is also fine. I disconnected the switch that fires this coil just to rule out a bad switch and turned on the pin again. F8 started to glow. Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to turn off the game so there goes another 3A S.B. fuse... I ne...
by Fifty
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Tech In Training. Fifty Repair #? ~ F8 Blowin' Stern Spider-man
Replies: 3
Views: 130

[SOLVED] Tech In Training. Fifty Repair #? ~ F8 Blowin' Stern Spider-man

Hi guys, I really find in useful to post/blog about repairs. It allows me to put everything down on virtual paper and it allows you guys to chime in when you feel, and share your opinions with me. I like to talk things out, so here goes... Game: Stern Spider-man Issue: Fuse 8 Keeps Blowing Immediate...
by Fifty
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL November 26th@Craig
Replies: 27
Views: 601

Re: OPL November 26th@Craig

Please be TNA.
by Fifty
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: The poolman is not dead
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: The poolman is not dead

How is working 6 days a week in an auto plant "great news"? I guess he has a job. So that is great. I'm confused.. I personally think that it is a great news that he is still around and coming to say hi.. referring to the thread's title.. oh well.. I thought the title was a joke? Since I'...
by Fifty
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: The poolman is not dead
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: The poolman is not dead

Azatotht wrote:That's a great news ;-)

How is working 6 days a week in an auto plant "great news"?

I guess he has a job. So that is great.
by Fifty
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Ottawa Pinball League
Topic: OPL November 26th@Craig
Replies: 27
Views: 601

Re: OPL November 26th@Craig

My father would drop me off every Saturday morning at Mister Arcade at Bank and Alta Vista while he did his weekly errands. I hung out there quite a bit as well. Mainly Friday and Saturday nights in the early 90's. I absolutely loved that place. I was sorry to see it go. Black hole was the first pi...
by Fifty
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET

Dave Astill wrote:its a common issue to blow the mosfets while cradling balls. I have replaced half a dozen flipper transistors in the last few months. the irl540n works great.

It shouldn't be common.
by Fifty
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: I need a second opinion on this MOSFET

Since the flipper was staying up after one flip after replacing Q15 with a new transistor, the questions you need to ask yourself are: - Is the flipper energized again as soon as you turn the machine ON, with the new transistor in place? - Is the new transistor shorted again now ? Update: With powe...
by Fifty
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: I need a second opinion on this MOSFET

I would check the flipper coil ohms, and check/replace D15 given the transistor is shorted between its drain & source pins. For measuring the voltage at the gate - simply remove the flipper fuse and the shorted transistor first. You lost me. [EDIT] Q15 is the MOSFET that was shorted and that I'...
by Fifty
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: I need a second opinion on this MOSFET

I will follow what I can from your list; - ohm the flipper coil. I can do this. - the diode on the board I can't test. It gives me false readings. I would need to remove it from the board first. - When I use my DMM the MOSFET is shorted between the Drain and Source pins. - There aren't many other pa...
by Fifty
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: I need a second opinion on this MOSFET

Let us know what happens with Ed's recommended IRL540N replacement. I am still suspecting an incorrect TTL voltage arriving at the gate of the MOSFET, or the diode across the coil is opened. But I do not have enough info to proceed here. - Sylvain. As always, I really appreciate you chiming in on m...
by Fifty
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: I need a second opinion on this MOSFET

Ed from GPE actually posted in my Pinside thread on this issue and has shown me the part is not completely comatible. The max values are in spec but the applicable values are not. I will try to order the compatible part and report back once I solder it in.
by Fifty
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: I need a second opinion on this MOSFET

The only way I can measure the diode on the board is to remove it from the board. I was trying to avoid this, but maybe it's inevitable. I am not familiar with the pre-drive to this transistor (or Sys1/Sys80 Gottlieb's :) ) but I'll take a look in the manual now. The flipper coil is not burned. I di...
by Fifty
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: I need a second opinion on this MOSFET

Each MOSFET has a diode. Unfortunately I can't measure the diodes in the board. It's giving false readings. I thought I was doing something wrong so I grabbed a few loose diode from my kit and they measured fine. I'm still doubting the MOSFET I ordered but I don't see why it wouldn't be compatible. :S
by Fifty
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: 1977 Sonic Prospector blowing 15A Solenoid fuse fixed
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: 1977 Sonic Prospector blowing 15A Solenoid fuse fixed

Great troubleshooting Sylvain! I would have been pulling my hair out over that one like Colin said.
by Fifty
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: I need a second opinion on this MOSFET

Do the newer Stern games have diodes across flipper coil lugs, or on the driver board? Yes they do. On the driver board I believe. I'll test them later today. You're thinking the circuit is constantly open so the flipper thinks it's being triggered? This problem started the usual way but ended up a...
by Fifty
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET
Replies: 16
Views: 341

[SOLVED] Q15 Issue. 2nd opinion on this MOSFET

Hi guys, I have an flipper issue with a newer Stern. I am pretty sure the MOSFET has blown causing the flipper to stay in the upright position as soon as you turn on the machine. The Stern part is a STP22NE10L; http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/24355/STMICROELECTRONICS/STP22NE10L.html ...
by Fifty
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Guardians of the Galaxy First Look
Replies: 53
Views: 1120

Re: Guardians of the Galaxy First Look

cait001 wrote:LE.
I think the main thing people want to know is if the soundtrack music is included.

It isn't. It has been stated that the score is included so the instrumentals. To me, not having the music for GOTG is a fail. Would you make a Dirty Dancing pin without the music? I think not.
by Fifty
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Guardians of the Galaxy First Look
Replies: 53
Views: 1120

Re: Guardians of the Galaxy First Look

Why are the graphics so washed out on Stern aprons? I thought it was just a bad art department at first but they never fix it. It just looks bad every time. - I'm fairly certain two of the balls spit out from Groot during Groot MB went straight down the middle. - YAGOV/Rocket kicker on the left. - S...
by Fifty
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Guardians of the Galaxy First Look
Replies: 53
Views: 1120

Re: Guardians of the Galaxy First Look

Were those two magnets I saw on the underside of the PF?
by Fifty
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Look what I found at the LCBO...
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Look what I found at the LCBO...

Dave W. wrote:
Fifty wrote:Tried it. Didn't like it.


Haven't tried it, but heard similar feedback.

Did you keep the can? :D

No. The beer wasn't good enough for me to justify not getting my deposit back.
by Fifty
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Look what I found at the LCBO...
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Look what I found at the LCBO...

Tried it. Didn't like it.
by Fifty
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dr.NO and the STERN 'sisters'
Replies: 142
Views: 3622

Re: Dr.NO and the STERN 'sisters'

Drano wrote:So, my rub-on transfers arrived today.
Here's what a couple of hundred bucks looks like :(


IMG-20171027-WA0020.jpeg

Worth every penny.

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