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by sylvain
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Buy and Sell / Items Variés Achat et recherche
Topic: FS: Two Ikea 'STIG' Bar Stools - $20
Replies: 0
Views: 146

FS: Two Ikea 'STIG' Bar Stools - $20

Fo Sale:

Two Ikea 'STIG' bar stools. Stackable. In good condition.
Like this:
https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/stig-bar-stool-with-backrest-black-silver-color-80155205/

$20 firm for the pair.
Pick-up in Kanata.
Please PM if interested.

Thanks,
-Sylvain.
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by sylvain
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Rectifier TP5 reading way too high
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Rectifier TP5 reading way too high

There is not much else apart than a leaky or shorted diode CR3 on the sound board that can jack-up TP5 from 43V to 63VDC I think. This is due to the C17 filtering capacitor on the sound board - when CR3 is bad, which smooths the rectified pulsing voltage to higher flatter RMS voltage value, and feed...
by sylvain
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6841

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

I had a blast today and lot of fun playing different games - PUNK! is fun - and rare! Nice and relaxing venue, excellent location between Montreal & Ottawa. Delicious pulled pork sandwich. We were blessed with great weather too. It was great talking pinball with the usual crowd and meeting some ...
by sylvain
Mon May 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Section Française
Topic: La petite nouvelle ! Eight ball 1977 (projet)
Replies: 20
Views: 487

Re: La petite nouvelle ! Eight ball 1977 (projet)

Si tu as les roms originaux, on peut les remplacer par des eprom 2716 facile à trouver. Tu dois changer des jumpers sur le MPU pour utiliser des 2716. Si t'as toujours les 7 flashs je ne m’inquiéterais pas avec ça. Pour les flippers, le relais sur le solenoid/driver doit être activé... le relais c'...
by sylvain
Sat May 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6841

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

Thanks Chris! Looking forward to the event. I am planning to be there on the Saturday. Unable to bring a machine this year - not enough spare time to fix my own stuff! Long work hours at the office. However, I think I enabled another MAACA member here to bring a machine I fixed for him recently :) I...
by sylvain
Thu May 23, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: WTB: 1965 Bally Magic Circle Backglass
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: WTB: 1965 Bally Magic Circle Backglass

2019 bump!
Planning to be at the Hawkesbury Flea Fair on June 1st.

Thank you.
by sylvain
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb System 1 Power supply -12 volt and 8 volts out to lunch
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Gottlieb System 1 Power supply -12 volt and 8 volts out to lunch

Are you measuring the lack of -12V with connector A2P2 removed, or connected? This is to identify if the issue is still with the power supply, or downstream. NOTE: Never disconnect or reconnect connectors with power ON, or damage to some components could occur. For the -12V supply, it should not be ...
by sylvain
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Gottlieb System 1 Bridge Voltage Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Gottlieb System 1 Bridge Voltage Problem

Just wondering what brand of multimeter you are using. Maybe it is confused by some AC ripple on top of the DC voltage? Or defective? The DC voltages measured make no sense compared to the AC input on the bridge rectifiers... I think it should be AC voltage times 1.4 or so under no load, if I recall...
by sylvain
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Stuff Sold and Old Ads (>6months)
Topic: SOLD: As-is working 1978 Playmatic Space Gambler - $375
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: SOLD: As-is working 1978 Playmatic Space Gambler - $375

SOLD and gone to a good home.
I also found and included the knocker assembly bracket and keys.

Thanks again for the interest, that was quick!

Best Regards,
-Sylvain.
by sylvain
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Stuff Sold and Old Ads (>6months)
Topic: SOLD: As-is working 1978 Playmatic Space Gambler - $375
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: FS: As-is working 1978 Playmatic Space Gambler - $375

ON HOLD

Thanks for the interest and great comments!

-Sylvain.
by sylvain
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Stuff Sold and Old Ads (>6months)
Topic: SOLD: As-is working 1978 Playmatic Space Gambler - $375
Replies: 4
Views: 340

SOLD: As-is working 1978 Playmatic Space Gambler - $375

For sale: 1978 Playmatic Space Gambler, as-is working. Too busy at work, and running out of time and space. The good: -All solenoids, switches, displays, GI/controlled lamps and sound working. -Box of spare parts and manual/schematics included. -playfield is quite nice! -New AC power cord. -cheap pr...
by sylvain
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tim's First EM Journey. Fixing a Gottlieb Surfer.
Replies: 42
Views: 830

Re: Tim's First EM Journey. Fixing a Gottlieb Surfer.

I suspect that coil burned because it stayed ON for too long, probably because the Normally Closed contact on 10B did not open when that relay tripped...
… my two cents...
by sylvain
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tim's First EM Journey. Fixing a Gottlieb Surfer.
Replies: 42
Views: 830

Re: EM help. Surfer

The 10B coil is energized through only two switches that are in-series (so both conditions need to be true for the relay coil to be energized): - A Normally Closed contact on 10B itself; - A Normally Open contact on 11B (so 11B needs to be activated for that contact to be properly closed). That is i...
by sylvain
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tim's First EM Journey. Fixing a Gottlieb Surfer.
Replies: 42
Views: 830

Re: EM help. Surfer

Go to the following useful web site for full score instruction cards you can print:
http://www.pinballrebel.com/pinball/cards/

Surfer's card also indicates 'COMPLETING 5 ROLLOVER BUTTONS LIGHTS SIDE ROLLOVER FEATURES.'
by sylvain
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tim's First EM Journey. Fixing a Gottlieb Surfer.
Replies: 42
Views: 830

Re: EM help. Surfer

I don't have the instruction card, but reading the instructions doesn't really help. The full instructions are still not really clear. The only way to light the side rollovers is to get all 5 star rollovers first. The way it reads it appears I the steps are; 1) Hit all 5 star rollovers. 2) Hit eith...
by sylvain
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tim's First EM Journey. Fixing a Gottlieb Surfer.
Replies: 42
Views: 830

Re: EM help. Surfer

Unsure if your machine has its Instruction Card. For Surfer and Surf Champ, the Instruction cards for 3-ball or 5-ball state: BONUS VALUE DOUBLES ON LAST BALL OR BY HITTING EITHER SIDE ROLLOVER WHEN LIT. EITHER SIDE ROLLOVER TRIPLES BONUS VALUE IF DOUBLE IS LIT. The Double Bonus Control Relay (11B o...
by sylvain
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Hack of the day - Bride of Pinbot
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Hack of the day - Bride of Pinbot

Found interesting 'hacks' (e.g. poor prior work), on a Williams Bride of Pinbot today, that caused a part of the switch matrix and the helmet lamps not working. Fun, quick and simple repair! Issue 1: Jet bumpers, spinner, both slings, shooter ball switches not responding. All on the same column. Goo...
by sylvain
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tech: Bally Playboy - Solved
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Tech: Bally Playboy - Solved

Bravo, well done, congrats!

Nice use of the Logic Probe - this is what pinpointed the issue.
by sylvain
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tech: Bally Playboy - Solved
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Tech: Bally Playboy

Fun and challenging issue! My suggestion to disconnect the sound board and try to swap the PIA U10/U11 on the MPU was to ensure the sound board is not possibly guilty of causing the same issue/damage on all MPUs tried in the machine. As stated by ToMMy, you need to find-out why the C line is stuck h...
by sylvain
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tech: Bally Playboy - Solved
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Tech: Bally Playboy

I dusted off my logic probe and checked U2 ABCD pins on the SDB with the game cycling solenoid test. AB&D pins are high and go low when selected as normal. C pin (U2 pin 21) is continually high throughout the test and does not go low. What does this mean? Bad U11 6820/6821 chip? Or that line sh...
by sylvain
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tech: Bally Playboy - Solved
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Tech: Bally Playboy

With power OFF, disconnect the connectors to the sound board and then try again...
by sylvain
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tech: Bally Playboy - Solved
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Tech: Bally Playboy

I assume you also double-checked the wiring pinouts of the outputs (to solenoids) of the Solenoid Driver?
by sylvain
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tech: Bally Playboy - Solved
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Tech: Bally Playboy

To separate switches from solenoids: what happens when you put the machine in Solenoids Test ?
by sylvain
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tech: Bally Playboy - Solved
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Tech: Bally Playboy

Double-check the wiring on MPU J4 and Solenoid Driver inputs J4.
Check that the EPROMs on the MPU are for the proper game (Playboy).

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