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by sylvain
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: AC cord fire hazard !
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: AC cord fire hazard !

:lol:
by sylvain
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: AC cord fire hazard !
Replies: 8
Views: 209

AC cord fire hazard !

This is exactly why you should *never* plug-in an as-is/unknown game without a good visual inspection first:
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by sylvain
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: gottlieb 6 digit electrolytic change
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: gottlieb 6 digit electrolytic change

This 1uF 100V electrolytic capacitor is used to further smooth the +60V arriving from the power supply to the chips driving the display glass. Unless a display strobes, keeps changing intensity or is dead, I would not replace these caps. Note: I usually check those with an ESR capacitor tester still...
by sylvain
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: Game Plan Pinball Cocktail Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Game Plan Pinball Cocktail Repair

OK, you mean 'diode' on the coil.
If that coil activates then releases, all good then.

Still need to understand why the one transistor on the SDU you had mentioned before is hot - what coil is it driving?

Quite a few of us on this board perform soldering and/or board repairs
by sylvain
Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: Game Plan Pinball Cocktail Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Game Plan Pinball Cocktail Repair

Is the new chime coil staying activated after power-up, or no? If no, the diode on the new coil might be reversed or shorted (assuming the overheating/pictured transistor is the driver for the new chime coil). In any case, this transistor (that appears to have been replaced already earlier) needs to...
by sylvain
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: Game Plan Pinball Cocktail Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Game Plan Pinball Cocktail Repair

Is the diode present across the new coil and has the proper polarity with respect to wiring? Is the new chime coil running hot ? If so, the associated driver transistor on the SDU is probably shorted, you will need to replace it. This is probably the reason for the original coil to have burned. You ...
by sylvain
Sat Oct 29, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Xenon Playfield Swap
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Xenon Playfield Swap

Beautiful, great work !
by sylvain
Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Need help with Gottlieb Cleopatra - System 1
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Need help with Gottlieb Cleopatra - System 1

Issue could be one of: - improperly adjusted rollover switch(es) always short, not making contact when activated, or dirty (use a business card to clean); - bad, broken or corroded pin(s) inside the J7 switch matrix connector to the MPU; - a bad (opened) switch matrix diode on the diode board. With ...
by sylvain
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (EM)
Topic: Gottlieb’s - Pro Football review
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Gottlieb’s - Pro Football review

Hi Jeff, Welcome to MAACA ! Just curious, where are you located ? ...I thought I had the schematics for this game here at home, but it appears I do not. I assume you probably Googled and found this pinside article already: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1973-gottlieb-pro-football-how-to-cha...
by sylvain
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Section Française
Topic: Pas une maudite lumière qui fonctionne!
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Pas une maudite lumière qui fonctionne!

Commence par vérifier le fusible F1 (10A) sur le Rectifier/transformer board dans la tête. Il faudra aussi que tu vérifie le bridge rectifier BR1 sur le même board (il y a des guides sur le web comment faire cela), ainsi que les connecteurs (et soudures des headers sous le board) J1 et J3. Le schéma...
by sylvain
Sun Sep 11, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: WTB: Williams Skylab Backglass
Replies: 0
Views: 92

WTB: Williams Skylab Backglass

Looking for a decent or better condition Williams Skylab backglass.
Please PM with details, location and asking price.
Thanks / Merci !
by sylvain
Sat Sep 10, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Pinball Machines for Sale / Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: FS: 1979 Game Plan Sharpshooter
Replies: 2
Views: 295

FS: 1979 Game Plan Sharpshooter

For Sale: 1979 Game Plan Sharpshooter pinball machine. New rubber rings, some new bulbs, new off-board battery, few new capacitors, new leg levelers, new pinball. Playfield cleaned and waxed. Works very well, although it kicks the ball on initial power-up just like this old rgp post: https://rec.gam...
by sylvain
Tue Aug 23, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Xenon Playfield Swap
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Xenon Playfield Swap

by sylvain
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Artists... best and worst....
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Artists... best and worst....

Fully agree with Paul Faris, amazing art.
I always liked Dave Christensen's art on Nitro Ground Shaker.
And Kevin O'Connor's on Flash Gordon.
Also agree with Mr. Silver's opinion too.
by sylvain
Thu Jul 21, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: The PICK UP thread!!!
Replies: 189
Views: 13945

Re: The PICK UP thread!!!

Ouf, quel courage, bravo !

Le prochain défi pour MrHide:
Un 'petit' Sega R360 peut-être ? :)

Bonne semaine et passe un bel été !
by sylvain
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 5249
Views: 308088

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

I have been working crazy hours yet again at the office for the last few months, therefore had very limited spare time for pinball repairs. Almost none. I was very happy to be able to go & spend a couple hours at the Hawkesbury Flea Fair in early June, kudos and thanks again to Chris and all who bro...
by sylvain
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 6852

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair 2022

Indeed it was great seeing you and your brother again. Time flies!
Thanks for your help with the light, etc. in the Nip-It
by sylvain
Sat Jun 04, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 6852

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair 2022

Thank you Chris for having put together this great show and meet, well done !
Thanks to all who brought machines, parts and stuff.

It was great to meet in-person again.
I wish I could have stayed longer, but am working at the office tonight.

Enjoy the show !
by sylvain
Thu May 19, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Buy and Sell / Items Variés Achat et recherche
Topic: WTB: 1936/1937 Canadian Westinghouse radios models 1015X, 1516X
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

Re: WTB: 1936/1937 Canadian Westinghouse radios models 1015X, 1516X

Hi Art,
Thank you for your post and offer.
Are you still in Langley, BC, or local in Ottawa now ?
Will email you late tonight or during the long weekend.

Kind Regards,
-Sylvain
by sylvain
Sun May 15, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bally Xenon issues..probably a few....
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Bally Xenon issues..probably a few....

It seems the game goes in attract mode after power-up, from the description. Need to confirm if the issue is with switches or MPU or solenoids drive. 1- make sure *two* balls are placed in the outhole/under the apron; 2- make sure those two balls are *detected* by the MPU - check mechanically (micro...
by sylvain
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: X Files Coil #6
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: X Files Coil #6

The X-Files manual on ipdb.org indicates that Coil #6 is not used, strange. This is possibly a mistake in the manual, a different software (EPROM) version, or a software 'bug' perhaps. Which exact physical coil keeps firing in your machine ? In any case, I'd check the associated switch (be it an opt...
by sylvain
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair 2022
Replies: 121
Views: 6852

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair 2022

Would love to go again this year, it was fun the last few times, thanks Chris ! I cannot commit or promise quite yet, work hours have been/will continue to be crazy, and also busy with the family. Also need to check how this darn pandemic is at the time, hopefully it should get less rampant than now...
by sylvain
Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: wpc Getaway / PinSound Plus , volume issu
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: wpc Getaway / PinSound Plus , volume issu

Je suggère de vérifier la switch 'Volume +' et son filage à l'intérieur de la porte avant 'cash door'.
Peut-être y-a-t-il un court-circuit intermittent, ou fuite (leakage).

Bonne chance!