Saved from a part-out... Black Pyramid

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Saved from a part-out... Black Pyramid

Postby Sparky » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 pm

So... last year, I picked up a Black Pyramid...


It had perfect displays, a good MPU and most other boards OK, a super nice playfield and very nice cab... but, no backglass. And the original plan was to part it out. Parts are parts....

But... seems like my choice to do so raised a stink... so... I decided to work on it.

I dragged it out of storage not so long ago, and had the MPU gone over. I also bought a (pricey but great) new backglass to replace the flaked out non-existent one.

And so, the adventure now begins. A quick shop job and some minor hacks to fix, and she will be 100%.

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Re: Saved from a part-out... Black Pyramid

Postby cait001 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:17 pm

Always love to hear the story of another machine getting saved!

The internet might be a horrible thing, but at the very least it's allowed so many varied talented people to come together. We now have people making backlgasses, cabinet stencils, formed ramps of all types, re-engineered circuit boards, and more. So much can and should be diverted from the scrap bin, and hurray to everyone helping keep these alive.
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Re: Saved from a part-out... Black Pyramid

Postby Honey Badger » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:07 pm

Well done Sparky!
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Re: Saved from a part-out... Black Pyramid

Postby Murphelman » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:21 am

Love me some Black Pyramid. Underrated game. Glad to see another one being saved!!
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Re: Saved from a part-out... Black Pyramid

Postby WARLOCK » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:40 am

Nice job bro...
And nooo... Save em.
You were never going to...
Ever be allowed to part it out... lol

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Re: Saved from a part-out... Black Pyramid

Postby heinekenlvr » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:39 pm

Loved Black Pyramid...the game that got me into this hobby.
Good job on saving it.:)
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