What did you do today in the hobby?

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:16 pm

Sparky wrote:Rock on, bitches.

Cool. Make it a Rock Encore!

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:46 am

A little board work tonight. Damn, do I ever love this new desoldering/soldering station. It's making quick work out of what used to be a real pain in the butt.

Bally -35 MPU board had some crispy old single-wipe IC sockets causing intermittent crashes. Replaced them with proper tooled ones and resocketed the chips. Rock solid now.

Solenoid board got replacement capacitors while I was in there; the originals were still working but it was only a matter of time before I would have had to replace them anyway.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby WARLOCK » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:33 pm

Every day...
Remarkable things...

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby WARLOCK » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:34 pm

I think I am retired.
And; also fully immersed.


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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Sparky » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 pm

WARLOCK wrote:I think I am retired.
And; also fully immersed.


We never retire. Merely refocus and realign. ;)
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby R.A.B. » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:56 am

WARLOCK wrote:Every day...
Remarkable things...


Yes, everyday I see how beautiful and complex life and others are - respectively, or not.

Yesterday for example, I tripped around with my friend James and fixed stuff and laughed and told stories about people we knew or know while driving to the next job or destination. Everything that came to mind was chosen/spoken, from cooking lentils to fixing pinball machines to talking about growing up on the south shore of Montréal, everything carries meaning when you let it, but that necessitates slowing down Scotty. I know I hate the thought, but this is what we have come up against, slowing it down in order to live it. I don't want to either, but it beckons.

At night I head to the North Star to fix a few things, and met some more friends and talked about everything from dreams to new apps that are in the works, the future looks wild and my dreams keep being filled with ideas I have not yet written down yet.

So much to do and say. Our lives are like individual piles of earth in our hands, it slips through your fingers as you look for a place to put it down.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:48 pm

Had bought some yellow LEDs for the inserts of my Mars God of War , more orange than yellow. Tried them in Devil's Dare , i like
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:18 pm

Replaced the 5101 RAM and battery in my Centaur and Tag Team with NVRAM from Pinitech. Don't know why I didn't do it a long time ago. Inexpensive mod and light years more reliable.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:41 am

Brought back from the dead
An other one get to live
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Xylog » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:33 pm

Very nice! I'm in the process of restoring a Bally Vector & a Mr. & Mrs. Pacman. Got them both breathing, now onto the detail work... :)

steamfitter wrote:Brought back from the dead
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:01 am

Postby Xylog » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:33 pm
Very nice! I'm in the process of restoring a Bally Vector & a Mr. & Mrs. Pacman. Got them both breathing, now onto the detail work..


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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby dr.nybble » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:58 pm

Stripping down a BSD, my most complete cleanup on a DMD machine thus far. Washed all PCBs. The MPU board has seen some work quite a few chips socketed and still some remnants of battery leakage; bit of fur on some leads. Thinking about replacing with a Rottendog to avoid the inevitable issues that are going to crop up. Also pulled all fuses, for $15 from digikey I can replace them all (spot checking found several wrong/over-fused).
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Tuborg » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:36 pm

@ the PHOF I played the game Sparky wished he had in his collection, "Merry Christmas Sparky" :twisted:
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Sparky » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:11 pm

Tuborg wrote:@ the PHOF I played the game Sparky wished he had in his collection, "Merry Christmas Sparky" :twisted:
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LOL... your first post in 4 years and you "clown" me.

Welcome back! LOL.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:22 pm

Pins prices have been going WAY up so I'm extra careful with my addiction to fun. But I splurged on another. :oops:

He didn't shop it out for me but yet another big thanks to Jay/'Slacker' for being helpful and awesome. And big thanks to his Jenn's super badges!

Uh oh, my Spidey-sense is tingling! Time to have a beer and clean up another silver ball, web-heads! Well, four white and one black balls.

Game on!

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby mdeslaur » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:19 pm

Fixed a Tron boardset and a Ms. Pac-Man board.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Dave W. » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:44 pm

Previous owner put the wrong stand up targets on my WCS. Finally got around (after 3 years) to installing the correct ones. Added decals for a bit of punch.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cait001 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:46 pm

Tore down Bridge Ball and fixed a bunch of stuff and took archival photos.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Blackghost4 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:44 pm

Thanks to Pinballmafia for fixing my boards. I now have my Gottlieb Genesis and Bad Girls working. Great Pins.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby sylvain » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:32 am

Just started working on my project Playmatic Space Gambler, 10 years after purchasing the game as-is. Time flies, busy.
Machine boots now and goes in attract mode, but cannot start a game. Yet.
It will be a challenging repair, as it was their first solid state game and there is very little info on these games on the internet.
The service manual and schematics are at least available...

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby tom_454 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:40 pm

Well, last Xmas I had a few friends over to play pinball and dinner. We went upstairs after pinball and drinks to eat our meal and then came back to play some more - we were met by the smell of electrical burning. We determined it was STTNG so we turned it off and kept playing. After many months I finally got around to trouble-shooting. It turns out a transistor had shorted (Q16) the auxiliary power driver board and caused a diverter coil to lock on - melted the coil sleeve real good.
That troubleshooting took place in June. So I finally got around to ordering the parts in November. Figured it was time to finally do some board work - I was pretty nervous so I decided to buy a Haku desoldering iron - what an awesome tool!

Anyway, to make a long story short - I was done my Xmas shopping and decided that today was the day. So here we are STTNG lives again - working 100%. While I was at it I took Menace's advice over on Pinball Revolution I did the tie-back mod as well. Though I don't think that was the cause of my issue because my tie-back wire was soldered and it had connectivity all the way to the board.

After almost a year I am going to enjoy a beer while playing STTNG and kicking some Borg-but!

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:02 pm

Got amazed at what can be fixed by just reseating the connecters on an SS game.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Guard » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:02 pm

Got amazed at what can be fixed by just reseating the connecters on an SS game.
PINS- Hit The Deck/ Buccaneer/Sure Shot/Fire Queen/ Volley/ Tee'd Off/ Rollergames/ Star Trip/ Flip Flop/ Combat/ Flash Gordon/ Capt.Card/Bluenote/ Space Shuttle/Strange Science/Card Whiz/ Genesis/Bally Circus / Bally Beat The Clock/ Spanish Eyes/ Outer Space/Bronco
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby cap » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:27 pm

tom_454 wrote:I was pretty nervous so I decided to buy a Haku desoldering iron - what an awesome tool!

A desoldering iron is on my wish list, probably for next year. Which model did you buy?
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:15 am

I have one of these and I can't recommend it highly enough. It's not top notch but for the price it does a very fine job. https://www.amazon.ca/Aoyue-Function-So ... B009Q5ZH58
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