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    Posted: 27 Sep 2013 at 4:41pm
Here is my new very Sickly Wipeout.


The intention is to restore the cab, artwork, PF and all the elastic trickery.

She was bought as a non runner with an odd power fault. Nothing would light up and no power was read leaving the transformer area.

I will add some pictures and videos as it progresses.

The machine will have a few mods and some non standard powder-coated parts.


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Looking forward to this!
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What is the one next to it ?, looks intriguingly weird.
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Not sure to be honest.

I got the machine from another UKVAC member and the picture above is of the machine in his workshop.
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(sorry about the picture quality)


So first up on the agenda was to try and get some power in her.


I have to admit this nearly broke me! What a frustrating yet simple fault!

I could measure voltage in several places but could not get her to power up on any boards. I could follow the feed in and around the transformer but then it would vanish. The transformer is ok though.

One problem was found when I went back to the old fashioned wiggle and pull wires/connectors. 
The wire on the back of the machine had been caught and pulled many times with being moved and in out of arcades and in some places it was missing its outer casing.
This made me wonder if the wires inside the sealed plug were still ok? I ran a continuity check from each pin on the plug to the machine connector and found the blue wire was at fault.

Chopped the old plug off and fitted a replacement standard plug.


OOOoooh I get a buzz now....

Still not working but I now have some noise when I flick the switch Smile


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So we have buzzing but nothing working...

More hair pulling fun until I noticed the switch box on the door. Its been changed! hmmm.
Checked the wiring from the main power switch to the door switch and one of the terminals inside the box plug hasn't been crimped to the wire but instead to the casing. (no contact)

Fixed and now we have an even louder buzz!


The game boards are now showing erratic power but they do have power! So in for a penny n all that I figure lets try and get her going....

The dmd springs into some form of life but is deff not right and the PF is mental?  
The DMD gets stuck and is flickering??



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Now I know the transformer is ok. 
Looking at the Caps sitting next to it with one of them having a swollen top I figure I will pop a couple of oldies in that I got with some ebay spares a while ago.


and guess what?


we have video!

The top line isnt great. This could be out gassing but I am thinkling its a very poor connection as the dmd was a swapped out item from another machine me thinks. (was in upside down at first LOL ).

will look into this further as time goes by.


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Nice work!
at last i get to see the master @ work  Thumbs Up
keep them pics flowing....
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LOL, Deff not a master mate.

Just VERY stubborn Wink


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I tried to start a game....

Nope:


Looks like the battery on the main board is dud. Still its lasted from 1994 so has done well!
Should I waste my time going to Maplins? Seems they never have what I need anymore Cry

Looked on Google and found others suggesting the fitment of a holder and a standard button cell replacement. So ordered these yesterday and should be with me in the morning.

Whilst looking at system 3's and battery faults one guy said to hit the reset button on the board and this should force it into a basics settings game.

And:



We have a full house!

Well kind of... I dont have any pinballs to put it it and most sections dont have rubbers either. Ho-hum will have to see what postie can deliver ready for next weekend.

PS this machine is humming like a randy hornet! Think there is an earth loop problem somewhere?

Do Gottliebs hum like Data East machines do? That 60 hz noise.

Thats all for now folks


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Oooh Postie has been Tongue
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Well the postie came and emptied his sack through my letterbox LOL

left a battery and holder for me.

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Fire up the soldering Iron then...

First up I thought I would break the connectors off the old leaky battery as I don't fancy popping it.



Yup leaky.

While the board was off I reflowed the connections on the back of the board. A couple had started to crack so well worth doing.


Fitted my oh so expensive £1.29 holder.



Popped a standard 2430 battery inside (non rechargeable)


Ooh nice and flashy again.



Cant start a game yet but all seems to work. I can now access all tests and settings etc.



Anyone have a manual for one of these?
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Postie has been! Tongue
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Awesome stuff dude. I am looking forward to seeing this completed!
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Originally posted by Mesmeric_G Mesmeric_G wrote:

What is the one next to it ?, looks intriguingly weird.


I guess that is Rav's captain caveman - combination pinball and video game

I tried to get it cheap from it's previous owner - but he wanted more than I was offering.
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Macro - it's not Ravs - it's just there for Rav to fix for whoever the owner is (I don't know who that is - probably the same person you speak of!)
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ah, presumably it is still James who owns it then. Weird machine anyway!
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Ive seen some really good member Pinball resto threads hidden within general chat etc.

Is there any way of bringing all of these together into a 'Members Restoration' section?

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Hi mate,
Sounds like a good idea. Will get it sorted



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