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BOP Bride of Pinbot

Post Author: Gman » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:33 am

Trouble always comes in three's I have heard.
I fired up the BOP and the left flipper was not working.
My W?D who ? Dunnit blows the main fuse at power up.
Twilight Zone startup failure.
I replaced the left flipper fuse in the BOP, (it is cool it has a fuse for each flipper) and it held and is back up and working 100%. I had a great game testing it out, I made her sing and got into the Billionaires club. :D
I posted already on th eTZ, I had to just re-seat the back box connectors to get it working.

I have not trouble shooted the W?D yet, I replaced the fuse and it held until the coin door was closed. A switch on the coin door opens the high voltage coils as a safety, so it must be in the coil circuit, probably a bridge rectifier.
2 out of three ain't bad for now.

BTW the LED's I placed in the Bride are dazzling! I am going to get more. The current draw is much less and the response is instant, the inserts have excellent illumination. I think the lower power draw might help add longevity to the old girls circuits.
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Post Author: METZ » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:05 am

that stinks
the leds do make the pinball machines really pop
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Post Author: Chris » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:37 am

not to mention that the LEDs are a little more forgiving on the artwork since it produces less heat when used for back lighting.
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Post Author: Gman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:19 am

Yes the heat from incandescent lights is a significant factor. The Stellar Wars I just sold had warped plastic's from I assume was years of baking over a pair of hot little bulbs.
Side note: LEDs are becoming popular for everyday home lighting. While the LED's produce little heat the circuits located in the base's do produce heat. Altogether the LED replacement bulb does produce less heat than the bulb it replaces especially if the bulb was a halogen lamp.
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