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Everything posted by paulgee

  1. Have this - prob £1 but never got it to boot (not sure what devices are without scraping labels - don't feel like they have a window) - suspect at least one has gone bad but perhaps JP code is written on only one ROM?
  2. yeah, between us all we could fill in a lot of gaps ... ... they didn't mention this one but a cracker it looks ... what AL based Big Apple on? (saving a space in my lounge for one of these)
  3. haha, you not getting off that easy! not old enough to remember but like you, interested in the details (would be happy to curate a page for Carfield/DN, Summit and aforementioned R.V.S. if it took off, maybe even Barcrest MPU1&2, if no one else up for it - maybe focus initially on periods of production for the bigger companies whose output spanned several decades, then compile master lists later?) lot of the 70's rebuilds, is difficult to know who was behind them without names on glass but sometimes you can make an educated guess, like when a MAM Inn Play Lucky Stepper turn
  4. be good to include them all, test machines, rebuilds ... would say if a custom cab used, like LG Big Apple etc., then a build, not a rebuild but anyone could start with a page for Leisure Games etc. and add info if known, like base machines used/'custom build', or notes like [clone/sister machine to ...] R.V.Smith (Engineering) Ltd. (1975-77) Blackjack (5p/50p tokens) (electro-mechanical, 240v) [5p/£1 tokens reglass] (1978-80) Windfall (5p/£1 tokens) (electro-mechanical) (1981-83) Star Queen (10p/£2 tokens) would be a case of improving on accuracy as
  5. would be interesting to see (at a glance) what new games were competing with each other in any given season, any year, from say 1975-95 (and older) probably no more than about a dozen games in any year, from any one manufacturer (club machines and AWPs), for domestic market but be interesting to get input from members in mainland europe and beyond, on export games by british manufacturers (although some would be dual release, under different names on different stake etc.) a comprehensive trade paper collection would be invaluable for dates (years of release) where jackpot values fall
  6. be interested to follow any progress Alan - nice one for taking it on (and to Ashley for offering up here)
  7. Suit Pursuit looked cool and potentially fun to play - would be nice to see one again (working) one day
  8. Just getting them to sit nicely (open) on a desk is a challenge - wish they'd made the boards unplug - looks pretty organised.
  9. Have these (some years) - Epoch boards came from a Simpsons Duff Beer Guide, working when dismantled (had suffered damage to glass/door frame) - nothing to test in - best to assume may need repair. Heber with daughter board deffo didn't work - maybe useful for parts? Heber with Sunny Streak ROMs came from an early 3-player set up with top box, acquired dismantled and never reconnected - nothing to test in - best to assume may need repair. If of any interest, can be posted for £3.10 2nd Class Small Parcel (anything anyone prepared to offer much appreciated and will help with
  10. Wow. Not sure where to begin. Only recall one previous deal with (instigated by) you and recollection of it nothing like what you describe above (straightforward and relatively quick, with some deliberation on your side). Know we've had our differences but didn't consider reason to stand in way of a mutually acceptable trade (respect your position though, if that's the way you feel). Will give what you've said some serious thought.
  11. Not exactly what you're asking for but CopperRun still here, tidy, working and with your name penciled on it, for GG ...
  12. 1 Side By Side 2 Cash Climber 3 Dream Machine +1 for Adders :-)
  13. paulgee

    Mpu3 frustration!

    Important to remember no two motors are necessarily the same (been there!) - if replacement motors came from a working deck, drum hub pins drifted out with relative ease and plates marked, replacement motor slot positions also need to follow motors to other plates - had a motor go stiff to point the drive is adversely affected/creates an alarm but as Nick says, very rare. If a motor is removed from its support plate, same exact position in relation to slots needs to be replicated on new support plate, or rechecked/set as follows: Using software that "first phase" energises reels at s
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    has anyone got one, or the ROMs for one? swaps/beer tokens available/waiting ...
  15. wouldn't mind one of these (pretty sure this is DizzySpin tho and DizzyStreak was the £1.50 version)
  16. Fibre pens are good for cleaning up corrosion on the legs of soldered components (and the pads/tracks of the PCBs themselves) where access is awkward, but the inserts wear out pretty quick (not all that cheap to buy either, a good 50p each IIRC) - 240grit (or finer) abrasive paper works well, if not more effectively, for cleaning the legs of chips etc. once off the board/out of sockets. Single-core (insulated) wire works well for re-laying damaged tracks, as you can bend it and it will retain the required profile (available in a choice of insulation colours but green makes for a more disc
  17. Nice Dave, way cooler than a standard dice reel Reading the comments, apparently the gears are prone to wearing out so guessing they are nylon or some other non-metallic material (and they were said to have gone out of sync a lot - wonder if the photo-transistors on the 80's reel assemblies were changed often during their commercial life - certainly getting a few failing on the sys80 and MPU3 games these days) Did you see the link to the electro-mechanical roulette machine in the comments? Nice bit of kit.
  18. Hello Nat, small world! Used to make regular trips into London for the Knowledge/Eurobeat/VFM etc. nights. Would incorporating a removable/switchable control panel work? Round flush-mount buttons and joystick etc on one panel for the vids and the rectangular raised buttons arranged in line for authentic playing of the fruits ...
  19. Nice one Bob, had a couple of looks at the one board I have but as you say, you're in the dark with very little in the way of accompanying paperwork or previous repair threads. Had good voltage at the chips but couldn't find anything resembling 50v initially. After some more tinkering, found 50v but chip voltage was down to less than 3v?! Suspected that LM regulator chip and changed it out but it didn't bring the 5v back up and after a good few hours decided to switch attentions to other repairs and actually make some progress! Think following your post, that's this evenings 'entertainm
  20. Gamball ... looking thru the auctions thread recently and one did appear back in Aug.2004 - thought one or two might take comfort in knowing at least one made it that far (post 277 - page 14 ... https://www.fruitemu.co.uk/ib/index.php?/topic/20-interesting-auctions-etc/page-14
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    MPU 3 Stuck

    "acid rotting trax" ... good name for an EP (acid side, alkaline side, rotten acid rmx ...)
  22. paulgee

    MPU 3 Stuck

    Found a couple like that a few weeks ago - had been in an upstairs gamesroom in a house the last 15+ years ... you could tell the cabinets had been stored somewhere unheated for a while previously but perhaps before the original batteries had started to really let go and being turned on and played frequently in a warm environment had stopped the vapours really attacking the component legs, tracks etc in the vicinity - the metal lid was showing signs of distress above it but everything else still shiny and intact (put those boards in an unheated space, powered down a few years with those batter
  23. It does sound like the fuse, if paying out on the 2nd and going into test today, with back door open If the fuse is ok perhaps disconnecting all the door switches might help illuminate the problem? (if it has never fired the slides in test and there is continuity between all slide feed & return terminals/MPU connectors, perhaps the triac circuits on MPU or slide coils are faulty? As fruit58 has said, those drive transistors, especially if the originals, may well be due for replacement)
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    had a really nice one a few years back - had to list it twice at £55 to shift it
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