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Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« on: July 09, 2013, 05:57:51 PM »
Hi guys here are some photos of my pinball test fixtures sadly I dot have to room to keep them all setup permanently but maybe one day.

   The Williams bench is fully working
The bally solonoid tester is fully working
The bally lamp tester is fully working
The bally display tester is fully working
But sadly the MPU tester still needs some love but ill get it sorted one day.

Here's a group shot

And this is a WPC test bench I've been building its getting very close to being finished

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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 06:05:00 PM »
Oh how I would love a WPC test bench.... $%$

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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 06:16:11 PM »
Very nice mate  ^^^

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 06:31:54 PM »
Awesome. One day I might have the skill and knowledge to build and use a test bench.

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 06:53:25 PM »
great stuff mate,glad i could contribute. $#$ are you planning on taking up diagnostic work?
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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 08:25:57 PM »

Well done mate ! It took me YEARS to track down a Bally Set, and I use it often. I still need the Lamp Driver test fixture  @@^

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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 09:02:01 PM »
Pardon my ignorance, but was a Test Bench, such as the WPC one, something that was able to be constructed using spare boards etc., or were they a specific piece of hardware?

I have a few spare boards, and would be interested to building one if that was at all possible.

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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 09:08:24 PM »
Pardon my ignorance, but was a Test Bench, such as the WPC one, something that was able to be constructed using spare boards etc., or were they a specific piece of hardware?

I have a few spare boards, and would be interested to building one if that was at all possible.

 Mine I've built using just standard wpc boards and wiring them up to work on the bench.  You basically need a while pinball machine and cut out the in needed bits ;)

  I almost have enough boards to build a data east test bench aswell

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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013, 09:18:09 PM »
Hmmm, that sounds promising.

I'd be interested to get some pointers off you on how you built your WPC bench. I can feel another project coming on #@#

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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 09:19:45 PM »
Hmmm, that sounds promising.

I'd be interested to get some pointers off you on how you built your WPC bench. I can feel another project coming on #@#

No worries when ever your ready let me know.  I still have a few issues to sort out before it fully ready

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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2013, 11:46:13 PM »
I'm still yet to set it up but have a PC thanks to freiherr. Have the test unit a massive box of cables for each board type and the original Manual.    I have the original PC at the moment I'm hoping I can clone the hard drive and get the new PC to boot with all the needed files.

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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2013, 12:23:07 AM »
Wow, where did you score that from?

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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2013, 12:35:03 AM »
Hehe.
I can't help but think that there's probably a smart phone "Pinball Tricorder" app coming someday where you just wave the little thing around the machine and it troubleshoots the game, prints instructions and orders the parts for you.
Maybe CFH will write it - and eventually tear it down?

But those fixtures of yours are very cool nonetheless.
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2013, 10:16:38 AM »
Hmmm, that sounds promising.

I'd be interested to get some pointers off you on how you built your WPC bench. I can feel another project coming on #@#
I built mine so it can test both wpc soundboards.
I have also made some adapter cables so i can test wpc-95 cpu , AV and power driver boards.
so if you need any advice feel free to ask

I then have another bench with a whole heap of adapters so i can do WMS sys 3 to 7, 11, data east and sega.
and early bally and gtb are done on another bench.
I am strapped for room also so a bench for each just aint going to happen
 
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Re: Pinball Test Fixture (test benches)
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2014, 10:15:31 AM »
Hmmm, that sounds promising.

I'd be interested to get some pointers off you on how you built your WPC bench. I can feel another project coming on #@#
I built mine so it can test both wpc soundboards.
I have also made some adapter cables so i can test wpc-95 cpu , AV and power driver boards.
so if you need any advice feel free to ask

I then have another bench with a whole heap of adapters so i can do WMS sys 3 to 7, 11, data east and sega.
and early bally and gtb are done on another bench.
I am strapped for room also so a bench for each just aint going to happen
 

I just bought a WPC-89 test rig. Been looking for one for nearly 10 years and lucked into one.

How do you test both DCS and WPC-89 sound?

Do you have both xformers installed inside the rig, or are you just using the DCS one and underdriving the 18 volts on the WPC-89 sound board?