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Introduce yourself / Re: New Member
« on: 09 June, 2017, 19:23:59 »
oh behave!


Hi and welcome! what JPM tech did you write for?

Introduce yourself / Re: Just wanted to say hi
« on: 03 October, 2016, 16:06:46 »
Welcome and good luck, your most likely find spares for them are now obsolete so can be quite a task keeping them running

Introduce yourself / Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« on: 01 November, 2015, 00:26:32 »
Sorry I no longer repair any boards now, its very time consuming.

With your board (EPOCH) your just have to measure the tracks each side of the surface mounted components to make sure the tracks are good, its much more difficult with the likes of epoch as everything is so close together and board is much smaller meaning battery vapour damage goes far wider and can affect a lot more components. even the manufactures never designed the board to be able to be effectively repaired!

Introduce yourself / Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« on: 31 October, 2015, 23:46:00 »
It looks bad to me and I personally don't think it will be too long before the board decides not to boot or resets during play.

I repair all my boards the same way, good description on tackling corrosion is in my thread here...

Introduce yourself / Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« on: 31 October, 2015, 23:38:33 »
I say no to vinegar, its acid and gets under the green solder resist and eats away at the copper, I use isoproponol 99.9% and fiber pencil to clean boards up.

Introduce yourself / Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« on: 31 October, 2015, 23:13:46 »
Yeah that board wont last long in that state, be carefull taking the battery off as it is very easy to pull the track from the battery off the board if you apply pressure to pull the battery out when the solder has not completely melted. I suspect under the battery the tracks (run through the BT1 text) will be really bad

Introduce yourself / Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« on: 23 October, 2015, 18:10:59 »
As Seymore says, MPU4 used to be around in abundance! but now fully working boards are hard to com by! MPU4 supports 8 payslides, in 3 reel machines only pounds and 20p paslides are found, so someone sells a fully working mpu4 because it works fine in there machine! you buy it and your machine also has token tube, or worse a club machine which has a fair few more payslides! so then you find not all payslides work even though it worked fine in the sellers machine!! I used to buy duff mpu4 boards for 5 each, no more! there well over 20 now for non working, then you have the mod 2 and mod 4 boards!! few know a mod 4 cam be made to work as a mod 2 with just the addition of a chip around the 5 mark, but then you get the sellers wanting 120 for a mod 2 working board!!

Even Dave is not now going to release any more MPU4 tech due to the fact he has to let a working board go with the machines and even he struggles to get any working MPU4 boards at any price!

Introduce yourself / Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« on: 23 October, 2015, 17:10:46 »
Prices of everything fruit machine related seems to have really gone up in price over the past couple of years, people are now selling on ebay non working boards for the price working ones would have been 2 years ago!

Introduce yourself / Re: newbie
« on: 01 July, 2015, 19:06:29 »
Welcome Sam!

hope you enjoy the forum


Introduce yourself / Re: A quick hello to all...
« on: 11 February, 2015, 17:11:46 »
I don't think Ceasers will be about anytime soon!

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Introduce yourself / Re: Hi i am .....
« on: 09 December, 2014, 22:58:49 »
Hi Colin and welcome!

Introduce yourself / Re: HELLO AGAIN :)
« on: 20 June, 2014, 17:54:25 »
welcome back, glad you decided to come back

Introduce yourself / Re: new member
« on: 26 May, 2014, 22:56:00 »
Hiya Dave!

Introduce yourself / Re: hello from me
« on: 01 April, 2014, 23:02:06 »
Don't worry there is help available for all those symptoms!  ;D

Welcome Richard, hope you stick around

Introduce yourself / Re: hello from cornwall
« on: 22 September, 2013, 21:02:42 »

Hi and welcome!


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