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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #20 on: 26 October, 2015, 18:39:23 »
Yer you dont want a DOND the one ive got is terrible no i mean s***!!!! beer guides good on the right settings the one in RF played a good game. Have you checked out the barcrest gold strike on ebay that was my first machine that plays a good game as well, solid tech cheap spares and you know your getting it from a reputable seller  ;)

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« Reply #21 on: 26 October, 2015, 18:46:15 »
Your a long way from me unfortunately, looks like a fun machine, ideally I wanna play before I buy stuff.

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #22 on: 26 October, 2015, 18:48:42 »
Beer guide is a great machine on 20p+ and a decent %.  5/10p version I find a bit slow, but that's true of a lot of games.

This is a classic game IMO.  Sound effects are good, theme is nice, a handful of skill features and plenty to discover if you've not played it before.

At 100 I'd say its also a bit of a steal.

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« Reply #23 on: 29 October, 2015, 18:49:50 »
Monopoly wonders of the world 50, any good?

Duff beer guide being picked up tomorrow :)

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #24 on: 29 October, 2015, 21:19:37 »
Personally I'm not a fan. Plays like A lot of modern games.

On 10p it's truly pathetic too.

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« Reply #25 on: 29 October, 2015, 21:21:45 »
Ah ok might leave it, if its like the modern trash.

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #26 on: 29 October, 2015, 21:28:35 »
Is the beer guide on/switchable to 20p+?

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« Reply #27 on: 30 October, 2015, 16:12:33 »
It's on 25p at the minute, just got it home, yet to look fully.

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #28 on: 30 October, 2015, 23:26:29 »
Is it best to remove the batteries off duff beer machine board and wire them separate?

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #29 on: 30 October, 2015, 23:34:07 »
I don't know about the battery. I think others will comment, but I think generally they are removed and put on a fly lead. Will leave for others for details.

It's a really good game on 25p. One of my favourites I think. Let me know what you think of it and maybe some pics or a video? :)

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #30 on: 31 October, 2015, 02:42:57 »
Greetings from down the A52 from you @ Long Eaton.

Got a few machines myself, which run from a mid 70's BFM Electromechanical (Almost as old as me, and I am 41 in a few weeks), right through to a BFM Scorp4 machine, based on Horses and Frankie Detori, with this very horses based machine up for sale right now if anyone is interested :)

Welcome to pop down if needs be.

Do a lot of servicing and repairs myself, with most of the support / advice coming from MPU Mecca and here.

As others have said, better off buying from fellow collectors on forums likes this (May cost more), as the general standard of worthiness tends to be better than from sources like e-bay etc.

https://youtu.be/GaoRBjKP69g
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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #31 on: 31 October, 2015, 02:52:23 »
Most of us with some machine experience, will at a minimum, either totally remove or wire these Varta batteries off the board as a preventive measure, or modify them to run CR2032 coincells (Same as you find in a PC tower), or go with one of Andrew's solid state solutions.

This is a typical Varta that is fitted...... this is the 2.4v 2 cell 3-pin type as found on Barcrest MPU4's, but you also sometimes find the larger 3.6v 3 cell (Common on BFM Scorp4's), and the tiny 3.6v 2 pin sort which is common on Maygay Epoch (Is also the worst of the lot when they leak).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VARTA-MEMPAC-55615702012-2V150H-2-4v-NI-MH-BACK-UP-BATTERY-PCB-Mount-2xV150h-/260890449543?hash=item3cbe485687:g:fNYAAOSwQiRUo8KU

I don't know about the battery. I think others will comment, but I think generally they are removed and put on a fly lead. Will leave for others for details.

It's a really good game on 25p. One of my favourites I think. Let me know what you think of it and maybe some pics or a video? :)
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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #32 on: 31 October, 2015, 03:02:02 »
It's on 25p at the minute, just got it home, yet to look fully.

It can be made switchable, from 5 upwards, and stakes from 5p up to 30p, using a switchable key.

As this will be running Maygay's Epoch system, there are a few things you need to watch out for, the first being this tiny nasty green battery (Get it wired off the board ASAP!), that sometimes even with a slight leak, can kill a systemboard (One with the ROM's in), also checking the state of the lamp board and PSU

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VARTA-MEMPAC-3-V15H-3-6V-15MA-BACK-UP-BATTERY-2-PIN-X1-fd1c4-/400306136472?hash=item5d341ae598:g:1VkAAOSw6EhUPRzd

If you don't already have a copy, general Epoch field guide here, that shows you the general in's and out's of this operating system, what all the PCB's are in side, common faults etc.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stan_marsh14/FME/MaygayEpoch.zip
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« Reply #33 on: 31 October, 2015, 22:26:14 »
What are these batteries used for? I'm guessing they hold the time and date and other data. Do they run fine if they are removed and can run fine without them?

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #34 on: 31 October, 2015, 22:51:20 »
Yeh,data,memory etc.
Without the battery,all that
will be lost each time you turn the machine off.
Majority of machines still works ok without one,
But some may 'ram clear alarm' on start up.
Always best to remove battery and fly wire it away from
the board.
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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #35 on: 31 October, 2015, 22:58:01 »
Best get it whipped off, don't look to good.
« Last Edit: 31 October, 2015, 23:10:02 by andrew96 »

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #36 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

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #37 on: 31 October, 2015, 23:29:26 »
Clean with vinegar? I'm no expert.
« Last Edit: 31 October, 2015, 23:36:25 by andrew96 »

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #38 on: 31 October, 2015, 23:33:07 »
Better pic
« Last Edit: 31 October, 2015, 23:35:32 by andrew96 »

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Re: Hi from Grantham in Lincolnshire
« Reply #39 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.

 

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