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JReedie

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My most recent purchase failure was an incredibly overpriced (thanks to an ebay auction) Williams Jokerz! that has definately seen better days and after getting it all set up has also seen some electrical horrors. The more i look at the machine the more i find cut wires and connections bound with electrical tape. Its going to be a big project but perhaps when its complete i could trade it for a minty Addams Family! :rofl:

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And now for the electrical house of horrors
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My favourite, “oh no, the connectors broke - lets cut it off, wrap the wires together and stuff them in a rubber that i can take off of the playfield!”
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Firstly i checked the fuses, not too bad really as only 13 out of 19 were completely of the wrong value. Ive placed a big order of fuses of all values as ive never had a good backup supply so its about time i did. I have also ordered a few IDC connectors and plugs to try and make a start on the multitude of connector sins!
 

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@deathrow a pretty clean one (looked clean, but all know I am useless at pointing that out) came up on Gumtree in Lowestoft but they wanted £1200 for it I think...
 
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@deathrow a pretty clean one (looked clean, but all know I am useless at pointing that out) came up on Gumtree in Lowestoft but they wanted £1200 for it I think...
Its down to £1,100 now but looks like half of the GI is out. Still considerably better than mine and theyre not really asking for much more than what i paid :oops:
 
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Today I removed the interconnect board to replace a set of header pins, turns out the burnt connector lead to a completely burnt/destroyed trace on the reverse side of the board so i soldered in a jumper wire to bypass the destroyed trace.

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Was quite surprised to see her spring back to life so quickly but here she is lit up for the first time. I’ve repaired the GI relay boards for now but have a couple of new ones on their way so will just replace those to save problems in the future. My next issue is getting past a very intermittent factory settings restored message. There is no acid damage around the battery holder but from what i can see there is a partially broken tab which isnt making the best contact with one of the batteries so next i will remove the holder and wire in an external one. 81281ACC-FFD8-4336-B8B3-A0F9D8D50A3B.jpeg

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As this is my first System 11 machine I’m not 100% sure but I’m lead to believe that the only way to change the language settings on a System 11B game is to change the game roms, if this is correct would anyone be willing to burn the english game roms for me as my french isnt too good and reading the test menu is a struggle :hmm: