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In Progress LOTR "One Ring Edition" translated as "lets waste money and don't tell the wife edition" fitting lots of parts, mods, rubbers, and cleaning

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Since picking up a LOTR earlier in the year I have been slowly collecting replacement parts for it. Most of them pointless *lol* as the machine is mechanically sound.

I Believe originally Neil McRae had it briefly, then James and before myself, mplayfiled who kindly agreed to trade for my STTNG.

This weekend I started work on it as I just received this order:

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From pinsound:

Pinsound Plus board
Subwoofer
Speakers
Headphone station

I didn't go for the shaker motor as I personally don't like them.
 
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When fitting the pinsound I had the following problems:

1) Getting the CPU chip out was hard as it hadn't been moved since new, word of warning to all, make sure you ease out both the top and bottom a little way gently first. I nearly bent the pins trying to prise it from the bottom.

2) The machine wouldn't boot, only the lights stayed on. This turned out to be the ribbon cable between the cpu chip adpator and the pinsound card. Re-seating and swapping the cable it arround resolved.

3) No sound at all from the pinsound card. There 4 things that aren't clear in the video (its the old card there showing) and the non-existent instructions

a) The pinsound + card has a gain knob, its the first one one the left, turning it right down means no sound. BEing careful with elerctonics my default setting is low, however with this card it = no sound
b) The volume on the machine setting has to be turned up very high at least 17
c) The most important one, the fitting video indicates the cable going from the power driver adaptor goes into the bottom right slot of the card, it doesn't it goes in the bottom left. The bottom right goes to the speakers.
d) Don't play around with the volume control on the headphone station until the pinsound card has intiated, it makes a jingle sound

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Card fitted :)
 

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Good luck, a great game and well worth hearing the fantastic audio through better kit.
 
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bought some gold buttons from Ministry of Pinball


Shipping was expensive :(

Tried to fit them, they won't fit in the holes :( :(

Managed to bang it in the flipper holes, but impossible to get it in the UK skill post holes.

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Gold buttons and leg bolts make a difference (shame about not being able to fit the bottom) still good to have a spare pair, my guess is they will wear.

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Thanks, it is better and surprisingly an noticeable improvement

Christopher Lee and Ian McKellen is about as good as it gets for pinball callouts and Howard Shore on the music . . . . ridiculous quality
 
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Colywobbles made me two parts:

1) a front plate

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Where the "0ne ring Edition" name goes :)

Very happy with it, (although it did fall off by the morning, double sided tape doesn't like the northern ireland weather!) I'm going to glue it properly as no damage done.
 
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and a custom Ball guard

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which turned out great, because its slighlty thicker than the orignal when fitting it you will need two small washers to replace the bolts underneath the plastic, otherwise ou can't srew it down.
 
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and I also fitted a new starter for the backbox bulb and a replacement lamp, looks much brighter and not buzzing any more.
 
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Christopher Lee and Ian McKellen is about as good as it gets for pinball callouts and Howard Shore on the music . . . . ridiculous quality
Yes, its great the cast agreed to it, altough they might not have had a choice, unlike Michael J fox with Back to the future, although he might have played a prototype and said im not f**g putting my voice and image on that piece of S**t "lol"
 

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have you thought about getting “lolly pop“ style side rails to cover the wear around the flipper buttons and you can also cover the extra flipper buttons? I think you can get versions with extra holes if you want to keep the skill shot flipper buttons.
 
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have you thought about getting “lolly pop“ style side rails to cover the wear around the flipper buttons and you can also cover the extra flipper buttons? I think you can get versions with extra holes if you want to keep the skill shot flipper buttons.
Thanks, no I didn't, had a quick look reasonably priced, however I do use the UK skill button and I can't seem to find one that has both holes.
 
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