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Installed Stern Spike Silent Fan kit for my Black Knight SOR. My God Stern really need to use better quality fans I have servers which make less noise than these Modern Stern's!

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Finished putting the topside back, a lot of tumbling and polishing as there was a quite bit of corrosion but all gone and shiny now. Flame polished ramps and fitted protectors, very happy with them now. Waiting on cannon looms to be able to test as I chopped the old ones off, new side rails to go on next I think. Getting there.
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Fitted all the LED’s and an Afterglow board, the premium 2 warm white LED’s are now closer to sunlight white and suits this pin for the playfield/inserts.
I fitted a mixture of cool white LED’s and incandescents for the backbox and looks pretty good with no hotspots.
Also took off the dented side rails which took no time, never done that before. No damage to cab which is lucky as I’m leaving the cab original as it’s ok.
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M4carp

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Could be a flakey opto have you left it in switch test to see and checked that the cannon ball plunger returns to rest after every activation?
Was a flakey opto, put new looms in and still had the intermittent opto trigger. Just fitted a pair of new opto’s and all good now.
Thought it was the cable as the lamp had a break as not working, same as other side. One loom from Phil had a pair of opto’s wires on the connector the wrong way around, that confused me for a bit😂.

All working now, just need to put the new side rails on and have a new spare wide body glass from Neils group buy.

Plays very fast and smooth, make it so😎
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Got myself a XPin power supply board for my TFTC via eBay US. Came in a jiffybag! (Yikes!) Really should have been boxed but there you go. Also if anyone is buying one you need to either make up an extension cable or order one as you won't get one unless you ask for it, which I wasn't aware of.

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Anyway, looks like the problem that existed with it since I bought it is near resolved as it had the wrong board in it. It's a nice piece of kit with a cool addition of LED status bulbs.

This afternoon I put 40 x 1 SMD's in my Class of 1812, yeah some ghost so I'll have to sort some non ghosting for the inserts but it's a step in the right direction. There were already a load of LED's in it when I bought it so it doesn't look much better but the pinks in the pink spots and pink in the AMBER spots looks good! Yeah, who knew?

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Also some in the pop bumper caps where there were white 4SMD's I swapped for blue single frosted 1SMD's. Some more chopping and changing but it's looking quite nice!

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A deep game it's not but it's fun and that's all I want out of a 90's machine.
 
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