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Terminator 2 Pinball LED Upgrade.... And MORE!!!!
« on: June 03, 2014, 07:15:24 PM »
A while back, I mentioned an error code that came up on the screen...

After looking up the error code, I found out the power supply board needed work, wasn't an easy do, as Williams did some shortcuts making the board and the error code was basically "search for damaged component"

So, after considering what to do, I discovered there was to be a Pinball Festival in Dallas in March..  We Went!

There was lots of vendors selling all kinds of parts and supplies and upgrades for most pinball machines... including modern, reliable replacement boards..  Yessss!!   I bought one!  The owner of RottenDog Amusements said this board will most likely outlast me, as well as the machine! 






Now, that's done... Time for the fun of upgrading the T2 Pinball to futuristic awesomeness!   They had so many awesome things to upgrade your pinball with... Bought 'em...  Off we go!!! :thumb:

A few views of original appearance:













Now, for the upgrades.... Sorry, I forgot to take pix during the work... (stupid forgetting brain!) It was very tedious and time consuming.  Here is what was done:

1. Complete LED Custom Color Kit... about 200 bulbs replaced with LED's !  As well as looking awesome, the LED's will put way less demand on the power supply board!

2. Side Mirrors.. Gives the pinball playfield depth and reflection.

3. XPIN Red DMD  (dot matrix display)  The screen of the game, the original is a Plasma DMD, over 20 years old.. and it has the same troubles as plasma screens... burn in.   The new DMD is full LED, Bright Red, and no chance of burn in on screen!

4. Glowing/fluorescent pinballs!  'Nuff Said!  ;D

5. Leg Protectors.

6. Custom MOD's!!  "Animated" Hunter Killer Ship:





 Glowing Eyes for T-800 in back left ramp:





 T-800 half torso with glowing eyes and illuminated body:






 T-1000 illuminated in center of playfield:



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A short video showing game in operation! 

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Re: Terminator 2 Pinball LED Upgrade.... And MORE!!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 09:14:34 PM »
nice looks good
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Re: Terminator 2 Pinball LED Upgrade.... And MORE!!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 10:13:10 PM »
Missa like it  :-*

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 06:51:55 AM »
It looks really nice. I'm thinking about also to use only LEDs in the T2.

But: why you don't use antireflective glass?

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Re: Terminator 2 Pinball LED Upgrade.... And MORE!!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 09:26:45 AM »
Wow! Looking very inpressive! I personally don't like the PinLED DMDs ... at least without the filter foil in front of it. The segmentation caused by the partial led-squares kill a lot of the flow of the animations. A darkening foil in front of that improves this "error by design" significantly!!

On T2 insert-LEDs are also not my favourite. On some pins (especially those with wild and crazy attractmode-insert-animations) leds look very disturbing to me. T2 is one of those rascals ... I saw a few led'ed T2s but none of them was really appealing to me. On the other hand, gi-leds look very very good and support the athmo of that pin. That's very nicely done on your one!

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 06:21:45 PM »
I really wanted to use a COLOR DMD... Visit their website... they are amazing www.colordmd.com  ...but T2 is not available yet, so I went with an XPIN DMD (for now)  and it does look awesome!

The glass is the original pinball glass, I've not had trouble playing, even though there are reflections.

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 11:58:28 AM »
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