I was asked to install additional lighting on a 1994 Data East Guns N’ Roses machine. The customer wanted the topper illuminated and wanted under-cabinet lighting. Pinball Life sells an under cabinet lighting kit for Stern machines. The question is, can I easily get this kit to work in a Data East machine? Time for some research.
Terminator 2 is a rather simple but fun game. This one was in pretty good condition but had a few issues that needed to be addressed.
I was repairing a Data East power supply for a client and started off with the typical suspects. Capacitor C2 was clearly no good, it had spilled its electrolyte on the PCB and had to be replaced. This is fairly common because C2 is located right under the large heatsink, and it gets baked to crisp and dries out. C2 in the photo below is shown as an example, it is not the suspect that leaked.