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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2018, 02:51:22 PM »
K7,
Best place to get these cables? Steve Young?
Thanks.
CuJo

i purchased off eBay, but it's been 3 years for the latest one i grabbed...seller is a good guy from KLOV who makes them. 32 bucks, MPU to Driver board cable. he doubles the power and ground leads on the new cable:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gottlieb-Pinball-Sys-80-MPU-to-Dvr-3-5-7-Cable-harness-Repair-Kit-DIY/301164317311?epid=1031364487&hash=item461ecaca7f:g:w18AAMXQcWVREbnd:rk:3:pf:0

he doesn't include the headers now, he did when i was purchasing them.

i have 3 defective cables that i've replaced on gottliebs that would either not boot, or randomly reset.  good luck.


p.s. - if you contact him, he'll make whatever you want. i'd start MPU/Driver cable. always seemed to be problematic on several system 80s i've had: 007, haunted house, devils dare
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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 12:44:37 PM »
i purchased off eBay, but it's been 3 years for the latest one i grabbed...seller is a good guy from KLOV who makes them. 32 bucks, MPU to Driver board cable. he doubles the power and ground leads on the new cable:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gottlieb-Pinball-Sys-80-MPU-to-Dvr-3-5-7-Cable-harness-Repair-Kit-DIY/301164317311?epid=1031364487&hash=item461ecaca7f:g:w18AAMXQcWVREbnd:rk:3:pf:0

he doesn't include the headers now, he did when i was purchasing them.

i have 3 defective cables that i've replaced on gottliebs that would either not boot, or randomly reset.  good luck.


p.s. - if you contact him, he'll make whatever you want. i'd start MPU/Driver cable. always seemed to be problematic on several system 80s i've had: 007, haunted house, devils dare

Thanks K7.
I reseated all the cables in the backbox and per FunWiz, moved one of the wires that ran under a top center PCB that went from the Power Supply Board to the board in the upper right (can't remember it's function right now). You can see those wires in a earlier pic in the thread going under.

I think the reseating and cleaning of the connectors surfaces is working (so far). I've played about 30 games and no issues.
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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 08:28:32 PM »
Thanks K7.
I reseated all the cables in the backbox and per FunWiz, moved one of the wires that ran under a top center PCB that went from the Power Supply Board to the board in the upper right (can't remember it's function right now). You can see those wires in a earlier pic in the thread going under.

I think the reseating and cleaning of the connectors surfaces is working (so far). I've played about 30 games and no issues.

if you play 2 games on any system 80 without an issue, you've won the internet. :)
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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2018, 02:51:04 PM »
if you play 2 games on any system 80 without an issue, you've won the internet. :)

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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2018, 08:50:31 PM »
if you play 2 games on any system 80 without an issue, you've won the internet. :)

Correction : System 80A ...Solid as a XXXX lol
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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2018, 06:29:40 PM »
I heard the best way to fix a Caveman is to throw it off a roof. 

I swear I saw a video of that somewhere.   ;)
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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2018, 07:57:00 PM »
Yes, you did see that. TNT  amusements tossed a lot of games off the roof one year.
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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2018, 02:13:38 AM »
Yes, you did see that. TNT  amusements tossed a lot of games off the roof one year.
Yes, they regret that now.
It's a fun game. Super addicting to play. Broke 1 million on score tonight and anyone that has or played this game knows that's not an easy task, I've only done it 3 times in the past year.


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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2018, 02:22:28 AM »
 When you do that five times, I’ll take the game from you for 250!
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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2018, 10:48:27 AM »
When you do that five times, I’ll take the game from you for 250!
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Re: Caveman Reboots - System 80A Gottlieb
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2018, 11:06:52 AM »
Isn't that the true
And make sure it is 100% working



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