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fireslayer26

Medieval Madness 39/27/19 Standard body build

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This is going to be a slow going build thread, as I have multiple other projects I'm working on at the same time. But I'm almost finished with my Hyperspin cabinet, so I figured I would start a HyerPIN cabinet. I picked up a Medieval Madness cab (empty) for the build.

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During the playfield install

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I used 2x2's to make the frame for the LED playfield

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Decased the LED and mounted it to the frame with long screws all around it

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Added a 1x4 to the front to clean it up

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Here is how I built it up. It sits perfectly flush with the bottom of the rails

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Added some cross bracing to the back of the frame which I will later add a piece of 1x6 on top of it to finish the look

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Added some stops for the front of the frame to rest on

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Wow, It is going to be nice when you are done, but that Cab looks nearly spotless. I bet it was worth enough to buy you two cabs from Mameman :D

Can't wait to see your build!

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Wow, It is going to be nice when you are done, but that Cab looks nearly spotless. I bet it was worth enough to buy you two cabs from Mameman :D

Can't wait to see your build!

Thanks, the cab is in really good condition. One of the back box stickers has a small gouge in it, but shouldn't be too hard to fix or even replace. I pretty much have the hard drive setup, just need to start piecing together parts for the PC build. Which I'm still not sure about. ....any suggestions??? :)

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I think I might cry. This is a great table. So sad to see it being modded. Nothing against you modding it, but I love this table man :-( ;-)

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Well, if it still had all the internals and playfield I may have just restored it. But as it was only the empty cab, I decided to use it as my Hyperpin setup. It's still going to look completely original except for the digital playfield and backbox.

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Installed the new front buttons, legs and leg guards

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Installed new back box hinge

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Installed smart power strip inside cab

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Motherboard is mounted on slide out tray

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Then........ I learned a costly lesson.....

Always make sure everything is secure when you are moving your cab. When I was installing the new legs I tilted the cab a little bit and my test backbox monitor fell onto my playfield monitor! Needless to say, $300 down the toilet!! :facepalm:

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Ouch... It is possible to order the screen and fix the tv, might save you a bit of cash.

I was looking into that, but haven't been able to find a replacement screen yet. I have the westinghouse dw39f1y1 39" LED tv. If anyone knows where to get the screen please let me know. How hard is it to replace the screen?

**EDIT**

After looking at the screen, it basically lifts right off and is connected by these 2 ribbon cables. I contacted Westinghouse parts department via email about a replacement screen. Hopefully it won't cost that much.

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Well I went by a local tv repair shop and they said I could probably buy 2 brand new tv's for the cost of getting a new screen would be. They said even though it was a $300 tv, the manufacturer would probably charge $600+ for a new screen. Makes no sense, but said that's the way it was. So until I can buy a new playfield screen I'll just work on other things. Today I got the DMD screen installed. It's a 19" Dell.

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Sorry for your loss - that's gotta hurt. Most people REALLY don't get the risk calculation - There is alot of risk involved in making these cabs.

My TV was/is about $900, I am always scared to pull it out - thinking of worse case senarios. Sorry again :-(

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Yea man, it sucked! As soon as it happened I thought I was gonna be sick. I got it on sale and used a gift card. Had it less than a month. But oh well, live and learn.

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I know your pain. I deceased my 32" back glass monitor and dropped in the process

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Things are going good. Instead of getting another Westinghouse, I got an Insignia 39", which I actually like better! It has power on memory, unlike the Westinghouse and it has a really thin black bezel that I was able to keep on when I installed it, so it looks more finished, unlike the Westinghouse that you had to completely decase.

New playfield installed

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Back glass surround done

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Here is a quick video of it in action. Oh..... and I did switch over to Pinballx to try it out since I was having trouble with Hyperpin on my Win7 64bit system. :vroam:

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