1993 Williams Star Trek Next Generation -
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Restored. Added LEDs, Replaced driver board, fixed connectors, repaired trough board and built new connector. Fixed several switches. Will replace proximity boards.

As of 8/15/2013, I am about to restore. I will add pictures and check the items below as I fix them.

I added a page explaining how to prepare a game to be moved. I actually took the pictures while putting the game back together, but explained it as if I were taking it apart.

This game has (as of a few years ago):

* New commonly broken plastics (left sling, right sling, left plastic around popper, right plastic around popper, plastic behind two red targets, back left plastic, plastic above Q target).

* New plastic protectors

* Cliffy protector

* All ramps have protectors on both sides.

* Cannon plastics are not broken

* All coils work.

* Cannon motors work

* Driver board fixed up a few years ago.

* Nice back glass translite

* Manual

I did some triaging on it last night and have found the following issues:

* J120 connector is burnt and needs to be replaced to get all GI lights working. (LEDs would be better.) - Replaced.

* driver board is fixed up but one capacitor was fixed by attaching wires and keeping it remotely but it works fine.

* Switch 63 is an opto in the trough and is flaky. Either the transmitter should be replaced or the $35 opto wide body trough transmitter board.

* The switch in the neutral zone hole on left needs to be adjusted. It is bent closed. Otherwise all switches work.

* One wire is connected to the transmitter trough opto board directly. So a new connector should be built. The wire is labeled so can be taken apart to work on the board.

* As shown below, a few of the inserts (2 green and 2 locks) have a little wear.

* I did not take a picture but above the top left inlane a tiny piece of the playfield is missing. Probably due to a really long screw being screwed in from other side at one time. It is hardly noticeable but here for completeness.

* At the intersection of the cross ramp and entry ramp, the connecting loop was re-welded back on. In the picture below, it is behind the flat metal tab and is not noticeable. This is hardly noticeable but here for completeness.

The pictures have been taken with the glass off to get a better picture.

This game comes with a manual.

item Click on the Internet Pinball Database logo to the left. This is a GREAT resource to find out about the machine, see pictures, see reviews and download the rule sheet if one exists for the game. This provides additional insights into playing the game.

 

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Original condition when purchased.

 

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Top of play field. You can see the wear on the left green lock insert.

 

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Middle top play field. You can see the wear on the right green lock insert and on the left and right green inserts at the bottom of the photo.

 

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Lower play field

 

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Note the paper inserts.

 

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New plastics and plastic protectors.

 

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Close up of wear.

 

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Close up of wear.

 

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Close up of wear.

 

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Close up of wear.

 

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Ramp protectors

 

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Ramp protectors

 

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Cliffy protector

 

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Ramp Protectors

 

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Nice cabinet

 

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Nice backbox

 

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manual and coin box

 

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Nice cabinet slight scratch near flipper

 

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Nice back box slight scratcj on his shirt.

 

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The capacitor to the left of the hink sync behind the ribbon is connected remotely. This board will be replaced.

 

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Connector J120 needs to be rebuilt. You can see the burn marks. Adding LEDs will allow this never to happen again.

 

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Here is the new connector. I ended up solering the wires.

 

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The burnt connector.

 

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The burnt connector that simply cracked with a light touch.

 

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Connector J121 is also burnt but no wires are on the left side anymore. They have been moved to connector J120.

 

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The trough opto board with a wire directly connected.

 

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This is a .1 connector. I did not have any that were for 5 holes. So I cut one down and sanded it.

 

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The connector on the new trough board.

 

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The new connector connected.

 

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The new trough and connector installed. No more issues with the trough opto switches.

 

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This is almost the correct pattern for the switches with all balls removed. Switcg 45 is engaged and should not be. It was bent funny and gets cauight up on the Cliffy protector. I will adjust it more once I take the subway off.

 

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Switch 45 adjusted.

 

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The correct pattern fo thegame with all balls removed.

 

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The balls were hanging in the trouch in divots. This $6 jaam protector will solve the problem.

 

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The jam protector with the protective plastic off.

 

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Installing the jam protector into the trough.

 

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The back box with regular lights. The switch pattern is what the game looks like when all balls are removed and the top drop target is down (I call it a backwards 4).

 

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Subway

 

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Right VUK being removed.

 

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Right VUK removed.

 

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Subway removed.

 

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Dirty

 

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Dirty

 

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The left switch in the Neutral Zone was stuck in due to the Cliffy protector. I am sure there is a better root cause, but I dremeled down the left side. See below. The black are is gone.

 

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The left hand is trimmed down.

 

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The Star Trek on the left is this game. The Star Trek on the right is the $7,095 game. I am using it to compare lights to speed up the process of inserting LEDs. (If you looked around the corner, I have a 3rd Star Trek waiting to be restored and photographed.)

 

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This is what the switch matrix looks like when all balls are in their proper position and the back drop target is down.

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