Before you start installing your new PinLED Dotmatrix Controller Board, please check the contents of the packaging.
- The new PinLED Dotmatrix Controller Board.
- These instructions.
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If you observe the following points, you will be able to carry out the conversion quickly and safely.
The Dotmatrix Controller Board has an SMD RAM module and an empty socket. This socket is only equipped if no SMD RAM is installed.
- Pull out the mains plug.
- Remove the glass pane from the head section and place it in a safe place (risk of breakage).
- Open the wooden door of the headboard.
- The original Dotmatrix Controller Board is in the top right corner of the headboard.
- Disconnect the cable connections to the Dotmatrix Controller Board.
- Loosen the four fastening screws of the old Dotmatrix controller board.
- Then lift the circuit board and remove it from the brackets towards the front.
- Hang the new PinLED Dotmatrix Controller Board in the brackets and tighten the four fastening screws again.
- Reconnect the cable connections. Make sure that the polarity of the ribbon cable is correct (red wire points to pin 1 of the connector).
- Switch on the flipper and check the LEDs on the PinLED Dotmatrix Controller Board.
- All 6 LEDs light up.
- You can set a different voltage with the 4-pin DIP switch.
- There is a print on the right side of the board showing the various voltages that can be set.
- Only a voltage lower than the original voltage can be set.
- All DIP switches in the lower position correspond to the voltage level of the original circuit board.
- With older displays it is best to leave all DIP switches in the lower position. With new displays, you can gradually reduce the output voltages as long as a perfect image still appears on the display. This extends the life of the display. If individual dots are no longer displayed correctly, they switch back to a slightly higher voltage.
Close the wooden door of the backbox again.
- Reinsert the glass on the head section.
- Plug in the power plug.
- Switch on the device and off you go ...