Replacement Driver Board for use in Gottlieb Pinball Machines.
This board is a replacement part for a Gottlieb System 1
Driver Board used in a pinball machine.
These boards have all NEW components! This board is also know as a
Master Driver Board, Solenoid Driver Board, or Lamp Driver Board.
Remember, that used board on Ebay or a tested or reconditioned board you
may find at a pinball sales web site is going to be 30+ years old, it's
been used for many thousands of hours. It's life is almost up, or is
going to be up shortly after you install it in your machine. Don't waste
$50-$100 on a used board when you can get a BRAND NEW one! Buy a spare,
so when that old board of yours goes bad, just pop in a NEW one!
Advantages of our NEW driver board
|All new components, not 30 years old! Today's components are higher
quality and more reliable. These new boards will last a lot longer than
old reconditioned, retested, removed from old machines, or new old stock
|NEW versions of the power transistors, we have used the latest
transistors to eliminate the old out dated ones. Replacements will be
much lower cost and easier to obtain in the future if needed.
|Protection diodes for the large transistor circuits. Older Gottlieb
boards did not have these installed. If you have an old board without
them and a solenoid goes bad, there is a good chance you will damage
your CPU board.
|Sockets for IC chips Z1 to Z9, if these chips go bad in the future, you
can just pop in a new one, no de-soldering or reworking needed of the IC
|Extra ground wire connection, the old Gottlieb boards did not have a
very good ground scheme, we have added the additional ground that is
needed to connect to chassis ground. This provides additional protection
|We have also provided secondary mounting pads for the old 2N3055 and
MPS-U45 transistors. If you have extras and need to use them in the
future, you still can.
|These new boards are compatible with the original Gottlieb CPU board or
one of the newer Ni-Wumpf or Pascal PI-1 CPU boards.
|Classis look and feel of the original design, but with an new style and
reliability. Components have the same reference numbers as the original
boards, so the old schematics can be used for troubleshooting.
Does your board look like this? Reworked too many times, overheated,
overworked, or just looks old and worn out!
Upgrade your machine now!
Currently Available for any System 1 Machine.
Any System 1 Machine
Cleopatra, Sinbad, Joker Poker, Dragon, Solar Ride, Countdown, Close
Charlie's Angels, Pinball Pool, Totem, Hulk, Genie, Buck Rogers, Torch,
Roller Disco, Asteroid Annie & The Aliens
Please note: Kit includes one
System Driver 1 Board.
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Refunds & Return &
boards are tested before we ship them. But parts do occasionally fail,
we will repair or replace any defective board. Please be sure your
machine is in working order before installing your new board. We will gladly accept returns,
but will have to prorate any returns that are found to be damage by
improperly working pinball machines.
For any questions or
concerns just e-mail us at; email@example.com
This NEW Driver Board (a.k.a., Master Driver Board, Solenoid Driver
Board, Lamp Driver Board) is designed to directly replace the existing Gottlieb
Master Driver board. It will mount in the same location using the existing
plastic standoffs, and all the connectors are the same. Some additional
items to note are that all components, transistors, resistors and IC
chip reference designators (Q1, Q2, Z1, Z2, etc. ) are the same as the old
board. (With the exception of a few new components.) Making identification
Compatibility; This new driver board is compatible with the original
Gottlieb Main Control Board, the Ni-Wumpf replacement CPU board, and with
the Pascal PI-1 replacement CPU board. More information on these can be
found at www.ni-wumpf.com or
or their website at www.flippp.fr
also info here;
Design features of the board included, improved layout, new state of the
art Darlington transistors to replace those old obsolete, over priced
transistors (MPS-U45's). Dual transistor footprints that allow the use of
older transistors (if for some reason you want to.) Thermal pads for the new
transistors. Ground wire to correct ground reference problem with old driver
These boards have all NEW components! Remember, that used board on Ebay
or a tested or reconditioned board you may find at a pinball sales web site
is going to be 30+ years old, it's been used for many thousands of hours.
It's life is almost up, or is going to be up shortly after you install it in
your machine. Don't waste $50-$100 on a used board when you can get a BRAND
NEW one! Electronic components do ware out, especially those transistor.
Have a spare on hand, or get one so that when your does go bad, you can
install the NEW one and keep playing!!!
Troubleshooting Existing Boards
Our new driver board can correct problems ranging from dim lamps, not
working lamps, not working chimes, or drop targets that won't reset. You can
test some of these features with the self test mode on the CPU control board. See your manual for
instructions on how to test the outputs of the driver board. If you find
that some of your lamps still don't work even after you have replaced the
lamp, the problem could be in the driver board. If your drop targets don't
always reset, the problem could be a transistor on the driver board.
System 1 machines have been known to have problems with CPU boards that
have leaky batteries that have caused corrosion to the cable between the CPU
board and the driver board. You should check the pins on the connectors to
see if any pins are broken, corroded or weak spring force. If you have
replaced your CPU board with a new version because of battery corrosion, you
should definitely check the connector pins. Order
a new cable with our diver board.
There is also some
good information on connector problems located here:
( www.marvin3m.com/sys1/index.htm#connect )
An excellent web site that describes problems in great detail is
IMPORTANT WARNING...never remove the connector at
the displays or control boards or driver board without first turning the machine OFF.
You will probably damage the control board!
Driver Board Components and functions
|Driver Board Chip #
||Driver Board Transistor #
||Output ID (L=Lamp #)
||Lamp Function (example only, see manual for your
||Game over relay
||High game to date
||Same player shoots again
||Top yellow rollover
||Bottom left yellow rollover
||Top white target
||Bottom white target
||Right yellow rollover
||Bottom yellow rollover
||WHITE DROP TARGET RESET
||PURPLE DROP TARGET RESET
||RED DROP TARGET RESET