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  1. I agree the Seance wasn't as spooky. It's really an auction game with funny messages on the record. Digging those needles in Africa exactly like that! Individually with a small baby spoon no less. If they are too big, I throw them back. 🤣👍 Anyone picking up the new Egyptian game Ankh?
  2. That stop thief is interesting. You have to concentrate on the sounds to know where the thief is. Takes a bit of time to get used to. Have you picked up the sister game Parker Bros Lost Treasure? It came out about the same time or before. Same size box. It's a little more interesting game play IMO. The mummy is a cool game. It has a real record player inside. Complete with new turntable platter, belt, turntable motor and new speed controller to replace the cheap failing part to adjust the voice speed. I like to turn it down an octave for a dark, slower spooky voice speed. Then there is Seance right after it with the same vintage record concept. Also supported is the king of the hill - 1981 Dark Tower. These towers get completely restored with new caps, circuit updates, new brighter digit displays are available to replace the dim original displays. New battery contacts as these are always corroded from the old batteries. New motors are installed that operate at the correct speed and torque. The picture carousel alignment is set perfectly after the new motor are installed.
  3. The New Microvision Backlit LCDs Kits have arrived. Shipments will begin 03-29 Any units that were sent in for the backlit kit install will be started that week. They will be installed and shipped out based on order date. Install page is here. https://voiceofthemummy.com/.../microvision-backlit-lcd.../ The standard replacement LCD and Backlit Kits can be purchased here. https://voiceofthemummy.com/.../microvision-lcd-display/
  4. 03-02-21 DUE TO THE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, BACKLIT KIT PRODUCTION AND SHIPMENTS ARE DELAYED. Both the 2nd and 3rd batches will be begin shipping out 04-05.
  5. The BL leds have a very low drain set with the supplied 680ohm current limiting resistor. I generally tested it with all of the games at 20+ hrs on a fresh ray-o-vac 9V. Connect 4 game drains faster at 4 times the rate.
  6. Awesome! Thanks for sharing the efforts. That info helps everyone.
  7. We worked on this problem above for quite a while in FB messenger. There is no display at all with attempting every idea possible. It's suspected that the display chip is toast. The unit itself works fine with blockbuster. Pressing GO several times and you hear the beeps from missing the ball. Wolfcrow is working out the details of shipping it in for a chip swap.
  8. Cool, your welcome! I'm upgrading 3 Dark Towers now with brighter displays, new quiet motors, rebuilt battery compartments and rebuild keypads . The keypads are much more responsive. You don't have to dig in a fingernail for it to work. I'm trying to get the time to create a new keypad for the MV. The MVs have the same symptoms from the keypad press. Some are more sensitive than others as the traces oxidize. Fun stuff! Do you have the Voice of the Mummy or Séance? Those get rebuilt as well. https://www.ebay.com/sh/mystore The backlit MV makes a big difference in game play. The MV has that sunken display area which creates a shadow. The backlight LCD really helps with that.
  9. Yes, How's it going? PREORDERS for the 2nd batch are still going. The standard replacement LCD are in stock and ship same day. https://voiceofthemummy.com/staging/microvision-lcd-display/ There are install options for both. Here are the install guides for both types for the DIYers. https://voiceofthemummy.com/staging/microvision-lcd-display/1979-microvision-lcd-install-notes/
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  11. That makes sense. I'll make more effort in the contacts when it comes up. I noticed sometimes that is you move the cartridge side to side, those small movements cause it to jitter.
  12. I'm trying everything sometimes to get the jitters out of the paddle wheel. I've completely disassembled the pot, cleaned and polished all contacts. Added more tension to the contacts by bending. Added tamiya contact lube and still has the jitters. Jury is still out on the exact fix on this problem. The pot travels along the wires to the board thru the large connector back to the game processor board thru the transistor and there is a cap on the board involved. Lots of areas where contacts can be iffy. Nice work! Backlit is great. Play it anywhere. Well lit to dark. It stops the sunken display area shadow also. Not sure why the display wasn't flush. Did you use the install guide? Any feedback on the guide, instructions pics? Score? 191? Ohh, that's going to be tough to beat.
  13. Nice! Thanks. It looks like taking these pots apart for cleaning will fix the jitters. Cleaning spray might help, but may need a thorough cleaning.
  14. All of the LCD's have been shipped out. Check paypal or ebay tracking messages for delivery date. These LCDs have gone to several locations out of the states, Canada, Hungary, Spain, Italy and Germany. It's a world wide event!! 🤣👍 The MV units sent in for LCD installs will be completed over the weekend and shipped on 1-18ish. Here is the rough final install page for the backlit LCD kits. Take a moment to review. Any questions, feedback please ask so I can make changes. https://voiceofthemummy.com/staging/microvision-backlit-lcd-install/ There has already been an account of the display lines issues from warped LCD trays. Review the install notes about adding painter tape strips to the warped LCD trays where the large zebra connector sits. Watch for factory masking tape or paperboard strips that fall out during the LCD tray disassembly. Those paperboard strips need to be reinstalled.
  15. As far as I know everything is cool between us as he stated in a post. The admin put a block on it anyway. 🤔 Ok, I remember. That was back in the concept days... The problem is with this type of LCD in the BL kits, they don't have a light reflector on the back with the rear polarizer. The BL would always have to be on to some degree. The transmissive LCDs need a light source. Then it would need a separate hole in the case for a wheel potentiometer. Then setup the pot so it controls a certain range of resistance or it would damage the BL unit. The BL unit is 3V only and very low current. So, a bit or work to have brightness control. It's setup now with a fixed resistor size of 680 ohms. That amount has a balance of brightness and current drain of 9mAh. It's bright enough to see in bright room light but not too bright in low to dark room lighting and without a lot of drain. If you use the next standard size smaller fixed resistor, the current drain increases. But still, even with backlighting installed and playing a game, todays 500mAh 9V batts lasts 20+ hrs. anyway. The intel games like Connect 4, are 3 times the drain though.
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