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    Hello all, thanks for having me.

    This weekend I was offered what seemed like an awesome deal on a Nishijin "Space Fire!!" pachinko machine (ten bucks, if you're curious).

    I've realized that it doesn't work and I think that it's missing parts, which I reckon is where y'all come in. I've not been able to find much (any) information on my model on the Internet - just a single website where it listed it for sale back in 2015.

    Machine looks like this:
    20190818_154608.jpg

    I'm curious if anyone knows anything about this model. Reckon questions about why it isn't working go in the appropriate forums.

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    Hello and welcome ! Cool machine can you post a picture of the back folks might be able to help you better then.


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    Oh, absolutely! Wasn't sure if here was the right forum for it, or if I needed to move to the Modern or Vintage forums.

    20190818_154543.jpg

    From the other "Space Fire" image I saw (https://www.ebth.com/items/2469460-v...chinko-machine if I'm allowed to post links) it looks like I'm missing a big metal box on the left, which I imagine is the main board for the jackpot thing, and I also imagine is not available anywhere.

    I looked for a year on the stamp but all I found was Japanese characters, so not even sure year of manufacture.

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    WELCOME!!!

    I'll move this thread to Modern so more people will see it!!

    "Blowing smoke rings at the moon."

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    Yes it's a Modern

    Waving Hello and Welcome to PachiTalk!!


    Angie ...
    Pachinkos, Pachislos, Coffee, Papercraft Ninja, Pinball

    I was hiding in a room in my mind...
    You crush the lily in my soul...



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    In the back of your machine Your Brain Box ( computer Box) is Missing!

    If course the computer connectors loose on the back is a Dead give away.
    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    Welcome to Pachitalk
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    Thanks y'all.

    Yeah - the controller is missing; so (apparently) is the feed tray.

    Are the controllers relatively universal from that generation Nishijin or are they specific to the model in use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekf View Post
    Thanks y'all.

    Yeah - the controller is missing; so (apparently) is the feed tray.

    Are the controllers relatively universal from that generation Nishijin or are they specific to the model in use?
    They are all specific. Different music, lights, ect. Unfortunately itís just a parts machine in current condition. Looks cool though!


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    Thanks; I'm sorry to hear that.

    What about outside of audio - functionality is roughly the same?

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    (in other words - if I did find a brain from another machine and disabled the audio, would that "work", for a simplified meaning of the word?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekf View Post
    (in other words - if I did find a brain from another machine and disabled the audio, would that "work", for a simplified meaning of the word?)
    Maybe? These hanemono style machines all operate similarly; however some donít have the tulip style pockets; and the ball payout amount is different on some vs others. Iíd keep looking for a complete machine if I were you. It would probably be more trouble than itís worth to try to hunt down a ďbrainĒ for one of these and still not know if it would work unless you are very lucky. (Yours is somewhat uncommon to begin with; Iíve never seen it before, and Iíve been hunting these things for YEARS! ) These usually sell in the $60-100 range (working).


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    So - I might not be smart, or I might not be wise (or both).

    I think rather than scrap it, I'm going to try and make my own controller. I'm not one to shy from projects and apparently don't know when to call something too far gone.

    I do have a specific question and a general question though:

    Specific: The pockets and sensors; I didn't see the question asked (probably because unless folks are rolling-their-own controllers, it wouldn't matter) -- do they run on 24v DC or AC or some easier to handle voltage?

    General: I have targets at the bottom marked Act 1 and Act 2, a couple of targets low further out to the edges with "arms", and then some little pockets higher up and the main center target thing (see pics above).
    How does gameplay - in general - work -- hit an Act 1 to open the arms of the low target on that side, hit that to open the arm of the center target, hit that to win balls? Act 2 to skip the side target thing and open both center arms?

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    Get the led panel on top of the center feature to countdown and get a digital amplifier with a sd card or usb connection and get the song " Final Countdown " and rig a microswitch to trip in the
    Center feature to play the song with maybe some flashing lights it would be epic !!
    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    It looks like I'm missing another part - where the motor fires the balls, there's not anything connecting the hammer-thing to where balls would be.

    20191127_191309a.jpg

    Is this indeed a missing part?

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    You do have the motor that has a cam that moves the metal arm that if you open the door in front underneath the circular play field you will possibly see the front ball tray feeding mechanism which is connected to the "Ball hammer mechanism" in back.
    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    Or you could find a vintage parts machine, and use a manual spring loaded one. That way you can focus all your "electrical" thinking to making the rest of it work.

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