From: Gary King <gking19>
Subject: Sirmo Brooklyn (and Continental)
To: "Danny Leach" <bingopinballs>
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 11:15 AM
Hi Danny -
I got the Sirmo Brooklyn auction and it worked great for 15 minutes (until
I tried to move a line).
I'll have to try to find a manual/schematic (or at least someone that knows
the value of the two components I fried).
The dollar bill acceptor ($1, $5, $10 & $20 [including new bills])
didn't have the bill collector latched back into place, but once I did
that, it took bills. I turned it on, fed some bills in, pressed some
buttons, and it worked just great!!! That is, until I pressed
one of the letter buttons to move the numbers around. It started to
move a line, then said "error 75" and then I smelled burnt
electrical components. It looks like a zener diode and a resistor
right next to it fried on the power supply board. I have no idea what
the values are supposed to be. I'm hoping the board in the Continental
I have is the same kind so I can figure it out.
It was really fun for a few minutes!! It is constructed very well as
far as the insides go. The bottom of the playfield has a plastic cover
that's a combination ball return and protection for the slide
mechanism. The top of the playfield is covered with a clear plastic
domed piece that makes it a sealed unit (and keeps the balls from bouncing
into the glass). The glass is double thick safety glass with a layer
of plastic inside holding it all together (I thought it was going to fall
apart because it was cracked in several places, but it came out in one
piece and appears sturdy).