Coney Island Boxer Restoration Project – Fixing the Display Board

I took a look at the display board today, and was pleasantly surprised – It’s fixable. The wires that were on it, are just to fix bad solder joints + breaks in the lines on the board.

Reverse of the board.

Reverse of the board.

Bad solder joints.

Bad solder joints.

Bad solder joints.

Bad solder joints.

Bad solder joints.

Bad solder joints.

Front of the display - Notice the super-effective makeshift display holder in the top right. There was plenty of the holding the display holder together on the inside of the cabinet.

Front of the display – Notice the super-effective makeshift display holder in the top right. There was plenty of that holding the display holder together on the inside of the cabinet.

To fix it, I desoldered all of the segments to record the paths that needed re-soldering, and put it back together with ripped-apart IDE cable to fix the broken joints on the board.

Display board with the bad digits removed.

Display board with the bad digits removed.

Uh oh. Looks like I'm going to need a little more wire than before.

Uh oh. Looks like I’m going to need a little more wire than before.

Reverse of the display board with the bad digits removed.

Reverse of the display board with the bad digits removed.

The front of the newly-fixed display board.

The front of the newly-fixed display board.

 

My wiring job. Hopefully this will work.

My wiring job. Hopefully this will work.

As of now, the rest of the machine’s working condition is unknown. I’ll test it out after installing this board in a day or so. I also purchased three replacement buttons (43mm seems to be the correct size from measurements I took) from eBay for around $2.50 each, 30 replacement LED indicator bulbs (for the strength indicator – the bulbs are standard T5 #74) for $1.50/10, and stopped by Home Depot to pick up a couple dozen assorted screws + nuts and a new locking bolt for the mech door. This brings our running cost to: $84.25.

What’s Missing:

  • 1 Top Halogen Light Bulb
  • Punchball
  • Solenoid/Electromagnet
  • Coin Acceptor
  • Some Screws + Nuts

What’s Needs Fixing:

  • Plastic Display Holder – It looks like someone took a sledgehammer to it…
  • Buttons – All of them are mismatched, and one’s sticky.
  • Foam Hand Guard
  • Many of the Mini Lightbulbs for the Strength Indicator are burned out
  • Display Board – Wires… Everywhere!
  • Cabinet needs some buffing/TLC
  • Coin/Mech door on the back needs a lock + screws

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