Power Connector Locations for Williams/Bally Games

 The included power harness can be used for both WPC89 and WPC95 games.

- For WPC89 games plug connector into J116.                                                                   

- For WPC95 games plug connector into J138. If there is nothing plugged into the board at J138, wrap the Z-connector pins with electrical tape prior to closing up the back box.      

 If you are unsure of which connector to use, contact me prior to plugging in the harness. In both cases the connector on the board will only have 4 positions and there should only be 3 pins present.

For WPC89 games use J116

For WPC95 games use J138

Installation Video for a Williams Game

 The video shows how quickly and easily a PIN2DMD can be installed in a Williams game.

- The original connector that is plugged into the factory DMD is no longer used. It can be tucked into the back box. It can be wrapped in electrical tape as an added precaution. 

- The install process for other games is dependent on the manufacturer. Some games will have a secondary driver board attached to the original display. The board should be removed, step by step and then reattached to the pin2dmd display. It is best to take pictures during disassembly as you remove the parts and then reverse the process when reassembling. The power cable to the secondary driver board continues to be used after the install but the original DMD connector is not longer required. 

Power Connector Locations for Data East Games

For Data East Games use CN6

Power and Data Cables on the PIN2DMD Board

 There are only two cables that need to be plugged into the PIN2DMD display. 

- The power cable plugs into the connector on the bottom right of the board. It is labelled WPC and has 12V DC Power printed beside it to the right. The locking clip snaps in on the top side of the connector. 

- The flat ribbon data cable plugs into the connector on the bottom left of the board. There is a red stripe on the cable. When it is plugged in, the red stripe should be on the right hand side of the connector.

 If you are unsure of which power connector to use, contact me prior to plugging in the harness. 

Power connector on PIN2DMD board

Flat ribbon data cable on PIN2DMD board

Accessing the PIN2DMD Configuration Menu

- Access to the configuration menu and adjustment of all settings is done with three buttons on the back of the display labelled BTN1, BTN2 and RESET. The fourth button, labelled DFU, is not used. 

- To get into the config menu, have the game/display powered on. Press and hold button 1  (BTN1) and then press and release the reset button. After a second the display should say "Config Menu" on the front and you can let go of button 1. 

- You can now press button 1 to scroll through all of the options and button 2 (BTN2) to make adjustments for each specific option. When you are done, you will have to scroll through the options with button 1 until you get to "Save Config" and press button 2. The display will reboot and you should be good to go. With the exception of the brightness setting and selecting a colour/monochrome mode with the Color Palette setting, most options will not need adjusting. Once the display is powered up and receives some data from the game, it should select the appropriate manufacturer. This setting might need manual adjustment for certain titles but it is rare.

-  If you accidentally change a setting that you don't believe should have been adjusted, simply press button 1 to scroll to the "Exit" option and then press button 2. 

- If you want to reset the display to factory settings scroll through the menu until you get to "Reset Config" and press button 2. It will display "Defaults Set". You then need to press button 1 until you get to "Save Config". Once there, press button 2. It will reset the display to factory settings and you can begin again.  

Installing Colour Files

- Colour files for specific games are available from the authors listed on  Colour Files page. Just a reminder, please do not share these files with other people unless they are offered up for free. The authors put in hundreds of hours creating these and it is only fair that they are compensated if that is their choice. 

- You will need a microSD card which will be inserted into the pin2dmd display and left there permanently. The colour files are very small, no larger than 10MB, so the memory card that you need does not have to be high capacity. A memory card is included with all of my displays. If you need to purchase one, choose the smallest one you can find. It will need to be formatted as FAT or FAT32 and I recommend that you use a Windows computer to do this. I have no experience with Macs or systems running Linux so I can't guarantee that you won't have issues if you do this on those platforms. 

- Different authors will use different methods to deliver the files to you. Some will email them directly to you as individual files or in a zip file, others will provide you with a link to a shared drive where you can download them. Whichever way they are delivered, you will need to copy two files onto the memory card. They must be copied to the root directory of the memory card. Do not put them in a sub directory or sub folder!

- The delivered files may be named whatever the author feels is appropriate but there will always be two files, one with the .fsq extension and one with the .pal extensions. If they are not named properly, the display will not read them and you will not get coloured output. The files you place on the memory card need to be named as follows:

Firmware Version and How to Update

The current version of PIN2DMD firmware is:  4.52

- The PIN2DMD firmware is constantly evolving. Enhancements and features are added regularly and bugs are addressed in the latest releases. Many colour authors are incorporating features that are found in the latest firmware so it is best to update to the latest version if possible. Older colour files are compatible with newer firmware. 

- As soon as you power up the display, the firmware version should be briefly visible on the pin2dmd logo screen. If your display has version 2.5 or above you can update to a newer version by using your memory card.  This is done by following these steps:

- If you have followed the steps correctly an "UPDATE" message will be shown on the screen, it will go blank and then the logo will be displayed again with the new firmware version number. You may need to power cycle the game one more time for it to go back to normal.

Get the latest PIN2DMD.upd file here -  PIN2DMD.upd 

This file should only be used to update the EVO128x32 and EVO128x16 displays.

I will do my best to keep the latest version posted.